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Old 09-29-2007, 06:16 PM   #11
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Welcome to GS! As diamondlarry says, the ScanGauge will get you going bigtime. 1996 was the first year that the OBDII protocol became mandatory, so your Windstar will be compatible. Are you optimizing your kid-trips to keep the engine warm? What are your typical commutes?

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Well my trips are mostly hyway. About 20miles each way, and only about 4/5 of that not hyway.
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Well my trips are mostly hyway. About 20miles each way, and only about 4/5 of that not hyway.
Ok. In addition to all the driving techniques, you may want to look into an engine block heater for the winter months. Here are two threads :

Block heaters - 08/21/2007
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=4786

Engine Block Heater Success - 01/22/2006
http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=424

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