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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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Originally Posted by Lovemy92vx View Post
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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Originally Posted by Mustang Dave View Post
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.

The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.
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