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accordn2me
03-23-2002, 07:50 PM
I have another question. For some reason all of a sudden, my car is just sucking up crazy amounts of gas. I don't even feel like driving anymore because gas is so damn expensive and my car is guzzling it like nothing. Do you guys know why this is happening? What reasons or what causes a car to go through gas quickly? Please let me know what you guys think. Thanks.

VTEC-Accord18729
03-23-2002, 07:54 PM
do you or has the cel been on recently?

or is your maintence light anything other than green?

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Logan
03-23-2002, 08:12 PM
or you could just be driving it faster and not realizing it.

Anonymous
03-23-2002, 08:14 PM
do you slam on the gas whenever possible, or is it the same way driving. btw until prices are up in the summer 30%

fiasco88
03-24-2002, 04:18 AM
Oxygen sensor comes to my mind. If that starts to read off then the ECU will do wack ass things to keep it in "Spec" which could be adding more fuel to the mixture. They aren't that expensive. It might be a cheap thing that wouldn't be bad to replace anyways even if it wasnt' the original problem.

C-Murder
03-24-2002, 11:59 AM
change the spark plugs.

brabus151
03-24-2002, 01:21 PM
if ur flooring it everywhere u go, more is is gonna be consumed so based on that if it aint that u may have a problem...id run a O2 diag and etc...

clrkh23a1
03-24-2002, 06:36 PM
could the throttle body be stickin open maybe?..but i'd say go see the evil honda man..if all else fails...good luck man

D-Atk
03-24-2002, 07:47 PM
Air Filter Dirty? Try Fuel Injector cleaner?

2nsane
03-24-2002, 08:40 PM
On 2002-03-24 18:36, clrkh23a1 wrote:
could the throttle body be stickin open maybe?..but i'd say go see the evil honda man..if all else fails...good luck man



He'd feel the lack up deceleration if that was the case.

Hybrid Hatch
03-25-2002, 08:20 AM
On 2002-03-24 18:36, clrkh23a1 wrote:
could the throttle body be stickin open maybe?..but i'd say go see the evil honda man..if all else fails...good luck man



who the hell is the evil honda man?!?!?!?!

silver_accord
03-25-2002, 01:49 PM
It depends on where you're from. If the weather got really cold, which means that air is more dense, thus your engine will use more gas to balance the air/fuel ratio.

evil honda tech guy
03-26-2002, 08:41 PM
1st thing you need to do is actually figure your gas milage. get a mpg figure over a tank, that will help figuring out what is wrong.

2Fast95Accord
03-27-2002, 07:57 PM
Try disconnecting the negative on your battery for 15 minutes, and then re-connect it, thus recalibrating the air/fuel ratio to your engine (resetting the ECU). Make sure no appliances are on and no key is in the ignition. The O2 sensor could be bad too, so I would change that if the battery thing doesn't work. If still nothing, change the air filter and get some splitfire spark plugs. All of these things should be done about every other oil change anyhow, may as well do it now. Hope I helped...

2Fast95Accord
03-27-2002, 08:14 PM
I've been a member since August, 2001 so I'm not just running my mouth, I've been around for a while. For some reason my account keeps getting cancelled so it says I have been registered for an hour.

accordn2me
03-28-2002, 12:28 AM
Hey 2Fast95Accord, thanks for the tips, but should I also take out the ECU fuse for a few minutes? And which brand makes split fire spark plugs? NGK? Thanks a lot.

2Fast95Accord
03-28-2002, 08:11 PM
Hey,

I did NOT take out my ECU fuse, only because I know people who have and two things have happened:

1) The exact same thing as disconnecting the negative on the battery
OR
2) The fuse popped and blew all kinds of other fuses and ruined the clock and all kinds of other stuff

So my advice would be to just do the battery, if it does the same thing without the risk of damaging almost all of your fuses. Splitfire makes Splitfire spark plugs, it's what I run on my car. I haven't used NGK so I can't tell you if they are good or not. You can get Splitfires at any auto shop, just ask the clerk.

2Fast95Accord
03-28-2002, 08:17 PM
Forgot to tell you,

After you disconnect the negative on the battery for about 10 minutes, re-connect it. Then start your car with radio/CD player off, as well as any AC/heaters off and let the car IDLE for about 15 minutes. Then you are ready to go, but don't give it any gas until 15 minutes is up.

epic
03-30-2002, 09:00 PM
Definately sounds like an 02 sensor. Email me at epic_customs@hotmail.com, I have the procedures to scan your ECU by yourself at home, and I have the lists of codes for it. Anybody's welcome to it, as it's useful.

silver_accord
03-30-2002, 11:30 PM
On 2002-03-30 21:00, epic wrote:
Definately sounds like an 02 sensor. Email me at epic_customs@hotmail.com, I have the procedures to scan your ECU by yourself at home, and I have the lists of codes for it. Anybody's welcome to it, as it's useful.


Here's a thought...why don't you post the info relevant to the thread's topic on the site so people can learn about it, as oppose to having them e-mail you. This way HH can archive the info for future users (newbies) to reference to. :wink:

brabus151
03-31-2002, 11:14 PM
email is good too :grin: