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Old 04-14-2017, 05:21 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
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All I can say is that I have the OEM starter motor in my 98 Civic. I key start probaly not less than 20 times per day or more (I have never counted). The started has 248,000 miles on it. The last 75,000 (during six years of daily driving) have been "start/stop." Mine is still going. I am sure there is wear, but it is hard for me to consider it economically significant since I have not seen failure (yet).
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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