Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-25-2014, 01:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
Cyborg ECU
 
California98Civic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Coastal Southern California
Posts: 5,279

Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 59.78 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,885
Thanked 1,583 Times in 1,076 Posts
Nice little car. Ditto all the above. Check out my garage page because I have a very similar car to yours and my page has notes galore and more importantly for you links to things I have done. Good luck. Get the gauge. UltraGauge.

__________________


See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 01-25-2014, 02:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
Smeghead
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Central AK
Posts: 933

escort - '99 ford escort sport
90 day: 42.38 mpg (US)

scoobaru - '02 Subaru Forester s
90 day: 28.65 mpg (US)
Thanks: 32
Thanked 145 Times in 97 Posts
re: kill switch, there is a thread I started for 5th gen civics and a very workable kill switch, some of the 6th gen guys jumped in with the slight differences, if you do a search for 5th gen kill switch it should sow the way.
__________________

Learn from the mistakes of others, that way when you mess up you can do so in new and interesting ways.

One mile of road will take you one mile, one mile of runway can take you around the world.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 09:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Joggernot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 372
Thanks: 1,132
Thanked 92 Times in 75 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
No, but I have read through several of Mr. Money Mustache's excellent blogs. I just tend to have the habits of a frugal person by nature. Perhaps it was my modest upbringing, or just my rational tendencies. A person can often make more money per hour of "work" by spending a little extra time to be more frugal and shop around. The reason I'm on ecomodder is to be frugal with my fuel and learn how things work.

I'd participate on MMM, but I'm already spending time here, Slickdeals, Fatwallet, Priuschat, and various other forums... I'll see if I can fit it in
This guy is good, too.

Frugal Living is a Key to the Financial Freedom You Deserve

Sorry for the sidetrack...
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Joggernot For This Useful Post:
redpoint5 (01-27-2014)
Old 01-25-2014, 11:34 AM   #14 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
vskid3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 974

Civic DX (sold) - '97 Honda Civic DX
90 day: 34.15 mpg (US)

GTO (sold) - '04 Pontiac GTO
90 day: 22.62 mpg (US)

Green Brick (sold) - '06 Ford Escape Hybrid
90 day: 31.93 mpg (US)
Thanks: 193
Thanked 311 Times in 220 Posts
This is same way I did my '97 DX's kill switch, as far as where to wire it in. http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...vic-18242.html
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 06:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
Should I turn here...?
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Posts: 53

Silver Civic - '96 Honda Civic CX
Thanks: 1
Thanked 17 Times in 6 Posts
I played around with bump-starting the other night. It was SUPER easy. Easier than I expected it to be. It'd be even easier to EOC if I had a kill-switch. I'll be perusing the kill-switch threads, because switching the key off and on is awkward and I really don't like the fact that all my instrumentation also dies when the key goes to ACC.

I'm due to fill up tomorrow/tonight, so I'll give an update on my mpg when I do that.

As an aside, I'm still adjusting to driving the Civic, and it's weird to me for the engine to be so quiet. I'm so used to driving my air-cooled VWs, that the Honda feels so sleek and shiny-new to me in comparison. Though the clutches on my VWs were/are smooth as a a dream, while the clutch in the Civic is way touchier.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 01:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
Should I turn here...?
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Posts: 53

Silver Civic - '96 Honda Civic CX
Thanks: 1
Thanked 17 Times in 6 Posts
Filled up late last night.

353.5 miles, 9.545 gallons. 37mpg! That's up 4mpg from my last couple tanks' average (33.5 and 34.5 mpg).

That was neutral coast when possible, key off at lights longer than 10-15 seconds, and driving in the highest gear possible. Plus, of course, taking routes that avoided as many stop lights/signs as possible.

I'm going to do another tank with the same techniques, to see if I get a reasonably close average, and work on finding a kill switch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 10:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 21,391

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

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,166
Thanked 6,019 Times in 3,120 Posts
Nice bump.

Oh, to be on the steep part of the improvement curve again. That's where the fun is.
__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



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 01-27-2014, 01:16 AM   #18 (permalink)
Smeghead
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Central AK
Posts: 933

escort - '99 ford escort sport
90 day: 42.38 mpg (US)

scoobaru - '02 Subaru Forester s
90 day: 28.65 mpg (US)
Thanks: 32
Thanked 145 Times in 97 Posts
indeed, next comes high mileage normalcy then the depression of only getting 50mpg.
__________________

Learn from the mistakes of others, that way when you mess up you can do so in new and interesting ways.

One mile of road will take you one mile, one mile of runway can take you around the world.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 10:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: East TN
Posts: 15

02 Civic - '02 Honda Civic LX
90 day: 40.32 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Hey 96CX, another pizza delivery guy here. I just got a 02 Civic LX to deliver in. My first couple of tanks I got 36-37mpg. This last tank was only 32mpg, mostly because of driving 180 miles in snow and ice for two days. I too would like to break 40mpg delivering pizza.

So here is a delivery related question...How long does a red light need to be before turning the engine off saves fuel?
__________________

  Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2014, 12:06 AM   #20 (permalink)
Cyborg ECU
 
California98Civic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Coastal Southern California
Posts: 5,279

Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 59.78 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,885
Thanked 1,583 Times in 1,076 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Detail Man View Post
So here is a delivery related question...How long does a red light need to be before turning the engine off saves fuel?
I would think certainly 15 seconds with long enough with modern electronic fuel injection systems.

__________________


See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com