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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:21 am
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Default Horrible Gas Mileage one a 1995 Honda Accord V6 with 118k miles?

My Honda is getting horrible gas mileage! I figured out the math and it only comes out to 12.5 mpg! I am only gettin 200 miles per tank and it is a 16 gallon tank. I don't know what to do. What could I change in it to make the gas mileage better? I know it needs an idler pully bad but would that really make that much of a distance in the gas mileage to bring it all the way down to 12.5 mpg? A friend of mine has the same car and his is getting 28 mpg in the city. Is it possible it could be the oxygen sensor? but would that really make the mileage this horrible? PLEASE HELP!!!
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:24 am
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Are you up to date on ALL your car's maintenance ?
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:27 am
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have you tried changing the fuel filter?
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:30 am
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You need to maintain your car, not just add gas and change the oil.try a full tune up. fuel and air filters, spark plugs and wires, cap and rotor, and add fuel system cleaner to the tank.it will cost you about $80 to do this but you'll sav that much in 6 months just in gas. Plus your car will last longer
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:33 am
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first you need to have the computer scanned on it to see if it has any trouble codes on it ,then i would suggest you might want to do a really good tune up on it,usually when the plugs get a lot of miles on them this is where your gas mileage goes to ,if it wont burn the gas it just waste it,that would explain the drop in mileage,id try doing a real good tune up,that should bring the mileage way back up on it,those cars usually get terrific mileage,when it drops though you know something is wrong with it,good luck with it.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:36 am
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ok first clean the fuel injectors(real cheap and helps alot), second maybe get new catalyc converters and exhaust , cold air intake will help
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:39 am
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first off... 1995 accord v6 mpg estimates (your mileage may vary by +-%25 or more)17 City, 19 Combined, 23 HwyAssuming you're guesstimating your mpg (it sure looks like you are with 200 and 16) it could very well be 12.5 with no problems with the car.Check air pressure in tires, they should be set no lower than what is stated on the drivers door jamb, and no higher than what is stated on the tire sidewall. The higher the pressure the better MPG, the lower the pressure the better the ride/traction.Is the check engine light on while driving? No? Then chances are it isn't the O2 sensor. You can take the car to your nearest autozone (possibly any large chain auto parts retailer) and they will scan it for you and tell you what the trouble codes are, if any.My guess would be 90% of the mileage differece is the driver. Also get a real MPG number. Fill the tank until the pump clicks off by itself. Drive around 150-200 miles. Fill the tank from the same pump until it clicks off itself. Get the gallons pumped.BTW , '95 accords have a 17 gallon tank.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:42 am
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change the air filter
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:45 am
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Try a Major Tune up (cleaning all fuel lines and injectors replace spark plugs, and oil change and replace oil filter)
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