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Old 03-31-2015, 05:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
Some people on here really like lean burn and some people do very well without it. Bruce Pick told me that he burned the same exhaust valve twice and he believed that was from maximizing his time in lean burn. He recommended that I focused on EoC or pulse-and-glide, saying he thought that would actually net better mileage.

Then there are the expensive oxygen sensors.
I'm pretty sure it's been tested and proving that in LB the cylinder / exhaust temps are actually lower then when running at stoich afr's.

I can see his point though on EoC and P&G being more of a benefit than LB is.

In my case I am really starting to see the benefit to taller gearing *which I do not have yet*
1998 LX with a full HX swap + VX transaxle.

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