I think it's the longest I've gone between fills before. Partly it's the car (most efficient I've owned), partly it's because I just didn't go very far this winter, and partly it's because we only got about 8 weeks of winter, so I was able to keep riding the beater 10-speed right into mid January.
For anyone following this thread, I've updated MetroMPG.com with a post summarizing the issues, installation, and (predominantly subjective) results of installing the cam in my car. Most of what you've read here is included, with some new bits added:
sorry about the bump, but i just got myself what auto-zone calls an XFI cam for a 94 metro. it runs about "$157.00", i'll be getting it today or tommorow. i currently have a late 95 metro. i've tried registering over at teamswift with no success yet
so, before i get the cam i'm going to make sure i know what i'm doing. could you guys point a few things out to me like, will the cam alone increase my mpg? do i need to have the cam machined in some way, also, i am assuming i will be putting this cam in not monkeying with the timing belt and i'll be good to go. what about the cam pulley, is there any reason for getting one thats adjustable?
just modivate me already i'm looking forward to this swap, and to your replies.
4.64%, i think i'm going to sit this one out, i like my car a great bit therfor i dont feel 4.64% is worth the ping. i already am getting results of around 55 mpg just the way it is. what did you get that transmission from, is that an xfi transmission you're running with that cam?
if i happen to run across a transmission and cam together i might consider it. also, everyone says the specks are 6 BTDC with circuit jumped oem. under our hoods out here in bama its labeled 5 BTDC, any reason for this? what would the best mpg setting be for me, 5 or 6? THANKS...