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Old 12-04-2019, 01:52 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)
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Epilogue...

Irony?

I drained the battery in the Mirage recently because the car has a bug in the PCM software that will cause the engine to flood if you do a cold start in freezing temperatures but then shut the car off shortly after (30 seconds in my case). So I cranked it for too long before I remembered the correct "flooded engine starting technique", known by Mirage owners everywhere.

The Metro's perfectly functioning alternator allowed me to get the Fancy Metro going again.


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