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Old 12-11-2016, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Been here a few times visiting over the years, but just joined up. Proud owner of 92 Civic VX since 2002. Bougth this gem for a mere $489.00 and didn't know what I bought until I calculated my first tank mpg... I thought it had to be incorrectly calculated or something... then the next few tanks gave the same results roughly 44mpg with normal driving habits... I then looked the car up online and discovered I purchased one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road and a marvel of it's time when manufactured.
Been using P&G and EOC... and typically getting 52-54mpg in warm weather.
Toying with the idea of adding a switch to removed alternator drag and use a solar panel to recharge the battery when parked. Most of my trips don't involve long distance and seems like it would work. I have a degree in electronics, so the wiring and all shouldn't be much of a challenge. I haven't seen any recent forums on this... most recent I've seen is around 2012... I want to get a scan gauge, but not sure what type will work on my 92 VX Civic.

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