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Old 09-13-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
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I was very ecouraged by how my car ran on the trip. I filled up with 93 Octane in Mill Hall PA along I-80 and filled up again on US 119 just south of Charleston W.VA and I got 28.3 MPG about 350 miles. That was on roads that were very hilly and curvy. Coming back I filled up again in Coburn VA. 93 octane gas down there was $2.559 a gallon on Sunday. I drove exactly 400 miles on I-81 to Chambersburg PA and got about 35 mpg. My jaw dropped when I figured out my mileage. I guess driving on a straight road comapaired to hilly and curvy roads make a difference. The only trouble I had was when I was down there I went up into the hills on very sharp and steep hills going very slow and my engine got pretty hot about 235 deg and my fans were running. I just put in a new radiator and pulled the intake and supercharger for new gaskets. Would drilling a 1/8" hole in the 185 deg thermostat help? Around herewher I live if I'm sitting or driving slow it will get up to about 210 deg. Any suggestions?
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Drilling a hole or two MAY only make it take longer to warm up...however, a bit more flow couldnt hurt..35mpg? Sounds like your car is in pretty good running shape!
Removing the large "Series 2 supercharged" cover from your engine might help with air flow too
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I took the cover off my engine right after I bought my car. Engine looks better without the cover and you can see the SC.
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First of all, your temp guage should be checked for accuracy. I know that when I have the scantool on my car, the guage reads 10-15 higer than the actual reading on the scantool.

A 1/8 in hole probably wont help you run cooler. It may only delay the amount of time it takes for your engine to warm up before the thermostat opens.
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So, did you like Va?

thats great gas milage
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So, did you like Va?

thats great gas milage
Yes its very beautiful there. I went to far western VA about 40 miles NW of Bristol TN. I stayed in Norton. My lady friend I met lives in Big Stone Gap near Norton. I would love to move there but theres no jobs unless I want to work in the coal mines and thats NOT going to happen.
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