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Old 04-06-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Honda Civic VX Gas Gauge

First, how come Honda didn't put in a warning light for when the gas gets low in the Honda Civic VX's way back in the day? Just being cheap? I don't see how that could be a big deal. Second, once you hit the Empty line on your VX's gas guage, how far can you go without running out of gas? Anybody out ther that has a VX, please chime in? Curious as to how far I can push my car without getting stranded on the side of the road.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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So nobody is going to even attempt to answer this?
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:49 PM   #3
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On the interstate and without stop 'n go driving. You can probably go anywhere from 50-100 miles depending on constant rate of travel achieved. If you are traveling 55-60 MPH, in 5th gear. Try it.

Get a 5 gallon container of gas, put it in the vehicle and go driving when the fuel gauge is getting low.

Run out of gas and refill.

Done. lol
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I've honestly thought about doing that!!! I just might try it. I had a gas can in my car today, so just in case I ran out I could walk to a gas station LOL.
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I've honestly thought about doing that!!! I just might try it. I had a gas can in my car today, so just in case I ran out I could walk to a gas station LOL.
Yeah, give yourself a gallon at least, how's that?

Report back!
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Re: Honda Civic VX Gas Gauge

just take your mpg and multiply it by 10. '93-'95 VXs had a 10 gallon tank. '92s had a 11.9 gallon tank.

I usually filled up at around 450 miles to be safe. The longest I ever went was 680-something. I was driving at 55 mph and drafting EVERYTHING I could. Your range really depends on your driving style & conditions.
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Re: Honda Civic VX Gas Gauge

Mpguino will show you how much gas is left closer then the stock gauge.
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Mpguino will show you how much gas is left closer then the stock gauge.
Sweet! So there is another reason to buy this dealio! Hey, I've got a 1992, so mine has the 12-gallon tank. I can multiply by 12! Any idea why they switched from the 12-gallon tank to the 10-gallon tank????
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just take your mpg and multiply it by 10. '93-'95 VXs had a 10 gallon tank. '92s had a 11.9 gallon tank.

I usually filled up at around 450 miles to be safe. The longest I ever went was 680-something. I was driving at 55 mph and drafting EVERYTHING I could. Your range really depends on your driving style & conditions.
Have you actually put over 11 gallons of gas in your car? I have a 1992 Honda Civic VX and as best I can tell it only has a 10 gallon tank. I have to believe some sites just state it has a 11.9 gallon tank just like other Civic's do. Honda wanted to cut weight on the VX and a smaller tank helped cut weight. Also if you average over 40 miles to the gallon, why bother with a larger tank?
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Yes, I've put 12 in it. Check my Garage Page. I put 11.99 in it last night. I can put more than 12 in it I think. I wasn't on empty or completely empty when I filled it any of the times I've been able to put that much gas in it. Of course, I'm squeezing as much gas into it as I can. The pump wants to shut it off around 9 gallons but I've found that's nowhere near topping it off.
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