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Old 04-20-2015, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just another civic

Bought a 96 civic dx to be my dd. My mazdaspeed 3 is lucky to get 15+ when I'm hard on it. Over 400whp never lends itself to responsible driving to get the best gas mileage.

The civic had 250k on it when I bought it, and a few thousand miles later was misfiring to hell. Was getting like <30mpg at that point.

Compression across cylinders was 145-70-85-145. So instead of trying to repair the engine that leaked oil from every orifice the exhaust, i found a newer one with 42k miles on it.

So hopefully it now lasts with a owner who will take care of it.

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Old 04-20-2015, 04:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. A new vehicle is the quickest way to increase mileage!
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. A new vehicle is the quickest way to increase mileage!
True, but I do miss some of the aspects of tuning the mazda. Since I already had the software for tuning for power, it was so easy to dial in lean burn on the mazda and get low 30's highway mpg.
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Getting rid of the cracked manifold and new 02 sensor should help a little bit. Plus I saved like 5 pounds.



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