The Best RPM for civic ? - Fuelly Forums
Go Back   Fuelly Forums > Fuel Talk > General Fuel Topics
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-07-2007, 12:48 PM   #1
Registered Member
holypaulie's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 108
Country: United States
The Best RPM for civic ?

I drive Civic EX '03 1.7L, 5 speed. What are the best RPM to change gears for the best fuel efficiency? I'm changing at 2400 RPM and that's the exact half of my engine maximum torque. My father is telling me, that is too low and I'll damage my transmission. Is he right???

holypaulie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 01:31 PM   #2
Registered Member
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 26
Country: United States
I wouldn't say that is too low on that car, it won't harm the transmission. Your civic is going to rev higher than my v8 but I shift at 1500 rpm's sometimes.

I don't know the answer to the most efficient rpm, but it won't harm your transmission

2001 Z28 Camaro 5.7L 6 speed 550hp avail All day everyday while getting 30mpg highway
1993 Subaru 1.8L 5 speed

GasSavers_PyroZ28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 02:42 PM   #3
Supporting Member
lovemysan's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 595
Country: United States
I usually shift between 1200-1500 rpms. When I merge uphill I shift around 2500rpms if there is traffic. You will not hurt you engine or trans. You want the engine turning the lowest rpms without bucking or missing. My engine likes to be above 850-900rpms when accelerating.
02 Saturn SL
5 speed
for pics click the link below

"for best mileage swap in a d15z1"
lovemysan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 06:57 PM   #4
thisisntjared's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,186
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to thisisntjared
no no it wont hurt your trans. if you shift and the engine doesnt run smoothly then you are shifting too early. if its not, then you are fine.

honda engines are pretty unique in that almost all of them feel pretty gutless below 2000rpm. when i had my civics fuel saving shifting never let the rpms drop under 1500 rpm and i never let the motor rev over 2200rpm(those who know me on this board know that this is rare). the bottom line is hondas do like to rev high and they are not v8s. but 2400 is definitely not the lowest reliable shifting point.
don't waste your time or time will waste you
thisisntjared is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garage size Railhead Fuelly Web Support and Community News 7 01-19-2010 10:57 PM
drivetrain resistance bagpipe goatee General Fuel Topics 9 09-14-2008 09:04 PM
Civic hatchback aerodynamics basjoos Aerodynamics 191 11-08-2007 01:46 PM Stickers Matt Timion Fuelly Web Support and Community News 7 10-12-2006 03:48 PM
ElectroCharger assist motor to retro-fit any car into a hybrid Matt Timion Hybrid Vehicles 2 10-09-2005 09:06 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.