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Old 08-16-2008, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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PC Magazine article on gas-saving techniques

OK, I'm a geek. I read PC Magazine. The September issue (which isn't even available online yet at pcmag.com), has an interesting article entitled "Save Gas the Geek Way".

It lists 8 ways to save gas,and mentions Ecomodder.com several times! Kudos guys!

Method 5): Track your gas use (using a SG). Word.

Method 6): Know your car's health. "Using a diagnostic device, such as a the CarMD, can tell you exactly what's wrong with your car - including what could be dragging down your gas mileage..." . What's this all about? Does this thing do more than the SG's scan mode?

Method 7): Replace your engine computer chip. "Replacing your car engine's main management chip can increase FE and boost performance." Huh? Are they talking about the ECU? They reference a site called LifeTips.com . Anybody ever look into this?

Method 8) Ecomod your car! "Ecomodding (or ecotuning) is a buzzword for modifying your car or driving style to get bleeding-edge FE. At Ecomodder.com you can learn about adding aerodynamic components (such as a sleek truck cap pr wheel skirts) and get tips for 'hypermiling'..."

Good press!
But, I'm curious about Methods 6 and 7. Any clues?

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Old 08-16-2008, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the page in doc format but its too big of a file for the attachment.
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There's a link to it online somewhere, but I've lost it...

Oh wait, FF3 had it: 8 Geeky Ways to Save Gas - Reviews by PC Magazine
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice. I think they could have put some better tips in the article, but at least they do reference this site so people can learn more here. Great press for this site indeed.

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