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Old 09-09-2019, 10:33 AM   #388 (permalink)
Ecky
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Gaptooth (retired) - '00 Honda Insight
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Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 54.26 mpg (US)

Such Fit - '07 Honda Fit Sport
90 day: 41.27 mpg (US)

Connect - '15 Ford Transit Connect XL
90 day: 20.08 mpg (US)

K-sight - '00 Honda K-sight
90 day: 38.29 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by elhigh View Post
If I had to guess I would say your K engine has nearly nothing to do; unless you're flogging it with dyno or drag pulls it's going to run super cool most of the time.

This engine came out of what again, an Accord? TSX - same thing, essentially. A car which weighs literally twice what the K-sight does, and has poorer aero to boot. No wonder the engine runs cool.

I wonder if you even need the radiator fan.
I'm running the stock 1.0L radiator, which I believe is half the size of the TSX rad. On a warm day if I'm idling, the fan does cycle. Driving, never.

Typical driving the TPS usually reads 3-5% even with my tall gearing.
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