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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
145k
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
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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

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Old 06-11-2008, 12:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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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:

nunablog.ca

http://www.foxfire-photo.com/

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