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Old 09-30-2014, 10:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by niky View Post
I think it should be fine... just need to get that Scangauge calibrated.
I probably won't have to fuel this car up for a couple of months, so I'm going to ask fellow ecomodder member & Civic owner Philscar (who lives near me and has exactly the same Civic) to calibrate it on his car.

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Last time I drove a 5-speed like that, I think it did around 19 km/l at 80 km/h (tank-to-tank)... but that was with some tollway traffic... so I think 20-21 km/l would be more representative of stock conditions.
Thanks! That was with a 1.8L?

19 km/L = 45 mpg US = 5.3 L/100 km
21 km/L = 49 mpg US = 4.8 L/100 km

The 2-way averaged constant speed runs I do are typically a little higher than an actual highway trip at that speed. But going by your numbers, it seems like my uncalibrated gauge may be ~10% optimistic (going by the 21 km/L end). I'll ask Phil to calibrate and will report back.
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