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Old 02-06-2015, 01:05 AM   #251 (permalink)
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Hook up your rear windshield sprayer to spray vegetable oil or paint thinner, and face it backwards hehehehehehehehh. Someone flicks their brights at you and kablooie!! I'm kidding of course.
I'm seriously considering a momentary contact brake light switch on the dash for tailgaters, that way I can suggest they change lanes without messing up my current trip numbers (for retards that come in too hot)! Closing in too fast? Brake light! Brake light! brake light! And I won't have to lose any speed or momentum. ..
It will probably happen. I'm that guy.

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Old 02-06-2015, 01:57 AM   #252 (permalink)
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I'm seriously considering a momentary contact brake light switch on the dash for tailgaters, that way I can suggest they change lanes without messing up my current trip numbers (for retards that come in too hot)! Closing in too fast? Brake light! Brake light! brake light! And I won't have to lose any speed or momentum. ..
It will probably happen. I'm that guy.

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LOLOLO!!!! Funny thing is I'm fairly sure it will work too.
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:58 AM   #253 (permalink)
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I'll put one in Skiddy over the weekend. I'll be in the garage anyway.

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Old 02-06-2015, 07:22 AM   #254 (permalink)
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I'm seriously considering a momentary contact brake light switch on the dash for tailgaters,
I don't know what kind of brake switch you have, but if you have or fit an older type (not the new pressure switches) they can be adjusted to come on if you just breathe on the pedal. Safer that way too.
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I don't know what kind of brake switch you have, but if you have or fit an older type (not the new pressure switches) they can be adjusted to come on if you just breathe on the pedal. Safer that way too.

I'm not sure about the brake switch either but I'd do the dashboard switch before the adjustment at the pedal for fear or getting pulled over for "two footing "- accelerating while showing brake lights. That would be my luck, pulling away from a cop with my brake lights on!

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Once upon a time my GF's dad replaced the dead backup light switch in her POS with a toggle under the steering column. I used it once or twice.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:59 AM   #257 (permalink)
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Update: 2/6/2015 - Tire Woes + 0W oil + EG6 Corners + EM Banner + Cardboard + New Phone

Hello all. A bit of an update to give on the thread.

I ran over a screw on the highway a couple weeks back. It was the front left tire. Luckily, I was able to get to a safe spot and perform some tire surgery. Took the tire to Discount Tire and the patched and plugged it for free, mounted and balanced the tire. My favorite tire company, for reasons such as these. They always treat me well.









Also, switched out to Mobil 1 0w-20 oil. Despite having an older and slightly worn engine, the Ow oil has netted me about a 2 mpg gain, according to my MPGuino, versus the 5W-30 Mobil oil that I ran previously in similar weather. I can feel the difference in my foot as well. The car is operating much more smoothly at cruising speeds. Super smoothe, actually. Now, for acceleration/torque, I believe I have lost a bit of power. My assumption is that the slightly worn rings are not sealing as well with the lighter weight oil. It's OK for my build/goals though, as my emphasis here is not on power, but on getting up to speed and coasting with the least effort possible. I'm not (at this point) worried about negative ramifications to the engine. I've been running it about 4 weeks now with no issues/ill side effects. Got my 5-gallon jug at Wally World for about $22. Give it a shot!


What do we have here?!




Ordered some EG6-replica corners off of Ebay. Came all the way from Latvia, and took about 2 weeks to arrive. They are Depo brand, a name I have come to trust. My first corners from ealier in the thread (Vision brand) did not look the true part. These are "legit" EG6 replicas, in that their IS indeed an amber reflector built into the inner housing, and that their is a black outline to the peremiter of the corner underneath the lense. My vision corners did not have the black outline, and ended up looking very cheap.







Fellow EcoModder Victor (vrmouseyd15b) shipped me back a tool I lended him, and was kind enough to send me an EcoModder vinyl banner. It will go on the front windshield very soon. Not only will it help with spreading the word about "Eco", but it will also act as a barrier against sun-glare, since I don't have sun visors in the car anymore




Also, I picked up a VERY large piece of cardboard at my part-time job. So, my mock-ups for the DonkeyCRX rear-end aero may begin this weekend

Finally, you may noticed a difference in the quality of the first few pics on this post versus the last. I was due for an "upgrade" and snagged an iPhone 6 Plus. Yes sir! I love it, and the camera is "dope".

Until next time, thanks for EcoTuning in!
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:50 PM   #258 (permalink)
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That was just a warning sticker, I hope. They always gotta kick a brother when he's down. ..

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Old 02-06-2015, 11:52 PM   #259 (permalink)
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I'm confused, was that sticker because you parked it with the tire off? Wat?
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:31 AM   #260 (permalink)
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Looking good man! I love the look of the eg6 replica corners. Might have to pick some up for myself in the future.

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