I am pretty sure I was getting absolutely amazing gas mileage yesterday, my radiator fan lost a blade that handily sliced into the radiator causing a rather large coolant leak. Luckily it had just rained, for the last week, so I managed to limp the car home 40 miles by filling the radiator the best I could with ditch water, and then accelerating to 40 and coasting to near stop, where I would jump out and push to get an extra 20 feet or so. Perhaps the first gas/shoe hybrid? haha
Just wanted to share my experience, on the bright side, the little Civic is working again!
Pulse and glided home in my Z with no fan belt, was cooler when I got there than when I started. Air pressure rotated the fan and worked the water pump. It never got close to hot.
haha very nice. air powered water pump. the only boon my trucks clutchless fan will ever have :-p
1991 Toyota Pickup 22R-E 2.4 I4/5 speed
1990 Toyota Cressida 7M-GE 3.0 I6/5-speed manual
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