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Old 06-17-2004   #1
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Fuel Injection Service?

Is it worth it to get a fuel Injection service from goodyear or something? My car is only getting 350 miles to the tank and that is even after I keep filling after the nozzle clicks and with fuel additive. I am trying to think of all possible ways to improve this because I know 350 miles is pretty bad.
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how many gallons are you putting in at each fill up?
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doood................350 is bad? what are you talking about?

there are bunches of people out here that got lower than 300 miles from their full tank..

consider this, the IDEAL MPG of our car by EPA is 32MPG..

our full tank is 13 gallon....so in this case, consider 12 gallon as the amount of gas that we'll burn for every tank....that's 30 miles after the light comes on, right?

32 MPG means 32 x 12 = 380 miles......

that ain't far from ur daily MPG...

and guess what? EPA got 10% "error" on their estimation anyway..

what's ur driving style? City? city+highway? highway?

my max on all highway was 450 miles from 12 gallon of gas...that's 37.5.....

the first time since i bought my car....today....after changin spark plugs and fuel injector cleaner.....i got 350 without the light comes up....so i'll drive another 30 miles before filling up the gas.....that's 380!!

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Is it worth it to get a fuel Injection service from goodyear or something? My car is only getting 350 miles to the tank and that is even after I keep filling after the nozzle clicks and with fuel additive. I am trying to think of all possible ways to improve this because I know 350 miles is pretty bad.
well, for our generation of Civics it is deemed unesseceary by Honda for a fuel injector flush. but if it's about fuel injector cleaning you can just buy a product off the shelve from your local auto goods store. to name a few good ones are Penzoil, Royal Purlple, Chevron......I usually put one in my tank of gas per oil change 5000Km or 3000 Miles. and btw, never fill up beyond the nozzle click. it will damage your gas tank or some seal.
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+ you are geting 350Miles/tank...thata is pretty good already. so why are you complaining?
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I know are cars get better milage than this?
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well, for our generation of Civics it is deemed unesseceary by Honda for a fuel injector flush.
i don't agree with it..

before STP fuel injector cleaner (white bottle)

miles at max with 12 gallon of gas: 270 light comes on, 300 must fill up

after STP..

miles at max with 12 gallon of gas: 300 light comes on, 330 fill up..

after spark plug change + chevron techron:

miles at max with 12 gallon of gas: 350 lights comes on, 380 fill up...
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some people said that they can get 400-450 from their tank..

DAMN dude...that's highway biatch....

it's definitely impossible for city driving to get 400+ miles from ur full tank!

ANYWHO....350 is good! (if ur doin city drivin...)
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420 with mostly highway and little city driving.. i thnik the porblems our cars is how many times do you start i up in a day.. ive notice if i start my car less i get better gas milage.. what i mean is only try to use my car twice a day... i get great gas millage.. but when i chillen on weekends.. i might start it up like 4 times day.. that kills my gas.. imo..
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also forget to add... i was at one point only getting 300 to 350 a tank highway and city togerther.. changed my sparkplugs.. its shot up to 420. miles
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Zenmaster....well, there is a difference between Flushing and Cleaning out of a bottle rite? from my understanding Flushing means running pressure through the fuel system....where cleaning is just the bottle stuff that goes into your gas tank.
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I never get pass the 280-300 point I dunno why?
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I dont know, I think 350 is bad. Well I was just curious if it was worth it. I am at 350 right now and the light hasnt come on yet.
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Try some greased lightning fuel system treatment. Use only once a year because it works so well. My engine growl and sluggishness went away after the next tank. Good stuff. Just steer clear from chevron techron. Doesn't help at all.

Oh and I have rarely gotten over 300 miles per tank.
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Zenmaster....well, there is a difference between Flushing and Cleaning out of a bottle rite? from my understanding Flushing means running pressure through the fuel system....where cleaning is just the bottle stuff that goes into your gas tank.
You are right, fushing is not recomended. Yes there is a difference between flushing and cleaning.
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I dont know, I think 350 is bad. Well I was just curious if it was worth it. I am at 350 right now and the light hasnt come on yet.
that's freakin good, yo!!!!

why are you complaining?

EXCEPT, if your 350 miles most are highway.........THAT SUCKS!
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Try some greased lightning fuel system treatment. Use only once a year because it works so well. My engine growl and sluggishness went away after the next tank. Good stuff. Just steer clear from chevron techron. Doesn't help at all.

Oh and I have rarely gotten over 300 miles per tank.
interesting..

i might try that greased lighting too..

i don't understand gear....why is it not working for ur car .....it's working nicely with me.......
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Zenmaster....well, there is a difference between Flushing and Cleaning out of a bottle rite? from my understanding Flushing means running pressure through the fuel system....where cleaning is just the bottle stuff that goes into your gas tank.
ah...............

this type of cleaning sounds interesting....know how to do it? where?
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ah...............

this type of cleaning sounds interesting....know how to do it? where?
Any good shop should be able to do it. But like he and I mentioned Honda doesn't recommend it. It could be that our injectors are really sensitive and the high pressure might damage it.

Thatís if you are thinking about doing it on a 7thgen civic.
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then no, i got 380 miles out of 12 gallon of gas....im happy now. really, happy.
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Unless you've opened up the cylinder head and looked at the pistons and stuff, you can't really say that the techron works for you. Trust me it does not work at all.
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that might be true gear............

actually, to tell you the truth.........i used chevron after STP..

the STP really improve my MPG.......however, im not sure about the techron itself...
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