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Old 03-08-2008, 07:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting the details! I am most interested.

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Any update on the results, after your latest coroplast addition?
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Any update on the results, after your latest coroplast addition?
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:26 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Mods like these are difficult to measure separately so I can't say if there is a difference. But as a whole, I believe that everything I have done is worth about 3 MPG at 60 MPH. The easiest way to get a direct comparison would be to use a non-modded car as a control and run tests on the highway and compare the results. Maybe we could do something like that at hybridfest.
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I installed my hybrideffects.com grille block today. I noticed a quicker warm up, but the normal operating temperature remained at 186F at 48F ambient. It is raining here so I can't quantify any FE gains at this point.

For reference, this is a coroplast version on my old Del Sol from a few years ago.
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nice work, I would to see your coefficient drag after such modifications.
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Hybrid Grille Block



Do not they make clear duct tape? Photo shop on pic 1 ease.

I am interested in knowing if the car handles better and the fuel milage change. Great job Dan! Thanks

http://www.hybrideffects.com/catalog...ects/pd1271677

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I used a bead of clear RTV for installation.

As soon as it stops raining here I will get a better idea about any FE benefits. In the morning my water temp usually takes 5 minutes to reach 157F. Now it takes 3 1/2 minutes. FE in the first 5 minutes went from 45 to 50MPG. So far the warmest ambient has been 55F and I show no difference in max water temp, 186F.

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