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Old 07-01-2008, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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new here with a '95 mazda protege

Just here to see what others have done with older style proteges, and see what I can do, in terms of mods and better driving habits. Already get over 37 M.P.G. but would love to push it farther somehow.

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Old 07-01-2008, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice job! Those are pretty good numbers so far, but I'm sure you can break into the 40s.

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Old 07-01-2008, 05:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to EcoModder. Another guy here just joined with a Protege
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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right after I made this initial post, I filled up the tank for the first time since having my a/c compressor decommissioned (as its pulley was completely defunct), and replacing the serpentine belt with a smaller one that just turns the alternator. My 191 miles to 4.2 gallons means that I got 45 MPG??? Seems too good to be true... Did I just misread my odometer, or would the belt switch make that much of a difference? I guess I'll find out after my next fill up....
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Even with the compressor not running, it still sucks power. I can believe it.

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