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Old 02-06-2009, 04:50 AM   #1
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'97 Civic running 14.2 Volts?

My '97 Civic HX runs at 14.2 volts just about always.
Seems a bit high to me.

Can anybody else with a ScanGauge or other good monitor system can tell me what voltage their '97 Civic is running?

Thanks!
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Currently getting +/- 50 mpg in fall weather. EPA is 31/39 so not too shabby. WAI, fuel cutoff switch, full belly pan, smooth wheel covers.

Now driving '97 Civic HX; tires ~ 50 psi. '89 Volvo 240 = semi-retired.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:52 AM   #2
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My '97 Civic HX runs at 14.2 volts just about always.
Seems a bit high to me.

Can anybody else with a ScanGauge or other good monitor system can tell me what voltage their '97 Civic is running?

Thanks!
Naw, your good. That is right about where mine is as well, car running or course.
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That's actually exactly where it's supposed to be. Even with everything on at once it shouldn't dip below 13.5 volts.
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Your battery should be running 12.6 volts, however, your alternator should be putting out 14 or so volts.

That's normal, and if it gets lower than that, you should start to worry, because while running, your battery will be draining.
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14.2 means good spark output... good spark output means good fuel economy!
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14.2 means good spark output... good spark output means good fuel economy!
fuel economy, mmm good
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14.2 means good spark output... good spark output means good fuel economy!
Charging system voltage means pretty much nothing in regards to spark output.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:45 PM   #8
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Now driving '97 Civic HX; tires ~ 50 psi. '89 Volvo 240 = semi-retired.
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Bruce I am pretty sure my 97 HX runs at about 14.5 volts. I will check next time I drive my car.
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anything above 13.8 is good while running
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