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Old 12-12-2012, 03:56 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Another option for sub bass is infinite baffle. Has easily the lowest power requirements of any setup. Also has the ability to dig the lowest. Does require a high pass filter to be able to protect the sub. Its as efficient as a sealed box, and has the best group delay. Its also generally lighter than a box.

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:23 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Okay so an oil change is coming up soon... Should I go for synthetic? I'm thinking yes.. What brand and weight would be best???
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:41 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Brand? Whatever floats your boat. Mobil 1 is not that expensive and is readily available.

Weight? If it's the original D15 (B2?) motor, I remember that 5W30 is one of the recommended ones. I wouldn't hesitate to run 0W30, but I don't think I'd go as far as 0W20. If you still have the owner's manual, you can check in there.

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Old 12-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #84 (permalink)
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I'll go with some 5w30

Update:
I filled my tires to 46psi
Removed passenger side windshield wiper
Performed a SeaFoam clean
Put Lucas in the tank

After this I filled up and got 56 mpg. My average in this cold has been 45mpg. That's a HUGE improvement.

Also for this next tank I drove a ways to get ethanol free gas and I advanced the timing a bit. I've also been using my camera tripod as a makeshift cruise control haha.. I'll post a photo of that. It actually works quite nicely once I get it set. And I just have to tap it off so it's pretty safe.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:44 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Lol, I've got to see this "cruse control" device you're using.

Great job on that last tank! I'm so anxious to see what my CRX will get. But I have to be patient.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #86 (permalink)
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I'll go with some 5w30
Are you aware yet that you can get the Honda Service manuals free online for these cars? Here is the one that I think should cover your car: Honda Civic 1988 - 1990 Manual - Downloads - Hondahookup.com

But that site has many many different editions for the various Civics.

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:39 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Are you aware yet that you can get the Honda Service manuals free online for these cars? Here is the one that I think should cover your car: Honda Civic 1988 - 1990 Manual - Downloads - Hondahookup.com

But that site has many many different editions for the various Civics.

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Yeah I have a chiltons manual.. Two actually haha
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:24 PM   #88 (permalink)
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Yeah I have a chiltons manual.. Two actually haha
Chilton's is fine, but these are the Honda offical service manuals, longer and far more detailed. The one for my 98 Civic is over 1400 pages. Some of your questions may be better answered by the longer official manual.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:28 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Oh! Thank you. I will check it out for sure.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:17 PM   #90 (permalink)
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Are you aware yet that you can get the Honda Service manuals free online for these cars? Here is the one that I think should cover your car: Honda Civic 1988 - 1990 Manual - Downloads - Hondahookup.com

But that site has many many different editions for the various Civics.

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Hey James,
I need to be a member to download that? Is there anywhere else to pick one up? They have one specific to my CRX but I am not to enthused about signing up for another site... haha

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