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Old 03-20-2007, 04:56 PM   #21
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I get the impression he means the FPR, fuel pressure regulator. It'* in the engine compartment and has a vacuum line going to it. If you smell, or worse, see gas in that vacuum line, then your FPR is bad and needs to be replaced post haste.
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:01 PM   #22
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When I did the coupler change there was no gas smell before and after, and when I disconnected all the vacuum lines I found no fuel in them.

Thanks for the suggestions, and keep them coming.
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I know in my car if I have my foot in it for most of the tank, I'll average about 15mpg. A heavy foot does indeed cost gas.
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See how the weather affects your mileage. It'* getting warmer.

In the Civic - remember it'* a little 1.5L thingamabobber - I got a whopping 23-25mpg over the cold, cold months. During the summer, I was getting 32-34mpg. With the warm-ish weather during the past week or two, I'm hitting 30mpg again. I don't idle excessively. I just know for a fact that it runs pig rich when cold, you smell it in the exhaust.

In a 'miles per tank' scenario, 23mpg meant I was going 200mi/330km and putting about 33-34L back into the tank (mine is 45L total).
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NO i do mean the fuel sender, $512 from GM and $115 for a re-man.

See the damp lines coming out of the tank

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I average 24 mpg on my 95 SSE with 209K miles on it, 50/50 highway and city driving.
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on my 88 (i know, not really comparible to your 95 but) im getting 12-14 mpg right now but in summer its better. the 37 mpg you got in your 91 is amazing to me, you must have had the lower gearing. the main reasons that i am getting 12 mpg right now is that i have 3 fuel leaks but i have no smell of gas when im near or in the car. so make sure to double check for those too
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Quote:
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NO i do mean the fuel sender, $512 from GM and $115 for a re-man.

See the damp lines coming out of the tank
http://img462.imageshack.us/img462/4162/dsc09314pj1.jpg
OK, no offense meant.

BTW, as you already know, that needs to be replaced right away. it'* really the metal lines that come from the sender (and are part of the sender) that have rusted and are leaking. Once they start leaking, they deteriorate rapidly. Mine went from no leak to streaming out in a day'* time.

Plus I a coworker of mine lost his Buick to fire from a leaking sender line. The problem is that these lines set almost right over the exhaust pipe, so leaking fuel can land on hot exhaust. His car torched in less than a couple minutes time.

Sorry for the short hijack, Frank.

Now back to the regularly scheduled thread topic...
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:09 PM   #29
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my 95 Ei gets about 320 ish per tank... thats about 23 MPG mixed city hwy driving. best i EVER got was 25 MPG, worst was 19 MPG. and i'm no slow poke when getting onto the freeway so i'm not babying it either.
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Not a problem lash, one thing I should mention is your US gallon is 3.78 litres where as ours (Canadian) is 4.55 litres. That'* why I mentioned per tank since our tanks should be the same size. When I state mpg, I'm referring to our gallon which is larger.
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