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Old 11-28-2007, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 66.16 mpg (US)
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850 watt tank style coolant heater - installed in the Blackfly

(Originally written: Feb. 27/07)


I usually (selfishly) don't like to publicize auctions I'm interested in, but this one has 10 units available, so if anyone else is looking:

This is the tank style heater that goes inline between the water pump and heater core. It uses convective circulation.

NOS Kat's external type engine heater #K9. Simply cut heater hose and install it. Too simple! Clamps included. 120 Volts/ 850 Watts
850 watts is a lot (my current external bolt-on unit is 300w). I'm going to try to win one of these.

Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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