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Old 02-15-2018, 04:35 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Yup, that's how I understood it.

Mine took a long while to bleed down. I thought I had killed it!
FSM says don't start engine earlier than 30 min after camshaft is installed. This is to make sure all excess oil is bled out of the hydro lifters.

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Old 02-15-2018, 04:38 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Update: self-healing clutch; 2nd best fill



I dunno what was wrong with it, but the clutch (which had been terrible to use), suddenly self-healed.

See: What the heck happened to my clutch? It was crap, then self-healed.

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Monthly fill-up time!

61.4 MPG US on the latest tank, the 2nd best yet for this car.

That's 95% highway driving on secondary roads at or near the posted limit (80 km/h = 50 mph). In all kinds of winter weather, from frigid -20C to hovering around freezing, from windy to calm. Not terrible.

A CEL came on for EGR, though. Probably either a dirty valve or coked up EGR passages.
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I wonder if the cat acid would work for EGR equipment.
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I wonder if the cat acid would work for EGR equipment.
Yeo, I've heard that Cat urine is THAT corrosive!
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Almost-monthy fill-up time!

3.8 L/100 km = 61.2 MPG US



Basically the same as last tank, yet I had the RE92's on for part of this tank. Waiting for warmer weather so I can do some more mods.

As usual, this is mostly secondary highway travel, at or near the 80 km/h / 50 mph limit.

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