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Old 08-20-2018, 10:43 AM   #141 (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: 55.97 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 72.89 mpg (US)
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No brake return springs.

And, crud! My calipers look nothing like the one in that picture. The little holes in my brake pads that would take the spring ends seem buried too deep under the caliper to work. I'll have to see an OEM spring to be sure.

Mold ground zero??

I think I may have found the source of the mold!

I had put the plastic sheet in the trunk (the one I use to cover my leaky convertible top when parked in the rain)... and I put it away wet! Idiot!! The trunk carpet is stinky and has a real science experiment look to it.

Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
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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