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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by vicky, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. vicky

    vicky New Member

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    i put 20 bucks of gas in my car and the gage still read empty then with one trip to alb it ran out of gas. ( i had just went to school and back.)what might be wrong with it? normally i would ask "that guy" but were not together havent seen him in a couple of days and really need advice on what to do i need to fix it asap.
     
  2. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    heres some advise.. drive to CA..
     
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    well i would need my car fixed to do that. :p
     
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    Does it smell like there is gasoline leaking anywhere?
     
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    no
     
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    klyph Dismember VIP

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    Black smoke out the exhaust?
     
  7. vicky

    vicky New Member

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    ya kinda
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    sounds like its running rich and spitting more fuel into the motor than it can handle.. is the car running kinda crappy
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Nothing to do with being single, thanks for the eye-catching (or popping) title.

    Your gauge doesn't work. Fix it.
     
  10. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    next time you fill up, set your odometer (trip gauge) to "0" and see how many miles exactly you are getting per tank.

    it could be anything from a clogged air filter to bad fuel filter or a bad spark plug.
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    start a gas fund. post up some nice pics and all the guys here will chip in to help you with the gas. :p
     
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    20 bucks bought you about 6 gallons
    how far away(miles) is school?
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    :withstupid:

    That would probably give you half a tank, with a Honda gas gage it would probably read 1/4 then up to 3/4 then to empty as you are driving. I hate Honda gas gages.


    Rumor has it that if you show more booty pics your mpg will go up.:ph34r::moon:
     
  14. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    I just had this problem (fuel economy), just start looking, start with the easy stuff and work towards the tougher stuff

    Questions to ask yourself

    have you changed your oil in the last 3,000 miles

    if yes then

    Have you changed your air filter in the last 30,000 miles
    what about your spark plugs
    howabout your wires
    how about your fuel filter

    if yes to all that

    is your check engine light on? Could be your O2 senor or similar

    is it backfiring? Could be running Rich

    there is a 1000 things that could be wrong. Troubleshooting isn't about finding out what it is, it's more about finding out what it isn't
     
  15. vicky

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    ya actually
     
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    actually it does have to do with being single i was with thatguy4life whos on here but we broke up and i dont really have anyone else to check my car. and i didnt want someone who knew him to tell me why dont you just ask your bf. so it was extra info.
     
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    thanks ill try that umm around 30 miles

    still kinda new at this.

    lol your funny

    thanks for your help.
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    running rich could be a post cat O2 sensor

    symptoms are

    rough idle
    backfiring and sputtering
    terrible fuel economy

    basically the rear O2 sensor tells the engine how much fuel it needs (on a real basic level). Without the O2 sensor the ECU takes a "better safe then sorry" approach and starts dumping fuel into the engine
     
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    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    clogged the fuel filter when it ran out of gas? likely. :)
     
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    Get a boyfriend, quickly.
     
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