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Old 11-13-2007, 04:05 PM   #1
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Interesting idea

Here's an interesting idea. Anybody else run across anything like this.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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"7. Think Clean. Keeping your car washed and waxed improves aerodynamics and therefore affects fuel economy. Engineer Tom Wagner, Jr. reported to Stretcher.com (as in stretching your dollars) a 7-percent improvement in fuel economy, from 15 to 16 mpg, during a 1,600-mile road trip."

interesting...
That's the biggest load of **** I've heard lately.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:25 PM   #3
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That's the biggest load of **** I've heard lately.
Maybe that's the secret to the 60 mpg Hummer. Actually i was wondering if anyone had run across a place that specializes in High FE vehicles before.
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That's the biggest load of **** I've heard lately.
I agree.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:17 PM   #5
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I personally put pixie dust in my gas tank... just a little though.. My car becomes lighter and my FE skyrockets.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:23 PM   #6
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Honestly, if people followed those ten they would save fuel...so let them wax!
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Any surface irregularities that a wax job would cover up are buried in the air boundary layer. If you don't believe it, try sprinkling some fine grain sand (Florida beach sand) on the top of your car and drive down the road at 65mph. Those sand grains will still be there when reach the end of your trip (unless you run through some rain).
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I dunno, i think it makes sense. I dunno what an air boundary layer is, but it seems to me it would have less friction for the reason basjoos said of the sprinkling of sand on your car, but I suppose pixie dust in the gas tank might be an easier way to improve FE than waxing on a regular basis.
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I personally put pixie dust in my gas tank... just a little though.. My car becomes lighter and my FE skyrockets.
Where can I find some of this stuff?
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Where can I find some of this stuff?
At the Candy Baron of course !

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http://www.thecandybaron.com/detail.html?1057
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But, I don't know the ratio of pixie dust to gasoline to use.

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