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Old 06-11-2009, 02:00 AM
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Horrible Gas Mileage

I don't know where this is suppose to go, so I just put it here since alot of people view the general chat lol
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Anyways, my accord is getting HORRIBLE gas mileage compared to what other people say that I should be getting
I have a 2000 Accord SE
I4 ULEV Automatic
and I'm only getting about 20 mpg, like 300 a tank
That doesn't seem right to me at all
No matter how mild I drive it
do I need a tune up?
Any help would be appreciated, thanks
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:09 AM
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Re: Horrible Gas Mileage

Yeah I get about the same no matter if WOT or granny driving. Of course WOT is a little less maybe 260 to a tank. as for the tune up I cant say for sure I did mine with NGK iridium all the way and got negligible (sp?) results plugs & wires
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Re: Horrible Gas Mileage

dang. that doesnt seem right at all. i get about 240 to a full tank with my v6 w/ wot here and there.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:16 AM
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Re: Horrible Gas Mileage

use to get 18mpg with my 4banger lol
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Re: Horrible Gas Mileage

I have an I4 SULEV Automatic EX Sedan.

Highest I've got is about 370 full tank (~27mpg) (85 hwy/15city) and that is cruising at 65 most of the time.

Usually I get about 280 almost pure city (~20mpg). I never really gas it too much.

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24city/32hwy

They say that you really get 75% of the EPA ratings.
So I think what I average sounds just about right.

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Re: Horrible Gas Mileage

with mileage like that ya may as well have gotten the v6..
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Re: Horrible Gas Mileage

there was this one time i gotten 250 miles on a half tank of gas.

i have a 00 sedan auto i4 ulev.

i dont really know how i did it. but i also have this "fuel saver" thing on my fuel inlet line and i drove like a granny most of the time. didnt really gas much for sure. now i get like 150 for half a tank. maybe cause gas is going back up.
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Re: Horrible Gas Mileage

i sometimes get 190miles/ tank...hehe. mainly because of canyons
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Re: Horrible Gas Mileage

Wait, so the miles I'm getting is right?
holy crap the accord uses so much gas then!

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Yeah I get about the same no matter if WOT or granny driving. Of course WOT is a little less maybe 260 to a tank. as for the tune up I cant say for sure I did mine with NGK iridium all the way and got negligable (sp?) results plugs & wires
I have NGK iridium sitting on my table, and the wires too
and K&N air filter, no time to install
I'm also planning to seafoam my car this weekend
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Re: Horrible Gas Mileage

Oh yeah, I forgot to add that I cleaned/oiled my K&N air filter and cleaned the throttle body a bit with the carburetor cleaner. Also, I poured in a bottle of Chevron Techron Fuel System Treatment into the gas tank about 2 months ago. Planning to use another bottle before my next oil change. Car is running smoother ever since.

So a slight mileage increase, I think.
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