Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-13-2013, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
ecoTex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 180

green VX - '95 Honda civic VX
Team Honda
90 day: 59.74 mpg (US)
Thanks: 208
Thanked 162 Times in 47 Posts
Noob from TX w/ 95 civic VX

Howdy Y'all! I have been lurking here over a year, but this past monday I got a smokin' deal on a 95 honda civic VX! My father and uncle are both Ecomodders and have upgraded one of of there mules, so I got the older one. It already had a fully calibrated MPGuido (sic) and warm air intake (WAI) with choke-cable operated adjustable shutter!

I went from a 02 cavalier automatic that got 30-32 MPG @ 65-75MPH, I know because the fuel level gauge quit working 5 years ago.

I have a 75 mile round trip commute through San Antonio with very little traffic, due to a 5:30am to 4:30pm work day six days a week.

according to the Guido, I got 48 mpg Thursday morning, 56.82 Thursday evening and 56.05 this morning!

EDIT: Just so you don't need to read the whole thread, I have added the link to the WAI build thread.


http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post408134


Last edited by ecoTex; 02-10-2014 at 09:06 AM.. Reason: to add link.
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 12-13-2013, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
EcoMod Proof of Concept
 
WD40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chilliwack B.C. CANADA
Posts: 243

WD-40's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
Gen-1 Insights
Team Honda
90 day: 56.04 mpg (US)

WD-40's Mirage - '15 Mitsubushi Mirage ES
Mitsubishi
90 day: 46.05 mpg (US)
Thanks: 80
Thanked 84 Times in 44 Posts
Welcome..
Congrats on the VX you won't be disappointed.
Can you please include some pics and description of the (WAI) with choke-cable operated adjustable shutter.
__________________
2000 Insight MT 106K Citrus A/C
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
NightKnight
 
NachtRitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Placerville, CA
Posts: 1,594

RippinRoo - '05 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5 GT
Subaru
90 day: 21.16 mpg (US)

Helga - '00 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
TEAM VW AUDI Group
Diesel
90 day: 53.91 mpg (US)

Olga - '03 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
90 day: 46.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 303
Thanked 310 Times in 186 Posts
Welcome! Perfect car for that kind of a commute!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 02:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
ecoTex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 180

green VX - '95 Honda civic VX
Team Honda
90 day: 59.74 mpg (US)
Thanks: 208
Thanked 162 Times in 47 Posts
WD40, I'll try tonight on the pics. I have been looking at your Kammback, and will be working on my own in the new year.

NachtRitter, thanks! i'm excited! if I can average 60mpg I should realize about $1200 in yearly savings.

Oh yeah, it has brand-new Michelin green-X tires at 50psi.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 08:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
ecoTex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 180

green VX - '95 Honda civic VX
Team Honda
90 day: 59.74 mpg (US)
Thanks: 208
Thanked 162 Times in 47 Posts
No dice on pictures tonight, its raining here, sorry folks
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2013, 08:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
ecoTex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 180

green VX - '95 Honda civic VX
Team Honda
90 day: 59.74 mpg (US)
Thanks: 208
Thanked 162 Times in 47 Posts
Having trouble sizing pictures.
The WAI system consists of a heat shield enclosing the space between the exhaust manifold and engine block, a corrugated hose about 3" diameter leading from the manifold to a "cut-out". For those not familiar, a cut-out is a valve people put in an exhaust pipe so they can select an exhaust routing on the fly. Mainly used in racing to bypass the muffler. This allows the driver to adjust the intake air temperature with a choke cable mounted in the dash. The other side of the valve goes to ambient underhood air and the valve has, basically, infinite adjustability. I will try again with the pictures soon
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ecoTex For This Useful Post:
California98Civic (12-16-2013)
Old 12-15-2013, 06:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
EcoMod Proof of Concept
 
WD40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chilliwack B.C. CANADA
Posts: 243

WD-40's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
Gen-1 Insights
Team Honda
90 day: 56.04 mpg (US)

WD-40's Mirage - '15 Mitsubushi Mirage ES
Mitsubishi
90 day: 46.05 mpg (US)
Thanks: 80
Thanked 84 Times in 44 Posts
That sounds like what I had in mind to make using an old throttle body valve, no doubt cheaper then some of the cut outs I searched.
Excellent to get some fresh ideas.
__________________
2000 Insight MT 106K Citrus A/C
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 09:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
ecoTex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 180

green VX - '95 Honda civic VX
Team Honda
90 day: 59.74 mpg (US)
Thanks: 208
Thanked 162 Times in 47 Posts
A throttle body would work great, and you are right, they would be cheap at a junk yard. I love this place!! No matter what you do someone will improve on it! Mine has a temp sensor in the filter box, that way I can see my adjustments in real time. The whole system needs tweaking. It worked great in the summer, but I can't get it over 80f now. My dad runs this setup on a crx hf and a VX and claims the ideal range is 110-130f. Anything over 150 causes major power loss

I really like your idea of using a throttle body
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 10:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
ecoTex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 180

green VX - '95 Honda civic VX
Team Honda
90 day: 59.74 mpg (US)
Thanks: 208
Thanked 162 Times in 47 Posts
CAST 2.25 CUTOUT W/CABLE

Or search: *JEGS Performance Products#555-30862

This one is $63.99 usd
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 12:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
ecoTex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 180

green VX - '95 Honda civic VX
Team Honda
90 day: 59.74 mpg (US)
Thanks: 208
Thanked 162 Times in 47 Posts
Bad pictures but I hope you get the idea.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	13872105613351.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	110.8 KB
ID:	14256   Click image for larger version

Name:	13872105216860.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	90.5 KB
ID:	14257  
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ecoTex For This Useful Post:
California98Civic (12-16-2013)
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com