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Old 09-18-2016, 01:12 AM   #8 (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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Are you coasting engine off at all? Kiss-starting (bump-starting) the engine with the clutch? Have you tried using in-gear DFCO engine breaking instead of the friction breaks? In some situations it is much better than engine off coasting to a stop.

If your torque pro will offer you engine load %, then seek 75% (maybe 80% but not higher) as you accelerate. It is a kinda brisk acceleration. It is the most efficient in these 6th gen civics such as ours.
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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