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Old 07-07-2011, 05:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by PaleMelanesian View Post
A couple minor civic-specific suggestions that may help: I try to keep 80% LOD by adding throttle as the rpm increases. I shift sooner, more like 2100 rpm.
The throttle is sticky though, eh? It tends to lurch forward as you depress the pedal, always has done that so I have assumed that's the way it is. I think you shift at 75% load, no?
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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