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#1131 of 4597 Honda Civic SI 1/4 mile at 15.2 seconds
Sep 05, 2005 (12:47 pm)
The 1991 Mustang GT stock had a 0-60 time in 7.3 seconds and its 1/4 mile time was 15.6 seconds. So, this means that the SI will be very close to this time. The 2002 Acura RSX Type-S runs a 1/4 mile time of 14.8 seconds. This car has 200 HP, not the current 210. So, I think that the Si will run pretty close to a 15.2. I got this number by adding 15.2 + 14.8 = 30.4. 30.4/2 = 15.2. This is a pretty good time. Cars you could win against include Probe GT, 89-95 Mustang GT, Stratus RT, and 1995 GS-T Eclipse. Cars it would lose to include 2002 Eclipse GTS, Neon SRT-4, Acura RSX Type-S, Lancer EVO, and RX-8.
#1132 of 4597 Re: Honda Civic SI 1/4 mile at 15.2 seconds [filmnews]
Sep 05, 2005 (1:53 pm)
So the 2006 Si will be close to the performance of a 1991 Mustang. You've lost me on this one, why compare a new car to one that is 15 years old?
#1133 of 4597 "premium vs pre-detonation"
Sep 05, 2005 (2:00 pm)
Hey guys. Sorry to jump in here but you caught my attention. Apparently I've been asleep the last few years so I'm hoping someone can catch me up on the topic of "premium vs pre-detonation" issue.
My (apparently old) thinking - higher compression causes regular gas to self detonate early before the piston hits the top of the stroke, and before the spark plug fires, resulting in knocking. Higher octane stops the pre-detonation and lets the spark plug control proper detonation.
Without getting too long winded, can someone explain the newer methods of using regular gas but avoiding the pre-detonation?
#1134 of 4597 Re: Price and MPG [inkyofok]
Sep 05, 2005 (3:19 pm)
I forgot that you had sealed a deal for $500 over invoice.
So perhaps it is possible to get a deal on an 06. Just not below invoice.
#1136 of 4597 Roger 227
Sep 05, 2005 (6:13 pm)
Most modern engines have electronic controls on their timing. They also have knock sensors. If the engine control unit detects knocking it retards the timing slightly until the knock quits. Since higher octane fuel has a lower vapor pressure and knocks less easily, the timing can be advanced and this provides greater performance.
Contrary to popular opinion, higher octane fuel does NOT have any more power than regular. It is the ability to advance the timing in higher compression engines that allows the engine to run more efficiently.
Sep 05, 2005 (6:28 pm)
Do all 1.6L civics have the vtech or is there some with a non vtech head and if so how can you tell
#1138 of 4597 Ample power once again?
Sep 05, 2005 (6:38 pm)
Just read from C&D that the sedan is 140hp/128torque.
My Mazda 3i is 148hp/135torque.
My mom's Hyundai Elantra is 138hp/136torque.
Why can't Honda be little bit more competitive with the powertrain? The sedan has lines of the TSX/TL but the powertrain just doesn't match up with the looks.
#1139 of 4597 Re: Si 1.6L [burk1]
Sep 05, 2005 (6:43 pm)
Some do not have VTEC. (the ones that are not 2006)
You can tell by the trim lines.
DX, Value Package, and LX models are not VTEC powered. (2005 was the last year for the non-VTEC engine in these trim lines)
EX, HX, and Si models are VTEC powered.
All 2006 Honda Civics will be iVTEC powered. But all 2006 Honda Civics will be 1.8L motors too.
Hope this helps. Tell me if I'm wrong about the HX. I'm not sure about it.
#1140 of 4597 Re: Si 1.6L [jchan2]
Sep 05, 2005 (6:49 pm)
I have a 92 with a d16 but it don't say vtech on the head like most do but it is an si havent had it lng that why i was jst wondering