Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by PaleMelanesian, Jun 30, 2010.
It's a good spirit competition here.
Hey, Linux. How's your apache longbow doing anyway?
AS for Civic HX, it is doing better. =) I am learning ropes in that car.
Took my partial boat tail off. I don't think it made a difference. May have even hurt by a few mpg. ABA testing is the way to go, even if it's a pain to do the last "A" test (disassembly was not easy).
Looking at a 60mpg+ tank, which is, from my point of view, the mpg ceiling of my car in everyday driving, and probably wrong. I think it's closer to 50mpg.
We shall see . . . (evil laugh and hand movement)
Just a reminder:
The challenge ends today. If you're close to a fill, you can add it in the next couple days, but try to keep it prompt.
Here is the next quarterly challenge: FE Challenge 11
This car is even more frustrating to fill up than the Prius with it's goofy bladder. I realize this was a short fill but it was in anticipation of a road trip to Cincinnati, OH and back. I had 408.7 miles and I practically physically assaulted the car and it absolutely refused to take more than 2.050 gallons of gas. I pretty much know what the next fill will be like, it will be about as insanely low as this one was high.
LOL, Larry! 199 mpg! :woot:
Yeah, it somehow doesn't seem as satisfying when I know it wasn't accurate.
Andrew, fork me, I am done for this competition.
I am beginning to think that my VTEC-E is NOT operating properly as it should. I need to speak with someone who currently own a HX car that runs VTEC-E to determine whether my 1st stage of 3 stages in VTEC-E is running properly or not. How can I communicate this to a auto repair to test throughly? My Service maintenance required orange indicator is showing.
I'll be wrapping up the numbers here soon and posting the final results.
Scott - if your car is anything like mine, the maintenance thing is simply a mileage counter It goes to red at 7500 miles, the specified oil change interval. You can poke your key into the slot beside it and reset it. I ignore it, since I do my own maintenance on my own schedule.
I can't help you on the VTEC-E stuff. Sorry.
The ECU has different ignition and fuel maps for each of the camshaft profiles. Whenever there's a mismatch between what it tries to load and what it gets, you have three seconds of horrible misfires followed by a Check Engine light. You don't, so you're fine.
I guess you could pop the valve cover and visually verify that the VTEC mechanism is in the correct position. *shrug*
Final results posted: http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35708
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