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Old 12 Jul 2011, 01:01 pm
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Default Is there any way I can give my Honda Civic more power?

I have a 2001 honda civic. I have trouble getting it up to speed on on-ramps without causing the RPMs to jump, and sometimes I just can't get it to accelerate on inclines. My mechanic says there's nothing I can do to give it more "pep" as he says. Is he right or is there any way to improve it?
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Old 12 Jul 2011, 01:16 pm
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First you need to understand how that engine works. You want the RPMs to increase because that engine makes its peak HP at a higher RPM. Trying to drive the car at low engine speeds will make it not accelerate. There are ways to increase power, but roughly 95% of the gains will be at the higher RPM, so if you're driving at, say, below 4000rpm, you won't see any gains.
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Old 12 Jul 2011, 01:31 pm
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It's an old car so may just be showing its age.































Is it automatic or manulal?. the lower the gear the greter the acceleration.
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