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Old 07-27-2009, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Danish women driver achieves 589 km/l World Champion (around 1600mpg)

2009 Shell eco marathon winner here: 2009

That 1973 winner Opel's 376mpg could be near achievable in that configuration? Maybe not, but, naaa....

I was at a radiator shop today talking with the foreman about how my van stays so cool. He panicked and was gob smacked about how I didnt have a cooling fan on the radiator, but he settled after we ran the already hot engine on idle for 15min and he saw it never got hot. After a bit he suggested I try a hotter thermostat to try and raise the running temp a tad, also adding it may be stuck open.

I think one of the reasons why we dont superheat mums family wagon is reliability and safety. Hoses melt, metals break down and things go BOOM!!

Also then profit margin improvements are better for funeral companies than olive oil companies

I suppose the state would save on pensions?


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Old 07-27-2009, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What if they built a hybrid that has a pedal generator to charge the batteries? Leave the engine off and get infinite MPG.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What if they built a hybrid that has a pedal generator to charge the batteries? Leave the engine off and get infinite MPG.
Lol! Thats just an expensive bike!

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Put some more pedal generators in front of each seat (and put fat chicks in the seats to spin the generators) and combine the power for higher speed. Still impractically low for actual driving but on level ground, a modified hybrid Escalade might actually be able to outpace a Prius modified in the same way while also getting infinite MPG.

Actually, an Infiniti SUV might be the best to modify. It would make a great pun.
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How fast did these cars go to make this kind of MPG?

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