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I have read many of the post in regards to warm air mods. I realize this assists the 5 speed with lean burn which does not apply to the CVT. My question is would a warm air mod improve MPG on the CVT or perhaps a ram air mod to increase power. What are your thoughts. Thanks love the forum.
 
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Hi Formularon:

___It will help even a CVT’s fuel economy although not like achieving Lean Burn in the 5-speed below 40 degrees F. You can see as temperatures rise that even the 5-speed while in and/or out of lean burn is affected by ambient temperature. The higher the temperature, the higher the mileage. It is almost as predictable as a linear graph. With the warm air mods installed, it will give you an ~ 20 - 30 degree F advantage over ambient which will give you the appropriate increase in fuel economy.

___I haven’t installed one yet but the Honda Insight block heater (actually a coolant warming - electrical plug in heater) will help you achieve higher mileage quicker when you start and drive the Insight on cold mornings. It will also help in warming the cabin far quicker as well. It will be in my Insight by late next fall because that first 10 - 15 miles fuel economy is truly lousy in 20 degrees or below type temperatures. I am talking 50 - 55 mpg type numbers from a 5-speed before she even thinks about running in lean burn or with some semblance of meeting EPA estimates on the low end.

___Fortunately for most of the country, we only have a week or two of this lousy low temperature weather to deal with and then I can only hope our fuel economy numbers will improve yet again as we begin to remove the warm air mod(s) as currently installed.

___Good Luck

___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
___[email:2z0vcm5w][email protected][/email:2z0vcm5w]
 

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Warm air would increase your mileage, but just not to the extend that it helps on a 5 speed. Warmer air is less dense and will thus require less fuel per any given volume. The question I suppose is how much? No one that I can recall has done a warm air mod on a cvt. It would probably depend on the climate where you live more than anything.
 
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Hi Rick:

___Actually, Redgiki has installed the warm air mod(s) in his CVT and he has seen an improvement. I see he is active in the Yahoo Honda-Hybrid groups as of late so hopefully he will reply to this thread soon enough. I will PM him tonight and see if we can get him over here for a reply if he hasn’t seen this thread already.

___Good Luck

___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
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