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Old 01-03-2011, 04:10 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Super-Metro! - '92 Geo Metro Base

$250 Pizza Delivery Car - '91 Geo Metro Base
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90 day: 43.75 mpg (US)

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The other reason you do it with the throttle at WOT is that it puts the ECU in "clear flood" mode. In other words, it shuts down the injector and you can skip the step of pulling the fuel pump relay or fuse to disable it. Failure to disable fuel will potentially fuel wash the cylinders and give a false low reading, not to mention potentially pollute the oil with unburnt fuel.
No green technology will ever make a substantive environmental impact until it is economically viable for most people to use it. This must be from a reduction in net cost of the new technology, not an increase in the cost of the old technology through taxation

(Note: the car sees 100% city driving and is EPA rated at 37 mpg city)
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