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Old 04-12-2013, 03:23 PM   #361 (permalink)
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Nice! I've got to watch my back.
You mean watch your back again? A few weeks ago I was ranked higher on the list, but then I took a trip to DC through West Virginia. Man those hills were brutal and crushed my 3 tank average MPG. A couple more weeks and it will be back.

Obviosuly no lack of respect. if you were still in your civic I would not even have a shot of catching you...

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Old 04-12-2013, 03:57 PM   #362 (permalink)
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Nothing but respect for you and what you've done for that car. It's what I dreamed of in my old one but never lifted a finger to do anything.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:48 PM   #363 (permalink)
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Just filled up and got 64 mpg. Looks the the warmer temps were helping out! Still a long way to go until they are optimal, but definately progress!
Amazing. You're outpacing me, I think, though this tank is looking pretty good right now, as I am figuring out how to hypermile this '93 CX transmission. Need to fix my hub bearings (loud!).
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:23 PM   #364 (permalink)
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Glad you're enjoying the improvements. I'm about to do this job myself--almost the exact set of replacements, though it's possible I'll let the joints alone and just replace the hub bearing units. Are you willing to report what you paid for the repair? -james
I ended up paying $956. So that was for right front wheel bearing, upper ball joint, lower ball joint, an outer tie rod end, shop supplies (24.82?) and a 4 wheel alignment. No time to do the job myself, would have been a fun project if I had a second car.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:23 PM   #365 (permalink)
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I ended up paying $956. No time to do the job myself, would have been a fun project if I had a second car.
$$$ Ouch!
I fully understand the time and logistics issue though. Sometimes it just makes sense to pay to have it done.

Unfortunately I am still trying to find time to work on my extra car, while my poor civic is getting neglected from some future mods and minor maintenance.

On the positive side, I did have another record tank of 66 mpg. Still lots of room for improvement. I had SEVERAL hard stops for traffic
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:25 PM   #366 (permalink)
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EDIT: I did it. I quit my two teams and the main page's list of "top gasoline cars."

Latest tank is an improvement, despite driving faster. Check my fuel logs. You'll see that a lot rests on whether I did my gps calibration of the odometer readings correctly. What I have learned is that the VSS and the speedometer gears on the fifth gen CX and sixth gen DX transmissions are identical. Which means I am calibrating the new readings (because I thought the CX tranny would require it, having been designed for 13" wheels) only to discover the trannys are identical, so I should have been calibrating my pre trans swap readings too. My bet is that Honda gave the sixth gen taller wheels for style points and compensated for the resulting odometer/speedometer inaccuracy with a tire brand that fixed all or most of the discrepancy. My current tires are not the OEM and are probably a little larger. Strange, huh? I'm tempted to quite teams and take my car off the gasoline vehicles list because my FE readings seem so chaotic now.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:39 PM   #367 (permalink)
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California Civic I'd say keep on keeping on, you're more consistent than most.

Brucepick I was just looking at the Team Honda rankings and I've got you in my sights. It's getting warmer up here, though there's a snowfall warning again a little ways north near a favorite camping spot. They've got 10cm this morning and expect 15cm more by tonight. That's 10". So far just rain here. The point is I just did my first 1000km tank this year and I'm just getting warmed up.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:15 PM   #368 (permalink)
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I was both saddened and happy to see that I dropped from 11th to 13th place; happy cause you all are booking progress.
Then I saw WD40's Civic had triplicated... ?

Though copying such an ecofriendly vehicle must be good, I fear this is some software glitch instead.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:47 AM   #369 (permalink)
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EDIT: I did it. I quit my two teams and the main page's list of "top gasoline cars."
Rejoin! we need you!!!! Even with your erratic Speedo. I am sure you will get it dialed in here son with using a GPS.
I was kinda shocked with my last tank. I am guessing it did not fill up completely. I was thinking my next tank would be showing much lower numbers, but if it keeps getting warm, it might actually show the same while improving. Too bad I could not validate the numbers as before. My MPGuino has been resetting a lot lately. Redoing the wiring to it along with properly mounting the buttons is on a long list of things to do when I another car back on the road and can afford to give the civic some much needed downtime for some clean up, minor maintenance, and more aero mods.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:39 AM   #370 (permalink)
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Rejoin! we need you!!!! Even with your erratic Speedo. I am sure you will get it dialed in here son with using a GPS.
Thanks. I guess I should have said that I will rejoin once I get more confidence that my current numbers are correct and therefore fair. That's the actual intent. But it's tough to wrench on your daily driver. Need time. Hang in there, with your projects.

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