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Old 06-25-2020, 06:14 PM   #91 (permalink)
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This morning, I worked on my work work, while thinking about my car mods. Does that count?

At lunch, worked on my daughter's car with her.

Later, I got gas for the first time since March 16th! Ironically, it took that long because the pandemic has me working at home, but I forgot the hand sanitizer for the pump and didn't remember to clean my hands for a couple hours. What have I been in self quarantine for if that is gonna be my lax practice?!

Two demerits.

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Old 06-26-2020, 03:07 AM   #92 (permalink)
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Check the Tubes from the Turbo, there is a leak anywhere... The last weeks i rebuild the entire Engine. Quieter, more powerful and less gasoline hungry then before
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Old 06-27-2020, 02:10 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Created a new thread to share my 2020 results

Instead of working on the car, I decided to create a modification thread to share up on modifications and results.

"1999 Acura EL or Civic EX sedan - dropping Cd from 0.33 to below 0,20"

The car improvements over the 21 years I have this car went through 5 phases

1. Finding out the car was actually eco-friendly
2. Searching for means to repeat the best mileage reported
3. Mods inspired by products claims and performance magazines and forums
4. Mods inspired by solid advice : EricTheCarGuy and Autospeed.com (J.Edgar)
5. Aerodynamics mods supported by trials and monitoring data

The thread covers

Mechanical and aerodynamics modifications done to save gas

Modifications testing and instrumentation

Preliminary results for 2020

Using the “throttle stop” method to measure speed increase resulting of mod, results are when computing against the estimated Cd=0.34, for Acura EL 1.6 L, 1999

Adding all the estimated reductions per modification comes to 52,2 %

May be or may be not a real total reduction, if “may be” then means a new Cd= 0.17

Welcome to my mods thread!

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Old 06-27-2020, 04:05 PM   #94 (permalink)
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All I am doing today is teaching my daughter how to diagnose and repair a problem with her power braking system. Her 325i has a little pressure valve in the brake fluid reservoir. Explaining stuff like that to the rising undergrad aerospace engineer that she's becoming... kinda fun... more so if she remembers any of it. Haha
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:30 PM   #95 (permalink)
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Interior trim piece restoration on daughter's car, and also more "baby steps" with her repairing her power steering. Only got a few minutes for my car and did very little.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:04 AM   #96 (permalink)
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All I am doing today is teaching my daughter how to diagnose and repair a problem with her power braking system. Her 325i has a little pressure valve in the brake fluid reservoir. Explaining stuff like that to the rising undergrad aerospace engineer that she's becoming... kinda fun... more so if she remembers any of it. Haha
= beautiful father / daughter moments. Great when there are common interests!!
325i, nice car btw.

I'm preparing the car for a holiday to the south. There will be a lot of driving and hauling in mountainous area, so I go through the checklist. There is a LOT of luggage when you have two small children ... Nope, I don't expect miraculous consumption figures this time!
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:37 AM   #97 (permalink)
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Todays result is a (free) drop of 2 inches in the rear. Just under an inch in the front, unfortunately!

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Old 06-30-2020, 09:54 AM   #98 (permalink)
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^ Too bad the drop is at the expense of weight!


Hopefully your route is downhill both ways.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:49 AM   #99 (permalink)
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Hopefully your route is downhill both ways.
The holy grail for every hypermiler

Anyway, downhill I'll be singing "don't stop me now" from Queen and back uphill I'll sob along with "Mad World" from Gary Jules ...
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Old 07-01-2020, 10:52 PM   #100 (permalink)
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Did parasitic draw test and found 90 to 140 miliamps. That does not seem very significant, but maybe I will run it down. Would you?

Then I took this picture while listening to the Rolling Stones on the FM radio from Los Angeles.


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