Scott with 1993 Toyota Camry LE V6

Discussion in 'Start Your Journey Here' started by LinuxGold, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Unless the badge on the back says VX, it doesn't get that mileage. The ad says SI, so it's likely the 1.6L engine which rates 25/32 mpg.
     
  3. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    I need new glasses. Been on line looking like forever.
     
  4. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    I found a new secret monster, not purchased yet. Already made an appointment to take car to Firestone for pre-purchase inspection this Saturday @ 9am. As soon as it is inspected, I will purchase THAT car.

    You will know what it is WHEN it shows up on Summer 2010 challenge list (if I buy it, that is)!

    Curious now huh?
    :zip:
     
  5. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Question:

    Do anyone use General Tires AltiMAX hp tires before? I'm curious on how effective they are on FE?
     
  6. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    All I've heard is positive. Probably not in the same league as the "Round and Black" class of LRR's, but decent. I believe there was a discussion at ecomodder about them.
     
  7. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    They are not LRR tires, but they are 51psi sidewall and very lightweight. Their claim to fame is an extraordinarily smooth and quiet ride. Great on wet roads, too. My mom has them on her car, and FE went up relative to the previous tires, but I also boosted them to 44psi because the sidewalls are so soft, my mom said they looked like they were going flat when inflated to 34psi. For her needs (around town - a couple of miles at a time), they are perfect. For long distance highway, the smart money is still on one of the LRR tires.
     
  8. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Alright because those tires will be already on new monster that I am trying to purchase.
     
  9. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    Pump em up to sidewall max and see what you get. They are not as bad as the Yoko v4s on my wife's Maxx, but not as good as the LRR ContiAbsolutelyNoContact OEM tires still on my Maxx. So that means "not the worst and not the best" - and a decent starting point for seeing what it can deliver.
     
  10. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Ok it is because it is on the monster that I am looking at right now.
     
  11. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Updated my "Abilene" -- renamed to "Abilene (Wife)". Will update mileage log monthly.

    Removed "Abilene" from my signature. Will continue to log daily log IF I use that car.

    Looking for wiring schematic for my Honda Civic HX.

    Retiring this thread.
     
  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Check with Brucepick at ecomodder. He's done some wiring work on his HX.
     
  13. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Good Morning All, I am back!

    Been through difficulty in last few months... Things are getting better, been hypermiling moderately, using NICE-on coasting at most of times, averaging 38-42 mpg, unrecorded.

    Bad news is -- Abilene (Toyota Camry 1993) has been sent to junk yard two weeks ago -- due to internal oil hemorrhage. We have been trying to get it fixed, but the cost to keep it maintained is way too high (3,000 dollars and still adding) so we decided to send it to junk yard.

    My HypermilerX is doing tremendously so far, kept tires PSI @ 51 (wall PSI), oiled and clean. It is now our only means of transportation. Right now my wife is looking for a small SUV within 5,000-7,000 price range. (automatic, of course) We're eyeing at Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe and KIA Sportage (Deb will make the final decision, of course) any ideas?
     
  14. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Stay away from the Gen1 sportage. My friend had one that needed constant repairs.
     
  15. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    So, KIA Sportage 2004-2010 (2nd gen) is good to go?
     
  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I've heard it's better. I have no solid evidence either way. Knowing the way Hyundai/Kia is going now, any of the newer ones should be good.
     
  17. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Thanks! How is your Civic going so far?
     
  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Just fine at 183k except for no AC and pop-pop-pop CV joint on the right. I need to fix that but life, you know, has been busy.

    Honda's just-adequate alternator is not enough when I FAS a lot, so I have a battery charger at night.
    The cupholders still don't hold cups. A beer koozy fixes that - makes the cups fatter for a snug fit.
     
  19. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    About life, understood...

    Hence why I NICE-ON a lot. What battery charger do you use? I might look into it along with solar battery trickler...

    Yeah, spilled my coffee this morning in spill-a-lot holder. I should go for beer koozy, been procrastinating a lot on that one.
     
  20. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    This cheap charger. I just put in a new one, the old one failed after a year. It's wired in under the hood (fused, of course), with a cord hanging out under the front license plate.
     

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