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Old 04-22-2015, 05:10 PM   #21 (permalink)
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That sounds awesome. I missed the MPGuino mention, but I am glad to learn you're also after the vacuum gauge. One of the best hypermiling strategies are the "P&G" and "EOC" ... you accelerate at about 75% or maybe 80% load (vacuum gauge guided) and then cut the engine off at a pre-determined speed (injector cut off switch) then you gide back down 10 or 15 mph, clutch start gently and start the acceleration process again.

The gauges will pay for themselves in a few tanks--a few weeks or a few months. It's the most effective strategy, including better than most mods.

Some of us are more devoted to it as a standard strategy than others. With my car I use it heavily in city driving or freeway traffic. On good open road I cut the engine less often and do a lot more steady cruising, because I have the same super-tall gearing you have in your transmission (I swapped).

Looking foward to your progress.
Thanks. I've been using EOC a decent amount. I don't have a switch wired up tho so it's just me turning the ign off. I never do that on the freeway. Only when I'm coming to a stoplight. P&G isn't something I've experimented with yet. Not trying to pop start my car that often. Haha 90% of my daily commute is freeway. Where did you hook your vacuum gauge up too?

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Old 04-22-2015, 06:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Thanks. I've been using EOC a decent amount. I don't have a switch wired up tho so it's just me turning the ign off. I never do that on the freeway. Only when I'm coming to a stoplight. P&G isn't something I've experimented with yet. Not trying to pop start my car that often. Haha 90% of my daily commute is freeway. Where did you hook your vacuum gauge up too?
My 98 Civic is OBD2, so I didn't need the vac gauge. I just got the Ultragauge and plug it into the OBD2 dataport. I have though of getting a vacuum gauge anyway, though, for the retro look and to have it in my OEM gauge cluster.

Here is a guy with the gauge installd via a "T" in one of the vacuum lines into the intake manifold. Then through the firewall. That's how it's done.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/K_V18f...watch&vnddnc=1

The two tone green dash is ugly though. Yikes!

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My 98 Civic is OBD2, so I didn't need the vac gauge. I just got the Ultragauge and plug it into the OBD2 dataport. I have though of getting a vacuum gauge anyway, though, for the retro look and to have it in my OEM gauge cluster.

Here is a guy with the gauge installd via a "T" in one of the vacuum lines into the intake manifold. Then through the firewall. That's how it's done.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/K_V18f...watch&vnddnc=1

The two tone green dash is ugly though. Yikes!

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Ahh looks simple enough. Haha that green is the worst.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:34 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Vacuum gauge for me, I didn't feel like having an obtuse rectangle on my dash was cohesive to my interior, that and lean burn makes any calculations hard to ensure are correct

Anyways the vacuum gauge is great to see the engine load. Best mod by far, it's hooked into the main pcv line on the intake manifold

On the civic my best tanks are with no pulse and glide, just using a light foot and keeping the vacuum gauge in the green as much as possible. Lean burn or not my civic seems to be very effecient even at idle
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I agree with you Chrystler about the vac gauge, and I now and then think about exactly this arrangement on my dash. My UG is down near the shifter now, because I didn't like the look. A nice classic round white-on-black vac gauge looks much better, and it is in the easiest possible line of sight. Looks good!
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Vacuum gauge for me, I didn't feel like having an obtuse rectangle on my dash was cohesive to my interior, that and lean burn makes any calculations hard to ensure are correct

Anyways the vacuum gauge is great to see the engine load. Best mod by far, it's hooked into the main pcv line on the intake manifold

On the civic my best tanks are with no pulse and glide, just using a light foot and keeping the vacuum gauge in the green as much as possible. Lean burn or not my civic seems to be very effecient even at idle
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I agree with you Chrystler about the vac gauge, and I now and then think about exactly this arrangement on my dash. My UG is down near the shifter now, because I didn't like the look. A nice classic round white-on-black vac gauge looks much better, and it is in the easiest possible line of sight. Looks good!
Just bought a vac gauge last night, found the popular autometer one for 23$ on amazon which is a steal, you guys have any problem with the tubing that comes with it? A lot of complaints about the tubing in the reviews for it.
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Good grab. I think you'll like that gauge.

I didn't have a problem with my tubing. What were the issues they were saying?
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Good grab. I think you'll like that gauge.

I didn't have a problem with my tubing. What were the issues they were saying?
They were saying it was collapsing from under hood heat. And that the T was very brittle.
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New best tank!! 56.59! Very happy with this. 60 is the new goal for a summer tank.

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