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Old 10-20-2015, 02:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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90 day: 37.45 mpg (US)

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Keep in mind that a power steering system needs a manual backup mode that works with any possible power assist failure. That includes loss of hydraulic oil, loss of the pump, failure of any hose, and failure of any single part in the system.

Rather than reinvent power steering, you would be far better off to convert it to manual steering.
06 Canyon: The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.

22 Maverick: Summer 2022 burned 62.74 gallons in 3145.1 miles for 50.1 MPG.
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