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Old 06-13-2019, 09:46 PM   #241 (permalink)
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:37 AM   #242 (permalink)
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Well, can't win them all... lol. Rest of it got a little warped. Look around the 250 mile mark for it to die. Intake temps were reporting over 140 F. Otherwise, it held 120-130 with ease on hot side, dropped under 100 quickly when adjusted to cold.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:43 AM   #243 (permalink)
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OK, made my LONG trip. I didn't log the trip there, but on the way back, my stats were:
Distance: 733.3 miles
Track time: 14:30:57 (forgot to turn off when I got home, so probably 14h even)
Average Moving Speed: 52.7mph
Elevation loss: -26,907
Elevation gain: 23,848
Distance Downhill: 78.89 miles
Distance Uphill: 71.42 miles
Min Altitude: 2,200 ft
Max Altitude: 8,451 ft
Max Speed: 78.5 mph

Home is about 2,200 ft altitude and the travel desination was 5,300 ft.

50/55 psi in the tires. Kept the speed around 55mph (though I targetted 60mph where I could) and tried to keep 50mph the lowest I go (though some brutal uphills got me down into the 30's, but those were short lived). Lean burn as often as possible and was the vast majority of the time. Obviously, there were points where the speed limit took me down as low as 30mph through some of the towns, but most of it was highway/interstate.

Anywho, see the pics for my to, from, and total MPG. I'm not complaining.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:02 AM   #244 (permalink)
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:03 AM   #245 (permalink)
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:10 AM   #246 (permalink)
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Downhill?
Probably. That or engine on, AC on, no throttle, in a gear. AC adds a lot of engine braking (not breaking, lol) power on those long, steep downhills and when you are already sunburned and the sun is blasting through your windshield... it's a welcome treat.

(That's THE only time I used AC. It's amazing how dedicated I am to this MPG game in my Insight. I can't bring myself to go fast for the sake of time or AC for the sake of comfort due to the MPG loss! Even though it was over 90*F and shade was a myth.)

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Old 06-18-2019, 11:30 AM   #249 (permalink)
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Well, can't win them all... lol. Rest of it got a little warped. Look around the 250 mile mark for it to die. Intake temps were reporting over 140 F. Otherwise, it held 120-130 with ease on hot side, dropped under 100 quickly when adjusted to cold.
Maybe just buy one of these and replace the wax element with your control cable?
https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...ake-27400.html

Another option: cut a 2" hole in your cat heat shield and bolt this valve over the hole:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/o...yABEgL9kvD_BwE

Then run your flex heater hose to a simple PVC wye.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-PVC...0HD2/100677986

Although that will get you at best a little better than 50% hot air mixed with ambient.
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:39 PM   #250 (permalink)
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Maybe just buy one of these and replace the wax element with your control cable?
https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...ake-27400.html

Another option: cut a 2" hole in your cat heat shield and bolt this valve over the hole:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/o...yABEgL9kvD_BwE

Then run your flex heater hose to a simple PVC wye.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-PVC...0HD2/100677986

Although that will get you at best a little better than 50% hot air mixed with ambient.
That's a way to go about it! Currently, I'm mulling over buying this spool of filament, which should take the heat... in theory.

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