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Old 03-25-2008, 11:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
bennelson
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Electric Cycle - '81 Kawasaki KZ440
90 day: 334.6 mpg (US)

S10 - '95 Chevy S10
90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

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I ended up putting a new alternator on. After lots of dinking with it, the problem wasn't actually with the alternator, but the old was was getting noisy, and it was at about the right mileage for a new alternator, so I just did it.

Seems that the power problem was because of low automatic transmission fluid!! 2 and a half quarts low!! This car doesn't have a tranny fluid dip stick.

You have to raise the car, pull out a dran plug and stick your finger in there to check it!!!!!

Car is much happier now.
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