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Old 03-17-2014, 03:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice mods!

I haven't had any issues with inverter temps. I run a full grill block in winter and still would like more/faster heat in the car. In summer pull one of those pipe insulation pieces out and you'll be good. Thats what I have been doing.

At the same time, I've never been able to find x-gauges for the inverter temp. So, I've never been able to monitor it. I just haven't had any issues over the years.

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Looking forward to see where this thread goes. All that work to make an efficient car, and yet there is more that can be done!

Actually those pizza pans are one of the few things that are made in USA.
I understand they do rust though. I sprayed mine with Rustoleum "Hammered" silver paint. Had them on since October and they still look good with no rust.
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I'm fairly sure the pans are aluminum.
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The Walmart pans are not aluminum. Mine rusted and I cleaned and painted them. They are made in the USA. Would you want to cook on bare aluminum and eat that food? Most of the (if not all) aluminum cookware has a non slip coating. I guess it would be OK if your doctor wanted you to ingest aluminum oxide.

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If they rust, maybe I'll paint them blue to match the emblems.
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Do you miss Little Red?

Looks like the Prius still has a little catching up to do. I presume that won't be a problem as you learn how to drive it and make more mods.
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It was a bit poignant seeing the Civic go. Even the last picture I took, in the towing yard, looks forlorn:



From that angle, you can't even see that the trunk was pushed into the passenger compartment.

The Prius' fuel log isn't helped by the fact that two weeks after I bought it, I took it on a 2000-mile business trip that necessitated some, uh, spirited driving if we were going to get home at a decent hour. In my normal commute, it's been returning better mileage than the Civic at comparable temperatures/time of year. And that was before any aeromods!
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The lovely thing about the Prius is that its so stinkin easy to drive and get good mileage. I could P&G the heck out of my Paseo, and get better than Prius mileage, but it was work.
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Wally-world to the rescue (ha,ha)?

Global = Chinese pizza-pans, on a Japanese vehicle, in USA.
Just throwing out the labels, and happened to noticed they're printed "Made in USA"(!). Who'da thunk it?

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