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Old 08-12-2006, 06:31 PM   #1
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trip average, a little bummed

42.96 mpg 1784.5 miles 41.535 gallons.

Here's a breakdown
mpg, miles

1) 50.54, 551
62-64mph, no a/c, some drafting,

2)46.74, 21.3
40-60mph rural driving, some a/c. refilled to confirm mileage

3)41.11, 383.6
40-60mph rural driving, moderate a/c

4)36.78, 351.4
100 deegrees 55-65mph, wife drove 125 miles, memphis humidity and traffic, heavy a/c usage full cold, some rain

5)39.6, 89
raining, night driving, defrost and light a/c usage

6)42.92, 388.2 Car was loaded very heavy, packed trunk, lots of junk 3 bodies,interstate 67mph, 90 deegrees moderate a/c usage, this tank surprised me.

tank 4 was a disappointment. I'm also wondering if the computer relearns and trims the fuel after the mods. Grill block causes fan cycling after 75 mph in hilly country.
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Old 08-12-2006, 06:39 PM   #2
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Grill block causes fan cycling after 75 mph in hilly country.
I can only hear my fan when the car's off. I'm going to put a light in the circuit and run it to the cabin so I can see when it's on. If the fan's coming on, it's not an insignificant electrical draw (relatively speaking). I'd open more grille.
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I had no issues under 70mph. I will open the grill more. At this point I;m unsure the block even does anything. To maintain 78-80 mph required a heavy foot and fourth gear on most hills.
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damn you're driving hella fast! don't underestimate the power of the grill!

you could always pop in a scangauge and do some testing,
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damn you're driving hella fast! don't underestimate the power of the grill!

you could always pop in a scangauge and do some testing,
Don't start brow beating me with the SG!

JK! I know I really want one. Soon.
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:18 PM   #6
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just didn't think we'd pounded it at you yet. it's the best thing i've bought for my car!
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don't underestimate the power of the grill!
I'll second that: any excess air you keep from slamming through the radiator and exiting beneath the car is good. Your block is likely worth a few percent improvement both through better aerodynamics and a warmer drive train.
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I can only hear my fan when the car's off. I'm going to put a light in the circuit and run it to the cabin so I can see when it's on. If the fan's coming on, it's not an insignificant electrical draw (relatively speaking). I'd open more grille.
Did this on the 4 banger...runs more than you'd expect.

Just need to run a + wire to the one that is hot when the fan runs..to a 12V LED...to ground.

Works real well to give you some feedback on engine temp/coolant issues.
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Don't start brow beating me with the SG!

JK! I know I really want one. Soon.
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Did this on the 4 banger...runs more than you'd expect.

Just need to run a + wire to the one that is hot when the fan runs..to a 12V LED...to ground.

Works real well to give you some feedback on engine temp/coolant issues.
good input. I drive a lot with windows down, low speeds, so I know the car pretty well. Also the fan is loud.
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