Hello all. I have been to this site a few times but figured it was probably about time to join up and get a little more serious about learning how to save more money on gas.
About me... well, I am mainly into Hondas, having owned a number of them including a 92 VX (that I wish I wouldn't have sold ), a d16z6 turbo '95 coupe, and now I drive a 90 Civic standard hatchback.
I built my current car for a few reasons. One, I use this car as my daily driver and commute 40 miles a day or more, so I needed something that gets good mileage. And two, I love autocrossing so I wanted something that would have enough power and suspension mods to be a fun weekend warrior.
So, I started with a 1990 Civic standard hatchback that I found for $500 with a blown head gasket and a few other problems. Then I built a d16z6 from the ground up, including all new bearings, oil pump, water pump, pistons, rings, gaskets etc.. I also converted the car from DPFI to MPFI and from OBD0 to OBD1. I also added a few select suspension parts as well.
Anyways, to make a long story short, I have been getting a solid 32-38 mpg. This is a combination of highway, stop and go, and city driving since my commute includes them all.
I would like to increase my milage even more if it's possible, and I know it is!! I'll share more about my mpg experiments later on, but for now here's a few pics of the car I built and currently daily drive.
I look forward to getting some advice and learning all I can from this site!
Ehh... it's just what I am used to. I ran Uberdata in my last Civic so I used it a ton.
I will probably convert over to crome one of these days if it's really going to benefit me. There are a few glitches in Uber that I don't really care for, but I'm used to them so they don't bother me. lol
I think it works really well with the d16z6 engine. But I wish the final drive was a bit taller for highway driving. I need to learn more about transmissions so I can modify this one for better fuel economy.
Alright more civic guys! Nice civic I like the blue color.. Honda Type-E Blue??? anyway D16Z6 you like that application? I was just desiding on what setup I was going to run in my civic.. Just commited to a JDM D16B 1.6 VTEC.
Not that I mind, plus it does kind of prove that Hondas seem to get better FE than the majority of vehicles out there (my dad just pulled off a ~44 mpg hwy trip in his 1999 EX which is rated at 35 mpg hwy = 20.5% over EPA...he drives gently).