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Old 02-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Your testimonial doesn't do much for me. I hate to burst your bubble, but my mom has a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS that I often drive and get 24-26 mpg in combined city/rural road use. EPA rating in your Crown Victoria, not 18.7 or 19.6 etc., but exactly 19 MPG. Compare Side-by-Side
We have a 2000 lincon town car, same idea as the crown vic.
Click the to the left of this text to see the fuel logs.
It bounces between 16 and 21 MPG, and is driven in mostly stop and go traffic with average speeds around 25mph.
20MPG+ comes from highway trips where we are not going easy on the throttle.

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:19 PM   #152 (permalink)
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In keeping with the Carl Sagan test: "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." I expand that statement to: "scientific claims require scientific evidence," meaning don't just make a claim, show the scientific evidence supporting that claim that was produced following the scientific method of rigorous test and confirmation retest.
 
Old 02-08-2013, 06:06 PM   #153 (permalink)
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Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.
Didn't you read his post? He's the pastor of some church! We should just take his extraordinary claims on faith! LOL
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A man of the cloth would never try to pull the wool over... ah, never mind.
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Use caution... the envalve website made my firewall go ape s&*$....

Here is a thread about it on LS1 tech
Hmm? Envalve eliminates excess blow by? - LS1TECH

IMO I don't see how a PCV valve is going to improve fuel economy unless the one it is replacing is clogged in which case you can save $50 and replace the valve with an OEM replacement.
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Replacing my PCV valve with a functional one netted me 3 MPG since it was causing the engine to burn oil and mess with the O2 sensors and EGR system.

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