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Re: gas tank size in 2000 accord
"spam" <nimbusters@centralpets.com> wrote in news:465db1a1$0$1346
$4c368faf@roadrunner.com: > Anyone know how many maximum gallons a 2000 accord holds? thanks > > From dead empty, 17 US gallons. The Low Fuel light will come on when you've got about two or three gallons remaining. Why do you ask? If you're trying to calculate your mileage by how far you can go on a tank, that's a bad idea.  Tegger The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ www.tegger.com/hondafaq/ 


Re: gas tank size in 2000 accord
Tegger, how do I calculate more accurately? thanks
"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message news:Xns9940D53BCDF10tegger@207.14.116.130... > "spam" <nimbusters@centralpets.com> wrote in news:465db1a1$0$1346 > $4c368faf@roadrunner.com: > >> Anyone know how many maximum gallons a 2000 accord holds? thanks >> >> > > > From dead empty, 17 US gallons. > > The Low Fuel light will come on when you've got about two or three gallons > remaining. > > Why do you ask? If you're trying to calculate your mileage by how far you > can go on a tank, that's a bad idea. > >  > Tegger > > The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ > www.tegger.com/hondafaq/ 


Re: gas tank size in 2000 accord
"spam" <nimbusters@centralpets.com> wrote in
news:465ec342$0$30608$4c368faf@roadrunner.com: > Tegger, how do I calculate more accurately? thanks 1) Fill the tank up to the top. When it clicks off, wait a few seconds, then add more at halfspeed until a second click is obtained. This minimizes the effects of slosh on the first clickoff. 2) Record the odometer reading and the amount of gas you put in. 3) Drive around until the next fillup. 4) Repeat from #1. Do this at least five times or so. You MUST fill up all the way, and the same way each time. It is not necessary to use the same pump each time. You will end up compiling a list of fillups with mileage and gallons. It is easiest to record each fillup's details on one line on a single piece of paper. Each succeeding fillup will get recorded below the previous one, forming a table with rows and columns. 5) Fill up all the way one last time, recording as usual. 6) Add up the miles driven since the first odometer recording (very last reading minus the very first). 7) Add up the gallons, but DO NOT include the gas from the very first fillup! That very first fillup was an "index", zeroing the count before beginning the study. 8) Divide miles by gallons. That's your mileage. The more fillups you include in your calculations, the more accurate your result will be.  Tegger The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ www.tegger.com/hondafaq/ 


Re: gas tank size in 2000 accord
On 5/31/2007 9:53 AM Tegger spake these words of knowledge:
> "spam" <nimbusters@centralpets.com> wrote in > news:465ec342$0$30608$4c368faf@roadrunner.com: > >> Tegger, how do I calculate more accurately? thanks > > > 1) Fill the tank up to the top. When it clicks off, wait a few seconds, > then add more at halfspeed until a second click is obtained. This > minimizes the effects of slosh on the first clickoff. > > 2) Record the odometer reading and the amount of gas you put in. > > 3) Drive around until the next fillup. > > 4) Repeat from #1. Do this at least five times or so. You MUST fill up > all the way, and the same way each time. It is not necessary to use the > same pump each time. > > You will end up compiling a list of fillups with mileage and gallons. > > It is easiest to record each fillup's details on one line on a single > piece of paper. Each succeeding fillup will get recorded below the > previous one, forming a table with rows and columns. > > 5) Fill up all the way one last time, recording as usual. > > 6) Add up the miles driven since the first odometer recording (very last > reading minus the very first). > > 7) Add up the gallons, but DO NOT include the gas from the very first > fillup! That very first fillup was an "index", zeroing the count before > beginning the study. > > 8) Divide miles by gallons. That's your mileage. > > The more fillups you include in your calculations, the more accurate > your result will be. Good advice  and I don't want to confuse the OP, but the fact is that as long as you record how much you put in and how many miles you've gone, whether you completely fill up or partially fill up is irrelevant except for the initial time, when you completely fill up and record your starting mileage, and the last time, when you completely fill up and record your ending mileage. As long as you know how much gas you put in in between the first and last complete fillups, you can correctly calculate your mpg (miles per gallon) over that period. In other words: a.) Fill up as Tegger advised in 1.) above. Record the odometer reading at that time. b.) Faithfully record how much fuel you put in the vehicle every time you put some in, whether it's a fill up, 10 gallons or $6 worth (note that "$6" is not an amount of fuel unless you know the rate, i.e. $6 at $3.09 per gallon). c.) When you want to know your fuel consumption rate, fill up again as Tegger advised in 1.) above. Record how much fuel you put in, and the odometer reading. d.) Add together all the fuel amounts you recorded in b. above, and the one amount you recorded in c. Note: do not include the amount of fuel in the original fillup from a. above. e.) Subtract the odometer value you recorded in a. above from the odometer value you recorded in c. f.) Divide the value of miles from e. by the total number gallons from d. The resulting quotient is your accurate miles per gallon for those miles. Sounds complicated to read  it's complicated to write clear, meaningful instructions  but it's really not complicated or difficult to do. Another way would be to download my mileage spreadsheet (Excel) from Tegger's site and enter in your figures; it'll do all the calculations for you. RFT!!! Dave Kelsen  "Economic independence is the foundation of the only sort of freedom worth a damn."  Henry Louis Mencken 


