Hi guys. I am mostly into big diesels but that has become entirely too costly.
I recently purchased a 1995 Civic VX and I look forward to learning as much as I can here. Maybe if I get this thing running tip-top with the perfect tranny and set it up with the "lean burn"(California model), I'll save enough gas money to afford some diesel. I'm picking it up on Thursday, and I hope to be able to pick some of your brains in the near future.
I thought that the california version didn't have lean burn and the other version did? not a honda guy myself so I may be a bit backwards on that. there is a huge honda community on this site so I am sure there will be lots of information for you.
welcome and good luck.
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You're right, beef. The California model does not have lean burn, due to tighter emissions laws in CA. The 49-state (or federal) VX has lean burn.
Welcome! I'm in WA also, and picked up a VX earlier this spring. I definitely recommend starting a gas log on this site, it helps you keep track of your mpg performance, and you can make notes as you make odifications along the way.
I was getting about 30mpg from my 02 VW Golf, but got kinda tired of its "nuances" and paid cash for a 15 year old, 179k mile, TEAL VX. And I really do love it. Great mpg, easy to work on, should last a while longer (and you can get low-mileage replacement engines pretty cheap, so I hear.)