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Old 04-12-2006, 01:50 PM   #11
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Re: I'm no lawyer, but.........

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What if you hit a pothole, blow out a tire and kill someone? Who is liable?

Nissan? Michelin (or whoever? Gassavers? Matt Timion?

All I know is that it's not ME. I hereby advise against overinflation.
Relax my tire pressure is the max cold pressure.
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Old 04-12-2006, 02:09 PM   #12
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Re: I'm no lawyer, but.........

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What if you hit a pothole, blow out a tire and kill someone? Who is liable?

Nissan? Michelin (or whoever? Gassavers? Matt Timion?

All I know is that it's not ME. I hereby advise against overinflation.
I know that these tires are set up to go way beyond their limits, but I still don't overinflate for this reason. I've had enough problems with tires in my time and the last thing I want is another flat.
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Old 04-12-2006, 04:13 PM   #13
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catch can

Hey what are you guys doing with the sludge that fills your catch cans?? reintroducing it back into the environment?
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Old 04-12-2006, 04:45 PM   #14
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Hey what are you guys doing with the sludge that fills your catch cans?? reintroducing it back into the environment?
Toss it in with the oil recycling I'll say.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:17 PM   #15
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Re: If I had the money I would

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I could totally see a 1mpg improvement with the scangauge but i basically covered all my bases.
What Brick has said is right on. Those techniques are key. I have seen a 10 MPG improvement by using the SuperMID.

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When I accelarate slow and drive 65mph I get the best mpg. If I go 55mph I get half a mile more per gallon.
That is very surprising to me. 55 vs 65 should get you much more than 1/2 MPG. Maybe you should try it again to make sure.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:27 PM   #16
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By watching the supermid or

By watching the supermid or scangauge do learn to adapt to efficient driving? krousdb (and whoever else uses a mpg tracker) do you think you would get nearly the same mpg without it?


I try to drive as efficently as posible, but it is hard for me to beat 35mpg in mixed conditions. I do need an alignment fairly bad (the car tracks to the right on the highway after a 1/10 mile).
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By watching the supermid or scangauge do learn to adapt to efficient driving? krousdb (and whoever else uses a mpg tracker) do you think you would get nearly the same mpg without it?
A tool like the SuperMID or Scangauge will teach you how to drive that specific car as efficiently as possible. But what you learn will stay with you forever. Today, if I removed the SuperMID, I would lose only a small amount of the increase that I gained from it.

Still dont know my true potential yet because I have not yet peaked. But when I do peak I would consider lending it to another OBD1 gassavers member who would be interested in trying it out. Matt????

I was thinking that there may be some value in having a community Scangauge and/or SuperMID that would be paid for by money pooled by Gassaver members. It would be passed from one member to the next for a tank or two to see how much improvement can be gained from it. Yes, something like this would require that we trust one another but it is less risky if you are chipping in $5 or $10 vs $150 for something that you dont know whether or not it is worth it.

Or maybe it is just a stupid idea. The point is that until you get one, you will never know how much you really need one.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:55 PM   #18
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Yeh, I def plan on loaning

Yeh, I def plan on loaning my out once I get my **** covered. When I meet jared to get his stock d16z6 header for testing I'll return the header with it to him, and we can just meet up at a later date or something,

Makes perfect sense to me!
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Re: If I had the money I would

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I could totally see a 1mpg improvement with the scangauge but i basically covered all my bases.
i used to think i had covered all my bases. but you don't know what you don't know (by that i mean the royal you, not you specifically compaq).

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When I accelarate slow and drive 65mph I get the best mpg. If I go 55mph I get half a mile more per gallon.
no offense, but i seriously doubt that. and guess what? if you had a scangauge, you'd know for sure...

a simple scangauge trial i did yesterday - MPG at increasing speed intervals, flat road, no wind, warm (60 ish), cruise control, top gear:

69 mpg (US) @ 65 km/h (40.4 mph)
62 mpg (US) @ 75 km/h (46.6 mph)
55 mpg (US) @ 85 km/h (52.8 mph)

you see where this is going, right?

after basic maintenance, i wouldn't spend a penny more on mods until i had FE instrumentation like a superMID or a scangauge.

aside from helping you evaluate FE mods and driving technique, it's also simply a constant reminder that keeps your mind on the task at hand.
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Old 04-12-2006, 06:28 PM   #20
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after basic maintenance, i wouldn't spend a penny more on mods until i had FE instrumentation like a superMID or a scangauge.
Indeed, I have forstalled all mods while waiting for my superMID in the mail!
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