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Old 11-05-2010, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, ecogang. I`ve really been digging the interresting stuff you`re doing here and I decided to give it a shot too. Last fillup, I noted the odometer and date so I can see where I am from a starting point. Since then, the only things I`ve done have been checking my tire pressures (one pretty low and one somehow higher than I usually fill the to- huh?) and a few basic HMing techniques. I`m anxious to see what`s going on and try a few minor mods to help fix some of the most basic deficiencies in my ride, but I`m getting impatient with the process. It`s been three weeks and I still haven`t gotten down to a half tank. I have two days off comming up and wouldn`t mind sewing up a quick tonneu cover, "deleting" my one remaining mudflap, or even ttrying some foam rope to plug the gap between the cab and bed of my truck. On the other hand, what`s the fun in improving anything if you don`t know what improvement it gives you? What do you guys think? Wait it out for a few tanks so I can clearly what happens with the first (and probably most helpful) changes? Or just cave and go for it?

Please note: although I usually don`t drive very much, this has been a very loooong tank even by my standards- wish I could claim that as the norm for me, but it ain`t so! Two weeks for a whole tank is more often the case and I sometimes drive my wife`s car and burn up HER gas.

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