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Old 04-04-2008, 11:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My brother owned a 98 altima 5spd. It got totaled last year. I used a for a highway trip once. I posted a thread on GS about it but here is the text.

I had to make an emergency trip to TN tuesday. My saturn needed some maintenance and the tires mounted so I borrowed my brothers altima. Specs for the car are

1998 altima GXE
fresh tune up including synthetic oil and ntk o2 sensors
5 speed
new yokohama trz's at 46psi
HAI (still being tweeked)
aluminum foil on the o2 sensors
cold front on the radiator
scangauge 2

Best tank
653.6 miles 18.10 gallons 36.1mpg target cruise speed was 65-67mph.

current tank scangauge reading is 32.3 should be within 3% using cruise control at 74mph.

numbers were taken using a full top off. I mean it won't hold anymore! The listed capacity of the tank is actually 16 gallons LOL

After lots of tank to tank testing the HAI simply doesn't work in this car. After about 50 miles the ECU will adjust fuel and timing to negate any improvements. I WAI in the winter months might show some gains. Its a shame because it was a neat HAI. Here's a pic

2002 Saturn SL
sohc + 5spd = 50mpg
mod pics see link below


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Old 06-11-2008, 12:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Arctic? Southern Canada? I'm curious, if you feel like telling a story.

Somehow I missed this thread when you posted it, so - a belated "welcome".
I missed this comment as well, basically I got a job working in an isolated community called Igloolik in the Territory of Nunavut (2200 km North West of Ottawa). I lived there for 2 years and relocated back to Saskatchewan as my wife and I are expecting our 1st child any day now.

Living up there was an experience to say the least, a snapshot for you guys:

- Milk was $8.00 for 2L, I even saw a watermelon for $50.00. We ordered our major supplies and food every August and it came by barge.

- The community was fly in only, flights were $2700/person from Ottawa to Igloolik.

- In summer we had 24 hour daylight and from Nov - Feb was 24 hours of darkness, we would not even see the sun during this time.

A few cool links here as well:



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