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Old 06-16-2015, 04:11 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Or indeed reconnect when you shut the engine off in a queue.

That us because Bluetooth is sh*t.
The biggest reason for me wanting to install a kill switch.

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Old 06-22-2015, 06:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Im not really confortable with engine off coasting. Especially since i will do a lot of city travel.
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driving > mods as far as improvement goes. instrumentation helps a LOT also. if you have an obd2 vehicle(96+ in the US) you can get an obd2 bluetooth adapter DIRT CHEAP that will link to a smart phone and tell you a great deal of info on your vehicle. its a good start

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Amazon.com: mini small v1.5 Bluetooth Mini Small Interface OBD2 Scanner Adapter Torque Android: Automotive

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l.torque&hl=en
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I guess the smooth wheel covers are something to look for. I havent seen those where i live. Also the lowering and the rear wheel skirts are something i can try out. Also the next oil change i get something thinner like 5w30 and maybe mix it with 5w40
i tried 0w20 and 5w20 synthetic in my 90 civic hatchback and it lead to noticeable pinging/detonation at low rpms. maybe high rpms too but it was harder to hear. the oil does a LOT of the cooling for the top end in those motors. however, it may be different for other cars. just a little cautionary tale
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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driving > mods as far as improvement goes. instrumentation helps a LOT also. if you have an obd2 vehicle(96+ in the US) you can get an obd2 bluetooth adapter DIRT CHEAP that will link to a smart phone and tell you a great deal of info on your vehicle. its a good start

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Amazon.com: mini small v1.5 Bluetooth Mini Small Interface OBD2 Scanner Adapter Torque Android: Automotive

Smart phone app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l.torque&hl=en
We did this, experience ranges from superb to absolute cr@p.

Bluetooth sucks. Totally.
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Old 10-10-2015, 11:35 AM   #16 (permalink)
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A few weeks later it is not going any better, its like it wont get better mpgs unless you go a really long highway trip
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A few weeks later it is not going any better, its like it wont get better mpgs unless you go a really long highway trip
Agreed. It's all about engine warmth + neutral coasting.

When driving my 2006 1.4l VW Polo around town (~2 miles each direction) I average a poor 28 MPG (US). I drove 350 miles this weekend and averaged a MUCH better 46 MPG (US) by practicing P&G.

For example, accelerating to 60 mph then coasting in neutral (engine on) to 50 mph. Rise and repeat for most of the journey

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