Well okay I didn't get a chance to use the mobil 1 0-20 oil, but that's all right I plan to save that for my next oil change which hopefully I'll do myself. I had to go to Honda again because my clutch was squeaking like crazy and since i have warrenty I wanted to take advantage of it. Also I took the liberty of ordering a block heater (which they laughed real hard because they found out I just wanted it for a FE increase) and that temps around here don't get cold enough to justify for one.
Also managed to ask the mechanic to not touch the tires (besides rotate them), and to fill the oil level between max and min. He's like, "all right so you want to reduce weight and friction too? How about I empty out all your fluids for maximum weight reduction!" Yeah he was pulling all sorts of jokes on me because I was taking this FE thing way too seriously.
"Hey look he even has a gauge! It tells me how much fuel I'm using haha."
"Well I'm aiming for a 1000 km tank, so mods like these are very important."
"Bull****, that guy over there in the old civic SI he always shifts around 2000 rpms and he only gets 700 per tank (same tank size 50L) there's no way you can get 1000km. If you do I'll start taking you seriously."
"well its very possible, I know a guy in a Del Sol that gets 60 mpg US + on his daily commute."
"No that's impossible, where does he live?"
"That's why!" ( I really didn't understand so I just dropped it)
He changed my oil, fixed my squeaky clutch (he just needed to lube it, he said it was very dry or something.) but wow shifting feels so much better now! And with the reduced oil I felt I can cruise better in lower rpms, since that's important (if i barely touch the accel i can peg my IFCD at 40, 70, 90 mpg + at 30 mph) although press a little more and it will always hover around the 30 mpg area (explains why I keep getting 35 mpg tanks.) ITs a very hard habit to break but hopefully with these new mods I can break that magical number.
Oh yes my block heater should be coming in a couple of days, although pricey to boot (115 cad + 100 to install it). Lol even though temperatures are starting to show in the 15 degrees C, I don't care. The numbers will be worth it..
Oh yeah one more thing, I told the mechanic that I bump started a lot and he's like. "your going to ruin your motor that way, always dumping raw fuel into the engine."
"but i know a guy who does it all the times and he has over 100km on his engine."
"no way man, raw fuel is bad for the engine, i'm a mechanic for 15 years now you think I know my stuff?"
"well maybe your saying that so you can keep yourself of a job."
"hahahah your funny." (drives off with my car to perform maintainence)
As I was waiting another mechanic was just waiting for something so I asked him.
"what does raw fuel into the engine mean?"
"It means fuel that gets dumped but not burned."
"So it won't ruin the engine?"
"No it just a waste of fuel, raw unburnt fuel is just a waste."
"haha ok well that guy over there said raw fuel will waste your engine."
"No its just a waste of fuel that's all."
OH mechanics... time to break that magical number
edit: forgot to add, I think the block heater will make a difference since
1) my trips are very short (max distance is 8 miles tops)
2) by the time my engine reaches operating temperature (90 degrees C) I'm almost at my destination
3) better engine life and oil?
4) anyone recommend me some good timers?
5) rofl for those times i go to my friend's house and the car is left out cold maybe I can get an extension so I can plug it in his house lol.
Current tank is 41 mpg on the scangauge, keep it up!!!!!