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Old 10-27-2007, 02:26 PM   #1
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Digital odometer and EO gliding

been trying engine off gliding last stretch home, and discovered my digital odometer quits w/ ignition turned off.

well, of course, gas is being saved, but what about my MPG benefit? bummer!

anyone else have this problem?

should i claim the EO miles? would have to estimate if so.
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When you EOC do you switch the ignition all the way to off and leave it off? Or switch to off then back to on? Switching it back on but not started keeps everything ticking
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If you use a kill switch to interrupt the fuel or ignition without turning off the key then the mileage counting should continue.
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When you EOC do you switch the ignition all the way to off and leave it off? Or switch to off then back to on? Switching it back on but not started keeps everything ticking
didn't think of that. thanks!
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If you use a kill switch to interrupt the fuel or ignition without turning off the key then the mileage counting should continue.
do you have a DIY link? couldn't find one. is it easy? very technical i'm not.
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It varies somewhat for each model. Here is what I put in my metro (and the rest of the thread us useful to):
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread....1008&page=2#34

I used the same switch in my saturn, but just put it in line with the FI (presumably Fuel Injection) fuse and didn't cut any existing wires.

An ignition kill switch is also popular.

It is pretty easy given some basic electrical skills.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:36 AM   #7
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It varies somewhat for each model. Here is what I put in my metro (and the rest of the thread us useful to):
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread....1008&page=2#34

I used the same switch in my saturn, but just put it in line with the FI (presumably Fuel Injection) fuse and didn't cut any existing wires.

An ignition kill switch is also popular.

It is pretty easy given some basic electrical skills.
good link. nice work w/pics. thanks.
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:33 PM   #8
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Yeah, now just make sure you have a strong battery, in most cases I always go one rating over.

It will be fine for some time, I wouldn't worry about replacing the battery until it needs it anyhow.
But when it does, for 4-6 cylinders I recommend 850-900cca's, for a V-8 you want 1,000cca one...

Otherwise one day your starter won't get you out of glide hehehe
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