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Old 17 Sep 2008, 05:33 pm
jim L
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Default 94 civic fuel economy poll

I was wondering what of mileage other people were getting with similar cars.
I have a 94 civic EX 1.6 5 speed with almost 180K. I get about 28-29 MPG
combined. I was expecting better mileage when it I bought the car - My
daughter's 97 escort 2.0L 5 speed gets around 35. How does this compare w/
other comperable civics. BTW - AC is almost always on - This is
Louisiana and we still have another month or so of summer to go.

Jim


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Old 17 Sep 2008, 07:40 pm
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"jim L" <jtl57@bellsouth.net> wrote
>I was wondering what of mileage other people were getting
>with similar cars. I have a 94 civic EX 1.6 5 speed with
>almost 180K. I get about 28-29 MPG combined. AC is almost
>always on - This is Louisiana and we still have another
>month or so of summer to go.


You have the VTEC version which does worse fuel economy-wise
than the non-VTEC version, at 25/32 city/highway by the
government tests. I think the individual estimates at
fueleconomy.gov are as helpful, though. For your car, listed
are
34.4 Texas 50/50 city/highway
37.7 Georgia 35/65
32.0 New York 70/30
36.6 Texas 90/10



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Old 17 Sep 2008, 10:08 pm
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jim L wrote:
> I was wondering what of mileage other people were getting with similar cars.
> I have a 94 civic EX 1.6 5 speed with almost 180K. I get about 28-29 MPG
> combined. I was expecting better mileage when it I bought the car - My
> daughter's 97 escort 2.0L 5 speed gets around 35. How does this compare w/
> other comperable civics. BTW - AC is almost always on - This is
> Louisiana and we still have another month or so of summer to go.
>
> Jim
>
>


after you've checked the usual suspects, ignition, valve lash, injector
cleaner, timing, air filter, etc., look into the tw sensor. my 89 civic
was giving me high 20's around town before, but with the new sensor, i'm
getting 32/33. freeway is much the same though.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 11:21 pm
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Default Re: 94 civic fuel economy poll

jim L wrote:
> I was wondering what of mileage other people were getting with similar cars.
> I have a 94 civic EX 1.6 5 speed with almost 180K. I get about 28-29 MPG
> combined. I was expecting better mileage when it I bought the car - My
> daughter's 97 escort 2.0L 5 speed gets around 35. How does this compare w/
> other comperable civics. BTW - AC is almost always on - This is
> Louisiana and we still have another month or so of summer to go.
>
> Jim
>
>


I have a '95 EX sedan with the 1.6 VTEC engine. I drive gently, keep
the tires inflated to about 39psi, and use the A/C only when coasting or
driving at constant speed on level ground. I consistently average about
41 MPG on midgrade, and about 37 on regular. So I use midgrade. This is
driving 1/3 easy city driving, 2/3 highway driving, light to moderate
traffic.
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Old 18 Sep 2008, 09:23 am
jim L
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Default Re: 94 civic fuel economy poll

Is this the same TW that feeds the gauge? if so, it seems to be working
fine. I wouldnt mind getting a few more mpg - especially with the little
11 gal tank

"jim beam" <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in message
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> jim L wrote:
>> I was wondering what of mileage other people were getting with similar
>> cars. I have a 94 civic EX 1.6 5 speed with almost 180K. I get about
>> 28-29 MPG combined. I was expecting better mileage when it I bought the
>> car - My daughter's 97 escort 2.0L 5 speed gets around 35. How does
>> this compare w/ other comperable civics. BTW - AC is almost always
>> n - This is Louisiana and we still have another month or so of summer
>> to go.
>>
>> Jim

>
> after you've checked the usual suspects, ignition, valve lash, injector
> cleaner, timing, air filter, etc., look into the tw sensor. my 89 civic
> was giving me high 20's around town before, but with the new sensor, i'm
> getting 32/33. freeway is much the same though.



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Old 18 Sep 2008, 09:25 am
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Hi Lefty - this is basically the same car as mine. What dis you figgure
out with your abs light?

"Leftie" <No@Thanks.net> wrote in message
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> jim L wrote:
>> I was wondering what of mileage other people were getting with similar
>> cars. I have a 94 civic EX 1.6 5 speed with almost 180K. I get about
>> 28-29 MPG combined. I was expecting better mileage when it I bought the
>> car - My daughter's 97 escort 2.0L 5 speed gets around 35. How does
>> this compare w/ other comperable civics. BTW - AC is almost always
>> n - This is Louisiana and we still have another month or so of summer
>> to go.
>>
>> Jim

>
> I have a '95 EX sedan with the 1.6 VTEC engine. I drive gently, keep
> the tires inflated to about 39psi, and use the A/C only when coasting or
> driving at constant speed on level ground. I consistently average about 41
> MPG on midgrade, and about 37 on regular. So I use midgrade. This is
> driving 1/3 easy city driving, 2/3 highway driving, light to moderate
> traffic.



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Old 18 Sep 2008, 09:17 pm
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jim L wrote:
> Is this the same TW that feeds the gauge?


no, it's the one that signals the ecu, the larger one with two leads.
they're separate.


> if so, it seems to be working
> fine. I wouldnt mind getting a few more mpg - especially with the little
> 11 gal tank
>
> "jim beam" <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in message
> news:FaOdndW7wvfSW0zVnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@speakeasy.ne t...
>> jim L wrote:
>>> I was wondering what of mileage other people were getting with similar
>>> cars. I have a 94 civic EX 1.6 5 speed with almost 180K. I get about
>>> 28-29 MPG combined. I was expecting better mileage when it I bought the
>>> car - My daughter's 97 escort 2.0L 5 speed gets around 35. How does
>>> this compare w/ other comperable civics. BTW - AC is almost always
>>> n - This is Louisiana and we still have another month or so of summer
>>> to go.
>>>
>>> Jim

>> after you've checked the usual suspects, ignition, valve lash, injector
>> cleaner, timing, air filter, etc., look into the tw sensor. my 89 civic
>> was giving me high 20's around town before, but with the new sensor, i'm
>> getting 32/33. freeway is much the same though.

>
>

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Old 18 Sep 2008, 11:01 pm
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jim L wrote:
> Hi Lefty - this is basically the same car as mine. What dis you figgure
> out with your abs light?



It stopped coming on without me doing anything. Maybe it is the
ignition switch...


>
> "Leftie" <No@Thanks.net> wrote in message
> news:yQjAk.2779$4u4.697@fe097.usenetserver.com...
>> jim L wrote:
>>> I was wondering what of mileage other people were getting with similar
>>> cars. I have a 94 civic EX 1.6 5 speed with almost 180K. I get about
>>> 28-29 MPG combined. I was expecting better mileage when it I bought the
>>> car - My daughter's 97 escort 2.0L 5 speed gets around 35. How does
>>> this compare w/ other comperable civics. BTW - AC is almost always
>>> n - This is Louisiana and we still have another month or so of summer
>>> to go.
>>>
>>> Jim

>> I have a '95 EX sedan with the 1.6 VTEC engine. I drive gently, keep
>> the tires inflated to about 39psi, and use the A/C only when coasting or
>> driving at constant speed on level ground. I consistently average about 41
>> MPG on midgrade, and about 37 on regular. So I use midgrade. This is
>> driving 1/3 easy city driving, 2/3 highway driving, light to moderate
>> traffic.

>
>

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Old 19 Sep 2008, 09:04 am
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On Sep 18, 11:01*pm, Leftie <N...@Thanks.net> wrote:
> jim L wrote:
> > Hi Lefty *- *this is basically the same car as mine. * What dis you figgure
> > out with your abs light?

>
> * * It stopped coming on without me doing anything. Maybe it is the
> ignition switch...
>
>


Not likely the ignition switch. The ABS does a self test every time
you start the car. While its off, do a couple of hard stops on a
gravel or dirt road and exercise the system. Sometimes, that will get
it going for a while. But - change the ABS fluid if you haven't
already.

>
> > "Leftie" <N...@Thanks.net> wrote in message
> >news:yQjAk.2779$4u4.697@fe097.usenetserver.com. ..
> >> jim L wrote:
> >>> I was wondering what of mileage other people were getting with similar
> >>> cars. I have a 94 civic EX 1.6 5 speed with almost 180K. *I get about
> >>> 28-29 MPG combined. *I was expecting better mileage when it I bought the
> >>> car *- *My daughter's 97 escort 2.0L 5 speed gets around 35. * How does
> >>> this compare w/ other comperable civics. * BTW *- *AC is almostalways
> >>> n *- *This is Louisiana and we still have another month or so of summer
> >>> to go.

>
> >>> Jim
> >> * *I have a '95 EX sedan with the 1.6 VTEC engine. I drive gently,keep
> >> the tires inflated to about 39psi, and use the A/C only when coasting or
> >> driving at constant speed on level ground. I consistently average about 41
> >> MPG on midgrade, and about 37 on regular. So I use midgrade. This is
> >> driving 1/3 easy city driving, 2/3 highway driving, light to moderate
> >> traffic.


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Old 19 Sep 2008, 04:21 pm
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e.meyer wrote:
> On Sep 18, 11:01 pm, Leftie <N...@Thanks.net> wrote:
>> jim L wrote:
>>> Hi Lefty - this is basically the same car as mine. What dis you figgure
>>> out with your abs light?

>> It stopped coming on without me doing anything. Maybe it is the
>> ignition switch...
>>
>>

>
> Not likely the ignition switch. The ABS does a self test every time
> you start the car. While its off, do a couple of hard stops on a
> gravel or dirt road and exercise the system. Sometimes, that will get
> it going for a while. But - change the ABS fluid if you haven't
> already.



It never stayed on after startup, or came on while braking. The
system should have gotten new fluid with the new brakes, but I'll look
at it.



>
>>> "Leftie" <N...@Thanks.net> wrote in message
>>> news:yQjAk.2779$4u4.697@fe097.usenetserver.com...
>>>> jim L wrote:
>>>>> I was wondering what of mileage other people were getting with similar
>>>>> cars. I have a 94 civic EX 1.6 5 speed with almost 180K. I get about
>>>>> 28-29 MPG combined. I was expecting better mileage when it I bought the
>>>>> car - My daughter's 97 escort 2.0L 5 speed gets around 35. How does
>>>>> this compare w/ other comperable civics. BTW - AC is almost always
>>>>> n - This is Louisiana and we still have another month or so of summer
>>>>> to go.
>>>>> Jim
>>>> I have a '95 EX sedan with the 1.6 VTEC engine. I drive gently, keep
>>>> the tires inflated to about 39psi, and use the A/C only when coasting or
>>>> driving at constant speed on level ground. I consistently average about 41
>>>> MPG on midgrade, and about 37 on regular. So I use midgrade. This is
>>>> driving 1/3 easy city driving, 2/3 highway driving, light to moderate
>>>> traffic.

>

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