This blog is a the log-book of an experiment, the goal of which is to uncover, test and monitor various measures that one could take to improve the fuel efficiency of a 1992 Honda Civic VX.
The goal is to achieve 60 MPG, average.
Measures under consideration to be researched and tested if deployed:
- Freebies or Low Cost Measures:
- Tire Pressure
- Fuel Grade
- Measuring Tools & Driving Style
- Where the rubber meets the road:
- Tires Type
- Suspension and ride height
- Engine performance air goes in, exhaust goes out:
- Air Intake
- Cam Shaft
- Other engine tweaks
- Weight Management
- Weight loss Diet Plan
- Body parts trade in for lighter models
- Clutch assembly – lighter weight
- Front to rear weight distribution considerations
- Aerodynamic Modifications
- Fluid Dynamics in Solid Works
- Wheel Skirt option
- Sealing up the cracks
- Spoon shaped rear view mirrors
- Cam back modification??
- Carbon Fiber Body Parts
- This vehicle’s purpose is to be a daily driver so it must remain a comfortable vehicle to drive around town on a regular basis.
- This vehicle will also be used as a dinghy for an RV so this is also a consideration in the project.
- The vehicle will remain able to be smogged and registered in Los Angeles.
- This vehicle is to remain street legal according to the rules which prevailed in the time of the build, 1992
Modification Measures Resources: