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Old 01-17-2009, 07:05 AM   #11
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Thermometer is probably fine...temp can vary betwen your yard and the weatherman's thermometer. Plus, your thermometer is probably right next to your house which is radiating some heat.

Weather report says 8 degrees here right now, I was just thinking of running an RJ45 extension cable out to my truck for my ScanGauge and using my remote starter while I fiddle with XGauges.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:04 AM   #12
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I was thinking about the heat radiating from the house. I bet at -8 its significant. The thing is about 10 feet from the house though...
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:08 AM   #13
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10 degrees at 11:00 AM.

60% radiator block, tires at 40 PSI.

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Old 01-17-2009, 08:23 AM   #14
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It was -33 Thursday morning here in beutiful (?) Merrill Wisconsin. My van doesn't even get up to full operating temp on my drive to work. I guess a 220 degree temp swing is too much to ask in 3.6 miles.
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Your mileage might suck but I bet the car runs great!!!
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:07 AM   #16
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The temperatures some of you are reporting makes our overnight low of 7.5*F by my digital thermometer sound like a warm front. The current temperature is 27.8*F at 12:07 PM.
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I was planning a road trip to Vero Beach Florida all this month . . . when the weather gets warmer. No point in getting my xB windshield blown out by road sand. Yesterday morning my short trip from a friends house to my house got be about 33.2mpg but it is mostly up hill from sea level to about 320 feet. Started out at about 11 degrees outside. The restart after an hour and a half rest and cool down yielded 45.6mpg on the trip from Tiverton to Newport however. The trick is just go slow - highway speeds in cold weather is a real mileage killer because of the increased air density - it effectively increases the frontal area of the vehicle as well as reducing the combustion temperatures unless you have warm air intake heaters.
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Including those cold days, I just posted a 30 mpg tank. Not too bad considering...
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:38 PM   #19
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We're having a heat wave at +25 right now.

I think the temp and my mpg are the same right now.
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Wile-E hated it, coldest day the transmission was acting flaky due to fluid not getting warm enough. Kinda forced into a lot of warm-up idling as well, just to get fluids moving and get the screen warm enough not to ice up inside from breathing. So mpg sucked too, have a ~26mpg tank to post
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