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Ef m.p.g?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by jmende13, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. jmende13

    jmende13 New Member

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    I have read threads where they talk about getting 30-36 mpg in their ef. In MY ef I am not getting near that, im getting around 22 in city. So my question is what can I do to improve my m.p.g.? I have a cold air intake and everything else is stock.
     
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    Injector flush, tune-up, spark plugs, plug wires, rotor, cap, fuel filter..... basically just maintain your car. I got 40mpg highway and 30mpg city in my 88 LX sedan.
     
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    This may sound stupid, but what is an injector flush? Just adding fuel injector cleaner/ fuel system cleaner to my gas tank and zipping along? :confused:
     
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    That's the easy way if your injectors aren't totally hosed up- give it a try first. Good garages can remove your injectors and clean them out way better than a few bottles of injector cleaner, but it costs more- not much more, but it does cost more.
     
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    tune up for sure
     
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    Can't I just remove them and clean them myself? I've replace injectors on my brother's Saturn and I would think as Long as I''m careful with the o-rings I'm good as gold, right?

    What cleaners or how is the prefered methond, let them soak in a bucket of *insert cleaner here* for an hour then pop them in? (not to let the o rings soak or they will crack and become brittle.)
     
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    Shops use special techniques/process to clean injectors; though if you want to do them yourself I've seen people rig up a unit to just spray fuel injector cleaner through them after soaking them in a cleaning solution.

    This is an example of what process shops use:
    The going rate for these types of tests are about $17-$20 per injector.
     
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