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Old 07-02-2013, 02:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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From 26 to 29 MPG in an Oasis/Odyssey minivan!

Before going on a recent family road trip in the 1997 Isuzu Oasis (Honda Odyssey), I removed the factory roof rack, sunroof deflector, and the last remaining window visor. Then I folded the mirrors back. Driving with the cruise control set a couple of MPH over the speed limit (55/65 MPH), I was able to get 29.3 MPG. This van has never gotten better than 26 on this trip. The only hypermiling I did was to only use the A/C downhill. I think an upper grill block and air dam are next!

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Old 07-02-2013, 03:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nicely done. (And I didn't know about the Isuzu badge engineering.)
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Great going. Perhaps you should put together a belly pan too, But do check to see if any metal straps need replacing first. (I wanted to put one on my Dad's caravan and last week I saw one of the fuel tank straps rusted off, So it needed replaced.)
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Great going. Perhaps you should put together a belly pan too, But do check to see if any metal straps need replacing first. (I wanted to put one on my Dad's caravan and last week I saw one of the fuel tank straps rusted off, So it needed replaced.)
It really does need a belly pan, the underside is as bad as a pickup truck. I'm just worried that it will get ripped off by tall grass, speed bumps etc.

I had both tank straps break on the Civic Wagon!

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