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kingpen 08-31-2002 12:17 PM

extermely low gas mileage
Hi. I drive 1 1995 civic ex with 120,000 miles. My dad gave me this car in May and I am only getting around 22 miles to the gallon, if that much. I was wondering what are some cheap things i can do to try to improve this. i have put in new spark plugs but thats it. thanks, alex

kb58 08-31-2002 01:27 PM

Re: extermely low gas mileage (kingpen)
Clean the injectors. Change the fuel filter and air filter. O2 sensor might be suspect but that's $$$.

PnX-R 08-31-2002 09:17 PM

Re: extermely low gas mileage (kingpen)
Like what he said would help.. You could also go out and buy a bottle of that fuel system cleaner. Pennzoil and Castrol are a few brands that make it. All you have to do is add it in the tank before you fill up your tank and VOILA!.. I've noticed a little improvement in gas mileage. But another thing that might help is to change your oil.. Because you see, sometimes older engines get affected with "blow by". That's when unburned fuel gets stuck on the cylinder walls and slowly makes it's way to the oil (I think that's right). So what you can do is change your oil or pull out the dipstick and take a whiff of it to see if it smells like gasoline.. I hope some this jibberish helps.. Good Luck..!

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