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Old 04-01-2013, 10:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
The grill blocking is mainly about aerodynamics. I don't have lean burn on my 98 Civic. Check my page for other notes you might find useful, though. Also, look at the links at the top of the page "65+ mods" and "100+ hypermiling tips".

Tire pressure is a good freebie. Drive speed limit.

Is the car auto trans or manual?
It's a manual transmission and has 200,000 miles on it. I should be getting a Scangauge in the mail within the next few days so I'll be able to get a lot more information. I'll look into blocking the grill and I put my tires to their max rating of 44psi.

This weekend I have a new exhaust manifold I'm putting in and we are changing the timing belt. Other than that it runs great. I drove it for the first time this morning on my 120 mile commute and the gas gauge has barely moved so we'll see how far the car goes on a tank within the next few days; I'll post the results.
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