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06 Civic LX fuel problems

Anyone have a 2006 Civic LX that's experiencing fuel related problems? I used to get 200 miles to a half tank. I let the oil life get to 5% before I changed it. Now its only getting 130 miles to a half tank. Also the gas gage flipped itself upside down. Can anyone help me out?
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I used to get 200 miles to a half tank. I let the oil life get to 5% before I changed it. Now its only getting 130 miles to a half tank.
That's no way to track gas mileage. That's random and arbitrary.
Changing oil at 5% has nothing to do with it, unless you used the wrong oil.


Gas mileage goes down a lot when it gets cold.
Tire pressures drop a lot as they get cold, and that sucks a lot of gas.
There could be a ton of reasons for poor fuel economy.....50% are the car, the other half is the driver.

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Also the gas gage flipped itself upside down.
Pics or it didn't happen.
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Re: 06 Civic LX fuel problems

check

-tires: both psi and for uneven tread which could indicate you need an alignment ( if the car is pulling to one side get an alignment.

-air filter

-where you using an eco oil before like 0w20, did you change it to basic 5w20?

-do you have a bunch of weight in it now like lugging more equipment for work?

-have you cleaned the fuel system?

-did you switch to larger and heavier wheel/tires?
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Re: 06 Civic LX fuel problems

I can't post pics. It won't let me. But I know my car and always fill it at the half mark. And its only getting 130 at half. I don't drive too aggressive either so it can't be the driver. But maybe the change in weather is what is affecting it.
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Welcome to the site.


That's no way to track gas mileage. That's random and arbitrary.
Changing oil at 5% has nothing to do with it, unless you used the wrong oil.


Gas mileage goes down a lot when it gets cold.
Tire pressures drop a lot as they get cold, and that sucks a lot of gas.
There could be a ton of reasons for poor fuel economy.....50% are the car, the other half is the driver.

Pics or it didn't happen.
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check

-tires: both psi and for uneven tread which could indicate you need an alignment ( if the car is pulling to one side get an alignment.

-air filter

-where you using an eco oil before like 0w20, did you change it to basic 5w20?

-do you have a bunch of weight in it now like lugging more equipment for work?

-have you cleaned the fuel system?

-did you switch to larger and heavier wheel/tires?
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