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Old 02-17-2014, 08:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Charlie hit it: hypermiling is the flip side of high performance. Instead of making your car do everything it possibly can, you're making your fuel do everything it possibly can.

Those BMW 3-series aren't slouches at the pump, you can wring good numbers out of them. At least, you could in the 80s.

Before you spend money of fancy plugs, read around. I haven't heard anybody speak highly of high-dollar spark plugs. Factory OEM seems to hit the mark every time while the expensive Iridium and SplitFire and ThunderGuts and whatever else, cost a lot and sound cool but don't make a measureable difference either at the timing lights or gas pump.

Lead or follow. Either is fine.
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