I get about the same gas mileage around town in my 2000 Ody. But, I just had the throttle body cleaned. My gas pedal was feeling weird - it was hard to push down at first.Even with mix driving highway and city still can't get more than 240. I'm trying to figure out if theres something I can clean or replace to improve gas mileage
Its a 4000 lb van with a very powerful engine. Using all that power costs fuel. Keeping up with traffic in these vans drains the tank quickly. Accelerate slower than traffic (you can cruise at your normal speed) and taking your foot off the gas well before a red light will make a huge difference in these vans
Wild, but what mileage did your GTO get when your wife drove it?Well, My GTO was 3800lbs, had 2 more cylinders, 350HP, and I beat the living **** out of it and still doubled the Oddy mpg on every fill up. 4 sets of rear tires in 17K miles.........and never got under 17-18mpg in town. Highway..30 easy
Could be ethanol, but also could be more wind resistance on the west bound trip. Generally in the US, the wind is more often from the west.Our 03 Odyssey with 140K miles routinely gets 18 mpg in mixed city,urban driving. On the Interstate I normally get 24-25mpg. UNLESS!!!!!! I drive over to Tuscaloosa Alabama, a 300 mile drive and fill up over there. Then my return mileage on the Interstate is 21 mpg. My Daughter's 2000 Toyota Camry gets 34 mpg on the trip TO Tuscaloosa but only 29 mpg on the trip home. Why???
More Ethanol in the gasoline sold in Tuscaloosa than here in Louisiana. I firmly believe the higher the Ethanol in the fuel, the worse the gas mileage.
I believe that if it says up to 10% on the pump, legally they are allowed up to 13% by Govt. Standards.
Perhaps they are putting more ethanol in your fuel where you live.
Most Honda's seem to be inconsistent as to exactly how much gas is left when the light comes on. In our current Ody, the light comes on when there is approx 5 gallons left in the tank, and my Pilot comes on with about 4 gallons remaining.So I have less than 7 gallons when my light comes on. considering that.
Have you guys tested this theory? I mean, if there is 5 gallons left in the tank when the light turns on, how far have you driven without running out of gas?Most Honda's seem to be inconsistent as to exactly how much gas is left when the light comes on. In our current Ody, the light comes on when there is approx 5 gallons left in the tank, and my Pilot comes on with about 4 gallons remaining.