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Old 01-17-2009, 01:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MPguino and civic vx has any one done it yet?

I have a civic vx and was trying to get an mpguino set up. i havent bought the kit or anything yet. Money is kinda tight now. but I was wondering if anyone has used it on their vx? And if so did they learn anything interesting about there driving style or what is the optimum freeway speed?
I dont solder so I would have to learn during this project or maybe try and get someone to try and help. But if any VX guys have done it I would like to here some results. Thanks!

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Old 01-17-2009, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've done it on my VX engine equipped CRX,

Works like a charm. Don't know what I can say in the way of tips, but slow is king,
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I guess slow is king but a question I would ask you would be: what is better for FE on the freeway 50 or 60? I am asking because you have the mpguino and the same engine as the vx. It seems to me that it doesnt make much of a difference and it may actually be better to be up at 60 mph with 2000rpm as opposed to 50 at around 1700 or so. But Im really just trying to find the sweet spot before I get the mpguino. If you have any input, thanks.
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Something I'll be doing with my VX in about a month or so... Obviously not something that'll help you now, but if you're still haven't gotten yours by then, I will be sharing my info...
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I have the kit in hand, but won't be installing it on my VX until April, Maybe March at the earliest....sorry.
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I've got my iduino mpguino installed in my vx. 50 vs 60 mph doesn't seem to make much difference. The key is keeping a happy throttle position; that's where the mpguino has really helped. Cruising at 60 mph on flat gets me about 60 mpg on a warm day with no lights on. The problem is, it's almost impossible to find flat road in So Cal.

As I spend more time with this thing, I think I'll be able to better answer your question.

I definitely encourage everyone to build one! If I can do it, anyone can do it! This is the first project involving soldering or circuitry I've ever done.
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You know what? I shouldn't have tossed out any mpg numbers. My calibration is still not dead on. Please disregard what I wrote before.

So far though, backsidesnap, 50 mph and 60 mph don't seem to make too much of a difference.
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If you are worried about soldering, dcb is now giving away kits with a $55 donation (which is less than I payed for the parts and tools to put mine together). If you want more information, you can check here. I don't know how many he has made up, but your work would be cut down considerably.
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dcb does have a great deal on that unit. After shipping and handling when I got my Duino kit it was nearly $50, and I still needed to build it.
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hey mango, do you have the ability to take some pictures of how your vx mpguino is wired? That would be great! I am going to order the completed mpguino today and would like to have an idea of what i need to do once i actually get the unit. And depending on where you are in so cal maybe I could get a look at your set up. Thanks!

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