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How do you improve the fuel economy in my 2001 Civic? Already changed plugs and filter.

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1. Use correctly setted tires on original rims, verify & adjust each wheel tire pressure, cold tires. Use nitrogen instead of air inside tires!
2. Check up each wheel for easy & free rotation without any brake force.
3. Use a good quality engine oil & oil filter. Replace oil & oil filter if necessary.
4. Use a good quality transmission oil. Replace transmission oil if necessary.
5. Do not use exterior luggage boxes upon the car.
6. Set up an "economy mode" driving style! Without racing type accelerations, and so much as possible less brakes applied. If you have a manual gearbox, or if you have an automatic transmission, do not increase engine rpm too much when you change gears, only for let engine running. Use engine brake also, in order to prevent pedal brake application so much as possible. Your safety is most important!
If your car is in good condition, the most important thing for fuel economy is your driving style! Do not forget that!

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How can i improve fuel economy


About the only thing that really works is:
1. Be gentle on the gas pedal.
2. Drive slower. 55 on the freeway not 75.

In general, trucks like your are not economy vehicles. Don't expect to see 40mpg

Jun 11, 2015 | 2006 Dodge Dakota

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Check Tyre Pressure

Keeping the tyres well inflated is one of the simplest things you can do to help improve your car’s fuel efficiency. You can improve the mileage by about 3.3 percent if you keep your tyres inflated properly, according to the DOE.

Lighten Your Load

Empty out your boot of unnecessary items. For every extra 45 kg you carry, your fuel efficiency can drop by 1-2% in a typical vehicle.

S-L-O-W D-O-W-N

The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. Driving within the speed limit recommended by the manufacturer helps save fuel. Driving just 5mph over the speed limit can affect fuel economy by up to 23%. Likewise, quick acceleration consumes too much fuel; accelerate slowly and gradually.

Do Fuel Quality/Types/Additives Help Mileage?

Petrol pump attendants often try to convince you to go for ‘Speed petrol’ or ‘X-tra Mile diesel’. But this need not necessarily help improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Always use the grade recommended for the vehicle by the manufacturer. Higher octane fuel may not only be a waste of money but may harm the vehicle, as well. However sticking to one brand of fuel is always good for the engine. Know more about Octane Ratings

Tune Your Engine

A well-tuned engine can improve fuel economy by up to 4%. So change your oil and follow your car manufacturer’s recommendation on servicing.

Clean the Air Filters Regularly

Air filters keep impurities from damaging your engine. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve fuel economy by as much as 10%.

Keep the Windows Closed

Driving with your windows open considerably reduces mileage, far more than keeping the AC on while driving along highways. So preferably keep the windows closed and the AC on if you want to keep cool. Of course the air-conditioning decreases fuel efficiency considerably, so use it judiciously. Windows down or A/C on — which is more fuel-efficient?

Clean Spark Plugs

Ensure your spark plugs are in good condition. Renew the plugs and wires at intervals specified by the manufacturer. This will keep all cylinders firing properly resulting in higher efficiency.

Don’t Be a Clutch-Driver

Never keep your foot on the clutch while driving. When you do this, pressure is being placed on your clutch, and it not only reduces mileage, but also wears out the clutch plate, replacing which is not cheap.

Keep the Car in Showroom Condition

It’s always prudent to keep the car in the showroom condition. Remember that any modification to the car, such as broad tyres, diffusers etc., will adversely affect the mileage.

on Sep 11, 2010 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

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Civic EX 1997 D16Y8 fuel economy problem (waisting fuel)


The most typical thing to go out that will waste fuel is O2 sensors. They can be marginal where they will not throw a code but will not be efficent. You can test the operation with a good scan tool or just buy two new ones. Also buy a can of "Seafoam" and dump it in your tank next fill up

Nov 01, 2012 | 1997 Honda Civic

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I am getting poor fuel economy. The truck has 88,800 miles. Fuel filter, and air filter were changed in 2011. The tailpipe is black and I run fuel injecter cleaner every 3000 miles.


Poor fuel economy can come from bad fuel or tune up.Try switching to a gas with a higher octane and give your truck a full tune up.This should help your fuel economy out a little.

Feb 21, 2011 | 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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How do I improve my fuel economy in my 1997 Hyundai Sonata GLS?


Here are some tips on how to improve your fuel economy:
- Going fast is so tempting. Not only do we do it to keep up with the flow of traffic, but if we can save even five minutes, it seems worth it. But if you're on the highway, driving 60 miles per hour instead of 70 mph will save you 2-4 miles per gallon over the duration of your trip.
- Take it easy on the throttle. Don't accelerate quickly or stomp on the brakes. Coast to a stop. You'll save on fuel as well as wear and tear on your brakes, which will save you even more money.
- Shut down. If you're waiting somewhere for a while, like at a train crossing for instance, turn off your engine. Even if it's just for a minute, it can make a difference in your fuel economy, especially if you drive in the city a lot.
- Don't warm up your vehicle for more than 30 seconds. This is a tough one, especially for us here at Consumer Guide®, where Chicago's frigid winters are a way of life. Thanks to technology, however, most modern fuel-injected cars only really need 30 seconds to warm, and hot air can start blasting into the cabin very shortly thereafter.
- Windows up. Again, this is tough, especially on pleasant days. But having the windows down creates aerodynamic drag that causes an engine to work harder. On the highway, this can decrease fuel economy by up to 10 percent.
- Check your tire pressure. Making sure your vehicle's tires are set to the recommended pressure can increase fuel economy by as much as 3.3 percent.
- Breathe easy. Next time you get your oil changed, have the air filter checked as well. Replacing a dirty air filter with a clean one can save up to 10 percent on fuel costs.
- Make sure your vehicle is in top running order. Read your owner's manual and follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule. If it's time for a tune up, do it and you can realize up to a 4.1 percent increase in fuel economy.
- Buy the right gas. Your owner's manual will list the correct octane gasoline you should use for your vehicle. Purchase whatever is recommended and no more. Premium-grade fuel is more costly and won't improve economy in vehicles designed to run on regular.
- Lighten up. The less weight in your vehicle, the better your fuel economy. Clean out that trunk!
- Grease up. Using the manufacturer's specified motor oil, and changing it per factory recommendations, can improve fuel economy as well.
- Combine trips. Don't run out two or three times a day. Hit all the stores you need to visit at once, and if possible, go to shopping malls where you can park and walk to several stores at the same time.
- Cool down. Gas up on cool mornings. Fuel is denser when cold. Gas pumps measure by volume, so if you pump when it's cold, you get more gas for your buck.

Dec 12, 2010 | 1997 Hyundai Sonata

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I have a 2001 civic ex after it warms up the idle drops and it has a misfire on the #2 cylinder


Knowing the mileage would be helpful. Change spark plugs and plug wires. Also change fuel filter and air filter if they haven't been changed recently. If it still has a miss then run a compression test. Could be a leaky fuel injector also.

Oct 25, 2009 | 2001 Honda Civic

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My 2001 kia rio 1.3l consumes so much gas at about 9 kilometers per liter. I believe they can go upto 14-15 kph per liter. What should i do to minimize gas consumption?


You can over-inflate your tires by about 8%, use a K&N air filter, drive 15 kph slower on the highway, accelerate slowly and never accelerate uphill, draft behind larger vehicles, regular maintenance (oil changes, spark plugs, wires, filters), use a fuel system cleaner every oil change. These can increase your fuel economy drastically, but if you are still noticing poor fuel economy you should have the car checked by a mechanic for what might be causing the high fuel consumption.

i hope this helps
matthew

Oct 25, 2009 | 2001 Kia Rio

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