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Old 12-30-2009, 12:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Thymeclock View Post
Does all this improve FE any? The jury is still out... but it can't hurt.
It can't hurt (unless it's overdone, but you're keeping an eye on coolant temps )

Winter is a tough time of year to be trying to gauge fuel economy improvements because for the average driver living where there's winter, fuel economy is generally going down the toilet as the mercury falls.

Someone posted in another thread: at this time of year, many of us try to minimize the drop in fuel economy, rather than improve it.
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