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Owner: elhigh
Tiptoe: 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
Displacement: 1.339 L
Fuel type: gas/electric hybrid
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2661 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.28
Frontal area: 0 sq.ft.
Description: Just a sweet little grocery getter, no options installed that I can tell. Basics included: AC, decent stereo, rear window defrost. That's it.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: 12/22/2013 Added a grid charger for battery balancing from Hybrid Automotive.
09/2014 added hub discs to cover deeply dished portion of wheels.
06/02/2015 Broken belt in rear tire. New tires on front, fronts (w/ about 10K miles) moved to rear. New struts all around. This is going to be costly but it the ride should improve.
08/0?/2015 Purchased OBDII Bluetooth adapter and Torque. Used it for a while, mostly to establish engine operating temperature. Adapter has been moved to a different vehicle.
11/10/2015 The experiment with wrap vinyl wheel skirts has come to an end. The driver side skirt, which had lasted the longest at about 6 months, has finally failed in colder weather.
11/19/2015 Swapped in another used IMA. Immediately got the dreaded no-12v-charge-at-idle condition. Attempting a longer GC to equalize the cells. We'll see.
11/26/2015 Reinstalled original IMA pack after deep discharge and grid charge. IMA light is still on, but the pack is performing at nearly-new levels.

Planned Mods: Smoothy wheel discs
Rear fender skirts
Possible air dam
Possible bellypanning
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 37 mpg(US)
EPA highway 45 mpg(US)
EPA combined 40 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 49.69 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 53.17 mpg(US)
90 days 50.76 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Jul 17, 2017

(Created: 2013-07-02 09:12:56 / Modified: 2017-07-17 18:50:03)

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