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Old 03-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newbie from London - Honda Civic ek3 saloon D15Z6 with eco light

Hi All,

Have been a lurker for a few years & felt it was time to register.

Been a Honda enthusiast for the last 8 years & have had the pleasure in owning the following Civic's

1.4 hatchback (EJ9) D14A4 (89bhp) 41.5 mpg


1.6 VTI coupe AKA S.I (EM1) B16A2 160BHP 30.4 mpg


Current eco mobile
1.5i LSI Vtec saloon (EK3) (115BHP) 43.5 mpg combined (51.4 mpg motorways)



I love my the lean burn D15Z6 compared to the other two cars
as its the best of both worlds. With such a long gear ratio & 3K RPM VTEC enguagement you get almost B16A2 like acceleration up to a certain speed & good fuel economy when you want.

Best full tank : Roughly 420 Miles (London to Newcastle & halfway back)

Gonna read up on a grill block & tyre pressures & would love to hear from any other lean burn eco modders. Will post a build up / progress thread in the main section.

ECO mods so far :

Goodyear ECO contact tyres - inflated 33 PSI front, 32 PSI rear but it I see that many go the maxim PSI ?

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Old 03-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome, and thanks for welcoming others! I am a big Honda fan, treasure my
'87 CRX, 62.9 best mpg. so far; only mods: pass seat out, tires bumped up, and nut adjusted behind the wheel.

Generally, prefer Honda motorcycles as well.

Don't be afraid to bump tire psi at least 7 beyond max sidewall rating.
That might be a good stopping point to gauge desired ride quality, and shouldn't
create faster wear.

Just keep the extra psi in mind if you are used to flying around corners in the rain.
Obviously, you wouldn't want to be going 10/10ths there!

Nice rides you have/have had!
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Thanks, will try that


Forgot to add


I also swapped the standard steel rims for my 14" honda rims.

Heres the difference in weight





BEFORE :



AFTER :



Definately noticed an improvment in acceleration from start & rolling.
Dont know how good they are for hyper miling ?
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice weight loss! Too late now, but you could pick a piece of road, at a precise speed,
mark a spot to begin a coast to a dead stop, compare.

But feeling the car more responsive sounds like a step in the right direction!!!
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Very nice Honda's man! I wish we had the 3stage vtec here.

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