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Old 11-26-2013, 11:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Grandpa's Caprice (retired) - '84 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
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Last 3: 19.57 mpg (US)

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Last 3: 12.94 mpg (US)

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90 day: 21.95 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
According to published findings by SAE,an automobile is not fully warmed up until after 22-miles of continuous operation at 50-mph.Only then can you BEGIN testing.
I didn't know that, Thanks.

Originally Posted by Mad Adder View Post
High tire pressure and wheel slip in the slick weather, or didn't you get what we got in NEPA?
I did get slushy roads, The whole slipping thing is partially due to inexperience and, Frankly, Learning the hard way.

Originally Posted by ksa8907 View Post

I've been keeping an eye on my fuel usage per hour at idle, and I don't drop to regular summer usage until after 15 min of coolant being 190+. Engine oil temp is my suspect.
I'm now wondering if I should add more to the grille block.

What are some suggestions for engine insulation? I think Frank Lee made one out of styrofoam.

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