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Old 08-19-2014, 02:40 PM   #4 (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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Yes, I have done this with ice packs and with other things that have come along somehow for free, but no "Chillows." A small icepack behind my lower back in the seat does nicely for a while. An average person's blood circulates fully once per minute or minute-and-a-half. It's like a human cooling system. Your blood circulates instead of coolant. Instead of a radiator the icepack cools the "fluid" as it passes a cooler surface.

Effect is stronger when you tolerate direct contact with skin!
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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