View Single Post
Old 02-01-2019, 09:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
redpoint5
EcoModding Newb
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,912

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.39 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 28.88 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,011
Thanked 2,114 Times in 1,529 Posts
I once had a pinched nerve due to a pulverized L5-S1. The chiropractor said he believed I could be rehabilitated if I saw him for "adjustments" 40 times over the course of 2 months.

Instead of doing that, I did nothing and my back got better over the course of 2 months. Had I completed the 40 adjustments, I would have attributed my healing to the so-called doctor.

My point is that there's too many variables at play to even suggest a result was achieved by a particular action.

It's possible it did improve fuel economy, and it was probably a worthwhile upgrade if the wiring was as poor as you say.

That said, it didn't give you a 12% fuel economy increase. It's not mathematically possible as Jakob alludes to.

If ignition performance were really poor, it would trigger a CEL.

Roof racks can make a huge difference though.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to redpoint5 For This Useful Post:
MeteorGray (02-13-2019), Taylor95 (02-01-2019)