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2012 Honda Civic Sedan DX 4dr Man

2012 Honda Civic Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
28 (Est) mpg city / 36 (Est) mpg hwy
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May 15, 2013, 2:31 am

Pradeep R
 

Question: How does the average fuel gauge work on this car?

The reason for my question is;
- Prior to my first oil change I would achieve 5L/100kms on the highway and 7.5l in the city.

- Now after my first oil change it seems to be tougher to obtain the above range although my driving habit has not changed?

- Also i notice the gauge is more responsive on a full tank and less as the level of fuel drops?

Thks


May 25, 2013, 4:51 pm

Elizabeth K
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Here is an article on how fuel gauges work:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/fuel-gauge1.htm

It is unlikely that changing your oil affected the fuel mileage. However, it is possible that seasonal changes in gasoline blends have changed, altering your fuel mileage. Check with your fuel supplier to see if this is the case.


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