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Old 06-23-2009, 07:40 PM   #11
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The diesel example is the most far out- how would a bad ground have any effect on a diesel (assuming they have mechanical pop off type injectors and an engine driven injection pump)?

Except maybe the engine wouldn't crank as fast or the glow plugs wouldn't help it start quite as fast on a cold day...
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:48 PM   #12
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I think my eyes are bleeding after looking at those ads...
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:52 AM   #13
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Either that '69 Chevelle was in bad need of a tune up or built to the max if it only got 7 MPG. If I remember correctly the '69 Chevelle came with a 327 CID engine which should have been good for about 16-18 MPG in normal driving and probably wouldn't have been extremely hard to raise those numbes a little with carful driving techniques.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:51 AM   #14
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so it sounds like nobody is going to try them? maybe with a little hypermiling you would get and extra 30mpg! also increased headlight brightness and better radio quality it can't get better then that.
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It's about in the 5% area any gains, if you get more, your factory grounds were way beyond toast and/or you had other issues. Just improving the grounds all through makes the alternator have to work less hard, the slight headlamp flicker and radio crackle is signs of energy being wasted.

Northern cars over 5 years old will probably run a tonne better with doubled up and extra grounds, Southern cars, not so much.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:43 AM   #17
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It's about in the 5% area any gains, if you get more, your factory grounds were way beyond toast and/or you had other issues. Just improving the grounds all through makes the alternator have to work less hard, the slight headlamp flicker and radio crackle is signs of energy being wasted.

Northern cars over 5 years old will probably run a tonne better with doubled up and extra grounds, Southern cars, not so much.
while the ad is clearly a huge joke, there is some truith to having bad grounds

in short: you can never have enough, the factory grounds are usually good enough but they can and do get dirty and corroded under them. i take a metal brush in a drill and take off each ground wire i can find and give it a spin(both part its bolted to and the cable itself where it contacts) so its clean shiney metal.

the s-10 didnt see any difference, the chevette seemed to run a tad smoother (it was repainted and noone bothered to clean the paint away from the firewall and radiator support of paint, it was just grounding along the bolt threads)

it cant hurt anything so you might as well especially older vehicles.
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