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Forum: General Fuel Topics 05-21-2015, 09:08 AM
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Posted By jlk16188
almost together ...

almost together

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Forum: General Fuel Topics 05-18-2015, 08:50 AM
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Posted By jlk16188
well its been 8 long months since I have taken...

well its been 8 long months since I have taken this car off the road for body restoration. Between work, wife and 2 kids, finishing my master's degree, buying a new house and life in general this...
Forum: General Fuel Topics 01-07-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
I'm going to keep the stock color just for...

I'm going to keep the stock color just for simplicity and I dont want to paint the door jams and engine bay.

Ill paint it this spring when it warms up.
Forum: General Fuel Topics 01-06-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By jlk16188
Updates: Well I parked the car for the...

Updates:


Well I parked the car for the winter and started tackling some rust repair and modifications I wanted done.

First I cut out the body shop's attempt to fix my quarter panel rust....
Forum: General Fuel Topics 11-11-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
I installed a simple lip for an air dam hidden...

I installed a simple lip for an air dam hidden behind the factory lip. I went under the assumption that I only need to be ~1" lower than the lowest hanging component on the undercarriage, besides...
Forum: General Fuel Topics 11-11-2014, 11:26 AM
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Posted By jlk16188
Most of these VX's on ecomodder are modified like...

Most of these VX's on ecomodder are modified like crazy compared to those on fuelly. Mine also does not have a VX transmission in it accounting for lost MPG's compared to those with stock drive...
Forum: General Fuel Topics 11-11-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
The speed limit on the highway I drive to work is...

The speed limit on the highway I drive to work is 55 MPH so i usually stay between 50-60 MPH.
Forum: General Fuel Topics 11-11-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
Temperatures here have been dropping to below...

Temperatures here have been dropping to below freezing in the morning and around low 50's during the day but my average MPG's have been increasing.

I have installed a DIY brick edging lip...
Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-21-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
Yea its pretty good considering we arent as lucky...

Yea its pretty good considering we arent as lucky as Europe and dont get the small 1.0 L or the likes diesel motors. All of ours are gasoline or 2+ L engines to haul us around. Average "good" fuel...
Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-21-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
Results from the OEM O2 sensor are looking good. ...

Results from the OEM O2 sensor are looking good. The weather is changing and getting much colder now than the last few weeks but I have managed to pull 5 tanks in a row over 50 MPG average. I have...
Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-14-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
that's correct, except for California

that's correct, except for California
Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-14-2014, 08:25 AM
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Posted By jlk16188
annual safety inspection but does not include...

annual safety inspection but does not include emissions anywhere past testing the gas cap to ensure a seal and the visual inspection that a catalytic converter and muffler are installed and there are...
Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-14-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
In PA we dont have smog regulations so ill run it...

In PA we dont have smog regulations so ill run it until absolutely necessary.
Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-13-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
its worth almost nothing here. I threw all of...

its worth almost nothing here. I threw all of the guts away. came out in very small chunks and powder anyway and I used the shopvac to pick most of it up
Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-13-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
its a lean burn engine, its designed to naturally...

its a lean burn engine, its designed to naturally run hot so I doubt taking out a clogged cat will cause damage but thanks for the insight.

i havent changed the diameter of the exhaust and...
Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-13-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
Care to elaborate? I have no emissions testing...

Care to elaborate? I have no emissions testing here so only visually inspecting that it is in place is all that is needed for inspection purposes here.

The O2 sensor is before the cat and there is...
Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-13-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
I gutted my catalytic converter this weekend...

I gutted my catalytic converter this weekend since it was original to the car with 270,000 miles on it and completely plugged up. I am seeing some positive gains from it already. my daily commute...
Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-10-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
free time is very rare for me as well. I bought...

free time is very rare for me as well. I bought this car and have been piecing it together while driving it over the last two years between balancing two toddlers, work full time and working on my...
Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-09-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
I stripped the interior and added sound deadening...

I stripped the interior and added sound deadening and solved some lingering water leak issues
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Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-09-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
So I drove the car then like this for a few...

So I drove the car then like this for a few months before sending it to the body shop for some minor rust repair...
Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-09-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
https://www.fuelly.com/attachments/forum/photobucke...

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Forum: General Fuel Topics 10-09-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,589
Posted By jlk16188
My Civic VX commuter car build

Updated to condense the build log

I have been a long time Honda guy and as of 2011 switched jobs requiring me to have a long daily commute of 55 miles one way to work 5 days a week. So i decided...
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