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Old 01-14-2008, 12:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by Stan View Post
I don't mean to be rude...but no, it won't.
I've documented quite clearly that it will, and have corroboration from others who have done it as well (including a Jetta TDI owner).

It actually turned out to be the single most effective mod I've done to date. Most of my driving in the past 2 summers has been alternator-less (with a combination of solar/grid recharging).

There are significant caveats, however. See http://metrompg.com/posts/alternator-optional.htm


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