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Old 02-26-2013, 12:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Location: Bay Area, California
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Mo' Mon-nay! - '00 Honda Civic HX
90 day: 52.26 mpg (US)

Carbon Silver - '06 Honda Insight
90 day: 82.2 mpg (US)
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likely you were in lean burn. you are likely experiencing

"* once it enters lean burn, power will drop signifigantly (maybe 15%?) - requiring you to increase throttle SLOWLY to maintain the same speed. If it drops out of lean burn, power will increase - so you must let off throttle a bit to avoid accelerating. all this is totally normal. "

an ultra gauge will tell you 100% if you are in lean burn or not. SUPER helpful and downright necessary IMO if you are serious about getting good MPG with the HX

on a not so related note; with ~65 degree temps today, i averaged 58mpg on my commute home. which is daaamn good. warmer weather and a bit better MPG on the street getting to the freeway and i'll break 60mpg no problemo!
2000 Honda Civic HX with mild aero mods

2006 Honda Insight
MIMA, FAS, no passenger sideview mirror, race style drivers mirror, front and rear underbody aero, temporary front air dam
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