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Old 10-01-2014, 05:16 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:24 PM   #22 (permalink)
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about 65 mpg is what I see on my first gen civic hybrid
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:58 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I have just joined this forum, it looks very interesting.

Can I ask what material you have made your front air dam out of? It looks rubbery but I presume it must be fairly rigid.

The car looks good, I have a 2002 SEAT Leon 1.9 TDi so am looking to improve the warm up time when it starts to get a bit colder. I am in the UK so it doesn't get too cold and I already get 54MPG average (UK = 4.55 Litre per Gallon). I would like to get it nearer 60MPG which is why I am here.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:51 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I have just joined this forum, it looks very interesting.

Can I ask what material you have made your front air dam out of? It looks rubbery but I presume it must be fairly rigid.

The car looks good, I have a 2002 SEAT Leon 1.9 TDi so am looking to improve the warm up time when it starts to get a bit colder. I am in the UK so it doesn't get too cold and I already get 54MPG average (UK = 4.55 Litre per Gallon). I would like to get it nearer 60MPG which is why I am here.
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Ah I see. Brilliant. So yes, I presume it is slightly rubbery and also fairly rigid.

Hopefully I can find a similar product in the UK. Thanks very much.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:18 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Hi, aymen_a22.

The garden edging I used is more "plasticky" than "rubbery". Moreso than the factory airdam material. Fairly rigid, yes.
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Calibration update:

FYI, it appears the numbers I posted in the original graph are about 10% optimistic based on my first fill-up against the ScanGauge and a short fill that Phil made with his '07 Civic 5MT. I'll wait for 1 more set of numbers and then will correct & re-post the graph.

But the relative (percent) difference would be the same
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Another thought is look at finding a wrecked Hybrid and pull the under carriage aero panels off. There was a member on the board who bought a set for his Civic off the dealer and saw a nice jump in fuel mileage.

Other than that nice work.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:35 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks - and yes, I'm considering it (DIY with coroplast, though).

This '07 has a few factory underbody panels (including a full panel filling the space between the rear suspension and the back bumper) but it could be better.
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I don't know if you used a GPS to record you distances, good to calibrate your Odometer with it. Good Luck

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