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Old 09-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #1631 (permalink)
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Ha! I log mine with my phone before I leave the station
1. Pull up to same pump I always use, unlatch fuel door
2. Insert fuel nozzle a very specific way, pump at the same lowest flow setting
3. Pull out smartphone, load ecomodder garage fuel log
4. Monitor gallons used intensely, with fingers ready to enter in the numbers!

You know your an Ecomodder if... You are the only person at the gas station performing a celebratory fist pump as you complete your MPG calculations


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Old 09-20-2013, 04:00 PM   #1632 (permalink)
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I had two you know your an ecomodder moments today

First was on the way to work (5:15 am) a board State cop pulls me over (first time ever) and asks what kind of car mine is as she "could not tell if the car matched the plate". Sounds to me like she (and partner) were board on their way back to the post (it was a mile from the post) and decided to see what my car was about. I think she described a great EM'ed car without knowing it!

She could not believe that my car was over 60 MPG till I pointed to my SG and showed the tank average She asked if it was legal and I said as far as I know. She then gives me back my info and said she hoped I would not be late for work. Then as I pulled of she did a u turn and headed back to the post.



The second one of the day was on my way home I turn on to my road (a mile or so from my house and see a bunch of people on the side of the road with parade floats, I had to wait for on coming traffic so I asked where the parade was forming up to go, and I get asked where in the parade I was ! I had to tell the high school age gal that I was not in their parade and she was like cool car

Good bookends to a Friday work commute's
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:39 PM   #1633 (permalink)
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you slowly prowl around home repair stores examining random items that could make useful ecomods.
I do this ALL THE TIME! So true... so true.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:22 PM   #1634 (permalink)
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When you turn onto a quiet side road, see a Model A in the distance. You are sort of interested in seeing it close up, but that car is traveling faster than you want to go, so
the gap never closes, you don't see that car again, but you are uncontrollably smiling to yourself!!!
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:05 AM   #1635 (permalink)
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YKYAEM if: You see different model cars on the road and think oh hey it's so and so! Oh, wait...

Because when I see a Metro, I think of MetroMPG, an Insight: HyperMileQC, etc. When I saw a Forester the other day, I immediately thought hey it's Bacon, Xist is in town!
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:30 AM   #1636 (permalink)
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Too funny. I do that all the time! There's one old guy in town with a Tempo (last one left!), and to me, it's Frank Lee.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:36 AM   #1637 (permalink)
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:59 PM   #1638 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when ...

you're happy to find a local gas station is being broken up, as it'll become "your" CNG station when the refurbishment is done
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:52 AM   #1639 (permalink)
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YKYAEI every time a pickup truck goes by with it's tailgate down or off, you think, "Poor guy! Probably doesn't even know any better."
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:53 PM   #1640 (permalink)
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