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Old 05-20-2008, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newbie w/ 1998 Honda Civic ex(long introduction)

Hello everyone,

I'm very excited to go into the ecomodding and the hypermiling driving style!

I've been into Hondas since I was 16(26 now) and have owned a variety of modded cars from a 91 CRX w/B20 vtec, 98 Integra GSR with JDM R cams, trans, etc and a host of others.

Recently I sold my cars and decided it was a time in life to live a little more efficiently. So I bought my 98 Civic ex, put in a new OEM clutch, T-belt, water pump, and valve adj.

Also, I use my YSR50 with a Derbi GPR50 swap for DDing alot (approx 35-40mpg) If interested here is my build log http://ysr50dotcom.proboards4.com/in...ay&thread=2194 . Its still a work in progress..

Typically the Civic on the highway I was getting about 30-35mpg driving at varying speeds between 75-90 consistently.

Recently I made a grill block and full Radiator block out of Cardboard and duct tape (just for kicks), pumped the tires to 55psi (fairly new Goodyear assurance comfort treads). Drafting a semi for approx 40 miles @ 55-65mph of a 112 mile highway journey, the mighty Civic burned 2.134 gallons of gas giving an effective 52.48 mpg.

I just got a scan gauge II last sunday and have been recording an approx city mileage of 32-34mpg. I still havent gotten to burning the 1/4 tank yet, so there is no correction factor involved in those numbers yet.

Eitherway, I am glad to still be involved in cars, just in a different aspect. I hope to use my knowledge of Hondas to build a high mileage monster over the next however long.

Thanks for having me

P.S. my spelling is horrid I know

1998 Honda Civic: Scangauge II, grill and rad block in progress.
1989 Yamaha YSR 50: Derbi GPR 50 swap, metrakit pipe, 24mm carb, various mods.

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Old 05-20-2008, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi! These cars LOVE Pulse & Glide. It'll especially help you, since you have the shortest of all the short civic gear ratios. Keeping the rpm down is key. What P&G gives you is a lower average rpm because it's only running at the high rpm part of the time. I find that above 55-60 mph, the mileage just drops off a cliff. Good job keeping your speeds down.

Since your gearing is short overall, and especially your 2nd and 3rd, try to get up into 4th or 5th as soon as you can. I like to keep it in the 1500-2200 rpm range.

11-mile commute: 100 mpg - - - Tank: 90.2 mpg / 1191 miles
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site.

I'd recommend starting a mileage log here so you can keep track of your progress.

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