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Old 06-19-2017, 04:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kurzer View Post
@ Jurgis without the wiring diagram no one can say. but u better go for the injection relay than the ignition. otherwise the fuel is still dripping...

the alternator pin went from 0v to 12v when the engine is running. so we have 12v at both ends of the relais coil. thats a 0v difference, so the relais is released and the starter stops. this is faster than the drivers hand can be.

jic: when the alternator fails and the starter will not stop, u have to open the service switch.
That's pretty damned smart, but it might force a few hypermilers to adapt their kiss-starting clutch technique a little. I don't know about you all, but I suspect my gas pedal gets a tap as I raise the clutch pedal a little for clutch/flywheel contact.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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