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Old 08-04-2008, 05:08 PM   #141 (permalink)
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Reduced carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, particulates, some noxious gases and boost octane in high enough concentrations.

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Old 08-04-2008, 05:24 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:51 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Blocking behind the grille looks nice, but I can't reach the inside mid grille. Lower one is easy. So, I probably put it outside instead. Since it is not reflective, it is not easy to see. Still a plan, I will do it after buying scangauge. Now, I have nothing to monitor water temp yet.
Yes. If you do this mod, take some pictures!
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:00 PM   #144 (permalink)
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Sure. I will. I just found a link of installing lower grille for xb
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:22 PM   #145 (permalink)
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Sure. I will. I just found a link of installing lower grille for xb
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I posted this earlier in the thread, but I think it bears repeating-- I made a lower grille block from a piece of coroplast, that's basically a friction-fit. I cut it a hair oversize, so it doesn't go anywhere.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...oday-3444.html

And again, I gained about 1.5-2mpg from it, so I did something right. Eventually, I'd like to fill in that grille hole so it's flush with the bumper, but for the time being, it works.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:45 PM   #146 (permalink)
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55 is fine for my daily commute, the highway is 60mph through down town, and everyone pretty much obeys it because Des Moines cops are pricks...

this weekend I did Des Moines -> Cedar Rapids -> Des Moines for a drowning pool / Saliva concert and filled up today after that 345 mile round trip plus yesterday and today back and forth to work

372.3 miles / 7.9 gallons of gas (i like to fill up when she reaches 1/4 of a tank)

Ill let you guys do the math on this one though... I just cant spoil the surprise of it...

FYI, Im thinking about making my blue tape / duct tape fender skirts permanent, that seems to be doing a lot...
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:23 PM   #147 (permalink)
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:05 PM   #148 (permalink)
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Got another 40mpg half tank. Today, I ordered scangauge. Hopefully will come next Monday. Yeah..... I can fine tune my driving skill!!! and do many tests on my xB!!
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:13 PM   #149 (permalink)
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My FE has been steadily decreasing. I pumped my tires up to 40 psi a couple days ago.
I need an oil change soon. Any types of oil that would help?
A SG would help so much, I just need money.
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I would check out 5w20 or 0w20. I'm not sold on synthetic for mileage, but I use synthetic 5w20 in my crx and plan on sending it in for oil analysis in another 5k.

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