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Old 06-22-2011, 02:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mike1611 View Post
also, I would like to hear any other suggestions to boost MPG. my job demands a whole lotta city driving, so any little bit helps.
Daox has a great suggestion re: the VX. But if the HF engine is compatible with your generation civic then you might do that too. You might consider simply a transmission swap instead of the whole engine. Seems much of the FE benefits for these guys is in the gearing.

As for driving tips, consult the 100+ hypermiling tips in the links above. Do whatever appeals to you. Experiment.

Start a fuel economy log here on the site. You'll get a good record of a baseline before you start modding, and you'll be able to track improvements.

Good luck!
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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.



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