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Old 11-28-2007, 08:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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For testing, I run alternator ON.

And today I ran DRLs (2-lane stretch of highway, oncoming holiday traffic), and the interior fan at "3".

Also, I normally test with cruise control to remove my bias & right foot from the experiment and leave it all up to an impartial and more consistent microprocessor. All of which is to say: no DWL. My cruise sucks at getting good FE, even on mostly level roads (speed corrections, even minor ones, are not "gentle").
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
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Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

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