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RONALD777

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2012 8:26:29 PM

Well it certainly seems to - to me.
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 8:59:10 AM

No.
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Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 11:08:23 AM

No, unless it has been really muddy down my road and I have picked up a lot of junk in my wheel wells.
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xmstr
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 6:50:42 AM

It does not run better but it gets better gas mileage when it's clean --> less dirt (lighter total vehicle weight) + less wind resistance = better gas mileage (usually an increase of 0.0000000000001 MPG, which is worth the time, effort, and expense of keeping my car clean)
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 1:47:58 PM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 9:19:57 PM

YES even "BOND" has tips on the better ways to performance drive, movie trained. Start with a clean vehicle/waxed also.
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Clicky14
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 5:22:55 PM

HaHaHa
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 6:55:02 AM

LOL
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Clicky14
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 11:09:52 PM

no but I feel better driving it when it is clean.
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twt
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 3:42:58 AM

Some folks, have a vivid imagination.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 3:04:12 AM

I my young days when driving different jalopy vehicles, they seemed to run better, quieter, inside/outside, that was a Grand feeling on my part. I painted more on them than washing them.

Then I latched onto a real looker, only a 5 years old vehicle, from being a new car, the wax went into affect, and so did the Girls..... The wax was cheaper costs then, than the washed car or the girls, $$$ "Run better"... yes I did !!!
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outlaw329
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 1:09:36 AM

No, but I like the way it looks when washed.
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hoofharted
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 6:48:35 AM

What an intelligent question.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 10:38:52 AM

no but it looks better
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 9:20:48 AM

I seems to feel better.
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twt
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 3:10:22 AM

You have got, to be kidding. What does washing the car, have to do with the engine running better?
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 12:15:27 AM

A clean car is a happy car
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Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 2:24:10 PM

funny
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PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 11:19:12 AM

Mine runs better after I change the signal light fluid!
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SAButton
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 7:27:52 AM

Seriously?
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 6:22:06 AM

No, but it sure looks good when it's clean!!
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catm13
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 11:02:09 AM

We'll see. It depends if I can get the doors open to start it today ! Brrrrrr ??
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 8:24:17 AM

No but it looks better
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Calavera
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 4:22:46 PM

No, but changing the air in the tires makes a HUGE difference! You wouldn't believe the number of people that are driving around with 5+ year old air in their tires.
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8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 1:41:29 AM

no
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moxxor54
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 11:23:57 AM

Ha ha ha ha. No way
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 5:28:44 AM

no
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 5:11:51 AM

No
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 10:14:55 AM

No, but I feel better.
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Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 12:35:52 AM

sounds like a sill question, but it seems to
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 8:23:03 AM

No but it looks better
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 3:06:43 AM

no
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Alexi7
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 11:24:28 PM

A clean car is a happy car is a good running car.
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PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 6:19:24 PM

I'm with PayLessKY!
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 3:35:39 PM

No, but I fell better about it.
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Sugarshaneo7
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 1:50:04 PM

Runs worse
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ecsojay
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 9:49:25 PM

my truck has to be hand washed...otherwise water sprays over the coils and shorts out the ignition leaving me stranded along the roadside

2012 F-150....horrible design
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drgeeforce
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 1:23:33 PM

You know you improve the drag coefficient by -0.00000000000002 when all that dirt is removed. What's more the weight reduction is improved by 1-2 grams on a 1-2 ton vehicle depending on the level of caked on dirt.
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buickentury
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 9:14:49 PM

Yes, obviously ;)
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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 1:10:49 PM

You know it does!
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 3:09:54 AM

Absolutely
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 10:41:49 PM

no never
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R209
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 10:38:39 PM

no, but I feel better
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 10:44:33 AM

always
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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 10:09:33 AM


Everyone knows it does! <wink>

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mmakuta
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 6:22:48 PM

No
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 1:01:54 PM

Probably no, but I Hope a lot.....
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lilmx5guy
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 12:48:37 PM

Often improves visibility from the inside, but doesn't run better.
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 6:18:11 AM

no
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 9:59:49 PM

No
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twt
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 3:29:06 AM

Washing the vehicle, has no bearing on how it runs.
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8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 2:40:48 AM

no
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