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Old 04-06-2011, 11:14 AM
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Well duh I found the parts for sale section. Yes I'm stupid, go ahead and laugh.I deserve it and enjoy
Getting ready to swap the 126 to a manual trans.I really like my 126,and past experiences making auto cars into manual cars was all positive.Frankly the ability to coast the car will be the nicest gain.Plus a few more mpg.
with gas cars I shut them off coasting, but on the sd the turbo might not like it .
I read about a driving style called hypermileing.Coasting, time of day,route,weather conditions in addition to moderate speed controling.

I'll bet I can get into the 30's mpg no problem..
Onward into the fog.

Have the pioneers of 126 manual conversions decided on what is the superior clutch set to use?
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:13 PM
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The idea of hypermiling by frequently power off coasting makes me nervous, in a 3500 + lb SDL much more so than a roller skate CRX or Metro. You'll probably stop one of them if the vacuum reservoir leaks down, guess which one. One rear end & following too close ticket will undo all of your savings.

If you do have a butterfly that the engine works against at idle, removing it or wiring it open may only affect EGR. Diesels typically operate w/o a butterfly/throttle so idle fuel use is a lot better that gas engines.

Just put it in neutral and lift your right foot, please.

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