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Old 01-21-2021, 06:47 PM   #221 (permalink)
Ecky
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Originally Posted by racprops View Post
Interesting, is it a diesel or Gas engine?? And can you beat a kid on a bike, and can you keep up with other cars on the freeway??

Rich
Gasoline. 3 cylinder. 66hp isn't actually too bad for propelling a 1700lb car. It has Honda's VTEC and above ~2800rpm it switches to a very aggressive cam profile, opens a second intake valve, and actually makes some power - for a 1 liter 3 cylinder.

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No it does not.

Not any more that dose a Carb, TBI, Port Injection, etc.

Try breathing the tail pip[e of one and see.

Even with the cats etc. it still stinks.

Rich
Honda's smaller engines (and I'm sure others as well) make pretty much zero noticeable fumes. My car came with a "Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV)" sticker.

In one of my Insights (I have two) I put a fire breathing 250hp 4 cylinder into it, and that one now has noticeably stinky exhaust. I'm still getting as high as 65mpg with it, however - around 40% less than with the 3 cylinder it came with, but still very respectable.

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