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Old 07-09-2006, 09:31 AM   #641
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:53 AM   #642
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Just failed the emmissions inspection on the VX. CO was very good at idle and 2500 rpm but I failed the HC at idle test. 239ppm, 220ppm limit. At 2500 it was 116 so no problem there. I looked at my spark plugs again. I noticed a strange thing. While the electrode looked good, the insulator was white on one side and black soot on the other side. 3 of 4 plugs looked this way. It's like the combustion is fine on one side of the chamber but rich on the other side. I put in an old set from the Del Sol and decided to drive on those plugs for awhile to see what they look like. The only problem is that the heat range is one higher than what is recommended for the VX.
Anyone have an idea what would cause the plugs to look like that?
On another note, I installed my new main fuel relay which was preventing me from CODfishing. The drive to work was very interesting, just over 72.3 MPG which is about 0.5 better than my PB in the Del Sol. What made it interesting was that the FE at my milestones started out lower than the Del Sol. But when I got to the 6 mile uphill climb on the highway in lean burn mode I was able to make up for a 10 MPG deficit.
First milestone at 6ish miles, Del Sol - 63.59, VX - 61.10.
Second milestone at 13ish miles, Del Sol - 89.16, VX - 79.90.
Third Milestone at 19ish miles, Del Sol - 69.00, VX - 69.33.
Work at 25 miles, Del Sol - 71.71, VX - 72.33.
I could only get my HC down, I might really be able to see some good numbers.
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:56 AM   #643
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Saw the .1gph burn rate yesterday when the engine got up to 186 degrees - doesn't run that hot usually 182 degrees. Talk about close!
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Old 07-11-2006, 06:02 AM   #644
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Nice work Dan - that must also be a PB for the VX? We'll see that number fade into history soon enough I'm sure!

JanGeo - just had a look at your gaslog. Great trend line! Don't forget to enter your car's EPA "combined" figure so we can see your "hypermiler status". I'm guessing you're in the +30% range.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:01 PM   #645
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First measured taller tranny city trip:

81.0 MPG (US)

cold start
40 mph max
20 avg
82 F ambient
with alternator
not particularly helpful lights & traffic patterns

Still learning the new gears / shift points. Have to "unlearn" my old engine sound cues relating to CODfishing points on familiar roads, etc.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:40 PM   #646
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Pretty amazing. You must have your land legs back.
Once you get dialed in you really are going to post some big numbers. Looks like there is a new sheriff in town.
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:10 PM   #647
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Thanks, yeah, the world has finally stopped rocking.

I just had a quick look back thru this thread, and 81 stacks up favourably against other alternator-enabled, cold start, round trip city segments I've had: 80.6 - April 19, 82.9 - April 20

So apparently the long-legged Blackfly can still boogie in town. I was wondering about that a little...

BTW the only reason I'm alternator-enabled again is because both of my custom water pump belts tore. I need to refine it a bit more, and then I'll be doing the solar batt charging again.
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JanGeo - just had a look at your gaslog. Great trend line! Don't forget to enter your car's EPA "combined" figure so we can see your "hypermiler status". I'm guessing you're in the +30% range.
Didn't have it listed on the car sticker but looked it up and corrected the highway also. 30/34/31
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:33 PM   #649
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36% over EPA - nice work!

EDIT: just noticed that got you on the top 10 list for % over EPA
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I love the scangauge. Just found an alternate route on my commute which is 2 miles futher but uses less gas then my usual route cutting out a section of lights. Two route segments over 40 MPG
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