Fuel consumption settled on 4.56L/100 km. Quite pleasing given the circumstances.Pros: warmer weather, grill blocking (for the last 150 km) and generally smooth driving helped provide a reasonable result.Cons: mornings are still very cold and my wife drove about a ¼ of the distance. Her approach to acceleration is fairly brutal. This is not always a … Continue reading Latest fill-up – 4.56l/100km
What's the maximum temperature the engine will reach by EBH? Does grill blocking help?
Are the anti-Japanese protests in China really about disputed territory? Why are some protests being encouraged and arranged by authorities and others being suppressed? And what do the Chinese in general think about setting fire to Japanese businesses and wrecking Japanese cars?
Just as Winter is starting to wane, I finally blocked the grill. There's two main purposes to block the grill: Reduce the cooling effect so the engine warms quicker and stays warmer longer; and Improve aerodynamics. After a sample size of one day, it appears to be working. I took a few trips today recording … Continue reading Prius Mods 4 – Grill Block
I have finally installed the DEFA SafeStart permanently. We left the story at Prius Mods part 3.3 – DEFA SafeStart WarmUp cable installation with the cable attached to the coolant overflow bottle with a cable tie. To warm the engine I had to open the bonnet (hood) to fit and remove the power cable. Not … Continue reading Prius Mods part 3.4 – DEFA SafeStart finally installed!
Last couple of fill-ups have been rather disappointing. After a spectacular 4.5l/100km performance, I'm back down to 4.8-4.9. To make matters worse, on Friday night (#19) I had to pay 155.9¢ for RON 91, which was about 10¢ more per litre than everywhere else. Not a fun drive with the wind, debris on the road … Continue reading Prius Fuel Reports No.19 and 20
Please bear with me while I try a few blog themes. I'm looking for one with a font that can render the unusual characters I sometimes use, nice highlights to make thing obvious and a reasonable reading and photo-viewing experience.
Hvis du er fra Norge, og du fant bloggen min nyttig, kan du legge igjen en kommentar. Jeg snakker ikke norsk, men jeg kan alltid oversette kommentarer. Jeg skrev artiklene fordi jeg ikke kunne finne detaljerte instruksjoner for å passe DEFA SafeStart til en Prius på nettet. I Norge kan du gå til en autorisert … Continue reading Er du fra Norge? Oletko Suomen?
Not for the first time I find myself taking issue with The Onion on its journalistic standards and understanding of basic grammar. In the article entitled Chloë Sevign̈y Approved For Second Umlaut, not only is the capitalisation non-standard, but the diacritics for e and n are wrongly described as 'umlauts'. It's a f***ing diaeresis. But … Continue reading More Slipshod Reporting from The Onion