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Old 10-01-2012, 07:29 PM   #141 (permalink)
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Recommended is 5w-30, but we live in cold region where thin oil is good for cold starts. When operating temp is reached, it is the same as recommended.

Thanks, I'm still suprised of your low mileage with the boattail...

I still prefer the look of the echo-troll

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2000 Honda Insight MT Silverstone Metallic #95 (CAN) 129K mi. 86.2 Lmpg
Best Tank : 100.06 MPG (US) | 120.2 MPG (Imp) | 2.35 L/100Km | 42.54 Km/L
Best commute : 130.8 MPG (US) | 157.1 MPG (Imp) | 1.8 L/100Km | 54.84 Km/L
Best Trip : 111.8 MPG (US) | 134.3 MPG (Imp) | 2.1 L/100Km | 47.53 Km/L
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:15 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Returning from Gaspésie, we have updated the fuel log. We took 70 Liters (18.5 Gallons (US) ) to do 1875 Kilometers (1165 Miles). Giving 3.73 Liter per hundred kilometers. (63 MPG (US) ).

Used DWL for 3/4 of the first trip, and P&EOC for the other 1/4.
All P&EOC for the returning trip, including some DWL.
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2000 Honda Insight MT Silverstone Metallic #95 (CAN) 129K mi. 86.2 Lmpg
Best Tank : 100.06 MPG (US) | 120.2 MPG (Imp) | 2.35 L/100Km | 42.54 Km/L
Best commute : 130.8 MPG (US) | 157.1 MPG (Imp) | 1.8 L/100Km | 54.84 Km/L
Best Trip : 111.8 MPG (US) | 134.3 MPG (Imp) | 2.1 L/100Km | 47.53 Km/L
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Looks like Laval is a similar latitude to Stillwater. I've been enduring lots of cold starts and short trips with less EOC. Not ideal conditions!

63mpg is very impressive. Do you have a fuel log, by chance?
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:11 PM   #144 (permalink)
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The Echo-Troll has one. But in Echo-Francis' garage.
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2000 Honda Insight MT Silverstone Metallic #95 (CAN) 129K mi. 86.2 Lmpg
Best Tank : 100.06 MPG (US) | 120.2 MPG (Imp) | 2.35 L/100Km | 42.54 Km/L
Best commute : 130.8 MPG (US) | 157.1 MPG (Imp) | 1.8 L/100Km | 54.84 Km/L
Best Trip : 111.8 MPG (US) | 134.3 MPG (Imp) | 2.1 L/100Km | 47.53 Km/L
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:31 PM   #145 (permalink)
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Because my commutes are cold starts, I put a fire blanket on my engine
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Best Highway Trip (~16.3 Km): 2.35 LHK (100 MPG (US) )
Best Commute Trip avg (11.7 Km 100% City): 2.59 LHK (90.9 MPG (US) )
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:40 PM   #146 (permalink)
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I am winterizing the echo-troll :




this is a 110v car pre heater
plus I have been spotted in the wild by a friend of the mother of my friend
and he posted it on facebook
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Best Tank (1497.6 Km): 2.66 LHK (88.37 MPG (US) )
Best Highway Trip (~16.3 Km): 2.35 LHK (100 MPG (US) )
Best Commute Trip avg (11.7 Km 100% City): 2.59 LHK (90.9 MPG (US) )
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I know i dont have a very good write-up
no lean-burn? no good gear ratio? p&g is the answer
MPG=1 TIME=0
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:06 PM   #147 (permalink)
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Because my commutes are cold starts, I put a fire blanket on my engine
I went to buy one today, and they were only $9.99 at my local H o meD e p o t. Bought two.. for the price of one !
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:33 PM   #148 (permalink)
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My heater plugs splitter, one for the EBH, one for the oil pan heater and the other for the car pre-heater.

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Best Tank (1497.6 Km): 2.66 LHK (88.37 MPG (US) )
Best Highway Trip (~16.3 Km): 2.35 LHK (100 MPG (US) )
Best Commute Trip avg (11.7 Km 100% City): 2.59 LHK (90.9 MPG (US) )
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I know i dont have a very good write-up
no lean-burn? no good gear ratio? p&g is the answer
MPG=1 TIME=0
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:34 AM   #149 (permalink)
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Update :

Removed the center belly pan, side skirts and rear wheel skirts for winter.

Coroplast wheel covers in process.
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2000 Honda Insight MT Silverstone Metallic #95 (CAN) 129K mi. 86.2 Lmpg
Best Tank : 100.06 MPG (US) | 120.2 MPG (Imp) | 2.35 L/100Km | 42.54 Km/L
Best commute : 130.8 MPG (US) | 157.1 MPG (Imp) | 1.8 L/100Km | 54.84 Km/L
Best Trip : 111.8 MPG (US) | 134.3 MPG (Imp) | 2.1 L/100Km | 47.53 Km/L
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:34 PM   #150 (permalink)
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Nice project, I like Echos, if ever I get a driveway I would do a project one!

Trop cool!

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