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Old 01-01-2014, 10:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

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Looking at your garage entry for the Miata, I think if you install a vacuum gauge you could learn how to judge the 75-80% engine load level quite precisely and do even better through P&G, I'd bet. And you'd be able to place all acceleration into the most efficient BSFC ranges. I bet your 90 day averages would increase signficantly and the gauge would pay for itself in a short while.
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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