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Old 02-02-2017, 12:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Possibly... not sure how large an air box would be... I don't mind manually moving the tube.. only takes about 20-30 seconds to move it.

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Old 02-02-2017, 12:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't mind manually moving the tube.. only takes about 20-30 seconds to move it.
Indeed, but maybe having the chance to trim the air intake temperature on-the-fly and being able to set it in some intermediate positions could increase the overall efficiency improvement. At least for me it sounds worth to try.
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Old 02-03-2017, 08:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Last tank was 50.32 MPG. The WAI with insulation is a hit for Winter driving!
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The MPGuino works amazingly well with just putting in the wiki numbers.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ok. Now that I effectively have proven on my own vehicle that a WAI works very noticeably well in the Winter, will it also help in the Summer? Anyone know this from testing?
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Ok. Now that I effectively have proven on my own vehicle that a WAI works very noticeably well in the Winter, will it also help in the Summer?
At some point the hotter air stream might become advantageous, but then if it gets too hot you'd need to run richer in order to avoid pre-ignition.
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:33 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well, today I just put a permanent grill block on my Green Bean. It's quite simple, but yet effective. I cut out a 2.5" X 6" rectangle and put a flap that I can open and close with a very strong fishing line that runs through some eyelets and into my cabin space next to my fuel cut off switch. It's held on the top by HVAC Silver aluminum tape (about 3 layers for durability) and at the bottom by 3 mangets. The string pulls it away at the bottom when I pull on it. It takes a bit of force, but not too bad when the car is not moving, but much easier when moving down the road. At 50 mph it still held closed on it's own, so I'd say I have the correct number of magnets to do the job. Gravity will close it at a stop if I let up on the string, which is held by a hook on the interior.This should help with warm ups a bit more. I also just put LED lights for the exterior lights except for the headlights. I'll order the LED headlights today. Planning on Alternator belt delete and using a flexible 100 watt solar panel on the roof this summer.

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Old 03-12-2017, 08:19 PM   #18 (permalink)
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What charge controller were you going to use?
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I plan on buying a kit that includes the controller that's made for charging a car battery.
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:56 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Most of those kit charge controllers are junk, the solar power generation marker has been flooded with imitation junk from China that doesn't work right.

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