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Old 11-28-2007, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For the few remaining skeptics of the ScanGauge / MID...

For the few remaining skeptics who question the utility of FE instrumentation ...

Once prolific GS member 95Metro installed a MID in his 95 Metro 1.0 5-speed.

Within 1 week he busted through the 60 mpg segment barrier AND the 70 segment barrier, and is predicting 80 will fall in the very near future. Best segment to date: 77+

How?

I'd say: partly through the constant "encouragement" factor inherent in having instant feedback in front of him, and partly because he's seen the first-hand effects of coasting engine-off, so has been using it more. He has also used the MID's feedback to fine tune his acceleration technique.

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Old 11-29-2007, 03:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Woot! Wish I could afford a SuperMID...anyone feeling generous with all the money they've saved and wanna chip in to the "Buy TomO a SuperMID" fund?
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Think mark will ever come back?
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm going to see if his old e-mail still works right now...
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sent - I'll let you know what I find out.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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TomO - I also asked in my message to Mark if he's not still in the FE game, would be be interested in selling his MID...
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks, Darin. I'm trying to rack up some posts as well, but Darin is bringing the heavy artillery, lol.
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just heard back from Mark:

1) He's not really into the FE game any more, but

2) He also doesn't want to part with the MID.

Crummy on both counts.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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so we've lost another warrior to big oil, tisk tisk.

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