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Old 07-01-2018, 01:27 PM
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I was ready to move on a new car, then:

Am I the only one who can't see what's in this post?
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Godless Commie View Post
Am I the only one who can't see what's in this post?
No, as usual, Brainey attempted to hotlink to an image directly from his Gmail account, forgetting that this does not work. He will shortly complain about what a piece of **** Gmail / IB are, while refusing to use the "Copy Image > Paste" command, under the justification that this will somehow threaten the security clearance which he holds with the US Government, which he frequently criticizes.

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Old 07-01-2018, 03:00 PM
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Lol
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:22 AM
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Nobody runs rotella in the insights...
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by whitrzac View Post
Nobody runs rotella in the insights...
neogenesis2004 had one, he was saying people use odd fluids to increase mpgs. i forgot.
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
he was saying people use odd fluids
There are so very many directions I could run with this one...
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by whitrzac View Post
Nobody runs rotella in the insights...
I went from 28mpg to 30mpg average with the miata going from T6 to valvoline synthetic 0W20. Of course it always lifter ticks at startup now.
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by whitrzac View Post
Nobody runs rotella in the insights...

I was wrong, they run it in the transmission...
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:08 PM
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674 miles with 10.26 gallons. Most of that was at 85mph hilly.

The last 200 miles were glorious, i finally drove in a horizontal landscape. Even at 6600 feet, it was pegging the mpg meter running full lean just driving around normally. Just witchcraft.
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Nice. I always liked these.
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Talk about taste the rainbow. Those gauges are interesting.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:28 PM
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I like them. Makes me think i'm in a 80's movie spacecraft.

did you end up doing any mpg mods on your prius?
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This thread made me go buy '05 Civic Hybrid; 5 speed, 217k miles, an intermittent IMA light, in decent condition for $1400. Unfortunately I just couldn't justify another 2 seater, or it definitely would have been an insight.

I'm anxious to see what it does. So far it got 39.6mpg on the 150 mile drive home that was almost all 80-85mph. I'm hoping it'll average 50mpg on the daily commute.
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by thumpetto007 View Post
I like them. Makes me think i'm in a 80's movie spacecraft.

did you end up doing any mpg mods on your prius?
nah, sold my 04, my 2014 is stock, gave it to my wife. She thinks the throttle is an on/off switch, so any MPG mods would be a waste.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:47 PM
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Haha. Glad I could help get another hybrid on the team! Going 80+ on level road, at 6000ft, iirc I get 50-60mpg depending on a few variables. If you are at sea level, I think 50mpg at 80mph would be optimistic, given the civics higher drag, and denser air.



804.2 miles with 10.19 gallons of gas. All mountain highways. Steep (15%) grades, some lasting 20 miles, 5500ft-10000ft elevation range, high crosswinds... Im happy with that!

I also started using the a/c to aid the compression braking downhill. I am pretty smug about that, even though its a simple thing.
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:53 PM
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my last tank of gas my daily driver got 13mpg. pretty happy with that. glad to be part of the gas savings club
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:06 PM
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I was happy to see the 135i a few weekends ago knocked down 26mpg at 80mph for a trip to Tulsa and back.
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After the tune I'm up to 17mpg in my car. Aidan and I should stop much less frequently for gas on the way to Laguna Seca this year.
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on the hwy mine gets 20's
but aint nobody got time for hwy

all city bae, with plenty of FFSSSSSSS
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