Scott with 1999 Honda Civic HX 5MT from Elkton, MD

Discussion in 'Start Your Journey Here' started by LinuxGold, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Scott, you didn't have to do that to calibrate the gauge. All that is required is a consistent driving style. Your car has variable lean burn modes just like my Insight -- driving with a heavy foot will knock it out of lean burn. Your gauge is likely now calibrated to an overall richer mixture so it will read low.

    With good driving technique you should be in lean burn for a good portion of your driving -- it will take a few tanks to get it locked in consistently and even then it may vary depending on your mix of driving for that tank. For example, P&G will give different results than steady state driving so tanks that are predominately city driving could differ from tanks which are predominately highway cruising using DWL. I use P&G in the Elantra everywhere and the calibration has been good no matter what mix I drive because of this.

    Good luck and enjoy your new ScanGauge!
     
  2. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Thanks Sean.

    It is interested to see how HARD it is to BREAK my hypermiling habit. =)
     
  3. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Went to Firestone last Saturday, two tires went bad, replaced, rotated and aligned.

    After leaving shop, inflated new tires (44psi) and rear tires (51psi) to their maximums.

    Firestone is now ordering shifter lever bearing for my Civic. Should call sometime today.
     
  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I found the best pressure balance to be higher front lower rear, at least with the same tires all around. 3-5 lower in the back. Otherwise, the back end skips sideways a bit on rough surfaces and bumps. Your 51-psi tires might be softer and negate the difference, though.

    Are those rears GY Fuelmax? If so, they're definitely softer and can handle the higher pressure better.
     
  5. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    So are you suggesting 44psi front and 43psi rear?
     
  6. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    See, I'm not sure where to go with this. I'm running 70/65 on my 44's, but won't/can't recommend that to you. (cya ;)) How's the treadwear on the rears? Would it be worth swapping them to the front? Or just go with what you have. As long as your traction and suspension handle it in your conditions, you'll be fine. Just know the limits and be prepared to drive around them. I know exactly where my traction limits are in various conditions - wet or dry, smooth or rough. It's that last one where high pressure is an issue.
     
  7. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Gotcha.
     
  8. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    I converted 3gp to mp4, uploaded into my gallery, I couldn't seem to play the video on (in Chrome):

    P&G, one time NICE-ON and one time DWL

    I'm not good with multimedia files, can anyone help?
     
  9. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    For the record on my own thread...

    76.8 MPG / 2.2 miles -- highest segment to date.

    63 MPG / 23.3 miles -- highest commute to date.

    59.204/565.1 miles -- highest Tank to date.
     
  10. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    My HypermilerX muffler and oil was replaced last Saturday morning. When I left Firestone, the car engine was suffocating badly, I mean, badly! I quickly returned back to Firestone and pointed this out to the Manager. He took it back in, re-checked, replaced oil and everything. He found out that the spark plug and wire was burnt out, replaced it for free! (180 dollars worth.) My HX is running smoothly and a lot better than what it was before.

    Before the spark plug was replaced, it was staggering like if there were air in gas tube every time when I tried to start out of FAS. Now that the spark plug and cable was replaced, it now no longer staggering when I went out of FAS. When going up the hill or bridge, I am able to go lower on LOD and going stronger.

    It is amazing to see how a hypermilerx can see a BIG difference with a simple tune up!
     
  11. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    For the record on my own thread...

    76.8 MPG / 2.2 miles -- highest segment to date.

    69.9 MPG / 20.5 miles -- highest commute to date.

    59.204/565.1 miles -- highest Tank to date.
     
  12. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    For the record on my own thread...

    81.4 MPG / 2.1 miles -- highest segment to date.

    76.6 MPG / 22.4 miles -- highest commute to date.

    59.204 MPG / 565.1 miles -- highest Tank to date.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011
  13. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    Looks like you are still improving. Warm temps coming and it should get easier!
     
  14. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Yep! That was what I did with Abilene, Toyota Camry, that went to junk yard not long ago.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. FSUspectra

    FSUspectra Practicing true conservatism!

    Excellent! :)
     
  16. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    For the record on my own thread...

    99.2 MPG / 1.1 miles -- highest segment to date.

    76.6 MPG / 22.4 miles -- highest commute to home to date

    78.2 MPG / 23.8 miles -- highest commute to work to date

    63.84 MPG / 647.6 miles -- highest Tank to date.
     
  17. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    On my gas refill, departing from gas station to the traffic light:

    344 mpg over .1 mile
     
  18. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Ok.

    Logging in my thread to keep track of my troubles...

    Actual and logged into mileage log:
    461 miles, 8.472 gallons, 54.41 MPG

    ScanGaugeII:
    465 miles, 6.83 gallons, 68 MPG

    Possible scenario (sorted by most possible) and solution

    Column1Column2
    Scenariosolution
    5th gear @ 20mph from stopchange to 35mph
    5th gear @ 30mph from uphillchange to 35mph
    Siphoning gas tankBuy new gas cap with key
    Possible engine problemFirestone to check car out
    Muffler misaligned (evidently)Have Firestone fix their mistake
    Delta of 25 @ 50 mph MAXReduce Delta to 15 @ 50 mph MAX
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011
  19. FSUspectra

    FSUspectra Practicing true conservatism!

    What do you mean by the muffler being misaligned?
     
  20. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Brandon,

    I had muffler replaced not long ago by Firestone with chrome fitting on it. Two days ago I noticed that chrome fitting is loose and that the pipe is pointed half way between behind the skirt and space where it should be.
     

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