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Old 10-12-2007, 04:17 AM   #11
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So what did you do to get such great mileage?
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Indeed, some details would be great! Any cold starts in this run?

Larry, sorry for hijacking your thread. Skewbe, I've replied to you in my "My VX Tank" thread!
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:32 PM   #12
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congrats on your new PRs! you are a good steward!


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Hey! some of us are looking forward to the changing season. gonna try to set my own PR by shutting off the a/c. still pretty hot in FL tho. our first cold front is about to move in--temps to drop WAY down into the 70s. LOL. i'll think about you in January when i'm outside playing with the kids in shorts and no shoes!
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Lucky you living in florida, most people's FE gets tanked in the winter...

Luckily I won't have to drive.
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I had a 1 gallon can strapped into the cargo area just in case.
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bowtie: heartless taunting like that causes people to snap and do crazy things. I just got in from a suppertime sail - it's 5C / 41F out there and I had my winter coat, hat & gloves on!
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bowtie: heartless taunting like that causes people to snap and do crazy things. I just got in from a suppertime sail - it's 5C / 41F out there and I had my winter coat, hat & gloves on!
it's all good brother. over the summer you were prolly enjoying the great oudoors, while i came home from work everyday and passed out from heat exhaustion!
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it's all good brother. over the summer you were prolly enjoying the great oudoors, while i came home from work everyday and passed out from heat exhaustion!
that for sure!


and yes our fuel mileage goes down in winter.
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Old 10-13-2007, 04:17 PM   #18
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Indeed, some details would be great! Any cold starts in this run?

Larry, sorry for hijacking your thread. Skewbe, I've replied to you in my "My VX Tank" thread!

To get the mileage I did, I did huge amounts of P&G and no highway. I have an EBH on a timer that I use every morning. I haven't figured out a way to plug in at work so I do have a relatively cold start every afternoon. Fortunately, the Prius' coolant thermos helps out a little.
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I haven't figured out a way to plug in at work so I do have a relatively cold start every afternoon. Fortunately, the Prius' coolant thermos helps out a little.
Wonder if a solar panel could create enough juice to be a power source for the EBH ? or If it would be worth the added expence/weight?
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Wonder if a solar panel could create enough juice to be a power source for the EBH ? or If it would be worth the added expence/weight?
I have thought of that. The EBH is ~400 watts and it takes 3-5 hours to be effective. I don't have any idea how big of a panel it would take to generate that much juice.
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