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Re: More on megasquirt fuel economy
It got up to the mid 80's yesterday and on the weekend. I know that's not really hot, but I still have the hardtop and doors on the jeep. Seems as soon as I pull them off for summer, it starts to rain!
The hottest I've seen it get here is 40 degrees celcius, that's 104 F. We have wild extremes of temperature here on the prairies, with an average winter low vs. summer high in the neighbourhood of -35 to +35 celcius. I'd like to think of it as us getting the best of both worlds. We have beautiful lakes and beaches here in Manitoba to enjoy in the summer.
Hmmmm. Mike, you've got me thinking about your comment on knowing when you are running low on fuel. I wonder if my "lean surge" I thought I was experiencing was more related to the fact that the tank was near empty? I guess I'll see today as I filled er up yesterday.
Regarding Leve's point about saving the cost of conversion to FI, I wouldn't doubt it will pay off. I was having a discussion with a relative, Jack, the other day about emissions testing and about how Mike passed emissions in Arizona. We have no emissions testing here in Manitoba, but I have to believe that saving fuel and burning it more efficiently is good for all of us. Jack's point was that we have to think globally, as what one state or country does, affects all of us. That being the case, it's scary to think what the rapid industrialization of the far east is doing and how regulated their industry might or might not be.