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Old 10-31-2013, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome, Brian -

You'll want to get something like a ScanGauge or UltraGauge. They've got the digital gauges to monitor engine sensors, and fuel economy readouts that will help with your driving.

Manual or automatic?

A 3-season block heater is a great idea - and it qualifies you as a modder! Though it actually has a proportionately smaller effect the longer your trip length, compared to someone doing short runs. (I'd still use one though.)

I'd also look into a grille block and removing your roof racks if you have any.

What part of NS are you in? I've had a few extended stays in Lunenburg, and sailed around there & Cape Breton.
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