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Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by thunderbolt » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:25 pm

Hi, i just took over a 2.5yrs old civic 1.6 (2016 model)
Already sent to KM for servicing, but still find that the fuel consumption is rather high. The dashboard is always showing 10.1 l/Km. Once in a rare occasion, it goes to 9.8 l/km. I believe many are getting 8 l/km or even better. My driving style is quite gentle, i never press down accelerator full. Driving is abt 60% highway to work, other than that i dont really use my car much. Pls advice or share with me your experience.

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by Duckula » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:39 pm

Have u try resetting trip meter so that it reflects yr driving style? You can google the rest from the internet. Did the previous owner upsize his rim?

https://dannysengineportal.com/excessiv ... nsumption/

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by thunderbolt » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:34 am

No its still 16 inch rims.
Thank you for the tips. I will find out more. Appreciate it.

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by Pal » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:45 am

Do you mean 10.1l per 100 km?

Because 10.1l per km is basically like a leak in the fuel tank.

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by thunderbolt » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:43 pm

Oh damn! After paying $700 to KM still have this problem...sian.

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by Pal » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:16 am

What problem?

The consumption?

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by thunderbolt » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:12 am

yea the consumption seems high..always stays at 10.1 litre/100km on the dashboard. What's yours usually?

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by Pal » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:22 pm

10.1 l/100km equates to about 10km/l. I think it is acceptable but don't compare to those hybrid or smaller cc cars.

I am only getting about 3.8km/l and 4.8km/l respectively for both my cars, yours already very good liao!

Fuel consumption depends alot on your driving style and highway vs city.

Have you check your tire pressure? Tire pressure if is not correct will affect it too.

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by thunderbolt » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:40 pm

Thank Pal, i feel better now knowing that this is the norm.
I just reset the trip meter also to see how it goes.
Im keeping my tyre pressure to be abt 230 for 16 inch rims.

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by Pal » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:16 pm

thunderbolt wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:40 pm
Thank Pal, i feel better now knowing that this is the norm.
I just reset the trip meter also to see how it goes.
Im keeping my tyre pressure to be abt 230 for 16 inch rims.
Use the manufacturer's recommended pressure.

Aftermarket rims?

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by thunderbolt » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:30 pm

Recommended : 220

Its the default rims.

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by Pal » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:55 pm

Sounds good :)

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by thunderbolt » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:47 pm

I reset the trip meter just now and suddenly everything seems good. The fc just now was 7.2 litres/100km. Hurray!!
Thanks all for the help and advice.

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Re: Advice on increasing fuel consumption

Post by Pal » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:29 pm

That is good news! Perhaps the ex owner has alot more city driving

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