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Old 06-15-2006, 08:17 AM   #1
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This is my intro thread! I'm new!!

Hello all. I have been to this site a few times but figured it was probably about time to join up and get a little more serious about learning how to save more money on gas.

About me... well, I am mainly into Hondas, having owned a number of them including a 92 VX (that I wish I wouldn't have sold ), a d16z6 turbo '95 coupe, and now I drive a 90 Civic standard hatchback.

I built my current car for a few reasons. One, I use this car as my daily driver and commute 40 miles a day or more, so I needed something that gets good mileage. And two, I love autocrossing so I wanted something that would have enough power and suspension mods to be a fun weekend warrior.

So, I started with a 1990 Civic standard hatchback that I found for $500 with a blown head gasket and a few other problems. Then I built a d16z6 from the ground up, including all new bearings, oil pump, water pump, pistons, rings, gaskets etc.. I also converted the car from DPFI to MPFI and from OBD0 to OBD1. I also added a few select suspension parts as well.

Anyways, to make a long story short, I have been getting a solid 32-38 mpg. This is a combination of highway, stop and go, and city driving since my commute includes them all.

I would like to increase my milage even more if it's possible, and I know it is!! I'll share more about my mpg experiments later on, but for now here's a few pics of the car I built and currently daily drive.







I look forward to getting some advice and learning all I can from this site!

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Old 06-15-2006, 08:19 AM   #2
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Goodness, so many new folks.

Anyway, nice car! Very clean, makes me like the hatchs a little bit more.

Why uberdata and not crome?
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:28 AM   #3
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Why uberdata and not crome?
Ehh... it's just what I am used to. I ran Uberdata in my last Civic so I used it a ton.

I will probably convert over to crome one of these days if it's really going to benefit me. There are a few glitches in Uber that I don't really care for, but I'm used to them so they don't bother me. lol
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:29 AM   #4
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Are you using the si tranny in that thing?
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:39 AM   #5
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Are you using the si tranny in that thing?
Yup, the tranny was originally in a 91 CRX Si.

I think it works really well with the d16z6 engine. But I wish the final drive was a bit taller for highway driving. I need to learn more about transmissions so I can modify this one for better fuel economy.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:43 AM   #6
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HF fifth gear ftw!
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Alright more civic guys! Nice civic I like the blue color.. Honda Type-E Blue??? anyway D16Z6 you like that application? I was just desiding on what setup I was going to run in my civic.. Just commited to a JDM D16B 1.6 VTEC.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:53 AM   #8
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were can you find those rolecall like stickers on your back window?
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:14 AM   #9
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This is becoming a Honda club!

Not that I mind, plus it does kind of prove that Hondas seem to get better FE than the majority of vehicles out there (my dad just pulled off a ~44 mpg hwy trip in his 1999 EX which is rated at 35 mpg hwy = 20.5% over EPA...he drives gently).

I just kind of like diversity.
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Welcome, Sit down, Relax, Enjoy, and Learn,

Cool another honda. Hondas are on a role!
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