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Old 12th March 2011, 23:13   #181
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Unnecessary revving is best avoided, be it any car and sedate driving always yields into better FE. With my normal driving style within city, I manage to extract the same FE as reported by you guys. But my itch is just not controllable whenever I see deserted highways and freeways. FE be damned in those cases, I have hit rev limiter for 1st four gears many times in my Civic.
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4. Normal driving with increased planning/anticipation to avoid braking - This is what I'm doing now
Similar to what I do. With the occasional redline
And I've consistently logged 12 to 13kmpl all through the cool (zero AC) months.
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Today I took BQ out for a spin on the newly constructed ORR Phase 2A. It's been a really long time since BQ stretched her legs or hit the ORR, and I missed the team bus to attend an outing .

BQ was also really mad at me for missing out on a blast of a TBHP-Hyd drive meet last weekend. So I very conveniently missed the exit on the ORR that would lead to the place where the outing was on. It also helps that there are no U-turns on the expressway. One must use the system of ramps, round-abouts and interchanges. Not all of these are complete, and I knew one which would be. So I drove on for nearly 40 kms more.

I was a little disappointed that I couldn't cross Sachin's highest ODI score :(. I came to 99% of it (and aided by a down-slope at that) and had to back off as I made out a group of stationary vehicles in the distance, near one of the exits. I wonder if wind or tyres were holding the car back a bit, or if the car's mechanicals are already too old (at ~11650 kms then) to make the advertised number.

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or if the car's mechanicals are already too old (at ~11650 kms then) to make the advertised number.
Wow, how much did you achieve. At 11.6k kilometers (7k miles) the Civic would be considered in its baby stages in terms of car age.
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Wow, how much did you achieve. At 11.6k kilometers (7k miles) the Civic would be considered in its baby stages in terms of car age.
99% of Sachin's best ODI score is 198!

My best is 209 kmph on my Uncle's Civic but that was 3 years ago! Now I am wiser () and love to cruise most of the times with occasional blasts with momentary 170-180 on empty straights if I find any.
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@dot: I'm trying not to directly quote numbers lest I fall foul of forum norms (not that I think I'm doing any better to the common cause via the indirect route).

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My best is 209 kmph on my Uncle's Civic but that was 3 years ago! Now I am wiser () and love to cruise most of the times with occasional blasts with momentary 170-180 on empty straights if I find any.
The "momentary" figures you quoted are actually too much for me most of the time . Today was planned because I knew the road would be empty. It was almost noon, no clouds/pollution nearby so near-perfect visibility and zero traffic. Still, the risk is only minimized and never vanishes.

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I wonder if wind or tyres were holding the car back a bit
Which gear were you in?
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Which gear were you in?
I was in 5th, and attempted to "redline" in 5th rather than redlining in 4th and then shifting up.

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I was in 5th, and attempted to "redline" in 5th rather than redlining in 4th and then shifting up.

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Thats your mistake. If you had redlined in 4th you would have easily crossed your mark. Redlining in 5th would probably be over 220
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Thats your mistake. If you had redlined in 4th you would have easily crossed your mark. Redlining in 5th would probably be over 220
Oh yeah.

The manual tranny version does nearly 40 kmph (on the speedo) per 1k RPM in 5th. The red line is at 6.8k RPM as marked on the tacho, which would be more than 270 in 5th . But the 6.8k red line is only for gears 1, 2 and possibly 3. There's no way one can reach that mark in gears 4 and 5. That's also why I quoted "red line" in the context of the 5th .

I know conventional wisdom says to red line through each gear. Still, I thought the car might not need the momentum through the gears to hit the advertised maximum.

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This is from around two weeks back -

The march of the Black Queen (my new Honda Civic 1.8V in Black)-dsc_0750.jpg

A couple of days after that, BQ went on a holiday to Goa (Getting out of the comfort zone: Hyderabad - Goa - Hyderabad).

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Hey, nice set of numbers. Were you looking out for that event to occur or it just happened and you were there to take the picture. Nevertheless a picture worth remembering.
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BQ is going strong on chewing miles! Nice pic for keeping memories.

How about a photo shoot of her! ORR could make up for a nice open background for the same!
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But the 6.8k red line is only for gears 1, 2 and possibly 3. There's no way one can reach that mark in gears 4 and 5
It's possible in 4th. Bounces off the limiter. From personal experience
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Were you looking out for that event to occur or it just happened and you were there to take the picture.
Thanks, dot! I noticed 1232x and then waited for it. By my calculations, it was to happen on my daily commute on an empty stretch of road so I could just keep my eye on the odo and watch the numbers roll by. There was a little bit of a detour a day before and so it came up just at the beginning of that empty stretch (rather than well into it). I still had enough space to pull over and take the picture, luckily.

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BQ is going strong on chewing miles! Nice pic for keeping memories.

How about a photo shoot of her! ORR could make up for a nice open background for the same!
Thanks, man!

Yeah - I should take BQ out on to the ORR once after a good wash and do a photo-shoot. Right now, stopping on the ORR is prohibited but not enforced at all, so the opportunity still exists. The biggest problem, though, is that BQ gets a thick layer of dust as soon as I pull out of my home. The approach road to the apartment is currently a muddy, slushy dirt track. It's been like that ever since BQ came home (was fine before that ). That discourages me from taking pictures. Else the ORR or ISB campus are excellent places for a photo-shoot.

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It's possible in 4th. Bounces off the limiter. From personal experience
I should try that out.

Photo-shoot + redline attempt redux on the ORR, coming soon to a forum post near you, eh?

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