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Old 06-11-2019, 01:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
California98Civic
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.37 mpg (US)

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You might be able to start your downhill at a slower initial speed and so therefore save a little fuel on your last pulse before this combination of curves and a turn on a downhill comes. In other words, recontextualize the combination to include adjustments that will save more fuel before and after it. Definitely do not make a practice of screeching through a hairpin turn. You might also, on the downhill, choose a lower gear to spin the engine faster and therefore the alternator for more DFCO ("free") power generation.
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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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