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Old 02-14-2009, 08:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
Frank Lee
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Originally Posted by aerohead
July 1991, Bonneville International Speedway, Wendover, Utah, U.S.A., the Phil Knox, 1984 CRX 1.3 streamliner: ... A cardboard and duct-tape cowl fillet over the wiper area demonstrates a 0.28-mph improvement to top speed.
Yes I did the no wiper/ cowl fillet thing for quite a while. All it demonstrated to me was that my testing wasn't good enough to pick up a change that small, if in fact there was any change. It also demonstrated that getting caught in the rain or getting splashed on with no wipers is a greater inconvenience than the .0000000000001 mpg gain.
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