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Good weather has one heck of a tank going. This tank was 88.5 mpg displayed at the RTP so at the pump it should calculate at about 85 mpgif I can keep it up. Color me excited! The weather forcast is looking favorable for a record tank.
 

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Yikes! Are you sure you don't drive an Insight? :shock:
 

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Yikes! Are you sure you don't drive an Insight? :shock:
Pretty sure?

Had to fight a headwind going to work so the tank is already down to 88.1 displayed.
 

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Update:

Well I couldn't hold on to 90mpg displayed but the car seems to be leveled off at about 86mpg displayed for this tank. 86 is certainly a personal best and maybe a record for the HCH?
 

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Far as I know that's the highest I can remember hearing of.
 

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Update:

So far so good. Don't let the pic fool you, it is artifically high cause I live in a low spot. Gotta climb out to get gas. The tank is bouncing between 86.2 and 86.6 at the RTP.

 

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Calling it a tank at 303.1miles. Calculated was 81.6 mpg (slightly disapointing) 87.4 displayed.

 

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What does the civic's display max out at? IE you start decelerating and reset a trip meter.
 
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Hi Rick:

___The HCH-I maxxes out at 120.0 and the HCH-II at 150.0.

___Good Luck

___Wayne R. Gerdes
 

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Your a madman! And I was happy to raise my current tank mpg from 37.8 to 41.5mpg last night after taking a long highway trip. Sure love my Air conditioning though.
 

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Your a madman! And I was happy to raise my current tank mpg from 37.8 to 41.5mpg last night after taking a long highway trip. Sure love my Air conditioning though.
What is this "Air conditioning"?
 

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Haha, it's removal of energy from the ambient air to avoid excessive perspiration and discomfort to the driver. Ambient air which the car has indicated was 119 degrees a couple times. I think 119 is what it maxes out at.

We're on a cooling trend this last wee, only 101 today according to the car.
 

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119 is crazy hot! It has been around 100 every day for weeks and looks like another week of 100 coming up. That much heat really does not bother me for the 17 mile trip to work with a wet head from freshly washed hair. Humid conditions will cause me to kick on the AC faster than plain ole heat. I've needed to kick the AC on at 70 degrees so I could see out the windshield on really humid days. A 75 degree day at 100% humidity feels worse (to me anyway) than a 100 degree does at lesser humidity.

I'm on a mission this tank so AC is verboten!
 

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The final mileage for the tank is 1005.4, at 85.5 displayed (lost a tick since the pic was taken), 81.76mpg calculated, 12.297gal to fill up.



 

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I've been moving over to the "open windows is better than A/C" side of the argument lately. I simply can't see any difference between open and closed windows.
 

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AC definately kills mpg, I'm not sure about open windows.

I have long hair and hate having the window open because my hair gets blown in my face. I'm a windows up driver. Keeping your windows up has the advantage that when it rains I'm not running out to the parking lot getting soaked while rolling the windows up. Even if having the windows down somehow helped mpg I'd still drive with em up.
 
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