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Old 06-19-2009, 04:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Here are two others pictures :
  • First the mod I did last week-end : a 1.5W / 12V solar panel directly connected to the battery :

I will not show or tell more about that, this mod is uglier than the uglyback...
Not only 1.5W is nothing compared the to car consumption, but also such amorphous panel looses a lot of power during 1st year and its performance decreases a lot when heat increases. As an eco-geek I couldn't stop from building that mod
  • Then the board of the megane, only because some people may be curious :

(OK in fact it's because the idiot light is always off and I drove 45 miles more than during my previous longest tank ).
Notes :
  • The temperature is just under the 2nd mark. When the engine is hot it's at the 3rd mark. The picture was taken about 1/2 hour after I switched off the car and in such situation only 1-2 km is enough to make it hot again.
  • The trip odometer, the lower one, resets to zero after 999.9 kms, so I'm at 1364.2 kms since last fill-up.
  • The idiot light switches on at around 51 L when I fill up to the second click. Now I'm filling up at top and there is around 1 L between 2nd click and top, so I'm under 52 L (13.7 gal.) and over 61.7 mpg.

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