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Owner: elhigh
Tiptoe: 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
Displacement: 1.339 L
Fuel type: gas/electric hybrid
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2661 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.28
Frontal area: 0 sq.ft.
Description: Just a sweet little grocery getter, no options installed that I can tell. Basics included: AC, decent stereo, rear window defrost. That's it.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: 12/22/2013 Added a grid charger for battery balancing from Hybrid Automotive.

09/2014 added hub discs to cover deeply dished portion of wheels.

06/02/2015 Broken belt in rear tire. New tires on front, fronts (w/ about 10K miles) moved to rear. New struts all around. This is going to be costly but it the ride should improve.

08/0?/2015 Purchased OBDII Bluetooth adapter and Torque. Used it for a while, mostly to establish engine operating temperature. Adapter has been moved to a different vehicle.

11/10/2015 The experiment with wrap vinyl wheel skirts has come to an end. The driver side skirt, which had lasted the longest at about 6 months, has finally failed in colder weather.

11/19/2015 Swapped in another used IMA. Immediately got the dreaded no-12v-charge-at-idle condition. Attempting a longer GC to equalize the cells. We'll see.

11/26/2015 Reinstalled original IMA pack after deep discharge and grid charge. IMA light is still on, but the pack is performing at nearly-new levels. LATER: did a deep discharge, then grid charge: IMA light went off and battery worked perfectly for 12 months.

09/03/17: Added a new belly pan under the engine, from the firewall forward. Recently did another deep discharge and grid recharge

Planned Mods: Smoothy wheel discs
Rear fender skirts
Possible air dam
Possible bellypanning (begun 09/2017)
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 37 mpg(US)
EPA highway 45 mpg(US)
EPA combined 40 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 49.58 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 46.49 mpg(US)
90 days 46.49 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Jan 03, 2018

(Created: 2013-07-02 09:12:56 / Modified: 2018-01-03 22:53:04)

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