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Old 01-28-2014, 10:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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My Volvo has a factory wai, which seems to send hot air to the engine until the engine gets to temp, then it will heat the air to about 90F once the engine is warm. I could easily make all the air come from the stovepipe all the time by locking the temperature control valve in the hot position, but I fear hurting the engine. This is my first decent car and don't want to ruin the engine.

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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I would not have done it on my car if I did not have a way to monitor and adjust the temp.
Just out of curiosity, how do you know it holds at 90F?
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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First fill up after mod showed an average of 58.05 mpg! This tank was run with the WAI installed at the beginning, and the grill block installed near the middle. Looks promising, I hope it is not a fluke.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Anyone who may be subscribed to this thread, may also be interested in my Dadís car.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...avy-28815.html

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Old 05-25-2014, 02:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Finally made the top 10!!! 90 day average 59.96!!!
So now, my dad "the donkey crx" is number one and I'm number 10! Sweet!
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Finally made the top 10!!! 90 day average 59.96!!!
So know, my dad "the donkey crx" is number one and I'm number 10! Sweet!
Congrats! I always start moving down the list this time of year, as the warmer weather elsewhere inthe country brings everyone else's number up, while mine stay pretty steady at 62 or 65mpg. Hey! Can we get you and your dad to join the friendly team competition, join EM "team honda"? There's nothing to it but a click of the mouse and your averages will be added to the total honda ave on EM.
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I have tried in the past. Will you post a link? I've gone to the team search page and evem IM'd various members and never received a reply
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Never mind.
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Old 05-25-2014, 05:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Hey, I just went there & saw there was a "Team Suzuki" with zero members. I fixed that!!! And it looks like my lonely ol' White Gnat was enough to launch "Team Suzuki" into 2nd place! Go, Gnat!!!!

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