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Old 12-19-2011, 03:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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AndrzejM's Toyota Previa ecomodding thread

Hi again,
After a busy weekend and few hours in my garage I've made my first step on the path of ecomodding.
I've deleted (not working anyway) A/C and removed compressor, condenser, pipes, etc. So now Prevka is few pounds lighter and without one belt and spinning wheel on the compressor. Second thing I've made was deleting belt driven cooling fan, and replacing it with electrical one - few connections to be made yet but for now I can test how it works.
Third thing I've made was a grille block (my last patented solution was a piece of cardboard ). But it's only temporary solution anyway , since I want to improve aerodynamics of my Previa's front.
Now I have to wait for an ocassion to test how those changes affect my FE, so keep your fingers crossed.

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures (my hands was too greasy and I didn't want to ruin my camera), but I'll try to take few pics and put those here.

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Old 12-19-2011, 03:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ooooh! Great news!

I'm sure you'll see a difference, unless the extra power your engine regained turns out to be too temping

Any idea about the weight of all the A/C parts? Probably not much compared to Prevka's weight...

EDIT: Did your family give you any problems for removing the A/C instead of repairing it?
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I think all the junk I've removed is about 10-15kg so it's not too much regarding Prevka's weight (less than 1%) but every bit counts
And regarding A/c I can't use it anyway because my son's allergy. So there's no point to burn more fuel to carry all this junk.
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AndrzejM, any more progress or savings to report? How did your grill block go? **edit** Nevermind, I just saw your other post
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