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Old 02-03-2008, 10:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
Big Dave
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The Red Baron - '00 Ford F-350 XLT
90 day: 27.99 mpg (US)

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I can see why some do it although I don't do it myself. Especially when going for very high numbers you have to begrudge every drop of fuel burned. Gassers idle with the throttle closed, that is operating at minimum thermodynamic efficiency.

I need the power steering with my truck. It would take Hercules to turn or stop this monster with power steering pressure. Also starting 444 cubic inches at high compression takes a toll on starters and batteries.
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