FE Challenge 10 - Summer 2010

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by PaleMelanesian, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    It's a good spirit competition here. :)
     
  2. 2003protege

    2003protege Well-Known Member

    Hey, Linux. How's your apache longbow doing anyway?
     
  3. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    AS for Civic HX, it is doing better. =) I am learning ropes in that car.
     
  4. Sulfuric

    Sulfuric Well-Known Member

    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)
     
  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    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
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010
  6. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    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.:rolleyes:
     
  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    LOL, Larry! 199 mpg! :woot: :eek:
     
  8. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    Yeah, it somehow doesn't seem as satisfying when I know it wasn't accurate.:(
     
  9. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    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.
     
  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    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.
     
  11. RobertSmalls

    RobertSmalls Ecodriver

    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*
     
  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

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