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Old 11-27-2014, 06:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Since I have never had the opportunity to be the local sleezebag in a thread with ladies present I guess here goes nothing.

This thread I think has probably the hottest things I have ever seen a female express interest in

The idea of a mechanically inclined chick I think is the ultimate fanatasy to any man.

And your car of choice is a terrific platform for ecomodding and should get you far with minimal maintenance and cash.

Good Show and Hopefully you have a good stay while you are here. Lots of good information, sadly I can't offer much on a VX.

Now I will lurk back into my corner, sorry.

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Old 11-28-2014, 08:46 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Michelle in Denver here. I also bought a 92 VX. Found it on eBay, flew to NC and drove it back. It has 267000 miles on it and has gotten as high as 47 mpg 2/3 city highway, 1/3 city. It has also dropped to a mere 39 the past two fill ups.
My mechanic is thinking thermostat or distributor since it also would not re-start at a drive through. Obviously I avoid idling.
The engine is being gently cleaned and I'm changing the oil every 2,000 miles.
It had a recent tune up, has new tires set for current weather conditions.

I've been using regular gas (10% ethanol), from the same Shell station.
Until the past cold snap, the weather was mild with little wind.
Anything you can suggest to be more consistent? What might explain this?
I Also have a 97 HX and have some widely (-5, 6) varying mpgs
Try turning the ignition on and waiting a few seconds, before cranking, on your hot restart to see if that helps. If the fuel rail is not holding pressure, the ignition on and wait a few seconds will allow the fuel pressure to get up to specs and should make a significant difference. If not then look elsewhere, but you can't beat the price on the diagnosis-free. Nissans had a fuel pump check valve that was available separately for around 10 bucks. Not sure about that era Honda.

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Old 11-29-2014, 08:41 PM   #23 (permalink)
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In my experience over the last 7 years, colder temperatures and winter gasoline (they start selling it in November around northern Arizona) contribute to about a 7% reduction in fuel economy compared to warm weather and summer gasoline. It's quite noticeable in my car's fuel log graph.
I wish that my winter reduction in gas mileage was only 7%. My gas log shows the gory details. Routes, speeds, and driving techniques are the same in summer and winter, except that glides are shorter in winter.

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