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Huckabee 10-31-2007 06:12 PM

Great Boards, Thanks for The Welcome
 
Hi Everybody,

When I can't ride my bike (35mi. through L.A. to work, at night) I drive a 1994 Acura Integra RS. Owned it since 1994, has 240,000 mi. and runs strong. The last few years I increased my MPG by at least 30% by changing my driving habits (and pissing-off other L.A. drivers). I drive almost exclusively on the HWY getting about 30-31 MPG. I would like to do better. Yesterday I started the "pulse and glide" technique for my commute, I can't say if it is working yet, I'll know in a few more days. But my Integra has an automatic transmission, so I don't know if P&G is effective for cars with auto trans.

I would like to start looking at the "modification" side of hyper-miler-ing. Although I will be searching these boards, I would appreciate hearing from any other Integra owners about their modifications. Also about DIY maintenance upgrades (replacement thermostats, censors, etc.).

Thanks Again!

GasSavers_Red 10-31-2007 07:06 PM

Welcome to the site Huck. Got a few members here with 'tegs that do well

SVOboy 10-31-2007 07:17 PM

Welcome to the site! Nice car...tell me more about your bike!

Huckabee 10-31-2007 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy (Post 79331)
Welcome to the site! Nice car...tell me more about your bike!

Love to talk about my bike(s)! For most errands I use my late eighties vintage Specialized Stumpjumper, converted fixie, running semi-slicks (I go off-road whenever possible). I also use a late nineties vintage Schwinn LeTour (nothing that would hurt to much if stolen). For the trails nearby, 2004 Turner 5-Spot. For cruising with the wife, a 2006 Townie. That's it for now, but there is a real road bike, a 29'r hardtail, and a cyclocross in the not to distant future. :)

SVOboy 10-31-2007 08:43 PM

Hmm, I've always been tempted to get a letour for no particular reason...right now I'm poking around for some cheap japanese steel to go fixie with.

EDIT: here's my new bike: https://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=5505

Huckabee 11-01-2007 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy (Post 79348)
Hmm, I've always been tempted to get a letour for no particular reason...right now I'm poking around for some cheap japanese steel to go fixie with.

EDIT: here's my new bike: https://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=5505

Posted on above thread. - Nice bike!

rh77 11-02-2007 06:55 PM

Welcome fellow 'Teg driver. :thumbup:

BTW, do you have an automatic? I leveled-off at 31 for quite a while and ended up relying on both mods and technique.

I've found that the engine operation is most efficient when hot -- intake air, coolant, engine block heater, etc. Use the torque to get up to speed and monitor that ScanGauge (if you have one -- if not, get one!).

Any pics? Update the Garage and Gaslogs when you have the chance. Best FE to ya...

RH77

GasSavers_Joker 11-03-2007 07:57 AM

Damn I don't envy you. I went down to L.A. this summer and got to do the L.A. Highway thing again. I always forget how many cars you guys have. I do a 10 mile commute every day in Calgary 5:30am traffic. Sometimes I hit 2 red lights sometimes none. 60% of the time I'm first at the light because there are no other cars out. 12-18 min depending on lights.

cfg83 11-03-2007 11:50 PM

Huckabee -

Welcome to GS! Yes, we share the disaster of LA traffic. If I see you're slow-poke Integra on the freeway, I will follow it to create a "snail convoy". They can't get mad at me because you're the one driving slow, and they can't honk at you because I'll be behing you, ;) !

If your Integra is a 1994, then a ScanGauge won't work on it.

CarloSW2


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