Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-13-2015, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Wichita, ks
Posts: 2

91 CRX HF - '91 Honda CRX HF
90 day: 43.01 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
CRX HF, D15B2, plans for D15Z1

Thought I should finally introduce myself now that I've been stalking this site for the better part of 6 mo.

I am from Kansas, work as an aerospace structural engineer and fly Blackhawks for the Army National Guard.

After trading in my 06 Corvette for a prius c back in 2013 I have become fairly obsessive about mpg. I drove the prius modestly and was able to achieve 49.8mpg I've the course of 58,000 miles. After deciding I didn't like the batteries and experiencing a family member having to replace theirs, and wanting to back into a standard transmission I did some research and finally found a 1991 CRX HF in Austin TX. We made the 8 hour drive to pick it up and I haven't looked back since.

Work to the CRX has been extremely enjoyable. This is what I have done so far:

New carpet, corbeau seats, driver door upolstery, window tint
Guages: vacuum, volts, and still working on oil press, oil temp, water temp
Flushed ALL fluids as the PO didn't know the age of the engine or when anything had been changed.
Front right fender replaced, the old one had signs of previous accident and found used front bumper but haven't fitted it up or installed it yet.

This morning I bought a 208k mi d15z1 and vx rims. After hearing how much of a difference the z1 makes I have been searching for one to mate up with my fed hf transmission. As I am currently able to get about 41-45mpg with current tires and d15b2.

Well, I'll leave it at that for now and try to get some pics up of the Rex

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to loour For This Useful Post:
The donkey CRX (08-14-2015)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 08-14-2015, 11:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,927
Thanks: 877
Thanked 2,020 Times in 1,303 Posts
Welcome!

I bought an 84 1.5 new, averaged 44 mph for 50k miles. Closing in on 65 years old I bought a new Mitsubishi Mirage with a 100k power train warranty. 54 mpg average in the manual tranny Mirage.

regards
mech
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 01:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,237

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,796
Thanked 6,655 Times in 3,447 Posts
Welcome to the forum!

Quote:
Originally Posted by loour View Post
After deciding I didn't like the batteries and experiencing a family member having to replace theirs
What car & year was that? I'm guessing Honda. (Been there, done that.)

Quote:
and wanting to back into a standard transmission
Can't blame you for that!

Quote:
This morning I bought a 208k mi d15z1 and vx rims.
Nice!

Post up a garage page and fuel log so we can watch the progress.
__________________
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 01:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,173

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: 2,473
Thanked 2,537 Times in 1,529 Posts
Welcome to posting. Sounds like a fun project.
__________________
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 02:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lean Burn Cruiser!
 
BabyDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Johnston County, NC
Posts: 931

Big Blazin' - '88 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Silverado
SUV
90 day: 14.97 mpg (US)

Chili - '00 Honda Insight
Gen-1 Insights
Team Honda
House of Tudor
Team Streamliner
90 day: 72.29 mpg (US)
Thanks: 835
Thanked 489 Times in 309 Posts
Welcome!

IMO, you should sell the VX wheels and buy HX or Insight wheels. This is so you can run 165/65r14 Potenza RE92, the best FE tire out there

__________________



Remember, thank a fellow EM'er for a helpful post!!!
I hypermile better in my cowboy boots

Past threads:
ZX2 modding thread
Ecomodder's Top 10: How they do it!
ZX2 Aerodynamics: Shooting for 0.15 Cd
ZX2 coast-down testing for Cd & Crr
  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