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Old 01-22-2017, 11:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice result! Remove the power steering pump belt. It was an option on these little car. I have driven without it for years. It should be worth 1-3mpg to you. If you can't adjust yourself to manual steering after a while, you can just put the belt back on. Also... keep up your tire pressure to at least max sidewall ratings. Even on snow tires it should make a difference.

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Old 01-22-2017, 11:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Removing the PS belt is not an option at the moment, since I am not the only driver. My gf also drives it, which is why its auto in the first place. My preference is manual gear box, as my other 2 are manual gear box.. I found some coroplast in the attic, going to measure up a template for the grills soon.
Thank you for the suggestion.
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Finally added front grills block and vac gauge.

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Old 01-28-2017, 01:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Looks good... any experience using the gauge for pulse and glide techniques?
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Have not got a chance to test out the gauge yet. Been driving the other winter beater vehicle. But what is the pulse and glide technique? I'm not familiar with it, as I'm still learning.
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Actually, I just remembered that you have a Obd2-reading gauge, so the engine load reading will prolly be better, but I thought that was the purpose of the vacuum gauge. Here is a primer on pulse and glide: Driving technique: exploring 'Pulse and Glide' - MetroMPG.com

What is the vacuum gauge for then? Why did you want it?
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I have an obd 1 car also. I bought it for that but wanted to see how it compare to the obd2 ultragauge reading. I'm still playing around with the ultragauge display gauge, I "think" there is an engine load % option I could select. Much like the throttle %.
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Old 01-29-2017, 10:44 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I have an obd 1 car also. I bought it for that but wanted to see how it compare to the obd2 ultragauge reading. I'm still playing around with the ultragauge display gauge, I "think" there is an engine load % option I could select. Much like the throttle %.
Thanks for the link, I will read up
Oh, yes. Very cool. You Could compare engine load readings on the Ultragauge with vacuum readings on the vacuum gauge. On the UG, which I also use on a 98 Civic, there is both a throttle % and an engine load%. You want the latter. Throttle does not help much. My 98 non-vtec Civic engine (sames as you LX) likes 75% engine load (70-80% is a fine range for most ICE vehicles). What is that on your vacuum gauge?
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Well, I took the vac gauge off and put it in my 95civic lx. Since the UG display so much more info. Seem everyone favor engine load % over the vac. I took it off before got a chance to test it out. So far on the obd1 car, I can tell the vac is all over the place. Going to take some getting use to how it function and drive within the green zone.

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