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Old 11-18-2008, 11:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:08 AM   #22 (permalink)
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In my past life, I commissioned a Tourney of sorts for FE. Many of you may remember. I like the bracket idea. Much, much, simpler.

The game afoot! I just filled up, changed the oil and trans fluid + grille blocks and hood sealing. Hopefully it's enough to offset the cold weather. It's running hot -- tomorrow is supposed to be in the 60's! Coolant temps were getting high in the mid-40's, but FE has improved. The EBH is plugged in for tomorrow (on a timer, of course)

It's nice to finally be a participant after those many hours of management...

Thanks Matt!

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Old 11-19-2008, 03:01 AM   #23 (permalink)
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good to hear youve got the vehicle greased up for the tourney! this should be fun!! ecomodder is about great mpgs and we should have fun while we are promoting great mpgs.

ill admit i didnt take into consideration the location of ecomodders....east or west....winter or not so much winter. but it is a factor for sure. this tournament should be a good test of all factors given the parity and handicapps between the 16 competitors...vehicles...location...and what the winter drivers do to prepare their vehicles for cooler temps

mods...daily commute...highway vs city...engine block heaters...on and on...builder against builder. when snow hits it could get ugly!

bottom line...put your best right foot forward and pull your best mpgs!

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Old 11-19-2008, 07:37 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm the northern most ecomodder! That's a great idea though I will probably not make it very far in the contest with such temperature. I fill roughly a tank per month in the TDI and the current one will not be so great with no highway driving at all. But I'm nonetheless thrilled by this competition! Even if I make it past the first round, my car won't as I'm selling it for parts. Are we allowed to swap vehicle in this case? The deal is pretty much done and starting next week I should be driving a 2000 Jetta TDI, same engine, but different turbo and body. FE should remain pretty much the same.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:24 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:29 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Great idea Matt. I look forward to seeing who can push their way to the top!
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:19 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Sweet! :-D We'll see how well this tank goes; just filled up Monday and I've had one 60* day and this morning was 28*.

Gotta get that MPGuino installed and I need to check my tire pressure...
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:12 AM   #28 (permalink)
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just when it snowed.

does the tank i filled up on this morning count?
i will fill up again saturday.....

this should be fun
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tasdrouille brough up a factor I didn't think about... how long do we plan on taking this contest? He fills up once a month... I fill up one a week/week-and-a-half...

How will the time gap effect the scoring? Will all of round 2 start once the last ecomodder has submitted a round 1 tank?
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:37 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Sean, it looks like it's a 4 tanks single elimination contest. You basically just run 4 tanks and your job is done.

The contest will last at most the sum of the time it takes for the slowest tank of each round.

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