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Old 11-03-2011, 10:13 PM   #1121 (permalink)
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Good for you! Saving gas even when it's not your own
I just hate it when the last car in a long string stops to let you pass, so when waiting at a crosswalk I pretend to be looking elsewhere.
Or when the second to last one stops fouling up the guy behind him. Then he floors it around that guy wasting more fuel.

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Old 11-05-2011, 12:33 AM   #1122 (permalink)
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...you consider Hucho's Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles book to be your bible.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:18 AM   #1123 (permalink)
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...you consider Hucho's Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles book to be your bible.
Or you read most of the pages on his website via Google Translate...
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:05 PM   #1124 (permalink)
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To the tune of "If I Only Had A Brain". (With apologies to Messrs. Arlen & Harburg.)

You know you're an Ecomodder
If you really can't be bothered
Because the neighbours say
That your car is lookin' frightful
'Cause your mileage is delightful
It's the Ecomodder way

It's aluminum and plastic
And a gooey kind of mastic
That didn't set quite right
It's your own divine creation
That goes breezin' past gas stations
It's what Ecomodders drive

I could go on, but I think that's quite enough.
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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:35 AM   #1125 (permalink)
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... Anything thicker than 5W30 is your enemy
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:17 AM   #1126 (permalink)
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:07 PM   #1127 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when...
... Anything thicker than 5W30 is your enemy
And you still look upon 5W30 as a thick oil


I've been searching for a 0W30 A5/B5 C1/C2 but it's almost like hen's teeth.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:27 PM   #1128 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:02 PM   #1129 (permalink)
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:03 AM   #1130 (permalink)
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You carry a 12 gal boat fuel tank in the back of your car cause your home gas is .10 cheaper than the one at your dad's 350 mi away.

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