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Old 09-27-2013, 11:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
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Works very well

Today, after 10 miles driving to work, the coolant temp was up at 203* sitting at a stop light with the engine off. The temp selector on my dash was still on cold. I turned it to "hot," but with the engine still off the fan blew cold air. I started the car to drive, the air from the fan turned hot as I watched the coolant temp drop to 186* within about 10 seconds. For the remainder of my P&G routine to work the car stayed in the 180s-190s as usual (I normally have "hot" selected on the heater once the car warms up).

It was such a good example of what this thread is about I thought I'd add the story.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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