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Old 04-28-2009, 02:17 PM   #251 (permalink)
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If I did install one of the 3-stage VTEC engines that weren't sold in the USA, where would I get the parts and maintenance needed to keep it running? My current engine has about 290,000 miles on it and is starting to burn some oil. so I expect it will likely need replacement within 2 years.
While the 3-stage would offer lean burn and near 130HP on the top end, the VTEC-E engine found in the VX would work just as well for mpg if not slightly better than the 3-stage thanks to roller rockers, smaller throttle body and intake runners.

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Old 04-29-2009, 02:44 PM   #252 (permalink)
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130hp is much more power than I would ever need on my rounds. I rarely use the full power of the current 102hp engine, so the 93hp VX engine would suffice for my normal driving.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:16 PM   #253 (permalink)
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Your Aerocivic is awesome. OEM's need to come and take a look at it, and build me one. It's more or less the concept i want. Super-Highway Cruiser.
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I noticed that the areocivic will be hitting 500,000 miles soon! That is amazing.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:14 AM   #255 (permalink)
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Your Aerocivic is awesome. OEM's need to come and take a look at it, and build me one. It's more or less the concept i want. Super-Highway Cruiser.
They'll get a chance to see it at Hybridfest this year. One of the reasons I built it was because the OEM's had nothing out there that could get the highway mileage I was looking for. And the low aero drag results in reduced load on the engine and longer engine life.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:37 PM   #256 (permalink)
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Basjoos has me on mileage for sure... I took out my Z1 engine with just a tick over 380K miles on it last week and threw in a freshly rebuilt Z1.

Basjoos: I have a tentative buyer for my D15Z1 motor now, but I have a feeling he might flake. if he does, would you be interested in buying my motor for a swap into the Aerocivic? You'd have the potential for 100+mpg easily.
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I appreciate the offer but don't have the facilities here, tools, and experience to do a top end rebuild (rings, valve seals) on an engine.
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I appreciate the offer but don't have the facilities here, tools, and experience to do a top end rebuild (rings, valve seals) on an engine.
No worries, just checking if you'd be interested.
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I could help.
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Lean burn Aerocivic would be epic. (Epic-er?)

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