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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
Last 3: 20.76 mpg (US)

Woody - '90 Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon LS
Last 3: 19.57 mpg (US)

F.E. Brick - '99 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS
Last 3: 12.94 mpg (US)

Mom's Car - '01 Chevrolet Impala Base
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.

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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.

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Originally Posted by ksa8907 View Post
This.

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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