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Old 12-12-2011, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just made my first gas log!

Hello everyone, I have been looking over these forums for a few weeks now. This website is addicting!

I have a 1998 Honda civic, 1.6l manual.

This car is very weak in power, however, it is capable of huge mpg numbers.

I have enjoyed my visits here (especially the diy section) and appreciate everyone's kindness!

I am starting a project with this vehicle. If anyone is interested in looking over my vehicle, I have spent a few hours creating a google document located here........

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...7soXpYQTs/edit

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Old 12-15-2011, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to ecomodder.

Low power is OK.
1) You don't need much power to cruise along at 50-60 mph.
2) Acceleration will put a fairly high load on a low powered engine, so you'll get in the high BSFC region and make the most HP at the best fuel consumption.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site.

You must come from owning and driving v6 or v8 engined vehicles. I've never daily driven a car with larger than a 2.0L engine (I have of course driven them from time to time), and I'd never say they're very low power. I'd say they're more than adequate to get me from point A to point B. You'll get used to it and I see you already are. 45 mpg is a pretty good start!
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site.

You must come from owning and driving v6 or v8 engined vehicles. I've never daily driven a car with larger than a 2.0L engine (I have of course driven them from time to time), and I'd never say they're very low power. I'd say they're more than adequate to get me from point A to point B. You'll get used to it and I see you already are. 45 mpg is a pretty good start!
there are plenty of good 100hp engines, dont get me wrong... i can get up to 90 pretty easy.... all i was saying is... just that... its low power... 100hp is a great start for great gas mileage... lol

xxxxxxx

I started to work on the undercarriage. About 20 minutes into it, I started getting a sharp pain to my kidneys...

ended up with a kidney stone and an infection,

antibiotics are kicking my ass atm...

I will be fine, unfortunately this is my 3rd one.... everyone always says the 3rd child is the easiest to have.

I just got my tracking for the scan gauge!!

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