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Old 09-14-2014, 01:35 AM   #611 (permalink)
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I'm feeling inspired to just get some junky beater car and mod it "relentlessly."

BTW, Basjoos - Have you ever considered a small-engine Diesel conversion?

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Old 09-14-2014, 04:58 PM   #612 (permalink)
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Yes, and why did they park like that?
Dual purpose as an ecomod, the garden edging actually is being used for what it was intended in this picture, the flower bed is just behind the car in this picture
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:48 AM   #613 (permalink)
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It looks like a narrow (one lane?) road / driveway.
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I'm feeling inspired to just get some junky beater car and mod it "relentlessly."

BTW, Basjoos - Have you ever considered a small-engine Diesel conversion?
At various times I have considered it (also the EV conversion), But the lean burn engine currently installed provides close to diesel-like efficiency while burning less expensive regular gasoline. Also the Honda lean burn engine installation was a much simpler and cheaper process than replacing the Honda engine/transmission with a VW diesel/transmission. Also repair work on a Honda engine repairs is cheaper than the equivalent repair work would be on a VW diesel.

I declined on doing an EV conversion at this time because of the battery range limitations and because at 70-80mpg my fuel costs are roughly equivalent at the current gasoline prices and electricity rates. Also replacing a worn out lean burn engine with a used imported lean burn engine is much cheaper than replacing a set of worn out batteries 200,000 miles down the road.
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I noticed your last fuel log entry for the AerocivicLB was exceptional.

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Old 09-29-2014, 12:35 PM   #616 (permalink)
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LOL, he slowed down.

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Probably a very good summer tank combined with pump error. I had to gas up at a different pump than I usually use. If I can gas up at my usual pump, my next tank should average out any pump error present in my last fuel log entry.
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I gassed up today with a calculated 73mpg for this tank. When combined with the previous 96mpg tank, it calculates out to 83mpg. So the high mileage of the previous tank was a combination of pump error and higher mileage. The only change I have made in my car was to add an intake manifold pressure gauge, which makes it easier to monitor when I am in lean burn (its easier note the position of a needle rather than having to read and interpret a digital number on the SuperMID). I used the enter/exit lean burn injector pulse width jump on the SuperMID to tell where on the pressure gauge the engine leaves lean burn and could refer to the gauge after that point to monitor lean burn.
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Stick a 2x4 under the left rear wheel when you pull up to the pump. Got mine to be much more consistent.

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Hadn't thought of sticking a 2x4 under the left rear; not a bad idea. I try to find a pump to park at that has a slight nose-down incline.

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