I drive a 1990 Acura Integra GS with a B20B 2.0L high compression Japanese domestic market CR-V engine in it.
Here is some information about my car:
Current Mileage: 127,248 and halfway between 1-2/10ths*
Original estimated EPA Fuel Mileage for 1990 Acura Integra GS (5-speed)** 24/28/25 mpg (City/Highway/Combined)
Revised estimated EPA Fuel Mileage for 1990 Acura Integra GS (5-speed)** 21/26/23 (City/Highway/Combined)
Fuel Capacity: 13.2 gallons
*Chassis mileage, the engine has approximately 70,000-80,000 miles on it.
**This is the listed EPA fuel mileage for a stock 1990 Acura Integra GS five-speed with a 1.8L B18A1. Please note that my Integra has had the stock engine swapped for a high compression JDM B20B.
I joined an Insight forum to find information about driving to save gas and Guillermo told me about this forum, which, since I don't drive an Insight, is better suited to my needs.
I look forward to learning a lot and hope to contribute a little now and then.
Some day soon I hope to have a two car garage. One for my DD and one for my project car.
If I'm lucky, the DD will be a Honda Insight and the project car will be my DA.
Right now I have to borrow my parents garage whenever I want to work on anything, which is okay since they're in the same town I am but it's going to be a PITA when I swap out my blown stock struts for new ones in a few weeks.
Back on topic:
So far I've been driving using methods I've read about to conserve fuel on this tank alone. Soon I should be able to post what my average MPG was on this tank and then try to improve on that.
Now that I've found this forum, I have a lot of reading to do!
Heh, that happened to me too, went from a 1000 sq ft house with basement to 1400 sqft with same size basement and garage and somehow there's no room for anything and the garage is stuffed with crap.
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice
Just a little update, I'm at half a tank, according to the gas gauge in my Integra and the trip meter is at 172.6 miles. The tank holds 13.2 gallons, so half is approximately 6.6 gallons.
This is just an estimate, of course, since I can't tell exactly how many gallons I've used until I fill up again but 26.15mpg is better than the revised highway EPA estimate and I have a 2.0L engine, rather than the stock 1.8L.
I'm pretty happy with this result but I'm by no means satisfied. I know I'm not doing everything I can do to conserve gas. Ultimately, I'd like to get 32mpg per tank.
I've found the biggest change for me is not actually changing the way I drive but changing the way I think. Thinking about driving efficiently, accelerating slowly, driving the speed limit... these things have sort of calmed down the way I drive. I'm not driving nearly as aggressively now that I'm concentrating on saving gas and I find myself less likely to engage in the "road-ragey" behavior I was more prone to in the past when I was zipping around like Speed Racer.
Here's a tip that actually seems to work: Start posting your gaslogs. When you're actively doing it where everyone can see, you're more liable to do what you said - think about your driving - and that alone will help increase a couple of MPG. Keep us posted!
Looking to trade for an early 1988 Honda CRX HF (Pillar mounted seat belts)