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Old 11-27-2007, 11:08 AM   #247 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

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01-15-2007, 06:06 Pm

This afternoon I picked up 8 used 6v batteries from the forklift place. That's a bonus - the guy told me last week they were getting four in.

Did a quick test: they were all between 6 and 6.3 volts. 4 had low water (below the plates), but they guy told me to expect some would be low.

So we're going to top 'em up with distilled water and recharge them. And I guess I need to learn what's normal full voltage for 6v floodies (I'm guessing 6.35v) and how to load test them to see if there's any life left in them.
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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