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Old 10-02-2009, 01:40 AM
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Gas killing problem.

Ok, so i drive a 99 prelude auto ;), ok the problem is it seems like my car is killing gas like nothing. So when i parked the car, i checked the gas meter and it was 2 and a half mini bars below full. Then the next morning, i went to my car started the engine, let it warm up a bit for about a minute, then starting driving about 3 blocks, and i check at the gas level and its 2 mini bars less then what i had before i parked the car the day before. I dont know whats the problem, maybe it kills alot of gas just starting it, because when i turn my key into the ignition, it takes 2 to 2 and a half second to crank the engine on. any ideas about the gas killing problem?
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Re: Gas killing problem.

any leaks? gas fumes?
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Re: Gas killing problem.

^X2 yea just look for leaks
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Re: Gas killing problem.

The fuel gauge is a law unto itself. Unless you're consumption rate has increased drastically I wouldn't be worried.

Also, the autos do tend to use a lot more fuel than the manuals.
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Re: Gas killing problem.

could be a faulty gas gauge or fuel sensor. I recommend filling the tank, reset your odometer, drive normally until your car is either out of gas or gets at least 300 miles on that tank. If you are getting significantly less than 300 miles per tank, you should start checking for leaks or more serious engine problems.
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Re: Gas killing problem.

My 01 SS only get to 220-240 w/o AC (10% freeway, only myself in the car, 89 Mobil gas) with 2 mini bar left. I bet my car will never get to 300 xD. Btw how far can i go with the empty gas light on? i heard someone said is about 10miles.
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Re: Gas killing problem.

I once drove 155km after the low fuel light came on. Though that was out of neccessity because we were out the middle of nowhere. I do not reccommend you try that.
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Re: Gas killing problem.

I always heard it should give you about 27-30 miles once the gas light comes on and stays on....from experience, I got to about 25 mi and made it to the gas station safely...but I was sweating bullets!
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Re: Gas killing problem.

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My 01 SS only get to 220-240 w/o AC (10% freeway, only myself in the car, 89 Mobil gas) with 2 mini bar left. I bet my car will never get to 300 xD. Btw how far can i go with the empty gas light on? i heard someone said is about 10miles.

yea somethings not right with your car. i get 300miles/tank every time, and i'm boosted too. and i beatttt on my car too.
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Re: Gas killing problem.

Upsets me to see people saying 300. I get about 280 on mine, with about 85% of my driving being all highway (84 miles a day round trip between school and home).
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Re: Gas killing problem.

before i was boosted, the max i got was 370/tank. F22 FTWW!!!!
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before i was boosted, the max i got was 370/tank. F22 FTWW!!!!
Lol, yep. I miss my accord sometimes for that. But still wouldn't trade my car for anything.
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Upsets me to see people saying 300. I get about 280 on mine, with about 85% of my driving being all highway (84 miles a day round trip between school and home).
that doesnt seem right at all! What motor is it? On the highway I have exceeded 400 mi on several occasions (H22A)
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Re: Gas killing problem.

make sure the car is tuned and, and your ehaust is'nt restricked like your cat and its know if bad will kill you gas milage but remember trouble shoot every thing .
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Re: Gas killing problem.

^^ x2. bad o2 sensors can also make it run really rich.
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Re: Gas killing problem.

i get 370 to a tank average...but i drive 90 percent highway. and thats cruising at 80+
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