hahahaha my wife does the same thing with our fit!!
the fits power curve is actually a curve though. there is 20 less ftlbs. at 2000 rpm than 3000rpm. for some reason she thinks 1st gear doesnt go passed 13-14mph. however it makes up for her lack of hypermiling techniques.
don't waste your time or time will waste you
Yeah mine's so flat you could hang your picture frames with it. Who needs a laser align tool?
I GOT MY CDI / WASTE SPARK / COIL ON PLUG CONVERSION UP AND RUNNING!!!
And I'm going to visit Scottie in New Mexico for his daughter's birthday tomorrow. So hopefully I'll get the tune-master on my car again. And hopefully I'll get the car on the dyno again! **(didn't happen)
Not to mention I'll be able to get some good highway mpg figures and further tune the fuel and ignition maps for cruising.
We got to Albuquerque from Salt Lake only stopping for gas once! 585 miles! And the car was loaded down too. I had tools, some luggage, and two passengers. I'll get the mpg figure tomorrow. I still have a couple gallons left.
I was able to perfect the fuel map, ignition, and the O2 feedback target table since I had many miles of my girlfriend driving. O2 feedback target is a big one. Not just for O2 correction but so you know what AFR you want for particular cells. When the car is going uphill, I want a fuel mixture that's going to provide some power, that way you don't have to downshift. But on level or downhill surfaces I'm able to run leaner than 18:1 with no misfires. I'm not sure how lean because my wideband is only accurate to 18:1 and richer.
I guess the new ignition has proven itself.
I have some work to do on Idle tuning still. It's stalling every time I put in the clutch.
We only got 37mpg. We weren't doing any special techniques to save gas, and we drove between 65 and 80. Tires are crap. But still, it should have been better. I just learned a new technique for tuning ignition timing when you're on long freeway trips, so I expect I should be able to push the mileage up on the way back.
Still, 584 miles, one gas stop... that's pretty cool.
One day I will be installing aftermarket cruise control. And soon I will be buying some new tires for the HX rims so I can get rid of these 14 inch steelies.