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Fuel, Oil, Cleaners & Other Maintenance Extending the life of your Civic requires the proper fuel, oil, and cleaners, along with other regularly scheduled maintenance.

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Old 11-11-2005   #1
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13.2 sux I want more

Is there any other options aside from a fuel cell in my trunk? I want a bigger gas tank is there any thing that will fit from the factory?
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maybe an RSX gas tank.... everything else seems to fit from those cars. however, i dont know if its any bigger. maybe an accord? I think that u would have to mod something to make either one of these fit though
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rsx tanks are the same size
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why would you want another gas tank?
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that would be the most pointless mod ever... seeing as most cars don't even have a 13 gallon tank.
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We should get around 300+ mile range on a tank. Thats pretty damn good. Its not enough for you? Are you planning to do a Cannonball run? lol
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^ I can get 500 miles if I run it down to fumes.....
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We should get around 300+ mile range on a tank. Thats pretty damn good. Its not enough for you? Are you planning to do a Cannonball run? lol
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I live in cali. Gas prices suck more for us than the rest of the country. I just want to extend my trips to the pump. I know we get 300+ per tank, but hey 500 would kicka$$.
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500... wow.. just thinking about that makes my dreams come true. Well, i have exhaust and intake and i can still get about 330-350 before the gas light comes on, but im on the freeway for about 90% of my driving.. oh yea, cali prices DO suck! but they're going down, it's around $2.57 at the budget stations..
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500 mile tanks are doable, depending on your driving habits. My best so far was 504.7 before I chickened out and filled up (took 11.9 gallons).

I'm working on a >500 mile tank right now, pic below was taken the other night when I got home from work; 310.6 miles and just below 1/2 tank.



I passed a gas station today that had 87 octane for $1.99!

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310 on a half tank!? dudde.. i would kill (you) for that kind of mileage! hahaha jk dude, keep up the good work.
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yep, I tend to drive at or just below the speed limit. I'm lucky that my commute times are not during rush hour so I tend to have the road to myself and can get away with going just a bit under the speed limit and not causing any traffic jams.

I have an 05 value package coupe (DX with auto and a/c). Tire pressure set at 43 psi, and I used 2oz of FP60 at each fillup. I made a DIY cold air mod just yesterday; I'll be interested to see if that mod affects MPG at all (probably not).
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i rarely fill past 1/2 so less weight= better mileage.
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i rarely fill past 1/2 so less weight= better mileage.

...did you just call me fat?!?
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To the people that acheive insanely good mileage on one tank (350+) Do you have large rims and bodykits?

I blame my low 250-300 Miles Per Tank on my Kit, Trunk System, and 18 inch rims. I guess all taht weight is taking its toll?
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haha no i was talking about the weight of gas. 1 gallon = around 8 lbs i believe so 6 gallons = almost 50lbs. that makes a difference.
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I've gotten upto 42mpg on all highway with 15 inch rims, one amp in the trunk, no spare, and lip kip, lowered and aligned.
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hehe try getting a cf trunk, cf hood, no spare/jacks, no a/c, no p/s, 15" rims that weigh just under 9 pounds. that would be the ultimate gas saving 7g. and an hx tranny.
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I can get to 330 with a quarter of a tank left and I have 17s with a system in the trunk and only exhaust.
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310 on a half tank!? dudde.. i would kill (you) for that kind of mileage! hahaha jk dude, keep up the good work.
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my gas light comes on after about 410 miles.....i know something is wrong if i don't get past 400 miles, the last time i didn't get that was because i needed a new air filter...............oh and YES 18 in rims will suck a lot more gas!!!!....
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aznmike,

my car has no body kit, and rolls the factory 14" steel wheels. I'm in the market for a set of pre 2000 14" civic HX alloy wheels...
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update - just filled up on my way home from work tonight:

458.2 miles, 10.144 gallons to fill up (stopped at first click) = 45.17MPG
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how the hell are u guys getting way over 400, if i REALLy try i can possibly hit 400 but i have to shift very low and never speed. do 17's, lip kit, an a system really affect mpg that much?
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i rarely fill past 1/2 so less weight= better mileage.
but remeber this.. gas fumes that build up is more explosive than liquid gas.. food for thought
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make sure your tires are filled up to the max, more tire pressure means smaller conact patch and less rolling resistance. You should also get tires that last a long time or high milage tires, they are often harder and have lower coeficient of friction. Of course all this will hurt your handling if you loving blazing through corners.

It helped greatly on my truck, Ford filled the tires to 40 psi, and I pumped them up to 60 psi and gained about 1 mpg (1 mpg is big gains for a truck ). And yes, the factory tires are deisnged to handle up to 65 psi, so no I was not out of spec, I want to go to 65 psi, but the air pressure at the gas station only went to 60

BTW, the ride does get a little rougher at higher tire psi.

Ahh yes, as far as gast tanks go, my truck has a 39 gallon tank and I get about 600 miles out of it before I have to fill up about 31-32 gallons. I have a hualing truck that has a 75 gallon tank of diesel in the bed and 35 gallon tank, I know an aftermarket company put the larger tank, I just forget who, but I know somebody out their makes DOT approved after market tanks.

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...did you just call me fat?!?
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Yeah I just filled up my tires at home this weekend. Mostly because I ran out of gas on Saturday. I went 232 miles on 6.8 gallons. Which is like 34mpg.
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im passed half a tank right nwo after a fill up with a top off and i think i just hit 200 today..............OUCH!!!!
but ive got 17's drive pure city crap through boston heavy traffic, and have a heavy system and a fat friend i commute with to and from school 15 miles everyday. plus its standard so coming from a stop hurts also especialy with all this weight.
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lindermant you might want to check your max p.s.i on your tires...overpressurizing tires (most car tires have max of 35 or so) can cause separated belts.or instant blowouts when and if you hit a piece of debris or pothole,(not a flat tire a blowout where you lose control or that quarter of your car is demolished by the tire). tis better to get safely from point a to b with 35 mpg than to risk your life saving $5 a tank.....
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