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Old 11-27-2007, 11:05 AM   #241 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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

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90 day: 50.04 mpg (US)
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01-12-2007, 09:03 Am

Hi Len - that IS funny. Congrats on the C-Car purchase. A classic.

I don't want to chase you away, but for help with your contactor setup, have you checked in with the Yahoo C-Car group yet? Someone was describing a similar problem recently (the reverse problem, anyway) :

Burning up reverse is a common topic. It seems like everyone's reverse melts sooner or later. - source
Fairly active group, and there are some schematics and other good info available in the "files" area.

I'd try there first for getting help - that's where the expertise hangs out. I'd be really interested in hearing your car's story though. I hope you'll post more here.

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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