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Old 01-24-2008, 08:35 AM   #1
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04 civic hybrid - manual, new here!~

Hey guys!

My car is OEM, except for 0w20 mobil 1, K&N drop in, and 15x7 forged wheels (10.1 pounds a piece) and performance tires. (280 tw, 205/50/15)

however, I still maintain a avg of 44.5 mpg, not the best, but i'm working on it!

Happy to be here!
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oh and the car

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Old 01-24-2008, 09:06 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard! Sharp looking car you have there.
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Thanks!

I was just involved in a yelling match with my buddy who was cutting up his OEM VX intake for "more noise." *sigh*

And then I figured out, i'm one of you guys!
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:21 AM   #6
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Hi there,
Nice car! Good to have more hondas on the site.
I am curious what RPM your civic is spinning at 60 MPH.
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@ 60, its around 2k flat.

I get awesome mpg around 55-60 - but I havent done a full tank going that speed yet, or a long trip at all.

My mpg avg is from LA/OC traffic commuting, and street. So I think 47-50 mpg on a long trip is very possible!

(with LRR tires anyways)
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efficiencyjunkie: You may want to look at the flow rate between your K&N and the OEM part for your car. At least with Volkswagen cars, the OEM parts offer better flow, and actually offer protection. As in, K&N filters have been confirmed as causing massive damage to the cars that used them because they offered little to no filtration. Just something you may want to look into.

Otherwise, get yourself a scanguage and pump those tires up!

As for that car coming in a manual, I had no idea that it was offered with anything other than an automatic. Makes the car a lot more interesting if you ask me...
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*notice the Green shift up and down lights for max mpg! It actually helps to shift before the light goes off. Also, if you are giving the car too much gas, and it needs a lower gear, it will tell you to shift down.
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Great point about the K&N Erdrick.

I clean out the K&N quite often (almost every 5k or so) - so I thought it would be better than having a paper unit and throwing it away every 20k, in terms of blockage from dirt.

If anyone has a link with a comparison of honda oem paper filters vs a K&N, that would be great!
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