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Old 08-15-2008, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been lurking for a couple of weeks (fresh off reading the ForkenSwift thread), and am ready to start modding!

I'm an IT Director (and returning college student) in Southern California.


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Old 08-15-2008, 04:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. What do you think your first project will be?
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Welcome to EM! I saw your garage and your planned kill-switch for the lonngggggg downhill took the words right out of my mouth.

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Old 08-15-2008, 05:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. What do you think your first project will be?
I'm going for an easy one first: a kill switch. Also, next week I need to tackle a slow clutch leak, as it prevents me from trying "pulse and glide." After that? I've had some kind of plug-in hybridization on the back of my mind for years--either an Etek motor coupled to the engine where the alternator is now, or a drop-down electric fifth wheel, or something.

Before my Honda was sidelined with a weak coil, I was averaging 26-27 mpg. Just slowing to 62-65 (in the right lanes, of course) and running my A/C in "P&G" mode bumped me up to over 30, and that includes climbing a 17.1 mile mountain route to get home each night. This whole hypermiling business is a nice outlet for my latent OCD. :-)


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