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Old 11-26-2007, 11:16 AM   #185 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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SW appreciates my being candid:

First, thanks for sharing your experiennce, especially the small blunders. It's important to see where the difficult areas are. I found few things as infuriating as the many procedural manuals (computer and automotive alike) that said something like "simply remove the bearing and the shaft will come right out..." when it really took hours of hard struggling because I missed an important but undocumented step.

Good news that you have a 'sister' motor on which you can make your wiring experiments before "simply removing" the main motor.

Does this mean you need to retest the brush timing in the proper direction?
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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