Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-12-2010, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canberra
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm starting again: Honda Integra

To start with, for American and British readers, I apologise for the use of metric measurements.

Hi again guys,

The previous times I've been active on these forums, I was too ambitious in my theories (pedal powered Mightyboy), but I've finally realised that I have very limited expertise in mechanics (my Dad works in IT, so he is not very mechanically-minded).

I recently got my driver's licence, and have been able to purchase a 1996 Honda Integra. For the price that I bought it for, it seems to be pretty perfect with no real issues. The only issue I have is that I'm a poor student, and I need to find a way to squeeze more distance out of the tank.

Doing some simple calculations (dividing distance and tank size), it turns out that I use 1.5L-2L/100km more than the official (Australian) urban fuel consumption levels (10-10.4L/100km vs 8.6L/100km).

What are the best ways to improve my fuel consumption? The car is a 5-speed manual.


  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 04-12-2010, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: middleburg fl
Posts: 240

silver clown - '02 toyota echo 2 door base
90 day: 47.16 mpg (US)

white ghost - '05 prius base
90 day: 47.53 mpg (US)

white pearl - '12 toyota prius base
90 day: 48.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 33
Thanked 30 Times in 21 Posts
read the info in the sticky,s at the top,of the ecomodder forum,,, great info, it helped me get an extra 9-10 mpg per gallon, read,read, and study, and welcome back.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 05:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm also back again. I hope my potential project isn't too ambitious.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 05:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
Basjoos Wannabe
ShadeTreeMech's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 870

The Van - '97 Mercury Villager gs
90 day: 19.8 mpg (US)

Lyle the Kindly Viking - '99 Volvo V70
90 day: 25.82 mpg (US)
Thanks: 174
Thanked 49 Times in 32 Posts
ROFLMAO, I couldn't remember my password from my first account, so I made a new one. Since I had the new account, I searched for my minivan and discovered I had my online ID wrong. So here i am again, replying to myself :P

RIP Maxima 1997-2012

Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honda IACV explained TomO Off-Topic Tech 16 12-21-2015 02:49 AM
Project: Rebuilding an '01 Honda Insight as a nonhybrid Fabio Hybrids 158 01-12-2013 12:59 PM
Honda Cub Makes a Comeback (Sort Of) SVOboy EcoModder Blog Discussion 2 04-28-2009 10:41 AM
Honda Insight Concept to Debut at Paris Int. Auto Show SVOboy EcoModder Blog Discussion 32 04-17-2009 11:45 AM
Honda Begins Use of Class 8 Hybrid Truck Q1000 Hybrids 0 03-11-2009 08:55 PM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com