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Old 07-05-2010, 12:48 PM   #44 (permalink)
ShadeTreeMech
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Hahah ... I sure hope that last part was a joke.
+1 on that one!

Something else that has occurred to me; somewhere I learned an older car (ie more than 100k miles on it, or 5+years old) tends to experience some corrosion and degredation of wires which puts more strain on the electrical system. The solution was to put in a larger battery to ease out the extra strain, ie adding a capacitor would also help.
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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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