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Old 08-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Just out of curiosity... did you try disabling the factory power assist to see whether you need the electric?
Are you talking about a power steering system Darin? Because the pump setup Francis is installing is a water pump system.

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Old 08-20-2012, 02:12 PM   #102 (permalink)
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i just cut my p/s belt and its easy to turn. but before cuting my belt i did some test with the engine off to see how hard it was to turn
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Doh!

I saw the correct words, but my brain thought otherwise. Thanks for the correction!
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:45 PM   #104 (permalink)
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hehehe, I love the look of the new wheel skirts we have made!

EDIT : Wheel covers are prone to snake molt.
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2000 Honda Insight MT Silverstone Metallic #95 (CAN) 131K mi. 81.7 Lmpg
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:14 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Awesome thread! I'm taking some inspiration from you guys and making smooth wheel covers from pizza pans for my Sentra tonight. Bought the pans/nuts/bolts today; all together comes out to about $18.50 from the big W. I'm also looking at making a similar windshield wiper deflector when election season rolls around here soon.

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A/C Components Removal

Hi modders! Today we have done something really cool, an A/C Delete
We have removed the A/C Radiator in front of the engine radiator, we have also removed the compressor and all the metal pipes and we have replaced the serpentine belt by a shorter one. Note that this is part of our belt-less project.

Here is a diagram of the serpentine belt before the removal :


Here is the diagram of the serpentine belt after the removal :


All the crap that was removed from the engine bay :
(Compressor, Old Belt, A/C Radiator & the Metal Pipes)
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Best Trip : 111.8 MPG (US) | 134.3 MPG (Imp) | 2.1 L/100Km | 47.53 Km/L

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Old 08-30-2012, 12:24 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Hardcore!

Or is it??

I've never had or used A/C in any of my cars (the Insight is the first that has it.) It's no problem without it if you are a healthy person in southern Canada (maybe 3-4 weeks a summer when it is truly warm/humid). It's nice - it's a luxury for sure, but it's not a necessity.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:35 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Hardcore!

Or is it??

I've never had or used A/C in any of my cars (the Insight is the first that has it.) It's no problem without it if you are a healthy person in southern Canada (maybe 3-4 weeks a summer when it is truly warm/humid). It's nice - it's a luxury for sure, but it's not a necessity.
IMO, something useless that eat your fuel for no reason as to be removed, that was the case of the A/C, we were not using it.
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Best commute : 130.8 MPG (US) | 157.1 MPG (Imp) | 1.8 L/100Km | 54.84 Km/L
Best Trip : 111.8 MPG (US) | 134.3 MPG (Imp) | 2.1 L/100Km | 47.53 Km/L

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However, I have a question re the ac.

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IMO, something useless that eat your fuel for no reason as to be removed, that was the case of the A/C, we were not using it.
My own ac is equipped with a magnetic clutch, the compressor is only running when that clutch is energised. Otherwise the pulley is spinning freely. Yours shoud have the same, otherwise youd be driving with the ac on all the time, with no way to switch it off.
I can't imagine the reward in mpg being very large from switched off to removed... Or am I missing something?


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