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Old 09-08-2008, 09:11 PM   #29 (permalink)
Tango Charlie
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Olivia - '03 Pontiac Vibe base
90 day: 36.01 mpg (US)

R2-D2 - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 58.81 mpg (US)
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Hokay. Here's another installment.

This past weekend I took the kids to Chicago for a fun day out. We took the El.



Not real aerodynamic, are they? But it's a nice relaxing way to get to Chicago. From South Bend to the Shedd Aquarium in two and half hours.

Back to Olivia. (Isn't anyone gonna ask why she's named Olivia?)
Here's a shot of the sun visor extension I mentioned earlier.



It works well, except that it tends to obscure the rear view mirror when flipped down in the normal position. I typically only use it swung over to the side for the late afternoon sun on the way home from work. You can also see my modded GDO. Actually, the button broke so I just replaced it with a Radio Shack special I had laying around.

I reinforced the upper lip of the grille block with a coat hanger. Bent it into an appropriate shape and secured it with some bolts/nuts through a couple existing holes in the upper radiator frame.





My last fill up calculated out at 41 mpg. Yes! If I can string together a couple of those, I can declare my Goal as Officially Reached.

Then set another one.
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