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Old 06-20-2011, 10:50 AM   #51 (permalink)
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A carb helps control cumbustion. It can't help the drivetrain, aero, weight, hills or technique. There's no such thing as a 200 mpg carb because the concept itself is faulty. A "super efficient" carb I'll believe, but one with a specific mileage claim is a fake because it credits all the great mileage to one part of the combustion process and not to the rest of the picture.

I'll believe a lot of things. I even believe that there's a new, highly efficient carb design out there, but I can't bring myself to believe that swapping out one bit of hardware will radically increase mpgs.

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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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