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Old 04-11-2014, 05:55 AM   #31 (permalink)
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do you know how hot your HAI gets? I made one about a week ago and it has gotten to 166F.

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Old 04-28-2014, 11:46 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I dont know on the temp because I dont have a scangauge or anything yet. 166 seems pretty good though

Got some good news. I fixed my speedometer. The vss plugs get coroded from the coolant line above it . I was able to get 54 with the a/c on. Once I do my skid plate I think it will help a bit. Im pretty happy woth this build. I cant wait to paint it.
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:06 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:45 PM   #34 (permalink)
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You can do anything, people just think its a waste of time. I run the d15b dual vtec on an automatic tranny. Works like a dream.
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:12 PM   #35 (permalink)
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You can do anything, people just think its a waste of time. I run the d15b dual vtec on an automatic tranny. Works like a dream.
Friends and family actually get upset at me for working on my own car instead of paying someone else to do it poorly and they get upset when I ride my bike instead of driving. I am rude when I try to explain why I disagree with their advice.
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:54 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Friends and family actually get upset at me for working on my own car instead of paying someone else to do it poorly and they get upset when I ride my bike instead of driving. I am rude when I try to explain why I disagree with their advice.
Thats how I save money, doing it myself. People in my family say the same.
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:05 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I told my grandpa that i get 60 mpg as opposed to 28 and i only have like 1000 dollars into my car and he was like, yah but how much time have you wasted working on it. It made me so mad. People dont understand that this is what we do for fun. Its a hobby and it gets better milage and has more cheracter then a 30,000 dollar hybrid. It blows my mind that people dont understand that.

How is that dual vtec treating you? Does leanburn work well/ does it have lean burn? My long tearm goal is to do a d15 dual vtec turbo build. I saw a guy on here selling a car with 230whp and it got 60 mpg.


As for my car, the lean burn kicks in at 74 mph and it rolls between 60 and 70 mpg without any aero mods. I can do it in 4th gear around 64mph but its best in 5th gear with or without lean burn because the rpms are so low with the cx/vx trans
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:36 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I would reply back "with all the gas money I'm saving it was worth the time put in. I don't have to go buy a new hybrid car when I can build one for less." BAM!!!

EDIT; If there were a way to hook up the usb obd2 reader to a jdm ecu man that would be nice.
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As for my car, the lean burn kicks in at 74 mph and it rolls between 60 and 70 mpg without any aero mods. I can do it in 4th gear around 64mph but its best in 5th gear with or without lean burn because the rpms are so low with the cx/vx trans
Have you checked to make sure your speedometer is accurate with a gps? When doing engine and trans swaps it sometimes throws off the speedo/ odometer. You may have to add an extra step to calculate the true mpg.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:25 PM   #40 (permalink)
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It made me so mad. People dont understand that this is what we do for fun. Its a hobby and it gets better milage and has more cheracter then a 30,000 dollar hybrid. It blows my mind that people dont understand that.
This, yup. Well said, sir.

Not everybody does it just for fun, but that certainly qualifies for me.

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