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Old 12-19-2010, 05:14 PM   #51 (permalink)
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It's so warm! It's 24°F out right now. Aero drag and rolling resistance are down, I'm lean burning in 5th gear, I can actually sort of almost get assist and regen out of my battery, and the fuel economy is through the roof! It's so nice that I should probably be doing some work outside.

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Old 12-19-2010, 05:24 PM   #52 (permalink)
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It's so warm! It's 24°F out right now. Aero drag and rolling resistance are down, I'm lean burning in 5th gear, I can actually sort of almost get assist and regen out of my battery, and the fuel economy is through the roof! It's so nice that I should probably be doing some work outside.
Just don't overuse your A/C...
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...that the marker froze up before he/she could write that "n".
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Just don't overuse your A/C...
Hah! Funny you should mention that, though. The mod I just installed (during this warm spell) replaces my climate control's ambient temperature sensor with a resistor that always reads 40°C. Now the climate control system should be less likely to interfere with the affairs of the IMA system.
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It's so cold that when you open your car in the morning...



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Dude, please tell me that is NOT your car!!!! That would be a horrid thing to deal with!
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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Dude, please tell me that is NOT your car!!!! That would be a horrid thing to deal with!
It's not that bad, especially when it's cold enough that nothing melts. It all cleans up with a snow brush. The problem is that you'll have condensation and frost on the inside of the glass until you can get the seats and carpets completely dry. You either need to run the car's heater for a few hours... or leave two windows open an inch overnight.

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