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Old 02-16-2009, 09:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've got a kill switch in my car - mounted on the shifter. Saves wear on the ignition barrel, and makes it more convenient to use, since I'm usually going for neutral at the same time I want to kill the engine anyway.

FYI, some ideas on how-to...



Have you got fuel economy instrumentation? That'll help more than anything else. It'll motivate you, show you what's working and pay for itself in fuel savings.

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