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Old 11-28-2007, 02:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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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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April 18:

Coolant heater installed.

I'm not really happy with the installation - due to a lack of space, and the positioning options (or lack thereof), I had to add an elbows on each end of the tank to prevent the heater hoses from kinking to get them to where the tank is. So I ended up using way more hose clamps and little "splice" sections of hose between the various parts.

And I couldn't actually find elbows - I got "tee"s instead, and epoxied one of the "extra" ends closed.

Mickey mouse, overall.

But I drove it around and it doesn't appear to be leaking. Haven't done the critical test of plugging it in yet (needed to get the air out of the system first).

First test will be tomorrow AM. Should be interesting. Hopefully not TOO interesting.
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