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Old 09-16-2017, 07:18 PM   #111 (permalink)
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I should have this done. "Blackstone" has been recommended to me. Any tips for ordering the service? (I guess I should not add oil so I can get the most accurate possible reading.)
There are other oil analyzers out there for less money, but blackstone gives you a good description where others may just give you the numbers. For those not experienced in analysis results, this is a good option.

If your car leaks oil, fix the leaks before analysis. When getting the sample, do not idle the car to warm it up, this will introduce fuel to the oil and give you undesireable results. Instead, either take the sample cold, or go for a romp and get it hot. As I have said before, my driving style does not heat the oil up, so a romp was necessary for me so I could burn off any temporary crap in the oil, like moisture. This is likely true for most ecomodders, and is also true for anyone who does mostly short trips. If you want to go for long oil changes, check the box(on a card that comes with the kit) for TBN, this tells you how much additive package is left.

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Old 09-16-2017, 07:42 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:07 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Another new best tank! 42.4 mpg!

Oh yeah baby! 527.7 miles went by, all without the fuel light turning on! 12.442 gallons. I used the motorcycles for my work commute and did more pulse and glide(all engine on). I could get used to this.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:38 AM   #114 (permalink)
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RSX rims!

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These are 16" wheels that weigh 16 lbs each, my 17" oem wheels weigh 23.5 lbs each. I have already noticed a difference . It is easier to get moving, acceleration is quicker, and I can shift up earlier. Although that last part may have something to do with the fact that the tires on the rims right now are 24.9" where my old tires were 25.5". The tires on these wheels right now are sporty tires, so I wont expect any improvement until I grab some 205/60/16 EP 422+'es.

New tire and rim combo should weigh 36 pounds each, old combo weighs 48 pounds each.
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:11 PM   #115 (permalink)
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I once drove 565 miles in my Civic and 617 miles in my Accord and did not have a low fuel light in either. I think the low fuel light came on once when I first owned my Subaru, but not later, when it should have. People always claim you should not run your cars until empty.

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Old 10-12-2017, 09:28 PM   #116 (permalink)
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I once drove 565 miles in my Civic and 617 miles in my Accord and did not have a low fuel light in either.
I think your fuel lights are broken!

I went 605.2 miles on 14.149 gallons: 42.8 MPG. The fuel light came on at 550.4 miles. Yet another best tank. I also got a new best trip of 48.5 mpg.

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I got new 205/60/16 Bridgestone Ecopia EP 422+s some time during the last tank. No picture of the new tires, but I did manage to park next to another accord at my school who also swapped to Acura RSX rims.
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I was expecting a serious loss of traction and increase in 2nd gear burnouts with these new tires, but they seem to have the same traction as my previous WIDER 215/50/17 Yokohama YK 580s. They are noisier in hard corners, but that is likely a result of the taller sidewalls.

I'm still the lame duck in team honda, but SOOO close to not being the worst mpg car. Considering that every other car is a civic, fit, or insight, that is kind of scary.
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