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Old 26 Jan 2008, 02:16 pm
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Default why is MPG on my honda odyssey 2001 so low?

I have honda odyssey 2001 with 120 000 miles. It drives only 16 miles per gallon mix city and highway. I'm not aggressive driver. Is that normal and what can I do to improve fuel economy.
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 02:31 pm
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you need maintenance on your car, like an oil change.if that doesn't help, start using chevron with techron.
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 02:46 pm
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Have you been doing the regular maintenance? change oil, get a tune-up
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 03:01 pm
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yeah edmunds.com states 18-25 so it is low... if you have not performed a tune up in a while it will help a little otherwise take it to a shop and have them look at the vehicle since if it has a vacuum leak it will consume more gas also if it has a bias oxygen sensor.... other than that there is not much more that could affect your gas mileage much
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 03:16 pm
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if your engine is going through that much fuel, a lot of it will be coming out the exhaust. start with a tune up, air filter fuel filter plugs and if warrented plug wires, if that don't help, take it somewhere and have it put on an engine analyzer, see what is giving you problems. i hope this helps
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 03:31 pm
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You honda odyssey 2001 need tune up. Get new plugs and it for should be better. It Honda and that what do matter. Nothing better out there. Honda do rock!!!!! Odyssey do last forever. Never no problem.
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 03:46 pm
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You should be getting better mpg. Make sure you are using the right motor oil. I think they need 5W and if you use something thicker, your mpg's will suffer. Also, at around 100K it is good practice to change all fluids, tune-up, etc.
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 04:01 pm
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You might need a tune up. Check your tire pressure and take out any junk (kids toys) you have that you don't need. Both of those can lower mileage a lot.Mileage drops a lot in the winter too.- Cold air is denser which means you need more fuel to maintain a proper air/fuel ratio. - Winter fuel and summer fuel are not the same.- Idling your car to warm it up means you are getting 0 mpg.
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