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In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2012, 2:31:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 21, 2012, 2:32:25 PM PDT
mtxjohn says:
Everything is going electrical in cars because its much more efficient to run the item as needed instead of a constant parasitic load like radiator fans, power steering, power brakes, and even water pumps (although I would think the water pump should run most of the time). I think the new camry has an electric water pump and the new f150 has electrical brake booster. To add to the comments about the the radiator fan-a belt driven unti is a bad idea because its a constant draw when in reality you do NOT want to cool the radiator unless youre overtemp. The faster the engien warms the better MPG....

In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2012, 3:01:00 PM PDT
Carl G says:
The only thing adding fingernail polish remover to your gasoline does is increase the sales of fingernail polish remover. It doesn't do anything to increase your fuel economy.

In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2012, 5:52:25 PM PDT
Chris. L says:
You will see a lot of products with acetone in them, Miracle Cures our whatever. It might remove some carbon or destroy something in your motor in a concentrated form. Oxygen sensor, TPS, MAF, piston. Will My theory is just a theory. Anybody old enough to remember the Moth balls In the gas tank would really make a screamer! How many on two or the whole box! I had to laugh, The claim was it would do everything . Better Mileage to run faster. Any Plastic Piston Motors Out there. Iam Surprised that Chrysler didn't put them in the 2.7 lemon engine in the late 90's to about 02? No wonder Chrysler went under. Off the Subject but things have sure changed! I don't think I would want to make or try any Modification or Changes unless there is strong data to support it unless you have a older car You just want to play with. The cost is to high!

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 4:48:20 AM PDT
Maddox says:
I did the same and have 1 mile more per gallon of gas.So avoiding ethanol does make a big difference.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2012, 4:51:03 AM PDT
Maddox says:
1500 is perfect I think,and it works for me.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012, 4:15:56 AM PDT
jwaustinNL says:
With engine output measurable in kiloWatts and most automobile light bulbs rated in simple Watts I can understand your feeling that you want to obsess over a difference in engine load of less than one tenth of one percent. This is in comparison to the seven percent improvement in safety you get from being more visible.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012, 4:59:01 AM PDT
Dan says:
I'm not obsessing over anything.. the logic and math is explained in the link he provided..
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In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2012, 5:55:23 AM PDT
mtxjohn says:
Are you talking about Daytime Running Lights? There is no evidence they are safer but in the USA alone, if they were on all cars at a cost of say $15 a year in gas, thats 200M*15 is $3 BILLION dollars in gas wasted a year because of DRL.

Posted on May 25, 2012, 11:09:22 AM PDT
Awdsyco says:
Great logic. There are millions people taking vitamin X to improve their health. There is no evidence they improve your health taking these pills but people continue to consume it. What else is wasted in America besides DRL?

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2012, 4:02:05 PM PDT
Carl G says:
You are absolutely correct. While DRL may have been a good idea in the beginning, after a while drivers became used to seeing them all the time and begin to ignore them.

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811029.pdf

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012, 11:18:05 AM PDT
J. Parker says:
totally agree here. btw keep this ethanol fuel crap out of your lawnmowers, chainsaws and other small engines, it likes to eat them.

Posted on Oct 26, 2012, 1:00:23 PM PDT
Can someone please explain to me in layman's terms, I've been putting my 2002 GMC Sierra Pickup (1500.5-3) in neutral when I come to a stop llight. It seems to an nonl-mechnical me thatp there is something wrong with the gas gage. Also, I was told my mechanic that it may have something to do with 'buffering' in some computer in the truck.
Thanks, John

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2012, 10:45:52 PM PDT
JackV says:
What is the question? Something to do with putting it in neutral. Why?
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