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Old 12-05-2014, 02:21 AM   #651 (permalink)
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It really wasn't that bad. I was going about 40 MPH when I saw the deer and much slower when I hit it. I don't think it was even injured, just left some fur on the bumper. Now I just have to get out in the cold and replace some brake lines! Cal-Van inline flaring tools are awesome, by the way!

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Old 12-09-2014, 03:40 PM   #652 (permalink)
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Well, bleh.

Just got my absolute worst tank ever, 38.3mpg. That is with using P&G and other techniques heavily. Something is wrong with the Civic, but other than fuel economy being down, it's showing no symptoms at all.
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:13 AM   #653 (permalink)
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Well, bleh.

Just got my absolute worst tank ever, 38.3mpg. That is with using P&G and other techniques heavily. Something is wrong with the Civic, but other than fuel economy being down, it's showing no symptoms at all.

Start with the basics. Pull your distributor cap and look at the contacts inside, and check the rotor as well. Sounds like it might be time


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Old 12-10-2014, 01:59 PM   #654 (permalink)
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Start with the basics. Pull your distributor cap and look at the contacts inside, and check the rotor as well. Sounds like it might be time


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It's been suggested before, but I still can't do that. Honda went to a distributorless ignition system in 2001. No cap, no rotor. Plugs were changed about 25k miles ago and looked normal when I had the head rebuilt this summer.

I wonder if I may be fouling them somehow though. Last night traffic sucked and I was in a hurry to get home for my daughter's band performance so I took an alternate route and used the throttle far more liberally than usual up a long, very steep hill. This morning, my instant MPG readings were noticeably higher across the board than they have been in recent memory. But, it's also quite a bit warmer, so I don't know if it's the weather or the Italian tuneup.

I suppose I should at least pull the plugs and take a look.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:09 PM   #655 (permalink)
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^^^^^^ Good point, didn't notice that '01 on your B*tch until now..

keeping it basic then, how long have you had the car, it is about 15 years old. fuel filter? is it still under the hood on the '01 models? that would jive with the "italian tune-up" making a difference if not the weather, I suppose

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^^^^^^ Good point, didn't notice that '01 on your B*tch until now..

keeping it basic then, how long have you had the car, it is about 15 years old. fuel filter? is it still under the hood on the '01 models? that would jive with the "italian tune-up" making a difference if not the weather, I suppose

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Well, I bought it about 2.5 years/25,000 miles ago.

Fuel filter is conveniently located in the fuel tank and is integrated into the fuel pump. Since I'm not noticing any fuel pressure issues (no hesitation or stumbling), I think I'll leave that one be.

Possibly injectors getting dirty...
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Well, I bought it about 2.5 years/25,000 miles ago.

Fuel filter is conveniently located in the fuel tank and is integrated into the fuel pump. Since I'm not noticing any fuel pressure issues (no hesitation or stumbling), I think I'll leave that one be.

Possibly injectors getting dirty...

yeah, if it's not on the firewall, it's more of a PITA no minor exhaust leaks? how's the oil? (my mileage drops off closer to oil change time) I'm running out of ideas.. Air filter look good?

Good Luck, I hope you can get your mpg's back up!!

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Nice refuel brings my 90 day back up over 60 mpg, and so I start thinking of summer and this thread...
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NEW CAR JOINED THE TEAM: 2000 INSIGHT, 5-SPEED.

Someone hit my Accord in the parking lot at work. Insurance paid for damage repair but the car had so many issues...

My former DD Accord had been on this team for a few years, pulling low to mid 40's mpgs. I expect much better from the Insight. First fillup was 59.9 mpg but that was over 500 miles with some known issues which now are handled.

I considered joining the Gen-1 Insights team with "outasight" but - since I stuck this team with my lowish mpg Accord for years, I figured I'd stay true to the team and give it the benefit of what should be a high mpg car with the Insight.

So far, I've only worked to get the new car up to "Stage 0", all squared up on standard maintenance and repairs. Plus I plugged in my ScanGauge. True mods will come later...

Today's trip up to work, after the fillup, netted 68 mpg over about 40 miles. Car was all warmed up by the time I filled it, so give some credit to that. That said, I have high hopes for OUTASIGHT.
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