Tuesday, April 22, 2008

6 weeks!

And all is well

I'll have to double check, but we've put about 3000 kms on the car since converting it.

We filled up the diesel tank about 3 weeks ago, we've done 1000 kms since then and we're at half a tank. Normally, a full tank of diesel gets us ~650kms in town and ~800kms on the highway. I think we'll easily get ~2000 kms in city driving.


- We had some issues with the Check Engine light, but I took care of that on April 14th making some plumbing changes to the fuel system and putting a new o-ring on the shutoff valve.
- Now that the Check Engine light is off, I have full boost from the turbo. YAY
- As the weather gets warmer, I've gradually decreased the timed "purge" sequence down to 30 seconds. That should yeild higher mileage out of each tank of diesel.
- Roadtrip season is upon us, and I am stockpiling filtered veggie.
It's also worth noting that it's been a long time since I liked a car enough to spend 3 hours doing this: