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Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-05-2007, 03:29 AM
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Posted By 1993CivicVX
So the car was getting 50mpg on the Dyno.

So the car was getting 50mpg on the Dyno.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-04-2007, 07:29 PM
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Posted By 1993CivicVX
The Smart ForTwo CDi has a 799cc that puts out...

The Smart ForTwo CDi has a 799cc that puts out 45hp and consumes diesel fuel at prodigiously frugal pace. It consumes a mere 3.3L/100km or approximately 71mpg which with a 33L tank means a potential...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-03-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By 1993CivicVX
It was a little bit of a headache but nothing too...

It was a little bit of a headache but nothing too major. Ended up getting everything ready in the nick of time. Sticker was 9 and I got it inspected on the 2nd of this month (10)
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-02-2007, 06:39 PM
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Posted By 1993CivicVX
But then again, compared to the $3500 civic VX in...

But then again, compared to the $3500 civic VX in Wash. DC which is far, and it needs a timing belt ($300) I'd be looking at $4000 or so with all the driving to get the car or the one way air fare. ...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-02-2007, 06:13 PM
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Posted By 1993CivicVX
$1800. In hindsight not the greatest...

$1800.

In hindsight not the greatest investment, but I didn't have the horse sense then to know that there were pristine VXes all over the country for $3000-$4000. Plus I was sort of in a rush to...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-02-2007, 05:24 PM
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Posted By 1993CivicVX
you mean dart mouf. Sure, another 0-60 test is...

you mean dart mouf. Sure, another 0-60 test is in order.

Say, what's the most optimum way to do the start? Rev up to 4800 and drop the hammer and pop the clutch? Good smokin' fun. We didn't...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-02-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,073
Posted By 1993CivicVX
Not including the o2 sensor I just bought and...

Not including the o2 sensor I just bought and apparently do not need (kinda surprising given the miles on the car and the fact it prolly never replaced) I have invested about $1000. $500 to fix the...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-02-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By 1993CivicVX
Dunno the NOx - left the receipt in the car and...

Dunno the NOx - left the receipt in the car and am too tired to go out to the car to check.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-02-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By 1993CivicVX
Well gentlemen, good news! He continued working...

Well gentlemen, good news! He continued working on the car. He took the throttle body apart and cleaned it and viola, the idle is no longer sticking! It still is idling high but not roaming...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-01-2007, 01:38 PM
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Posted By 1993CivicVX
he wants to continue working on it tomorrow. I...

he wants to continue working on it tomorrow. I dunno, maybe it's not worth it!? What to do? Try to get it to pass inspection with the roaming/surging/pooping idle?
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-01-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By 1993CivicVX
Mechanic thinks there are no vacuum leaks. ...

Mechanic thinks there are no vacuum leaks. Umm... it just occurred to me if he's been looking for the last two hours and not found anything, I owe him $120 for nuttin?
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-01-2007, 12:22 PM
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Posted By 1993CivicVX
Sorry, fell asleep. hehe. Took an impromptu nap....

Sorry, fell asleep. hehe. Took an impromptu nap. So, yeah, there was a very happy but very brief time when the engine idled at 500rpm. Was a thing of beauty. But then it went back to roaming and...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 10-01-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,073
Posted By 1993CivicVX
Well, the headlight ended up being a blown fuse--...

Well, the headlight ended up being a blown fuse-- so it's fixed. I stopped by at 1pm to see how the mechanic was doing. He hasn't figured out the idle problem yet, tho.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-30-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,073
Posted By 1993CivicVX
cool, thanks. :)

cool, thanks. :)
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-30-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,073
Posted By 1993CivicVX
the plug that the bulb plugs into? I didn't...

the plug that the bulb plugs into? I didn't tell him that. I could swing by on the way to school or give him a call. What should I say specifically?
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-30-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,073
Posted By 1993CivicVX
he said it could take 1 hour to isolate the...

he said it could take 1 hour to isolate the electrical problem or six days. He didn't really say anything at all about the issues. But he jotted them down in a notebook. I'm very curious if not...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-30-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By 1993CivicVX
just saw the mechanic. he was working overtime...

just saw the mechanic. he was working overtime or something! 9pm and he was at his shop. Told him about my trip to Dartmouth and the vacuum leak and how SVOboy checked the hoses and about the...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-30-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,073
Posted By 1993CivicVX
The idle behavior hasn't changed since yesterday....

The idle behavior hasn't changed since yesterday. Bringing it to the mechanic tomorrow morning. What are the things I'm telling him again SVOboy?

I put in new head lights. Passenger side works,...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repair 09-30-2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,073
Posted By 1993CivicVX
Paid SVOboy a visit!

So Wombosi and I drove out to Dartmouth college where SVOboy did some werk on meh car. 175 miles each way all interstate. SVOboy cleaned the IACV and replaced the PCV and diagnosed a vacuum leak. ...
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