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Old 04-30-2015, 04:15 PM   #121 (permalink)
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Can we get some more comments on the concern about overfilling fuel into the evap system? Is that possible? I mean, anything more than about .001 gallon?
From what i can remember in my car it is possible. You can squeeze more gas in but it will damage it over time and is not recommended. It's a practice i think is done for long distance tank records.

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Old 04-30-2015, 04:30 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Does anyone know what the actual capacity of an Insight fuel tank is?
The manual says 10.6 gallons. I drove my 2001 Insight 17 miles after the last amber light bar went out, and then squeezed in 13.21 gallons. Is there a "reserve" beyond what is indicated by the amber light bars?
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13 sounds like a lot. But you might be forcing it into the various carbon filter cannisters and reservoirs that are part of the emissions systems.

To "fill" the tank, stop when the nozzle clicks off automatically.
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There is a potential to damage the Vapor Recovery HW when you actually do get one of those above capacity fills.
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Hmmm.
How about we limit it to two clicks?
To be done at a slow fill rate (see comments on that below).
That should prevent filling into the evap system, while avoiding seriously incomplete fillups.

If there are notches on the squeeze handle, we can specify the slowest filling notch. If there are no notches, then squeeze position is up to the squeezer. The incentive for both filler people would be to squeeze gently for a slow fill.

Granted - this procedure would not enable a person to fill the tank right up to the top of the fill pipe. But I think it would be much more reliable than what happened to UltArc, and probably to others.
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So here are some of my lap times, don't know what they mean except i was going pretty slow in the pack. Mike loveland lapped me twice, and he got astronomical fuel economy.

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So here are some of my lap times, don't know what they mean except i was going pretty slow in the pack. Mike loveland lapped me twice, and he got astronomical fuel economy.
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Does your lap times pic include your mph for each lap? These should be in the far right column....
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Edited pic, seemed i cropped it wrong when i tried to lower the file size.

Additional info. The car above me must've been car #18 Bill Gillespie in the 07 camry hybrid. He received 2 points in stage 1 TSD. So lap 28 counted as 1 point for him doing a 3:16.601 lap?
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Jerry, I didn't realize the lap speed is in the far right column. I'll have to have another look at my sheet. And put it up here.

Notice the circled lap times, when they earn a point. Pretty sure they're scoring from those, not from calculated speed column. But reviewing the speed data will be interesting.
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How cool is that! Just like in Nascar we were blocking for you Jerry  Go Team Kubota! Now for some amazing news…Bridget has a sister!…and she lives in a barn less than 20 miles from my house! I spoke the owner last night. He purchased the plans from the college in California, see the link CrazyJerry sent, and built her in the 80’s from a ’72 Midget. Kubota engine with a Toyota 5 speed. Averaged 70 mpg. Didn’t like hills much. Now she rests in his barn for the last 20 years or so. And, get this, he learned about the plans on from a “That’s Incredible” episode. Gotta find the footage…
In other news I found a Borg Warner overdrive in some of my dad’s old stuff. 30% overdrive! Will it fit???

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rustygirl just keeps progressing!

Electric overdrive? I think that might be the same one that Volvo used on their rear drive "red block" 2.3 liter 4 cyl engines. Their 240, 740 and 940 series cars. I drove them for many years, and wrenched them too.

Standards and auto's had the OD units. A solenoid on the side of the OD unit put it into action. Note: the solenoid takes a good amount of current. If you're conserving electrical, find out how much it draws. Or maybe activate/deactivate it with a cable instead, if you're into hacking into it. I have no idea how feasible that is.

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