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Old 05-08-2012, 12:56 AM   #407
gordyzero
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Join Date: Feb 2004
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Location: Vermont
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2011 WRX STI Limited
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Originally Posted by kingme
Gordy, do you plan on analyzing your oil? I'm curious if the new tune is rich for safety, causing your lower mileage. A UOA might show high fuel dilution which would lower flashpoint and viscosity. Maybe the tech recommended 5W-40 because he knew a 5W-30 would be further weakened by fuel dilution.

Of course, this assumes the tech knew anything about your special tune . Regardless, still curious.
Oh yeah! I have my blackstone sample bottle sitting on the shelf. This Map has to be silly rich compared to the first. I had the cruise set this morning @ 73 MPH, 6th gear, Intelligent mode, I watched the meter drop 0.5 MPG in the A/C OFF , 62 35mile ride to work. For a total WHOPPING 20.1 MPG ... Nice !
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