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Old 09-29-2009, 12:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Then unless you need a hatch back (I haul alot of stuff) look at the Civic HX with an automatic, it will also work with a scangauge to help you improve your driving skills and lower your matence bills because you can read the computer codes.

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Old 09-29-2009, 01:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If I had it to do over again I would have gone obd2 96-00 because of the maintenance. I think I may have had a problem that was accompanied by a check engine light once. If I could have all the time back that I've spent search for the reasons behind screwy idles or this or that misfire. I could have put it to good use. Plus obd2 cars are considerably cleaner. When I get back to Baltimore I want to put an HX engine in a 96-00 hatch. I should be comparable to the vx right.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If I had it to do over again I would have gone obd2 96-00 because of the maintenance. I think I may have had a problem that was accompanied by a check engine light once. If I could have all the time back that I've spent search for the reasons behind screwy idles or this or that misfire. I could have put it to good use. Plus obd2 cars are considerably cleaner. When I get back to Baltimore I want to put an HX engine in a 96-00 hatch. I should be comparable to the vx right.
When you say that the '96 + cars were considerably cleaner, you are talking about the emissions right ?
I think my '93 is rated as a Tier II and the '96 + cars were rated as an LEV.

That's a good reason to not go for the older model, yet with the older car getting higher MPG, where do the two cars match each other in emissions output ?

Regarding the older car not being able to use a ScanGuage ( Not OBD2 ) , I use something very similar called a SuperMID. Other users on this site with the same car use the open source MPGuinio ( did I spell that right guys ?)
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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MPGuino. You had an extra "i" in there.

The SuperMID is hard to get ahold of, last I checked. The MPGuino has to be built, and then you have to splice into the correct wires in the car. Not that difficult, but it's not just a plug-it-in-and-go thing.

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I think an hx could be altered to be comparable to a vx. Or better yet I want to put a
d16y5 into a 92-00 hatch shell mated with a vx/cx tranny sans power steering and everything else. The easier maintenance is well worth it.

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