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Herman and Operation 30MPG

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

Post by Richard99 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:20 am

Quite frankly, I don't believe people claiming 30 mpg on these cars.

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Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

Post by abscate » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:34 am

Maybe on a hypermiling turbo.

Definitely achievable on an NA driving normally
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Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

Post by callahanoffroad » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:18 pm

ZionXIX wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:34 pm
So I decided to try those headlight bulbs you posted about. I found the install to be quite annoying. I had to remove the housing to see what I was doing. I haven't tested them at night yet. My bulbs have the large heatsinks with a cooling fan installed. Should I leave the covers off to prevent overheating? On another note one of my reflectors detached when installing....
Oh my goodness! Detached reflectors!!!! Sounds like you need to see an optometrist!

Sorry for the delay in response I've been obviously busy with everything going on. Grocery delivery is crazy busy right now. :lol:

So I left the caps off, knowing that I'll need to clean the reflectors more often. I think the caps fit over the high beams. But yes they sit almost exact to the housing. I guess some one might be annoyed by that but it doesn't bother me as I can actually see at night 😂.

Hope you like them!!!!

Quick update. Herman got new tires, a mass airflow sensor cleaning and a fresh air filter. Mpg popped up from 20.5-21mpg to 22.5-23mpg on average. So that's nice!

I have my parts list for my valve stem seals passed over to the CFO for budgeting. I suspect once this current madness is over I'll get to work on that.

Good news is that locally everything is pretty much under control. Stores are well stocked (except toilet paper [but I use a bidet, because I'm civilized ;-)]) two weeks ago we had a run on the stores which made my job difficult. But everything is levelling out now.

I'm going to keep delivering because it's really the right thing to do. Many of my customers are high risk people who shouldn't go to the store. So I'll keep doing it for them. :-) I wash my hands so much these days it makes me want to scream!!!! Hahahaha.

Anyways. Stay safe out there everyone. Wash your hands. Tell jokes. Laugh and enjoy life. It's spring time here.
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