Easy Ways to improve feul economy for 92 Accord?

Discussion in 'Accord' started by accordmpg, May 2, 2006.

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    accordmpg Guest

    I have a 4 cyl 92 Accord and a 160 mile one way daily commute. Would
    like to know of any easy and not very expensive ways to improve my feul
    economy please!
    accordmpg, May 2, 2006
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    Elle Guest

    http://home.earthlink.net/~honda.lioness/id11.html lists
    tips and comments on the cheaper ones and more expensive
    Elle, May 2, 2006
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    Larry in AZ Guest

    Honda makes some nice motorcycles...
    Larry in AZ, May 2, 2006
  4. It may be too obvious, but speed is a major factor in fuel economy. Our
    Prius has a fuel economy display, and while it showed barely 40 mpg at 75
    mph on a recent trip; when we came to 65 mph roads the economy was much
    closer to 50 mpg.

    You are driving 160 miles; at 75 mph that takes 2 hours and 8 minutes. At 65
    mph it takes 20 minutes longer. If you get 30 mpg at 75 mph and 35 mpg at 65
    mph you burn 5 1/3 gallons at 75 mph and 4 1/2 gallons at 65 mph. The
    question is: at what speed is the time worth more than the money?

    Beyond that, find out how much air you really can put in your tires.
    Obviously you can't exceed the maximum inflation on the sidewall, but often
    the inflation called for is the minimum for the rated load of the vehicle.
    Higher pressures mean a harsher ride but less rolling resistance.

    Michael Pardee, May 2, 2006
  5. push it to work.... :)
    loewent via CarKB.com, May 2, 2006
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    Jim Yanik Guest

    Move closer.You'll save time,too.
    Jim Yanik, May 2, 2006
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    rob Guest

    Change jobs or move closer to work.
    rob, May 3, 2006
  8. That isn't a bad idea, if practical. My wife's boss lives about that far
    away and has a rooming arrangement during the week. He goes home on weekends
    and saves the expenses (not just gasoline) of about a thousand miles of
    driving every week. Since he is only there four nights a week he worked out
    a pretty sweet deal with an older couple who had a spare bedroom.

    Michael Pardee, May 3, 2006
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    Jim Yanik Guest

    Consider the cost of having a 320 mile round-trip commute.
    (besides the loss of your time)

    Maybe it's time for those Japanese-style "hotels" where you rent a
    refrigerator-sized box during the week,that has few amenities,with communal
    shower and toilet facilities.

    Or get a small camping trailer.IIRC,there's a model that can be towed even
    by a compact car.Live in that during the week,shower at the company's gym.
    (or get a gym membership)
    Jim Yanik, May 3, 2006
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    flobert Guest

    Simplest of all - learn how to drive economically. Thats how you save
    money on ANY car, not just on one. You can drive like a tit and get
    8mpg, or economically and get 40
    some are naturally better at it than others. i saw a clip last year of
    a special economy run, featuring M schumey and barrachello. the two of
    them, and the presenter of the piece went out in this special
    economy-run car, and tried to get the best mpg they could arond a
    track. schumey got about 280mpg, barachello got around 220, and the
    presenter (who is a woman, and a licensed race driver herself, and
    lighter than either) got about 235. All 3 were in the same identical
    car, on the same track.
    flobert, May 3, 2006
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    TE Cheah Guest

    | >>>any easy and not very expensive ways to improve my
    | >>>feul economy

    I know a few ( overlooked by most car designers, incl honda's )
    which I tell friends & relatives ; here in msia 5-10% of drivers
    on public roads are bastards, I won't let them benefit from my
    discoveries. I won't tell mysterios ( Mr. know all ), or even dwn
    load their posts.
    TE Cheah, May 14, 2006
  12. What mileage are you getting now??
    How much is freeway driving? How much city?

    As others have suggested, try a new O2 sensor. They're fairly cheap and
    easy to change. Other than that and a standard tune up, it's up to the
    driver. Slow down a few MPH on the freeway, and minimize using the
    brakes in city traffic. Look far ahead, anticipating traffic and those
    #$%@#$% red lights.

    Greg Campbell, May 21, 2006
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