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Old 03-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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Honda Civic VX stuck at low mpg

Have a 1994 VX, rebuilt the engine and enjoyed about 50MPG on a highway trip doing about 70-80mph and a 65mpg going about 65mpg. In town it only gets about 38mpg, a bit of a lead foot.. I took 2 100 mile trips and was disappointed to find out that I was getting 38mpg! and I was doing the 65mph all the way on both. It seems to be stuck at that mpg no matter how I drive now. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:20 AM   #2
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Maybe you have a brake dragging. Winter mpg will be lower than summer mpg due to temps and the different blend of gasoline.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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That is not the case in either situation.
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did you do the usual check list...dizzy, wires, thermostat, fuel filter, o2 etc?
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Maybe you calculated your mpg incorrectly? Or are you using a scan guage?
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