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Old 01-25-2016, 10:41 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Looking at the engine is a waste of time (other than to get it running in spec) until after he addresses the way the power gets used: aero losses, gearing and getting a handle on that 4 speed transmission. Changing the torque characteristics before you've got control over how the power output gets used is putting the cart before the horse- literally.
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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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