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Old 08-19-2008, 08:44 AM   #1
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2007 Civic and fuel additive question...

I saw this post on another forum:


Shouldn't the Civic be getting close to his claimed 41 mpg without the additive? 25/32 seems awfully low to me.

Thanks for any input.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:14 AM   #2
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I'm skeptical because the post reads like a paid-for testimonial and the website is for a company that sells the product.

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Old 08-19-2008, 10:19 AM   #3
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My wife has a 2003 civic lx and it gets 35MPG highway. we have never gotten close to 40 MPG.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:50 AM   #4
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I am confused because you only put it in ONE tank and it works for 3k miles.

I have seen additives that you treat a tank with but you have to treat every tank. also, if it were spam (which it resembles) why doesn't it have the web site on it. I also wonder if this thread is spam as well.
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Another thing that is so funny about it is that this person drove exactly 459 miles and used exactly 11 gallons of gas. I don't think I have filled my tank in several years and the pump reading come out to an exact gallon. Some people will look at the gallons and never look at the numbers following it and then want to say they got this great gas mileage and it sounds like what this person did. If so and he actually used near 12 gallons that would drop his mileage to 38-39 which wouldn't be but 3mpg better than samasaurus says his wife's 2003 gets. Only using it every 3000 miles sounds more like an injector cleaner than anything I can think of.

Edit: After looking up their web site it seems to do everything that all fuel injector cleaners claim to do.
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:37 PM   #6
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My wife has gotten a few 40 mpg tanks in her 2006 civic ex w/ 5 speed auto. She is one of those that believes the speed limit is a lower limit. I think you would have to try pretty hard to get 25 mph.
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:53 PM   #7
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The only product I have used that works is Lube Control FP Plus.
It seems based on my gas logs that it gets me about 1 to 1.5 mpg.

The two bottom tanks I forgot to add the FP Plus
The high tank had about 40% of highway on it.
Usually I only have about 10% highway on each tank.
Once I graphed it out it proved to me that the gas additive did work.

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I'm skeptical because the post reads like a paid-for testimonial and the website is for a company that sells the product.
Understatement of the year.

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I also wonder if this thread is spam as well.
They're getting more crafty, aren't they...
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:09 PM   #9
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No spam here... Maybe there...

I've personally never seen an increase in FE using a fuel additive on a new, or relatively new car. I've only seen an increase in engines that are older.

I just started the thread as the reported mpg seemed low and am in the market for a new car.
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Spam there. Edited post - the link is removed as the link was spamscam, but will remind folks not to post stuff like that. Everyone deserves a second chance. =)
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