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Old 09-21-2014, 08:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It's the stock d16y7. Pretty decent (but slow) motor.

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Hi! I have a soft spot for a 96 with D16Y7. Is yours a stick? It can offer a whole lot of mileage if you push for it. I second (and third and fourth etc) the call for a gauge. Seeing what affects mileage in real time is the best mileage improver there is. I have the Scangauge-II.

Short-shift it (2000 rpm), keep about 1/2 throttle when you're accelerating, use neutral whenever you're not accelerating.
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Yeah it's a 5 speed. Just replaced the clutch last month so I've been enjoying that.
And I've been using those strategies you mentioned and have seen good results so far! This weeks goal is to get 42 mpg.
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Is it a DX or a CX? I believe the CX got better (lower rpm) gears. What's your rpm at 60 mph?

I topped out at about 45 mpg before getting a gauge.
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It's a DX. It actually does not have an RPM gauge. Not even a clock come to think of it haha.
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Well after doing some research it looks like I'll be getting the Scangauge ll. I'm going to see how this tank goes first and I'll update you guys around Thursday.
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Yeah, I had the same lack of Tachometer. You can use mph as a rough guide though. To shift at roughly 2000 rpm, you want to shift at 10, 20, 30, 40 mph. And 50 if you had a 6th gear . If you're just cruising on local streets and not accelerating, 5th is plenty good at 30 mph.
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Wow ok I usually have it in 4th while cruising at 30-35mph, but I'll try 5th gear this week. I also read that Scangauge has a Tach on it so that's good. I'll try to add more pictures soon.
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Yup, keep upshifting until it lugs, then back off a gear.

Kidding - sort of!

You definitely want to be in the highest possible gear once you've finished accelerating. Downshift if you need power.

It's a major way manual transmission drivers can smash their cars' EPA ratings in urban driving. EG: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...cra-30059.html
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Well it's day 3 of my new driving style, and I'm at 150 miles and only a quarter tank has been used. Still have to get used to driving 60 on the hi-way. Haha. I also have 40 psi in the tires as well.
I can't believe the difference this has made! I'll keep you all updated.

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