Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > General Efficiency Discussion
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-04-2013, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: 01826
Posts: 4

Bike - '05 Yamaha V-Star Silverado
90 day: 55.74 mpg (US)

Accord - '13 Honda Accord Coupe EX
90 day: 33.88 mpg (US)

Barracuda - '68 Plymouth Barracuda
90 day: 14.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2013 Accord runs cold

I bought a 2013 Honda Accord and immediately hooked up my UltraGuage. I was surprised to find the car only gets up to 174*F. And it takes a long time to get there. Do direct injected cars normally run at this temp? I thought all cars today run at 210*F. Doesn't a warmer engine ran more efficiently?

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 04-05-2013, 11:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,176

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 51.49 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
Mitsubishi
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,475
Thanked 2,539 Times in 1,531 Posts
You might want to talk to the dealer about the issue. Different engines run at different temperatures. 174 does seem quite low though.
__________________
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: 01826
Posts: 4

Bike - '05 Yamaha V-Star Silverado
90 day: 55.74 mpg (US)

Accord - '13 Honda Accord Coupe EX
90 day: 33.88 mpg (US)

Barracuda - '68 Plymouth Barracuda
90 day: 14.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I asked the same question on an Accord forum and found out it's normal for it to run at 175*F. And a long warm up isn't unusual either. I thought these direct injected engines would have warmed up quickly and ran on the warmer side. Guess not all of them. If I could improve the morning warm ups, my mpgs would be so much better.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2015, 04:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Columbus OH
Posts: 5

haven't named it - '13 Honda Accord EX-sedan
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by ermarccio View Post
I bought a 2013 Honda Accord and immediately hooked up my UltraGuage. I was surprised to find the car only gets up to 174*F. And it takes a long time to get there. Do direct injected cars normally run at this temp? I thought all cars today run at 210*F. Doesn't a warmer engine ran more efficiently?
My 2013-EX-2.4L-sedan runs a max of 183 and a norm of 177.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com