Lifetime Fuel Economy: 43.18 MPG(US)
90 Day Running Average: 0 MPG(US)
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Vehicle Type : Gasoline
Curb Weight: 2050
|EPA City: 39
EPA Highway: 50
EPA Combined: 43
I bought this car with the intent to have a car that would be slower, and not as easily profiled by the police than my previous one (1995 Acura Integra of the same year and color).
I found it with a new paint job, and a dirty interior, for a steal at $2000. I had to drive about 12 hours round trip to pick the car up in NY, but I think it was worth it. When I test drove the car, I loved the acceleration and quietness of it even though it has such an economical drivetrain.
When purchased, it had 238k miles on it, but within a few months, I put another 4k miles on it and realized it smoked enough that it was time to look for a replacement. The car got an amazing 45 miles per gallon combined between taking some 3 hour road trips to the beach and with driving on rural roads, so I knew I wanted to stick with the d15z1.
I found one with reportedly around 120k miles on it, so I bought it, replaced many of the gaskets and wear items, and installed it with a new clutch.
The new and somewhat restored engine bay:
Car has 260k miles on it! (10/19/08)
Car now has 269k miles on it! (5/3/09)
|Apexi World Sport exhaust
Koni Sport (yellow) struts with custom extended upper strut mounts - Maxspeed/Ground Control coilover springs
Center arm rest
Intermittent wipers (entails control box and stalk, very easy, HUGE improvement!)
Del Sol seats (more supportive, comfortable, and much lighter!)
Exedy Stage 1 clutch disk with OEM pressure plate
OEM style fog lights (they do block some air from getting in the bumper?)
OEM Honda-Access (JDM) window visors
Energy Suspensions Polyurethane bushings for: lower engine torque mounts, shifter stabilizer
Skunk2 short-throw shifter
Hot-air OEM intake mod for colder months
Tires to max sidewall PSI+
Windows up as much as possible
Running OEM spec plugs/new OEM plug wires
5w-30 Synthetic Oil - 10k mi change/5k mi filter changes
Sea-foam treatment per-10k mile oil change
OEM VX grill block - NOT the one pictured
OEM VX rear diffuser
OEM VX front lip
|Matching, narrower tires that are LRR after these wear out. Probably another 15k miles until that happens...
Need to do the valve lash adjustment... Never did it since I installed the motor 20k miles ago.