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Old 11-19-2006, 07:11 PM   #21
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109 MPG run /32.1 miles /38 MPH AVG/ 61 MPH max/ TEMP 25

Almost too good to be true. I know metro got 133mpg one time. But +100mpg in subfreezing temps!?!

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kickflipjr,One place or another I have told everybody everything. Find a reply I gave to LxMike on my 101MPG post. Check what I just wrote philmcneal on this page. Look thru my ramblings on the threads I have up.

I will always try to help anyone I can. If you have specific questions, just ask them. I will try to help as much as I can. I have not done anything very complicated. Some of the best are very easy.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:23 PM   #22
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If I had that kind of cash, my EV would be finished, registered, and road-legal.

But the idea of building a super-efficient car, using something akin to what you have as a base, is appealing.
And cheaply. I honestly have not done terribly much, have just gotten a lot of results for what I did do. I believe I need every thing I have and most or all of it is absolutely critical. If you decide to do something similar I will help however I can. ZX2 P.S. Read the replies above and on my other threads.
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:16 AM   #23
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[quote=kickflipjr]109 MPG run /32.1 miles /38 MPH AVG/ 61 MPH max/ TEMP 25

Almost too good to be true. I know metro got 133mpg one time. But +100mpg in subfreezing temps!?!

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Old 11-20-2006, 06:50 AM   #24
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kickflipjr, On my 110 MPG thread I have put a link to all the CO ZX2 posts I have made since I've been here. Maybe you will find something you can use. CO ZX2
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Thread bump... CO ZX2 added more info in the first post of the thread. Go there.
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:29 AM   #26
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Hello viewers. This is Co ZX2. Thanks for looking. I first put up this thread 11/19/2006. Since then there have been 645 viewers of this page.

Why don't you all register with Gassavers then you can put in your 2 cents worth on this page and any others that you care to. You can comment, make suggestions, bring up topics, ask for help and much more. It's free.

I looked at Gassavers for about a month and a half before I registered. Nothing to it. I received help and info from other members that would have taken me a while to find out by myself. You will find them a friendly bunch.

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Old 12-27-2006, 08:48 AM   #27
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Cool thread, I am a ZX2 owner too and would like to improve my mpg. Are there any other mods you uses other then the Aero mods you listed in thte original post?
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:45 AM   #28
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Been wondering where the ZX2 owners were hiding. Beo, glad you dropped in.

Aero mods: rear fender skirts, grille block, air deflectors at tires front and rear, have been working on front fender skirts for a while. See page 1.

I installed and use an injector shutoff switch. Kills the engine by cutting the power to the injectors. I use this for engine-off coasting. Does away with fiddling with the ignition switch. I have wrapped my exhaust with aluminum foil in the area of the O2 sensors. Helps hold the heat in the sensors.

I run 50-55# air pressure in 185/65/14 tires.

No doubt the single most important item I have is ScanGauge II. It has made a totally different driver of me. And I learned to slow down some.

Is your car manual or auto? Year? You should enter your car info into GS Garage. Also any gas log info you have.
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I've been away from this site for awhile. 100 mpg out of a normal (4 cyl, non-hybrid) car in winter is incredible. It's making me want to try some grill blocks! Do you use the clutch to bump start your car after EOC? I don't want to do that because of drivetrain and clutch wear so I just coast with the engine idling. My Yaris engine uses only 0.1 gph at idle. What does your ZX2 use at idle?
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AlexK, Welcome back. I do bump start. Below 40 MPH I start in 4th gear. Above that 5th gear. Most all serious FE drivers do it. Personally I expect my clutch to last indefinitely.

My SG shows .2 GPM at idle, Worse when cold. Sometimes I do better than that driving down the highway at 60 MPH. On each of the runs posted above I used .3 gal of fuel total in 30+ miles.

I used to coast with engine on to keep my speedo working but found that if I keyed off then back on the speedo came back. I since have installed a switch to kill the engine by turning off the power to the injectors. This also makes the engine start cleaner at bump.

When I began Engine Off Coasting is when I started realizing pretty big FE gains. Also realize that my average MPG now is 55.77, not 100. But I have maintained 50+ MPG for over 6000 miles now. Before I did any of the stuff you read about here the best ever was 43 MPG.
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