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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidfuel88 View Post
    I have never and probably will never be in the 400 mile club.

    There was a tank that could have reached it, but I had to refuel before half. That tank was at 29.7 mpg.
    29.7 MPG would have been 454.4 miles!

    But I'm with you, I usually fill up when the fuel gauge gets to the 1/2 way mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racoon View Post
    29.7 MPG would have been 454.4 miles!

    But I'm with you, I usually fill up when the fuel gauge gets to the 1/2 way mark.

    Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Jay View Post
    Why?
    Because my schedule can get unexpectedly hectic and I then don't have time to stop to fill up. So when the needle hits the middle of the gauge I start thinking about when I can stop to fill up.

    It's a habit I got into when I lived in Indianapolis. One particularly cold winter one of my coworkers let her tank get nearly empty, and the small amount of water in the gasoline froze in the fuel lines. It was about three weeks before the weather warmed up enough that the ice thawed and she was able to start the car.

    And of course there are exceptions to my fueling habits...

    Once or twice a year I put in a bottle of Chevron Techron. When it's time to do that I let it get nearly to empty before I stop.

    And when I'm driving long distances I let it go down to about 1/4 tank left before I start looking for a gas station.


    So it's a just a personal habit. It doesn't aid in fuel mileage, performance, or maintenance.

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    Changing the primary O2 sensor will likely start paying for itself right away since a 'lazy' O2 sensor can waste a LOT of fuel and your performance can suffer too. The OBDII system will spot gross errors, but it's not there to tell you if your vehicle is running at optimum. GOOGLE: 'lazy oxygen sensor'

    Look at this thread and see if this idea appeals to you:


    http://www.hondasuv.com/members/show...ght=denso+ebay

    The secondary O2 sensor is really just there to keep an eye on the catalytic converter's functionality. Sometimes the cat can get plugged without the OBDII setting a code, but you wouldn't be able to pass anything on the highway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTJESUS View Post
    my 1st gen is burning so much gas i dont even wanna drive it.what are some mods that i can do to help me get better gas mileage,a friend of mine told me to adjust the valves and it would help out alot,i though it might be a good idea beings though i never had done it yet.but please can u give me some hinter on what i can do please...thanxxx in advance:confused

    Simple.

    Clutch SAVES gas!!!!

    Everything else is trickery.

    So, see the light and drive stick, and you will be SAVE(d) (ing) gas well.

    Halleluja!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueiedgod View Post
    Simple.

    Clutch SAVES gas!!!!
    I was at a L E G E N D meet this past Saturday in Atlanta. A guy did an automatic to six speed manual conversion in his ride.

    The rest of the story will be for another day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hondaowner View Post
    I was at a L E G E N D meet this past Saturday in Atlanta. A guy did an automatic to six speed manual conversion in his ride.

    The rest of the story will be for another day...
    He saw the light!!!! and came to the right side. Because he knew that when the raptures come, only those who praised the Clutch will be saved from high fuel bills

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    Even with the wifes "questionable" driving techniques she always gets over 26mpg with her crv slushbox. Ive gotten 29 on the highway with it. I can get up to 40MPG (epa rated 31 hiway) with my RSX-S. Currently I'm doing the best I ever have with the RSX because I'm doing key things I didnt before..running NON ethanol, AMSOIL 5w30 synchromesh MTF, 36psi in tires, 60mph max.

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    Default I rode in it once. I really did. Scouts honor!

    We all need to buy an Acura RSX like yours. Your Fuelly numbers are very impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hondaowner View Post
    We all need to buy an Acura RSX like yours. Your Fuelly numbers are very impressive.
    Other RSXs have bad MPG on fuelly. Im not really sure how you can drive a subcompact front wheel drive car and get the same MPG as a 2wd pickup but people do it lol. And I even have the 200HP model, not the 160 base. The insurance is awful on the car and you cant find one used thats not been salvaged/wrecked/rebuilt/stolen..which goes back to why the insurance is so high Heck you can insure a newer MDX for less than my 8-yr-old car if you can fathom that! Its too bad you had to ride with me in the winter...when the 6,000 RPM cam lobes kicked in it just spun the tires even with snows

    97 V-Heated leather!! 126hp (270K mi) sold
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