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Old 08-07-2019, 05:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. Just joined, hoping to learn a lot from you chaps.

I run a 2015 honda civic tourer (wagon/ estate/ combi etc depending on where you come from).

It's a 1.6 diesel engine, 118bhp, officially rated as follows:

Urban (city/housing areas) – 67.3mpg
Extra Urban (motorways/country lanes) – 74.3mpg
Combined (a combination of the above) – 72.4mpg

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This car i believe is still the Guinness record holder for lowest fuel consumption on a trip visiting all 24 continuous EU countries; 8,387 miles across the EU it achieved 100.31 miles per gallon.
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/honda/c...0mpg-civic-run

I've not managed to get to 100mpg on mine but i'm doing my best

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Since i got the car last year i've fitted eibach/bilstein suspension (lower about 40mm vs. stock ride height), fitted "A" rated tyres for fuel economy, had the inlet manifold cleaned, set the tracking spot on and fitted some super-light forged wheels. All of that has helped and i can now regularly see 75 mpg on my commute.

Best i've achieved is high 80's mpg but this is hard to repeat as the roads i use regularly are pretty busy. All these numbers are uk mpg - us gallons
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I'm keen to learn what i can do to boost my fuel economy, both for ecological reasons and also 'cos it saves me money.

Looking at next possibly a re-map, maybe also wheel covers for improved aero, maybe grill block and some additional underfloor aero.

Anyone else on here running a diesel honda?


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Old 08-07-2019, 06:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not got any good pics of the car, but here's a few.



Thule by Rob E, on Flickr

Untitled by Rob E, on Flickr

with spacers fitted to put the wheels flush with the arches.

spacers by Rob E, on Flickr


The mk9 tourer is a model you guys don't get in the USA, this is a Swindon (UK) built car.
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Nice looking vehicle. Check out the driving tips link up top for the best and quickest results. The mods list also is a great resource to start.
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If these were sold in the US we wouldn't need hybrids.
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If these were sold in the US we wouldn't need hybrids.
ha ha yes. I looked at a bunch of hybrids before i bought this, but the small capacity diesel is more effective solution for the type of driving i do.

long distance (near) constant speed lends itself more to this sort of car i think - a hybrid would only use the battery getting up to speed then have the penalty of carrying around the additional weight of battery and elec motor for the rest of the trip.

Eco driving tips, yep been reading a lot recently. I managed 91 mpg on my trip in to work this morning ~58 miles with some coasting down hills and (safe distance) slipstreaming some trucks.
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I'd love to drive one, if I could get my hands on one...beautiful machine.
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Update:
I've booked for engine remap, should be mid-september i get this done.

The map runs the engine slightly leaner on part throttle (cruising) so i'm hoping to see a benefit.

Other positive of the map is it'll get me 309 ft lbs torque (418 Nm) if i need it, should make it pretty nippy i expect

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