I am interested in doing FE improvement mods to my 1994 Civic VX. I have been trying to compile a list of things I can do, but I thought it would be a better idea to ask on here. I am currently only getting about 45 MPG with my car and I noticed that there was a person on here with a VX who was getting 65 MPG. I want to do this, can any of you help me out? I have tons of tools and am mechnically skilled. Any ideas/help will be greatly appreciated.
I say the best thing you can do is driving techniques... SVOBoy is right. Besides that, I'd say some basic aerodynamic modifications would be great (belly pan, rear wheel skirts, partial grille block).
Even using a complete tank on the highway I'm only getting mid 40's (45 MPG) and that is without the A/C. The car does have 166,000 miles on it, but it runs great. The doesn't have any rust or rust holes, so I'm not catching any extra air there. Would any of your recommend any actual modifications or additions to the car? Such as: (and if you think any of the following are a good idea, if you could give any suggestions to what type or brand would work best I would appreciate it)
Aerodynamics (what do you recommend, where can I get it, or should I just build it myself)
Intake (Warm air or cold air, what type of filter)
Water Injection (I read a little about it)
Hydrogen Boost (Do any of you know about this?)
PCV Valve catch
Tires (what kind of tires and where to get them)
I am up for anything, I will do whatever I can to this car to get the most out of it. I shift at the shift points for the most part, but i am still suffering from low mileage. If you have any suggestions, please add the name brand and where to buy if at all possible. I appreciate all of your help and input. This forum is awesome.
I have tested my MPG at both city and highway. On the highway I normally drive about 72-74 MPH. On the highway I have gotten around 46 (again, at 72-74 MPH). Wisconsin is a relatively flat, terrible state...haha.
Do any of you have a recommendation for an aerodynamics kit for this car? I am going to be doing a complete paint job in the spring, so I would put it on at that time and make it so that it fit well and looked good.
I am very impressed with your mileage stats. 65 with your VX and 66 with your Del Sol?!? That's insane. I want to get to that point. I will do whatever I can. I have the money and the ambition. Do you have any other mods, besides aero kit, on your VX? What have you done to your Del Sol to get that kind of mileage?