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Old 08-12-2013, 09:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
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Impressive set up. I hope the troubles get cleared soon and easily.

Originally Posted by cbaber View Post
You can't turn the alternator off while the car is running. The switch does nothing. I have to turn the motor off and then I can switch the alternator off. However I can turn the alternator on while the car is running.
That's exactly how mine works in my 1998 Civic DX.

Originally Posted by cbaber View Post
I actually like to keep a spare tire in there just in case. You won't need it until you need it, but I would rather be able to limp to the nearest tire place than call a tow truck or leave the car to go repair the tire.
I have that emergency flat-tire-filler-spray-stuff-in-a-can. Lighter and smaller than the tire.

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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