Milage keeps decreasing with every tank... - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-19-2007, 10:01 PM   #1
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_Minger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 98
Country: United States
Milage keeps decreasing with every tank...

My MPG seems to be fluctuating a lot, despite my trips being the same - I once hit 41-42ish, but my last fill was barely 35...its weird, because the trip is generally the same - from my house, its about a mile or two (engine warms up in this time), and then a lot of hills to school...

The hills I drop to neutral, generally 40-45ish at the peaks and a max of 60 on the downhill, then rev match (or at least try to, no tach...yet) and let the speed bleed off to around 40ish when I get to the top of the hill, but sometimes lower, as the car doesn't force itself to downshift until I drop below 30mph.

Anyways, maybe its just me or the weather, as its getting colder now...and if its me, the scanguage should come in tomorrow.



I just brought it in for an inspection and oil change today as well.

And how do I get the sig? Or does that just come with time...
__________________

__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by theclencher View Post
P.S. I must be a wierdo as I think just because a guy can afford to do something, doesn't mean he should. I can afford to buy 100 gallons of gas several times a month, pour it on the ground, light it (or not)... but I don't think I should.
GasSavers_Minger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2007, 10:15 PM   #2
DRW
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 615
Country: United States
My mpg is dropping, too. How's the weather out there? I saw my mpg drop off since the weather started getting cooler.
__________________

__________________
Dave W.
DRW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2007, 12:00 AM   #3
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_Minger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 98
Country: United States
Its a little cooler, sometimes by like 30 or so degrees., but generally somewhat close (i'm guaging this by the fact that back then I wore shorts and tshirts, now I wear jeans and sometimes hoodies...)
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by theclencher View Post
P.S. I must be a wierdo as I think just because a guy can afford to do something, doesn't mean he should. I can afford to buy 100 gallons of gas several times a month, pour it on the ground, light it (or not)... but I don't think I should.
GasSavers_Minger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2007, 12:19 AM   #4
Registered Member
 
garyhgaryh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 172
Country: United States
Have they switched over to the winter blends yet for gas? That can be a factor in your decrease in fuel economy.
garyhgaryh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2007, 06:12 AM   #5
Registered Member
 
1993CivicVX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,066
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to 1993CivicVX
In the top right of this website when you are logged in it says "Welcome Minger" and right below that there is a link that says "Private Messages." If you click on "Private Messages" you will be taken to a page where there is a Control Panel on the left of the page. You will see some helpful links under the control panel that will let you edit your custom title and signature and some other stuff. Took me awhile to figure this out. :P

My mpg fluctuates a lot too. Being colder is definitely part of the culprit. The other thing could be that sometimes when I fill up my tank it does not fill all the way to the very top... and other times it does. So maybe this is also happening with you. Do you fill up at the same station or even same pump when you refill?
__________________
three stripes the charm!

Car mods are overrated. Just gotta adjust that nut behind the wheel for best mpg.



Forget about World Peace...Visualize using your turn signal.
1993CivicVX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2007, 10:39 AM   #6
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_Minger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 98
Country: United States
no, not that sig - I know where the forum sigs are - I meant one like yours where it shows the mpg and stuff =]

For the last few, I've used the same pump, as one of the ones next to it never seems to stop...but maybe thats the one that helped me get my 42 mpg that one time - overfill, and then use the one that would stop where it regularily does...

And I don't know if they've switched over to winter blends yet
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by theclencher View Post
P.S. I must be a wierdo as I think just because a guy can afford to do something, doesn't mean he should. I can afford to buy 100 gallons of gas several times a month, pour it on the ground, light it (or not)... but I don't think I should.
GasSavers_Minger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2007, 10:41 AM   #7
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
I think you can get the MPG signature picture in your gaslog or garage somewhere, should display the code for you somewhere around there...

It's prolly just the weather...you could throw some acetone in there and "prove" how it doesn't work...I'm just being mean though.
SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2007, 10:43 AM   #8
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_Minger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 98
Country: United States
Na, I'll pass on that. Scanguage is in, gonna go driving later...maybe =]

I just wish I had a 5th gear in this automatic...makes me sad, because sure, its fine for driving around here, but the highway...I'm up around maybe 3000-4000rpm and its loud (never get my car up there to start with)
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by theclencher View Post
P.S. I must be a wierdo as I think just because a guy can afford to do something, doesn't mean he should. I can afford to buy 100 gallons of gas several times a month, pour it on the ground, light it (or not)... but I don't think I should.
GasSavers_Minger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2007, 10:51 AM   #9
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
Trade it in for a stick VP? I test drove one of them back in 2005, nice car.
SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2007, 11:00 AM   #10
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_Minger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 98
Country: United States
Its not really my call - its my parents' car. Next year though, my brother starts driving and whatnot, maybe I can convince them to let me get something else...

And they don't like the idea of me driving stick, but I wouldn't mind learning - before trying to save gas, automatic would just put me to sleep.

\I doubt they'd go for a CRX or something that old though (they don't like the idea of it breaking down and repair costs), but maybe something like an older civic hatch or an integra (the integra would be like lowering my standards, but I love the car =])
__________________

__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by theclencher View Post
P.S. I must be a wierdo as I think just because a guy can afford to do something, doesn't mean he should. I can afford to buy 100 gallons of gas several times a month, pour it on the ground, light it (or not)... but I don't think I should.
GasSavers_Minger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CRX HF Transmission Rebuild GasSavers_DaX General Fuel Topics 35 09-15-2010 04:37 AM
Calendar picker for entering fuel-up date? delfuego Fuelly Web Support and Community News 1 07-19-2008 02:18 PM
Car Heaven Canadian program. Emissions minic6 General Fuel Topics 43 06-11-2007 06:58 AM
Innovate LC-1 WB O2 sensor Installed CoyoteX General Fuel Topics 12 04-15-2007 05:26 PM
Just fired up the swamp cooler Matt Timion General Discussion (Off-Topic) 13 08-04-2006 06:43 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.