Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-25-2008, 06:10 AM   #41 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Roman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maassluis - Netherlands
Posts: 51

Golf D - '83 Volkswagen Golf GL
90 day: 42.79 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm doing 43-44Mpg now. But i'm not finished yet.

First of all i had to change the breaks. They where like eeeehhhh gone (at least one of the 4 blocks was almost gone). So i saw that one of the two (how do you call that?) scruw holders where stuk (see red circle in the picture). They have to slide so that the break is not making contact whit the break-disc. This is not good for FE and the break is wearing faster than normal.



And i bought some second-hand tools, like a timing light and a vacuum gauge whit numbers. Also some other tools from a garage that's going to stop, so it was very cheap.

__________________
NOW INTERACTIVE! Joystick controls Fry's left ear.


  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 08-25-2008, 06:34 PM   #42 (permalink)
Addicted
 
bbjsw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Findlay,OH
Posts: 555

bbjsw10 - '91 Geo Metro Xfi
90 day: 51.06 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Congrats!! And finding that tied up caliper slide would gain you some mileage for sure.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 09:38 PM   #43 (permalink)
Hi-Tech Redneck
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Posts: 1,436
Thanks: 6
Thanked 48 Times in 41 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Johnny Mullet Send a message via MSN to Johnny Mullet
I completely reworked all the brakes on Christine since all the caliper slides and pad mounts were rusted up. It should always be done or at least checked on any used car you get.

__________________

GeoMetroforum.com - got mpg?
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Suzuki Swift is still a super sweet car! SVOboy General Efficiency Discussion 15 11-22-2009 12:17 PM
Newbie Swift GT whatthe Introductions 7 06-30-2008 12:10 PM
Suzuki Swift Breaks the 1 Million Mark SVOboy EcoModder Blog Discussion 0 06-20-2008 09:55 PM
Opinions: CRX HF, Honda Insight or Keep Suzuki Swift? dunhamjr General Efficiency Discussion 17 06-18-2008 06:14 PM
New to the forum, with my RX-7 EV Project... BigMouse Fossil Fuel Free 14 02-28-2008 05:14 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com