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Old 03-05-2013, 09:25 PM   #28 (permalink)
JRMichler
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Back when I was testing my block heater, I anchored the block heater cord with some wire ties. Then I replaced the plug on the extension cord with a better one from the hardware store. I anchored the extension cord to the wall and took up the excess. Last, I lubricated the plug with wax so it would easily slip out of the plug.

I was right - it wasn't long until I forgot to unplug. It worked perfect, it unplugged itself and the extension cord barely reached the floor. No mess, no damage, no regrets.
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The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.
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