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Old 04-12-2010, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

Thanks
bigdude101

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Old 04-12-2010, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm also back again. I hope my potential project isn't too ambitious.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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

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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.
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