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Old 10-06-2014, 09:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
Chrysler kid
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Your lean burn indicator is very cool, but its more of a indicator of the stage 1 VTEC right?

On my hx its more or less of a dummy light as the computer only knows to turn the light off if the rpms match the vehicle speed settings in its highest gear. The light comes on in neutral as long as throttle input is minimal and turns off based on if VTEC engages (which is based on throttle %). Its basically just saying hey I'm not engaging the secondary camshaft settings so you can get good gas mileage

Oh and my apologies I just read up on the 3 stage VTEC and it definitely has more of a power band, basically 3 throttle based cam settings

So to rephrase VTEC and power ratings should not dictate fuel economy standards
Current: 1997 civic lx
Past: 1998hx/1996hx/1997lx/1997hx Cali/1997hx
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