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Old 01-08-2008, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello from Brad Perth Australia

I have registered after being notified that this is the new forum. It looks really cool. From advice from the Yahoo group I took off my cars sunvisor and blocked the air inlets at the front and got around 5% improvement at 100Km/h. I am still recording fuel use/distance travelled. Am watching the temperature gauge closely over this summer to see if the radiator requires more cooling air. So far so good.

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Old 01-08-2008, 01:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Neat to have another australian on the board! What's the temperature like these days?

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Old 01-08-2008, 09:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi, Brad. The sun visor you removed - was this mounted outside the car?

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Greetings and Salutations,
I am sure everyone would like to know what your driving, plan on driving and so forth. I know I would.
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Old 01-08-2008, 06:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome from me as well.
Always good to see another Aussie here.
I hope the fires in WA are not anywhere near you.
Temps here are hot as well 41 C (about 105 F) today with more hotness on the way.

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Old 04-17-2008, 11:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Brad's Ford Falcon Station wagon

I drive a 1993 Ford Station Wagon.4.0 Litre 6 cylinder motor.
The motor is standard ex factory with no mods
I blanked the air intakes and took off the externally fitted sunvisor from the windscreen. Both these actions have given me an average 5% gain in fuel economy. On a long country drive eg 400km round trip the improvement in fuel economy is about 10%.

I want to trade to a smaller engined vehicle, but do not want to lose too much cargo carrying capacity. Any ideas from anyone who had done the downsizing exercise?

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Old 04-18-2008, 08:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard! I also join just recently and hope to learn more from everyone and anyone who will share the knowledge.

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