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Old 07-29-2006, 04:59 AM   #721
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Anyway, no filling until I get my filler tube yanked off for a look see. Also I will put on the new PCV valve and Im hoping I can get past inspection.
Sounds like some tinkering in store for today. Good luck!

Oh - and I should have added "Drive only on mountainous/hilly roads" to my list of options for getting the freeway numbers up...
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Old 07-29-2006, 06:28 AM   #722
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Those valves are designed specifically for each engine as far as spring pressure and flow rate.
Yes, that is also my understanding. Just got the valve this morning. They gave me the non-gold plated one so it was only $14. The first thing I noticed is while the old and new valve were identical on the outside, the new one had a blue plastic piece inside looking through the grommet end the old one had nothing. The new one had resistance blowing thru one end while the old one does not. After installation, my engine idles at 600 instead of 750 so I guess I fixed a vacuum leak with the new PCV. Took it to PROcare for an inspection but they are full up on inspections today. Maybe another time. Back to the gas filler tube issue now.....
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Old 07-29-2006, 07:34 AM   #723
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Have you run any seafoam/fuel injection cleaner/carbon buildup killer?

Anyway, when I said any pcv, I meant any honda pcv. Because, for example, my pcv is identical to dan's pcv is identical to probably most civic pcv valves. At least honda says so,

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Old 07-29-2006, 08:08 AM   #724
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Have you run any seafoam/fuel injection cleaner/carbon buildup killer?
I have used one can of Seafom and one bottle of Lucas. Im thinking that would be enough. Just checked out my filler and vent tube. No apparent obstructions so meh, I might just have to live with the gas filling hiccups. I broke the clamp that holds the main filler tube to the tank hose. I want to get a new clamp before I fill up. Looks like I will be over 700 miles.

Did some checking into fuel tank size. This is the only reference that I could find.

http://www.civichatch.com/info/index.php

Notice in 92, the CX/VX had 11.9 gal tanks like the other HB's but starting in 93 they went down to 10.0. I am hoping that the 11.9 is a typo cause 10 gals would make my 700 miles look better. I will find out soon enough i guess.
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:11 AM   #725
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I can be running below E and only put 10 gallons into my 11.9 gallon tank, so meh to that.

Anyway, I still think your charcoal canister might be blocked up.
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As expected, the newly calibrated SuperMID has me in the mid 70's now for my daily commute. 78ish to work and 73ish on the way back. So far this tank, 144 miles, 75.3 MPG.
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:13 AM   #727
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By the time I return to having a car I'll be so far behind on things. Damn,

But on another note, I'll have my first non-alternator-test-drive drive tonight so we'll see how sharp I am with the car. Sposed to be 100 degrees out so woohoo?
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Ben, you removed the alternator belt? Is it easy to put back on?
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:42 AM   #729
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Actually, I did not, I fixed my broken alternator by replacing it with a sucky mismatch one from a cx.

However, on your std without the a/c it'd only be a matter of one 12mm bolt to loosen to remove the belt and the opposite to install it. 2 minute job.
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maybe I'll get a deep cycle battery, remove the belt, and use a charger.
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