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Old 05-08-2012, 02:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
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In my case, I have to take the long look at what I am doing. I have no scangauge, no instant gratification, and I drive the truck sporadically. It takes me months to really accumulate enough data so I gave up on ABA testing. I just do things that are proven to help, sit back and enjoy the 'ride'. I'll make three changes to the truck in the course of the next tankful.
I choose to take the long look. I *don't* fill up my tank to the brim. I'm always going from 1/4 to 3/4 tank, which is what I did *before* Ecomodder. That makes for a lot of small fill-ups but I document that people should look at my 90 day average, not my tank to tank.

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:41 PM   #22 (permalink)
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But is the effect permanent? How soon will it take for the old habits to return without a conscious effort to to change them?
Totally understandable statement, but the placebo effect will still cause him/her to get those gains he was looking for. In others words a person will prove his mod worked even if he has too drive extra slow to do it, but unknowable to himself.
As you suggested If the driver was too lose interest his gains would disappear.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:56 PM   #23 (permalink)
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As you suggested If the driver was too lose interest his gains would disappear.
I agree wholeheartedly, with myself as an example.

That's the reason I'm trying to stray away from my normal lurking and actually get involved with the forum.

I've read other posts in the past that confirm this.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I agree wholeheartedly, with myself as an example.

That's the reason I'm trying to stray away from my normal lurking and actually get involved with the forum.

I've read other posts in the past that confirm this.
And your gas log (you ARE starting one, aren't you?) is part of that.

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