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Old 03-08-2008, 11:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well, I took this morning to take off the underdrive crankshaft pulley that was on the car. I wasn't having any problems with it, but have heard problems with their lack of vibration dampening shortening engine life. I expect this will actually hurt my economy a bit as it slowed down my alternator and water pump and was quite a bit lighter than the stock pulley. However, the engine only has 72,000 miles on it and I wouldn't mind it lasting quite a few more.

Along with the stock crankshaft pulley the car got the other underside panel put back on. I purposely left it off because I knew I was taking the pulley off as soon as I had sold it. So, a few bucks in my pocket, and my battery should be a little happier too.

Oh yeah, I also just pulled off my 2nd 50+ mpg tank in the car. This time it wasn't all highway driving either so I'm pretty psyched to see what I'll be getting when its actually warm outside!
Current project: Adding regenerative braking to the Mirage
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