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Old 01-20-2008, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bad brakes

I've been under the weather since new years and was unable to change out a broken left front caliper on my 99 Ford Contour. So it was dragging, I would take my foot off the gas and would slow down considerably. Well anyway, I pulled the car in my garage and changed the font brakes and increased air pressure to 40 psi all the way around.
Holy smokes!
I can Pulse glide. Granted the thing still wants to hold a higher RPM since its an automatic, but its almost like coasting on a bicycle now.
I pulled down 23.25 miles even with the broken caliper. No that ain't grand by any means, but 23 is the average fuel economy for the car according to the sticker and the fueleconomy.gov website. So I don't think that the car did so bad considering.

I ordered a scan guage last week and am quite anxious to start using it to start measuring my mods.

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Old 01-20-2008, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats on fixing your car. Its amazing what one or two things not working properly can do to kill your FE.

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