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Old 04-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I think I see the problems: you have to go at least 105 mph to get the best fuel economy.

It is normal for the steering wheel to practically rip itself out of your hands. On the side in the direction of the pull, you need to completely flatten the tires, mess with the tie rods ends to change the toe, and figure out a way to make the brake stick even harder. Perhaps engaging the parking brake a pawl or two would help.

Third, you are not changing the oil often enough. I think changing it weekly is necessary.

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