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How big is my gas tank?

Discussion in 'Tech Archive (No Posting)' started by DarkCreep, Apr 20, 2008.



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  1. DarkCreep

    DarkCreep D16Y8+T Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    I have a 99 DX hatch..
    I filled up my tank last week with $36 and I wanted to calculate my MPG. My car is 5sp. and only an intake as a motor mod.
    I got 290 miles to the tank with some highway some street miles. Is that good or bad??

    The car sat for 2 years and was never moved. Since I bought it I only changed the oil.
    Anything else you guys recommend I should change to increase the MPG?
     
  2. pmac193

    pmac193 Thundermuff Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    how many galllons did it take when you filled up?
     
  3. EK|B

    EK|B New Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    The capacity is 11.90 gallons.
     
  4. DarkCreep

    DarkCreep D16Y8+T Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    Thank you.

    I got 24.36MPG.


    How is that?
     
  5. dank24

    dank24 New Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    bad lol
     
  6. wfw12

    wfw12 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    full tune up is in order

    plugs
    wires
    pcv
    dizzy cap
    trans flush
    etc....
     
  7. JohnS.

    JohnS. BANGARANG Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    Really bad lol. I've never gotten below 30 and that's driving at WOT a lot to hear my intake cuz I'm a ricer :lol:. I get 300 per tank minimum.
     
  8. 12.8:1 Ls/vtec

    12.8:1 Ls/vtec IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND!! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    I fill my gsr 4 door, a 5th gen dx w/ a gsr swap and Ls tran up. Hold about 9 gallons b/c I hit a rock in the rear of the tank, and I get 360 miles per tank highway miles, and about 300-320 street. It costs me about $30 to fill it up with premium.
     
  9. EK|B

    EK|B New Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    Hey DarkCreep you didn't get 24.36 because you didn't run your tank dry, so you have to recalculate your mileage. Go fill it up, reset your odometer and next time you fill up, record the mileage and divide it by how much you filled up with. Also do not pump more gas into your tank when the pump stops, doing that throws off you mileage calculations a bit.

    24mpg for a stock Civic is bad, if your car is running alright you should get at least 28mpg.
     
  10. Billy.

    Billy. Has returned ;-) Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    im getting like 350-360 miles per tank boosted b18
     
  11. Black99Si

    Black99Si New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    ^^win
     
  12. honda98civic

    honda98civic New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    it costs me about $33 to fill up on regular and thats after driving a few miles with the gas light on. i average about 350 miles per tank. and i only have an intake. and that includes me accelerating hard and going WOT every once in a while. so 290 is definatly bad.
     
  13. kieltshonda

    kieltshonda New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    You are getting better than me. I ran my tank dry and only had 380 Kilometers
     
  14. Dough

    Dough New Member 5+ Year Member

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    is 310 miles in an auto d16y7 good?
     
  15. JDMNorth

    JDMNorth Work In Progress. 5+ Year Member

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    OMG you guys are soo fucking lucky.

    In Canada gas is around $1.25/litre for regular..I have no idea how much it is in gallons but it's alot more expensive.

    91 octane I pay almost $36 for 27 litres.. our tanks are sapose to hold almost 40 litres...
     
  16. c_diddy

    c_diddy drove through a tree Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    290 to how many gallons? if you really got 290 to the tank, that's horrid.
     
  17. DarkCreep

    DarkCreep D16Y8+T Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    You are right.. I ran the needle as far as I can go, but the light didnt turn on.

    Ill fill up again tomorrow and recalculate. Thanks for the tip!!

    PS: I pumped twice more after the little 'click' of the pump.
     
  18. NOFX

    NOFX I'm NOT eran! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Did you run totally out of gas?

    The size of your gas tank has nothing to do with your gas mileage. It's how much gas you happened to put in it that time.
    :thumbup:
    Price of gas in Canada:
    $1.25 CAD ($1.24 USD) for 1 liter of gasoline = $4.73 CAD ($4.71 USD) for 1 gallon of gasoline

    The other day I purchased gas for $3.48 USD a gallon. That'd be $3.50 CAD a gallon or $0.92 CAD per liter.

    Price of gas in the US:
    $0.92 USD ($0.92 CAD) for 1 liter of gasoline = $3.48 USD ($3.50 CAD) for 1 gallon of gasoline

    I think I did all those conversions right.
     
  19. jonmaltese6thg

    jonmaltese6thg New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    completely agree im live in canada also ,in quebec, s**t loads of taxes, its is presently at 1.33 a litre !

    im trippin cuz i drive easily over 100 miles a day with my lead foot lol its really ridiculous how expensive its gettin.....

    when your 20$ only puts in a cheap 14.8 litres now that is a fukin ripp off!!

    so u ppl pay the litre less than a buck so you guys would be gettin like obviously over 20 litres lol u lucky folks must save so much MPG money after the weeks,,,,,.....
     
  20. spoolinem1

    spoolinem1 All Motor No More Boost Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    very bad mpg
     


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