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Old 07-16-2005, 05:48 PM   #61
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Follow behind a semi or something, the drafting i'll get will surely net me some awesome fuel economy.


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Umm.. drafting is no myth. Fuel economy increase may be a myth, but the theory is there.


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Follow behind a semi or something, the drafting i'll get will surely net me some awesome fuel economy.


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not worth the effort man, you wont win...
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I know I won't win, I have no proof to back anything up. But the concept of drafting is proven. Kinda obvious how it works too


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The throry is there, but you have to be almost dangerously close in order for it to do much for you. Otherwise, it just creates annoying turbulence and blows the car back and forth.

And I still say what'* there to break in, really?
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actually i was talking to Nate, but thanks for the reply anyway
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head gasket i suppose.

I think the biggest thing really, is all the fluids and install whatnot from working on the engine. Not sure if you've ever worked with one, but no matter who it is, the first time you start an engine after work has been done, or just built, rebuild whatever; there is stuff that burns off, smoking stuff, etc. Now, although the car is very driveable when burning that stuff off, it still requires time. Nothing can speed it up, because if you try to clean it off, all you do is make more stuff to burn off/smoke.

Also, crap may get lodged into somewhere, some fluid, whatever and possibly cause damage if not flushed out. I am always extremely cautious whenever I do anything with the engine and something is open. Paper towels [shop towels on clean stuff] cover everything. Lifter valley, cylinder banks, heads, etc..


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Ok well 60 may sound slow but what i'm looking at is load and RPM here, with higher RPM and load you get higher temperatures and cylinder pressures, which i think would be nice to keep to a minimum while on the trip, at least one way. Also if you can help it only use the A/C minimally to avoid even more stress at first. It'* just all precautions.
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A/C?? Dude, hell no man. 4/60 all the way . Well, it'* more like 3/60 considering the rear windows only go down half way.


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Make sure before you go and reinstall the heads that you blow the cylinders out with compressed air. Because with all the carbon you wire wheel'd off, I bet there'* plenty of that crap that fell down into the cylinder and is sitting on top of the compression ring just waiting to tear some **** up.
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