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Old 12-11-2009, 08:28 AM   #11
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What I've found with my VX that has the biggest impact on FE is: Oxygenated vs. Non-Oxygenated fuel.

The non-Oxy fuel actually works better and gives a 1-2mpg boost for my VX as opposed to using the Oxygenated fuel. Biggest issue though is that non-Oxy fuel in my region can be as much as 50? more per gallon than the 87 oxygenated fuel.
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What I've found with my VX that has the biggest impact on FE is: Oxygenated vs. Non-Oxygenated fuel.

The non-Oxy fuel actually works better and gives a 1-2mpg boost for my VX as opposed to using the Oxygenated fuel. Biggest issue though is that non-Oxy fuel in my region can be as much as 50? more per gallon than the 87 oxygenated fuel.
Hi TomO,
What is oxygenated fuel?
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hmmm. so it seems that 87 octane fuel would be okay in a civic vx. Thanks to everyone for the info...
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Hi Fetch, the whole idea for the e-Vtec is to burn a lean mixture. Lean mixtures are extremely difficult to ignite and they burn relatively slow. The e-Vtec creates a rather rich spot just around the spark plug. Once the mixture around the spark plug catches fire, the rest is piece of cake!
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As far as the definition of octane, thanks for the info.
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I mentioned this in my first post on this thread, albeit in slightly less poetic language.

As far as the definition of octane, thanks for the info.
I'm sorry Fetch, I didn't 'got' that. Now I reread your post:
to let fuel "dribble" in and ignite near the spark plug. Otherwise, the mixture would be too hard to ignite...and I understand it. With 'fuel dribble in' you mean rich mixture near the spark plug.
English is not my motherlanguage: creates misunderstandings from time to time.
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