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Old 04-05-2009, 10:11 PM   #795 (permalink)
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So, glad to have the car back on the road. Drove it on Firday when it was raining and I didn't want to use either the bicycle or the gas car to do my errand.

Aside from rusty brake rotors from sitting outside all winter, doesn't seem any worse for wear.

Ben reminded me in the Electro Metro thread this winter that the controller in the ForkenSwift has potentiometers on it for "tuning" a couple of parameters. I'm planning to check the "current limit" and "acceleration" settings tomorrow. I'm hoping to discover that both are set low, so there's room for improvement

I can't wait to hammer those batteries with 400A!! Wham! I don't think I've ever actually seen more than about 250A on the gauge. I want to peg it at 400.

(OK, OK, I know it's bad for the batteries to hit them with those kinds of currents for any length of time...)
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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