Thread: My Focus on MPG
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Location: Netherlands
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Focus - '02 Ford Focus Trend
90 day: 36.75 mpg (US)

Fizzy - '87 Yamaha FS1 2RU
90 day: 59.71 mpg (US)

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90 day: 36.21 mpg (US)
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I have not definitive results on either closing the gaps or the grille block, I have driven only some 20 miles in the past week. Although engine warmup seems to be a bit faster.

Because the right inner fender is still gone most of the pressure from under the hood will just exit there. I'll finish this tank before mounting the inner fender so I can see if it makes a lot of difference MPG-wise. Although I'm hoping that maybe the closed off gaps will force the air to go towards the windscreen, providing a sort of air curtain for the wipers (probably wishful thinking, but who knows).

I'm indeed pkanning on installing some sound deadening in the cabin. Window tinting is on my wishlist for the car, but most of the year it's below 20*C, we've had en extreme summer this year with a 5-6 weeks of ~30*C sunny weather (normally we have that for 10 days a year). I'm a bit in doubt between doing it myself (which is way cheaper), or having it done (which will make sure it's done properly, but way more expensive).

I'll have a look at the Hyundai parts and the wheel strakes for the new Focus. I've also found a kit to make flexible skirts for cars, consisting of a 2.5 meter long rubber strip with a glue strip attached (€33,95) which might be worth exploring.

Biggest downside of The Netherlands is that most of the carparts stores are located quite far away from the bigger cities so I'll have to order everything
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