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Old 02-03-2019, 08:28 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Stubby79 View Post
He doesn't gain MPG from freeing up wasted electricity; he restores it from having better signals from his sensors, better spark and the like. Just cleaning the ground connections is usually enough, but replacing things would freshen them up as well.

Cleaning grounds is a normal practice in the geo metro community. It made one heck of a difference to my Miata, and my Ranger was doing all sorts of weird things before I cleaned it's grounds, like trying to die when I turned on the turn signals. Restoring power and MPG is just one reason to do it.
Itís a badly neglected system (including grounds). The upgrade means ALL ELSE on the vehicle runs well (as designed).

First time I did the B3 was on two XJs we owned.

CustomBatteryCables will the source starting point for my turbocharged diesel pickup. The B3 is possible, and a second alternator is likely (as well as yet more batteries).

The electrical SHOULD be treated as a system, not repair and wait for more problems.

80% of the time a vehicle is in the shop it is electrically related. 1959 or 2019.

Reliability IS economy.

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