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Old 02-01-2012, 12:19 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by euromodder View Post
You'd expect these to return to normal with normal driving, right ?
Originally Posted by euromodder View Post
Did you P&G all the way on such a long trip?

Piwoslaw, yes, CARB requires the California metropolitan counties to do full emissions (sniffer) testing. 21 states and some rural CA counties only require CEL/MIL and OBDII drive cycle monitor readiness flag/data history checks.

Mech, I'm sorry I haven't responded earlier to your thoughtful posts. I will follow up on your mechanical efficiency suggestions in time. Efficiency isn't my focus right now. It's the ethical quandary of saving a little gasoline while increasing my hydrocarbon, NOx, and CO emissions manyfold. Instead of beating the EPA estimates by 76% while spewing out 10X, 20X, or other massive air pollution through an unlit cat, I can simply drive normally (albeit slowly), beat the EPA estimates by 40%, and have normal emissions that are also reduced by 40%.


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Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
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49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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