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Old 11-30-2017, 08:22 PM   #91 (permalink)
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I definitely don't have that massive crack in my ex.
I tried to do the map thing. Let me know if it worked.
Just made up a patch to make a halfway WAI. The original intake resonator went through the fender well. Currently pulling cold air from just inside the fender. Just going to plug up that hole and watch intake temps.

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Old 05-07-2018, 05:52 PM   #92 (permalink)
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Warm weather has finally returned. Time to see what we can do again. Winter tanks were abysmal failures. They were around the 40 mpg mark. Will have to enter the total and gallons used when I get the chance. Cold is not kind to these cars. The explorer got some use in but still needs work. New job makes fuel economy a challenge...5 mile commute 70-80 degree days managing 50-52 on trip to work. Cool nights so return trips 30-45 have been getting around 44. Return is estimate since I don't reset between.
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:42 PM   #93 (permalink)
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The 90 degree heat wave and lovely 80%+ humidity were miserable for everything other than gas mileage. Managed 56 mpg dic on my 5 mile commute to work. Getting back close to the 50 mark. 49.2 and if my torque calibration is falling where it was last time around its showing dic as pessimistic again.
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:22 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Here in Northern Germany we also had up to 86 degree, maybe more. The mileage was perfect but not comfortable because I didn't use the air condition to save fuel. And when driving more than 50mph I closed the windows to reduce air resistance. But the result was great. I nearly reached the best mileage since I have this car.
I wonder which influence the humidity has. Here we haven't got any drop of rain for five weeks now.
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:57 AM   #95 (permalink)
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"I wonder which influence the humidity has. Here we haven't got any drop of rain for five weeks now."
I have seen it effects other things burning. Natural gas stove will go from blue to a bright orange if humidity is high enough. Judging by many others reports of success on humid days I'm guessing it causes the engine to run cooler and maybe even helps prevent pinging/pulled timing.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:19 AM   #96 (permalink)
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Found this blip as well. "Since humid air carries less oxygen per unit volume, either the driver or the ECU will open the throttle more to achieve the desired power. Larger throttle openings reduce pumping losses. Also, the effective compression ratio increases due to the large air mass entering the cylinder.
Humid air quenches (cools) combustion permitting optimised ignition advance, creating more torque from the same amount of fuel."
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:04 AM   #97 (permalink)
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My Insight runs terrible if itís humid and below 70F, herky jerky and missing

If itís 90F + and humid it runs great, if itís dry it runs great
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:49 AM   #98 (permalink)
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I have a feeling it varies depending on whether its turbo/supercharged as well and other variables. Another thought is the amount of H20 in the air when humidity is extremely high is more of a mist/fog, functions similar to water injection. No clue but it sure sounds interesting.

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