I may be getting a VX on monday or tuesday. If that happens, I would like to be on a "honda" team. I am guessing that it will probably only get 45MPG at first, and the lean burn won't work. But it does have only 112K...I am stoked.
Sounds good, I will join slow burn. The Honda team hasn't materialized...
I am going down to get the VX (if everything checks out) on wednesday, since there is going to be another big snowstorm on monday. I am a little bit sad to give up the EOC and pulse and glide in the Camry...I guess the technique on the VX is to keep it steady to maintain Leanburn and warm O2 sensor temps.
How frequently do you have to fill up for the competition? I usually do longer trips and then try not to drive for 10 days or more sometimes.
Sounds good, I think I will use about three gallons getting it home, since it is in southern NH and i am in northern VT. I do mostly rural driving: speed limit 50. There are some pretty serious hills that once you get to know you can really take advantage of. there are virtually no stop lights and when i get on the interstate I dont go faster than 60...though sometimes as slow as 55. Northern VT is excellent for pulse and glide and long downhill coasts, especially in the summertime. I guess with the VX the best way to do it is the Engine on coast to keep the O2 sensor hot.
Yes I have to get a digital multimeter and hook up the lean burn indicator. It seems fairly simple to do. I think also keeping the VX running warm is important. I will try a partial grill block and watch the temp guage closely. Also will try to combine 10 trips into 1 to maximize the warmed up engine time. Right now I live 3 miles down a dirt road, and it is mud season, so i guess i am probably seeing about 10MPG on that section.
So the aim of the competition is the biggest improvement? Is that over previous tanks or over EPA?