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Old 07-19-2011, 12:51 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Little Blue - '98 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool
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90 day: 44.75 mpg (US)

Big Red - '00 Ford Excursion XLT
90 day: 15.53 mpg (US)
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Oh, you just had to beat my best tank by one tenth!
I just did some modifications also
Ducted my radiator to prevent the fan from running so much and cleaned my MAF and TB! Although my car is due to be inspected thsi week.... so I got run non-lean for a day so they don't read some crazy codes from the OBDII That will put a hurt on my average

I gotta break onto the "list" sometime this summer!

Don't tempt me to mod this car more!!111!!!

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Old 07-22-2011, 05:12 PM   #32 (permalink)
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90-day Fuel Economy: 51.48 EPA Rating (% over): 25 (105.92%)

I believe this puts me in the top 10

I'm snapping at your heals Deathtrain!
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:11 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Black Knight - '94 Toyota Corolla
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Talking

I just filled up 58.36mpg that puts me at 107.7%
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:38 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Little Blue - '98 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool
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90 day: 44.75 mpg (US)

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90 day: 15.53 mpg (US)
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Oh you raskaly rabbit!

I was hoping to squeeze in a fill just before you, but came up a couple tenth shy of beating you for just a couple hours
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:21 PM   #35 (permalink)
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FrankenJetta D - '90 Volkswagen Jetta GL
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90 day: 64.35 mpg (US)
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Congrats to BOTH of you. You just kicked another "retired" car out of the top 10.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:56 PM   #36 (permalink)
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just fyi I fill up after work every Friday, at the same gas station, about 5:30-5:40, and buy a 12 pack of beer and a pack of smokes. its so bad the guy behind the counter ask me what my MPG is this week. only reason i got this tank so high is because i started EOC a little. I didn't do it on Monday and Tuesday morning. then this afternoon I had a crappy day at work and ran the crap out of the A/C on the way home.

Thanks Jethro. It's good to have friendly competition, keeps things fun and challenging. I got car work to do this weekend (other cars not this one) I might be able to tape up my hub caps with some foil tape for some faux smoothies and tape up my upper grill. just depends on time and the beer cycle.

My goal is 60mpg.... and I will make it.
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:27 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Thanks Jethro, you will be there in no time!

I also like friendly competition. It drives us to do more with less. You being able to EOC is a big advantage.

The State is just now starting work on a major bridge, the main one I and a couple million others take each day. This is going to put a hurting on my mpg. It's going to take three years to re-deck it with at least one lane close the entire time I'll do my best to manage it but I may need some more mods to offset this...
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:11 PM   #38 (permalink)
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If I can keep myself from filling up until Wed., my 90 day should be around 90% over SWAG(Scientific Wild A$$ Guess). I'm getting there.

Good luck with that con/destruction.
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:46 AM   #39 (permalink)
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well I looked and no skirts for me, the body shape just isn't there on the car. So it looks like i am going to just have to fill the tire gap in the wheel well and run some smoothies. I also was able to get a good look under the car and looks good for the belly pan. I have two frame rails the are about 8-10 inches away from the exhaust on both sides. So i will 1) attach something that spans the bridge then belly pan the whole thing. 2) just go from the frame rail to the out side of the body.

Now the grill block is a different story. The upper is not a problem I am Just going to duct tape it up and be done with it. The lower is different. the lower grill block is where 70% of my cooling venting is at on the car.



So I had some pipe wrap from this winter that I will attach to the bottom. then we will see how the temps do. you cant see in the picture but there is a piece of plastic that goes through the middle of the lower and then i has support plastic every 4 inches.


**EDIT** upper grill is now taped up and moon disc are on the way.

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Old 07-25-2011, 09:43 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Little Blue - '98 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool
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90 day: 44.75 mpg (US)

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90 day: 15.53 mpg (US)
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Thanked 45 Times in 29 Posts
Check my Ducted Radiator thread. I'm ducting only about 1/3 of my radiator, plus a tranny cooler with a half licence plate sized hole, and in the 107 degree temps it kept it all under 220, which is ideal for me because it keeps the fan off.
Ducting can create some perssure, were as just having an open hole that can vent to the ground or up and around the radiator is not as effective.

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