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Old 11-18-2014, 02:39 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Bump for potential new Integra driving members!

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Old 11-18-2014, 05:22 AM   #42 (permalink)
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This isn't a bump, but a resurrection.

I shift my TSX at about 3000 RPM under normal acceleration. Shifting a little sooner or later doesn't have much impact on fuel economy though.

I'll cruise in 6th gear at 30 mph.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:50 AM   #43 (permalink)
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After two years and three different mechanics fail to fix my low speed miss, I finally found the right mechanic who fixed it. It was a bad coil pack. Up to 199k miles now and it runs as good as the day I bought it again. Passed emissions with 10-15% of the allowable emissions. My mpgs are slipping a little, averaging 36.1, but I had a recent high tank of 39.6. I haven't had a 40+ tank in 2014, but I also spent less than $750 on total repairs and maintenance.

Oh, one other.mechanical issue, too, this year. Ive worn out a battery a year for the last five years since I started hypermiling. They were cheap replacements sine it was in the first year of the warranty and I assumed it was because I was spending 15 minutes a day EOC with the lights on. Turns out it was just a bad negative battery terminal preventing the battery from taking a full charge. $4 fix, no problems since.

I also upgraded the stereo to one that's bluetooth comparable and for audiobooks, music, and the ability to answer the phone hands free, it was money well spent.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:47 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I've since sold my Del Sol, but after around 4 years of driving that car, I found it didn't actually respond very well to anything but P&G + engine off coasting. The difference in MPG between cruising at 55 and 70 was less than 15% (as compared to around 40% in my new car), and even significant aeromods basically disappeared into background noise without P&G. Due to the very short transmission, the engine was always running at very low load / high RPM and it seems to me that the lion's share of efficiency loss was from that. If you want better mileage, swap the tranny for an LS 5MT (or at least the final drive), and/or pulse and glide with EoC.

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