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Old 06-24-2013, 01:39 PM   #983 (permalink)
MetroMPG
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Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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ForkenSwift rides again!

Yes, the wee electric beastie is back in business.

Before registering it this year, I fixed the transmission oil leak. No more couple of drips a day doing this to my parking spot, day after day. (It's extra embarassing having an EV that leaks oil.)



I also took all the battery cables off, cleaned & reinstalled them. A few were a little corroded. The batteries always seem to leak a tiny bit around the posts. I should try putting silicone on them to seal 'em up.

Fixed a slow leaking tire too. Leaky, leaky EV!

While tinkering under the hood, a high school kid stopped on his bicycle and wanted to talk about the car. He knew a bit about electric cars and thinks he and his buddies had even looked up the FS on the web at school. (For a good laugh, probably!)

He had seen a Volt up close at his job (Krown rust-prevention franchise), and found its quiet EV mode to be pretty cool.

The car goes into service this afternoon pulling its first trailer load of brush of the year to the compost yard!
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Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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