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Old 07-01-2008, 05:38 AM   #21
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If your owners manual says 5W30, don't put 10W30 in it. You may damage your bearings. If anything you may want to try a 0W30. 10W30 is old skool, for engines with tolerances that were not built to the tighter tolerances that engines are built to today. My recommendation is that if the manual says 5W30, use that. Don't switch.

The differences between 5w-30 and 10w-30 are minor, and some brands of each overlap the other weight at thr 40*c viscosity. I wouldn't see this as an issue. They are, after all, 30 weights at 100*c.

See This Page, at the bottom, "Oil Type Comparison".
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:43 PM   #22
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That thing looks like it is in really good shape for a 1996.

40mpg in the city is great mileage. Those Metro's were pretty good.

Anyway, I think you should get the A/C fixed. When you need A/C you need it. No sense in suffering. I did that too many times in the past. I am all for good gas mileage, but sometimes you just gotta turn on the A/C.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:15 PM   #23
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I will probably end up getting it fixed. I'm going to have to save up though. Just bought a new motor!

Luckily, I work 24 hr shifts - get to work and leave work in EARLY morning hours.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:17 PM   #24
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My Galant didn't have working air when I got it, but luckily it is fixed now. Some people here can go without a/c, and that's fine. I just got tired of going to meet friends for dinner dripping wet from sweating so much and my shirts always being wrinkled in the back.

The Geo looks great. Be warned though, the sedans do not get as great of fuel economy as the earlier model hatchbacks. They have a bigger motor in them. FE is still pretty good though.
It may not be GREAT gas mileage, but 35-40 mpg is a HELL of a lot better than the 15-16 mpg that my F150 gets!
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:28 PM   #25
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Regarding A/C or no A/C, it's a personal choice. If you decide to go without it this thread may provide some relief. It contains some good ideas, and a few unconventional ideas to help stay cool. Enjoy! http://www.dsmtuners.com/forums/hang...without-c.html
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:53 AM   #26
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Now all you need to do is lower it about 4 inches.

And then some moon caps, lower ground effects, cut down the roof line...

Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your thread, work is just slow today. Congrats on the new ride.

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Old 07-02-2008, 10:28 AM   #27
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Is that thing a 4x4? lol

It looks much better lowered!
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:33 AM   #28
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i also took action i sold my 97 eclipse 18mpg for $3600 and now i drive a 97 civic coupe dx for $4000 that gets 37mpg thats just with some improvements. the saving outwight the luxury of having power windows the only thing i miss about my eclipse.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:45 AM   #29
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It wasnt a problem, you get used to the heat.

No you don't.
I spend a lot of time in my car not just commuting, and you most certainly do not get used to it. I sweat like a white man in Harlem. I've been in Florida since 91 and I'm still not used to it.

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Well done, your arms with get stronger without power steering and you will save loads of gas without AC, go go Geo!
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