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Old 01-06-2014, 07:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm not talking about idling it, just how long it takes to get to operating temperature while driving. Fuel consumption is very poor until the fluid temp gets to maybe 160 degrees.

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Old 01-06-2014, 07:57 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm not talking about idling it, just how long it takes to get to operating temperature while driving. Fuel consumption is very poor until the fluid temp gets to maybe 160 degrees.
oh ok btw check out the air dam on the hybrid version,, ill b doing this asap
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Winter hit my tank badly too... I'm still on my september 15th tank and I'm at ~650 mi. 73.5 mpg on the fcd. It was in the 90 mpg range before winter came and destoyed it .
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My HCH might light up the fifth bar on the engine temp gauge. All summer long, five bars. Winter, five, maybe. Maybe.

Coasting downhill with the defrost on, it drops to two.

Three degrees outside, and my mileage is way down, probably a good five mpg, maybe more. Anything under 35 degrees outside, the auto idle shutoff just goes away.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:59 AM   #25 (permalink)
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On my way to work I kept all of my fans off leaving the heat in the engine and it was up to proper temp in no time. Once it exceeded temps I just slammed on the fan and temps went down to fun
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If it's only a little cold I'll leave the heater fans off, but if the moisture from my breath starts to freeze on the inside of the windows, I give up
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I bought and successfully installed a grid charger and it both worked on the first try and improved the car. On the heels of that success maybe now - or rather, shortly after it thaws - is the time to order and install a block heater, while Sweetie is still impressed by my brilliance. Sweetie would be tickled to have a car that was warm when it started, not once it was five miles down the road.

And I would get some of my mpg's back.
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Oweee! Winter mileage continues to suck epically.

I filled up this evening (first time since Dec.) ... and for my troubles saw my worst tank fuel economy since 2006, back in the days when I didn't know a pulse from a glide.

4.5 L/100 km / 52 mpg (US) over 683 km / 424 mi.

My magical magnetic wheel discs will fix that right up, I'm sure.
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...plowing through DENSER air (like plowing through snow) is gonna take it's toll...and when combined with slushy roads, the MPG-o-meter really takes a dive!
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Yes, this winter is the worst I've had since I started ecodriving. My most recent tank was a struggle and ended up just less than 40mpg. Terrible.

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