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Old 03-28-2012, 11:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daox View Post
35 should be doable. If you've gotten 31 before you can do it again, and every little mod helps. Stick to the 65+ mods list and the 100+ hypermiling tips and you'll get there. The aeromods will especially help if you're doing a lot of highway driving.

I wouldn't recommend heating the fuel. The ambient temperature has more to do with aerodynamics than engine efficiency (besides warmup penalties). It shouldn't hurt anything, but I don't think you'll see any real gain from it.
Thank you, I didn't realize that the ambient temperature had any effect on a car's aerodynamics. See, already on my 3rd post, I have learned more about efficiency than I learned through hundreds of posts and threads at other forums.
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