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Old 09-23-2010, 08:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by talldudenumber5 View Post
it would be good to check engine bay temps just to see if it is really that bad but i am sure it may be a very small percentage loss in mpg more for true hypermillers not us in v6 sedans
You're right I'm sure. But I sure do love our v6 sedan. I saw a gold '98 Max at a dealership with a 5 speed and nearly started crying from desire!

Luckily I convinced the wife that replacing the auto with a manual was a good just need some parts
RIP Maxima 1997-2012

Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
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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