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Old 12-29-2011, 06:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello from Germany

Hello people,

I simply have applied here now, because I suspect here many people similarly thinking. I have already tried some ecomods and already achieved some pleasant results, too.
At present, I drive a Prius 2 and an old Hyundai with 7 seats (Santamo). Both are already modified easily.

As Teaser a video of the Santamo, driven with killswitch and start/stop . . .


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Old 12-30-2011, 09:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to ecomodder.

Some people here have moved the kill-switch to the gear lever.
It saves one hand movement per cycle.

How does it restart ?
It looks to be rather rough during the restart @ (near) standstill.
From what I've read here, most Pulse & Gliders bump the engine back on in top gear.
While you're still moving, I've seen you bump-start it as well.


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Your steering technique - or rather lack thereof - would give a driving instructor an instant heart attack !
Hand(s) on top of the wheel is called the Kaninchen (rabbit)-style here.

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Old 12-31-2011, 12:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm more amazed at his computer skills. How does one post a link in their very first post?


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Welcome to EM, kurzer

Your coasts are longer than I'd expect for a Santamo. What aeromods have you done (if any)?

I posted your film in the video thread so that it gets more attention.
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I'm more amazed at his computer skills. How does one post a link in their very first post?
Looks like embedding Youtube content is allowed despite the anti-spam measures.

I hope I didn't scare him away
Better steering technique also allows one to safely carry more speed through a corner, which helps keeping up the momentum.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Some people here have moved the kill-switch to the gear lever.
It saves one hand movement per cycle.
i considered that. but kabels at the gearlever are often moved and i wanted it failsafe.
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How does it restart ?
It looks to be rather rough during the restart @ (near) standstill.
it´s the normal elektric starter. watch the video anser with the daihatsu. there ist the restart installation and usage viewable.
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From what I've read here, most Pulse & Gliders bump the engine back on in top gear.
While you're still moving, I've seen you bump-start it as well.
indeed, in fakt i use bumpstart mutch more often, than the e-starter.
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Your steering technique - or rather lack thereof - would give a driving instructor an instant heart attack !
Hand(s) on top of the wheel is called the Kaninchen (rabbit)-style here.
don´t worry about that. i´m familiar with driving instructors and some steering techniques. at crusing speed this knowing is somwhat unneccecary, imho. maybe this is more your cup of tea?
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I'm more amazed at his computer skills. How does one post a link in their very first post?


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i´m glad, i managed it, but i don´t tell how.

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I posted your film in the hypermiling-technique-videos so that it gets more attention.
thx for crossposting, i will post some answers if neccecary.
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Welcome to EM, kurzer

Your coasts are longer than I'd expect for a Santamo. What aeromods have you done (if any)?
this is my actual (winter) setup:



as the video was recorded, the lower part was all open. notice the undertray and yes, it is still a hyundai.

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