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Old 07-19-2020, 09:36 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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Still working on the wiring harness diagnosis, and think it might actually be the O2 sensors after all. Also... did this quick test paint and fitting of the rad fan switch on the left. When it is done, I'll post deets in my modding thread...


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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.



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Old 07-20-2020, 12:28 PM   #152 (permalink)
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I added an extra piston:

Added some washers. Extra weight gonna hurt MPGs?

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Old 07-20-2020, 01:27 PM   #153 (permalink)
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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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Yesterday I put BOTH windshield wiper blades on the Mirage for the first time since I got it.



Yup, that means it was the first time I've driven it in rain since I got it just over a month ago.


That's from a combination of (a) how dry it's been lately, and (b) the infrequent trips I take that are usually planned around the weather anyway.
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Old 07-21-2020, 01:50 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Yesterday I put BOTH windshield wiper blades on the Mirage for the first time since I got it.... .
You mean you don't have the single wiper mod?! You're wasting fuel!?

I spent part of the morning talking with my aerospace engineering, college bound daughter how her power steering pump failure is like (and unlike) this hydraulic steering failure on the Falcon 9 in 2018: https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/07/space...nding-8219892/

She wants to build rockets but is less enthusiastic about car engineering. lol
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Old 07-21-2020, 02:01 PM   #155 (permalink)
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Today I removed a snake that decided to take a nap under my hood atop the battery.

Also resisted the urge to electrocute it before tossing it away.
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WHAT, NO PHOTO??
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^^^ I second what Metro said... photos please!
Happened again, this time I got a photo before disposing of the snake.
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Old 07-22-2020, 03:13 PM   #156 (permalink)
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Happened again, this time I got a photo before disposing of the snake.
I found a Ladybug on the aircleaner tube this morning. 😛

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Old 07-22-2020, 11:27 PM   #157 (permalink)
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We ended the day driving "Black & Green" to a great, less trafficked beach for sunset. What crab is that shell on the left from? Why is this muscle shell green?

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Old 07-23-2020, 12:29 AM   #158 (permalink)
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It's a Green Mussel https://www.seafoodsource.com/seafoo...h/mussel-green
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Old 07-23-2020, 02:59 PM   #159 (permalink)
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I did not guess it was a farmed species from New Zealand. On another note... I went for a drive in Black & Green and spotted this beat up people car with Dead stickers and a smooshed and rusting front end:
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Old 07-24-2020, 11:47 AM   #160 (permalink)
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Down at parts store for an O2 sensor, a guy in the lot with a 7th Gen Civic asked me to help diagnose his car's shaking at 30 MPH. I helped and he went on his way with advice to get the tires balanced. Hope I was right! #AutozoneParkinglotEncounters

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