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Old 07-29-2011, 07:05 PM   #41 (permalink)
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ok I looked that up. the main differance is in your lower grill the cross mesh is up front. mine it is at least 4-6 inches back so it would take a little more work for me. things to look at this weekend

But it is Friday and I did my weekly ritual... gas, barley based beverage, smokes. this week i will wait for your numbers before i post mine.

next week we will see if I get any change, my moon disk's came in!!!!!! Going to paint them up to look like regular hub caps.


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Old 07-29-2011, 08:30 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Well, my fill this week was 52.25, which was greater than my 90 day, however it bumped a 55 which causes the 90 to go down It's ok though, because there are a couple sub 50's that will be bumped in the coming weeks. You can check my fuel log for details. I've been studying where I can gain and where I loose mpg, in an effort to improve mpg's without investment. 55 is probably the best I can do right now, but I'll probably average around 52-53 thru the summer.

Could you please edit your post to mispell Bear, it keeps setting of the security watchdogs on the work computers so I can't see this thread.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:19 PM   #43 (permalink)
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ok fixed that word for ya....
' I got me a 59.11 this week. I got my moon disk's in and will be ordering a digital tach, vacuum, temp gauges this week. so i can do the same thing and see where i can gain and where i loose mpg. i already have the MPGuino but not connected yet. so in a few weeks I will be doing a lot of wiring. So anymore instruments ANYONE can think of please let me know. I thought about adding a volt gauge and then adding an alternator kill switch to get more MPG.

I also have a week off in Aug so that is when i will work on my belly pan. I want my 60mpg bad!!!! But if EOC gets me 59.11 with just an upper grill block for the mods. I wonder what my max will end up being? still in the pipe:

all gauges
belly pan
tygen style grill block/Ducted Radiator
LRR tires
moon disk's
sealed panel gaps
tire splats (small)
fill in the tire gap because I cant do skirts

And once i find a good inside mirror I can do the mirror delete.

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Old 08-01-2011, 12:44 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I don't think you will need any more mods to reach 60mpg, just the MPGuino. It will be the key ingrediant, but will take a few weeks to calibrate.

The sky is the limit with EOC, I'd bet you could get over 100mpg
Check here: Old Reliable to get an idea of what is possible...

You got a nice list of mods in the pipe. If your gonna go LRR tires, then you gotta get the Bridgestone RE92 165/65x14's. IMHO, they are the best. Not a great tire by normal peoples standards, but you will coast much better.

You should really try to make some rear wheel skirts, they are very beneficial.

I'm gonna have a short fill this week with minimal traffic because I am traveling. I think it will help the average
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:37 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I figure 2 more fills to get up with you guys, even if I get the mid 60s I'm predicting for this tank. I agree about the Potenza RE92s. My fuel log shows a constant incline since I got mine(currently running them at 56psi). The 165/65R14 is the only LRR size of that tire, however, and you might want to call/order ahead to get them. My local shop had to ship them in.

P.S. I've had 3 trips, in a row, to work, at 102mpg.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:17 PM   #46 (permalink)
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well its friday and did my usual. and I got my gas and got the paper then came home and added it to my fuel log.....



I REACHED MY GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 60MPG

I honestly think that this heat box of over 100 degree heat played a lot into it. Plus I did started pulling back my EOC location and gliding longer. Found that I where I am now (this week) in the glide is about pushing the limit with the other drivers behind me. If it is just me and no one else then its a different story. I found that my glide can be a distance of 1 mile going from from 55mpg to 25mph.

Cant wait till my vacation me and the boy are MODDING!!!
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:40 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:29 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:34 PM   #49 (permalink)
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You needed to go two more miles!!! That would have drove me nuts
BTW, I can't believe a '94 Corolla has only 22K on it. My '98 Escort has 294K.

My fill this week was 50.77, replacing a 50.73, so only a slight bump. I think parking at the airport for a week caused some significant evaporation because this was not a tipical tank, or I got a big overfill.....Either way, the next two weeks will be replacing sub 50mpg tanks, so I have a great chance here to pick up some significant ground.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:53 PM   #50 (permalink)
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didnt notice that.... till now. thats creepy. and the people I bought it from thought that the odo was broke. But when i went for a test drive I noticed it move.

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