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Old 10-06-2013, 12:32 PM   #31 (permalink)
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i meant to mention before that your compression #s are fine. they show the engine is marginally worn but will still last forever if maintained properly, and with no noticeable loss of power. i know guys driving around with 120 psi on all cylinders and they're still getting good mileage. their cars just lack some zip, is all.

next question, is your odometer or trip meter accurate? you can compare it against GPS, or the old fashioned method of taking note when you pass by km or mile markers on highways.

also, if your tires are larger than stock your speedo and odo will be off. sounds like yours are probably stock but i want to rule out as much as possible.
Odometer is correct, checked with gps. My tires are stock.

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Old 10-06-2013, 12:53 PM   #32 (permalink)
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This is tricky haha. What kind of routes do you drive? Mostly stop and go? Mostly highway? Is it consistent from day to day or does it change all te time?
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This is tricky haha. What kind of routes do you drive? Mostly stop and go? Mostly highway? Is it consistent from day to day or does it change all te time?
Mostly highway with little stops. It is consistent, I drive about 120-130 miles a week, and put in about 17 liters of gas a week. I always get 120-130 miles out of 17 liters of gas. (odometer is is miles and gas station is in liters).
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One thing I didn't see listed is operating temperature. Be sure the thermostat is the correct one and is not stuck open or removed.
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One thing I didn't see listed is operating temperature. Be sure the thermostat is the correct one and is not stuck open or removed.
Yes it has a new thermostat.
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Know of any civic owners in the area you can compare to?

You sound like you know your way around these cars. Not sure what else to ask. Everyone has had good suggestions so far.

Any chance the odometer acts up sometimes like stops working erratically? Maybe going unnoticed. One of mine used to do that.
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Know of any civic owners in the area you can compare to?

You sound like you know your way around these cars. Not sure what else to ask. Everyone has had good suggestions so far.

Any chance the odometer acts up sometimes like stops working erratically? Maybe going unnoticed. One of mine used to do that.
Nobody has this model of civic, 92-95 civics did not exist in mexico, so there are very few. The odometer is a good idea but I actually just opened it up a week ago and resoldered every component since the speedometer was a little erratical. It fixed the problem and I am sure everything is working in there. The suggestions have been very good. I will try changing injectors in a couple weeks since one of them started leaking when off again. Its a very small (1 drop every 30 seconds when ignition off) leak. So I really dont think it will affect mileage that much. But hopefully
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Keep us posted if you ever straighten the car out.

Also did you check for fuel leaks?

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