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Old 06-30-2008, 12:27 PM   #1
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I'm fed up and I took action - pic

I had enough and took action. My investment gassaver. My 1996 Geo Metro 5 speed 4 door sedan. It needed a new motor along with a radical tune-up.

It's looking like I'll average 40mpg in the city which is where I do 95% of my driving. I'm trying to burn a few tanks of premium through it along with some Techron fuel concentrate to clean things up a bit, then I'll change the fuel filter and see if regular unleaded will not cause the detonation I was experiencing.

It drives wonderful. No a/c or p/s, but what the heck.

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Old 06-30-2008, 12:31 PM   #2
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NO a/c??? I don't use mine that often, but when I want a/c it better be there and working. I won't even look at a vehicle unless it has a/c

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Old 06-30-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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is that the 3cyl or the 4?

they may not have used the 3 in the sedans. I have had two metros they are awesome cars.
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My '88 Escort doesn't have a/c either, you'll be looking at a lot of hot summer days ahead, but like me you'll survive. Could be worse and not have heat in the winter. That Geo is a good looking car though.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:50 PM   #5
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Its the 1.3L 4cylinder.
As far as the a/c goes, I could get it fixed, and probably will. Yes it will be a hot summer.
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Its the 1.3L 4cylinder.
As far as the a/c goes, I could get it fixed, and probably will. Yes it will be a hot summer.
Years ago I had a 1981 AMC Spirit with no a/c and vinyl seats - "The Grey Ghost" It was purchased new by my grandmother and only used for her 10 minute commute to work. She lived in Connecticut so the summers were not as bad as they are here in VA. Also her logic was that she'd be home before it really started cooling anyway. Man I sweat it driving that car. I used to beg my mom to let me take her old station wagon on really hot days. Eventually my sister took the AMC and I was left with the station wagon, as nobody else in the family would drive it. At least I had ice cold air conditioning, and a full size wagon was affordable to drive for a 16 year old when gas was $0.85/gallon.

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i heard of a ice vest, not sure where to buy or price, but basically it allows u to b in hot temps and feel cool. would b good to use on hot summer days so u can keep ur windows closed :P
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Check your timing and don't use lighter than recommended engine oil. Also make sure you get some cold air into the engine as hot air will increase knock in the summer time at least. Guess I should have had my 1 liter pulled out of my Metro at the junkyard - probably crushed by now used to get over 50 all the time.
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i heard of a ice vest, not sure where to buy or price, but basically it allows u to b in hot temps and feel cool. would b good to use on hot summer days so u can keep ur windows closed :P

I was thinking of getting my no A/C civic tinted as good film blocks UV and heat..

http://www.glassessential.com/Window...w-Tinting.html
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yes tint and those window shades help ALOT(cardboard accordion folded things , best are the very shiney foam ones)

i know the pain of hot days + no ac+ vynal seats, my chevette has em. i usualyl just drape a beach towel over the seat before i leave...

my s-10 came without AC too its got cloth seats and 5% tint on the back window. also i park it so the backs to the sun.
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