Re: gas tank size in 2000 accord
Dave Kelsen <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in
news:465f509d$0$9937$4c368faf@roadrunner.com: > > Good advice  and I don't want to confuse the OP, but the fact is > that as long as you record how much you put in and how many miles > you've gone, whether you completely fill up or partially fill up is > irrelevant except for the initial time, when you completely fill up > and record your starting mileage, and the last time, when you > completely fill up and record your ending mileage. True. My recommendation for a full fillup every time is 1) for consistency, 2) to help keep moistureladen air out of the tank, and 3) to ensure the fuel pump always has an abundance of fuel to help cool and lubricate it. > > Another way would be to download my mileage spreadsheet (Excel) from > Tegger's site and enter in your figures; it'll do all the calculations > for you. That would be here: http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/mileage.xls This works really well, but there's no way of taking a quick snapshot of, say, one month in the middle of the rest of it.  Tegger The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ www.tegger.com/hondafaq/ 


Re: gas tank size in 2000 accord
Thank U so much i will use these instructions.
"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message news:Xns9941E078794F5tegger@207.14.116.130... > Dave Kelsen <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in > news:465f509d$0$9937$4c368faf@roadrunner.com: > > >> >> Good advice  and I don't want to confuse the OP, but the fact is >> that as long as you record how much you put in and how many miles >> you've gone, whether you completely fill up or partially fill up is >> irrelevant except for the initial time, when you completely fill up >> and record your starting mileage, and the last time, when you >> completely fill up and record your ending mileage. > > > > True. > > My recommendation for a full fillup every time is > 1) for consistency, > 2) to help keep moistureladen air out of the tank, and > 3) to ensure the fuel pump always has an abundance of fuel to help cool > and > lubricate it. > > > >> >> Another way would be to download my mileage spreadsheet (Excel) from >> Tegger's site and enter in your figures; it'll do all the calculations >> for you. > > > > That would be here: > http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/mileage.xls > > This works really well, but there's no way of taking a quick snapshot of, > say, one month in the middle of the rest of it. > > >  > Tegger > > The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ > www.tegger.com/hondafaq/ 


Re: gas tank size in 2000 accord
"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message news:Xns99416EAF34DC0tegger@207.14.116.130... > "spam" <nimbusters@centralpets.com> wrote in > news:465ec342$0$30608$4c368faf@roadrunner.com: > > > Tegger, how do I calculate more accurately? thanks > > > 1) Fill the tank up to the top. When it clicks off, wait a few seconds, > then add more at halfspeed until a second click is obtained. This > minimizes the effects of slosh on the first clickoff. > > 2) Record the odometer reading and the amount of gas you put in. > > 3) Drive around until the next fillup. > > 4) Repeat from #1. Do this at least five times or so. You MUST fill up > all the way, and the same way each time. It is not necessary to use the > same pump each time. > > You will end up compiling a list of fillups with mileage and gallons. > > It is easiest to record each fillup's details on one line on a single > piece of paper. Each succeeding fillup will get recorded below the > previous one, forming a table with rows and columns. > > 5) Fill up all the way one last time, recording as usual. > > 6) Add up the miles driven since the first odometer recording (very last > reading minus the very first). > > 7) Add up the gallons, but DO NOT include the gas from the very first > fillup! That very first fillup was an "index", zeroing the count before > beginning the study. > > 8) Divide miles by gallons. That's your mileage. > > The more fillups you include in your calculations, the more accurate > your result will be. > > > >  > Tegger > > The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ > www.tegger.com/hondafaq/ Overfilling, as you suggested, can give you a problem with your emission's system. MLD 


Re: gas tank size in 2000 accord
"MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote in news:ED08i.35$FU4.25@trndny02:
> > Overfilling, as you suggested, can give you a problem with your > emission's system. Wrongo.  Tegger The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ www.tegger.com/hondafaq/ 
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