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Old 11-23-2008, 03:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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90 day: 55.97 mpg (US)

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90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

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Ha! Phil, I'll only do it if you and several other members will let me put your phone numbers on speed dial! I figure I'd be pressing that button a lot, since there are sharper knives in the EcoModder drawer on this subject matter.

Masking tape would work, but I prefer duct tape for some reason. Maybe I should switch. The duct tape leaves an awful mess behind.


FYI, I've updated the first post with the details of the test for anyone who cares.

Checking my calcs, I also discovered a small error that caused me to understate the effectiveness of the mod by a very small amount (3.7% actual vs. 3.6% stated originally).
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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