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Owner: Gasoline Fumes
Nut Wagon: 1991 Honda Civic Wagon DX
Displacement: 1.5 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2262 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.35
Frontal area: 0 sq.ft.
Description: Rusty 2WD Honda Civic Wagon. No air conditioning or power steering. 256,890 miles. No fuel economy instrumentation. Retired summer of 2019 due to extensive rust.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Aerodynamic mods:
grill block - 100% in colder weather
smooth wheel covers
front splitter with tire air deflectors
mud flaps removed
side skirts
no outside mirrors
rear window air deflector removed
lowered rear for less "rake" and frontal area
single front wiper

Mechanical mods:
increased tire pressure to 55 PSI
larger tires
deleted rear brake auto adjusters
hotter Civic VX thermostat
block heater
16-valve to 8-valve conversion
increased valve lash
advanced camshaft timing
advanced ignition timing
taller-geared Honda CRX HF trans
0w-20 oil
hot air intake
weight reduction
DIY zero toe front alignment
1.25" straight pipe after catalytic converter

Electrical mods:
kill switch
two large marine batteries
LED interior and marker/tail/brake lights
LED low beam headlights
alternator in 12.5v mode or belt removed

Driver mods:
coasting down hills
reducing speed up hills
no idling
windows closed
no heat use until engine is fully warm
timing traffic lights and 4-way stops
staying under 2000 RPM
cruising at 40-50 MPH
bump starting whenever possible
minimal braking
grid-charging the batteries

Other mods:
35% VLT window tint
white roof to reduce solar heat
side view convex mirrors (inside)
panoramic rear view mirror
EcoModder decals!

Planned Mods: Recycle it.
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 27 mpg(US)
EPA highway 32 mpg(US)
EPA combined 29 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 62.32 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 63.19 mpg(US)
90 days 67.84 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Jul 23, 2018

(Created: 2009-10-18 08:23:56 / Modified: 2019-08-15 01:22:56)

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