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Old 03-23-2019, 10:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by squirrl22 View Post
I remember being thrilled that I could now get hot air blowing from the heater less than 1 mile from home, instead of 5-6 miles.
This has nothing to do with a hotter thermostat. It means that the old thermostat was not fully closing, so the engine warmed up slowly. If a thermostat is fully closed, the engine will warm up at the same rate regardless of the thermostat opening temperature.
The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.
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