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#271 of 297 Re: MPG's [jl49]
Sep 24, 2007 (12:51 pm)
Hope that when your vehicle breaks in with additional mileage, that it will loosen up and you'll get better mileage.
#272 of 297 Re: MPG's [jl49]
Sep 25, 2007 (8:09 am)
First use up all the gas in your tank until empty.
Then I suggest switching to chevron/Texaco instead
Keep away from no-brand gas station. I learnt the hard way (from buying bad gas)
#273 of 297 Re: MPG's [kiawah]
Sep 25, 2007 (12:45 pm)
I have 400 miles on it right now. At what mileage is it officially broken in?
#274 of 297 Re: MPG's [jl49]
Sep 26, 2007 (3:19 am)
Should call that out in your owners manual. Everyone has a different opinion on this, as well. Personally, I believe by 1500 miles the vehicle is pretty well there, I consider it done by the first regular oil change.
Sep 29, 2007 (8:40 am)
Yeah I think the engine is "broken in" fairly quickly but your mileage may continue to improve even up to 10,000 miles. After 10K though, your mileage is pretty much carved in stone.
Be sure to check tire pressure; also, if you regularly drive at over 70 mph, you aren't going to get the advertised MPG.
#276 of 297 Re: Alcohol [imidazol97]
Feb 25, 2008 (4:25 am)
Missouri has required 10% Ethanol in all grades since January 2008, although some gas stations were offering it in at least one grade a couple of years before the mandate kicked it. I've seen a noticeable (~3 MPG) drop in mileage on my 2004 Isuzu Axiom since then. So I'm wondering if direct injection engines are more sensitive to E10 than other engine types.
#277 of 297 Re: Alcohol [midmoaxiom]
Jun 16, 2008 (1:20 pm)
Sorry to change the conversation, however my casual reading tells me that Ethanol in all grades is the least efficient bio-fuel thus far tested, and is in direct competition with humans for a ready available food source. Ethanol as fuel source should be removed our Lexicon. One day we all will regret the use of corn in this way.
#279 of 297 Re: Alcohol [wtfchuck]
Jun 29, 2008 (5:41 am)
I quit reading that dissertation after a couiple of paragraphs due to incorrect language and incorrect information.
#280 of 297 2002 to 2006 Acura MDX - regular gas ok?
Sep 22, 2009 (1:13 pm)
I believe Acura recommeds premium gasoline for the MDX.
However, I would like to use regular gasoline.
I need feedback form other owners who are doing this or may haev done this in the past. Any degradation in engine performance or pinging?