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Honda Fit, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#1876 of 2554 Re: Question from a newbie [taximom5]
May 14, 2008 (4:58 am)
A couple of years after getting our 03 Pilot the mileage dropped about 20% for no apparent reason. Someone on the Pilot Real world MPG forum mentioned the ILP and how it had helped their mileage. I did it and the better mileage returned. Here is a link to the TSB. The ILP procedure is on page 3, left column, 2nd item.
You will notice that the ILP is supposed to be done whenever any of several fuses have been disconnected, including the "Get Ready" after some of those fuses are re connected. Also when ever the battery has been disconnected.
Here is an easy way to do the ILP. Recommended!
kipk, "Honda Pilot Real World MPG" #201, 30 Dec 2006 5:02 am
If it has already been done, doing it again won't help.
I've gotten a lot of "flack" concerning the ILP. A dealer will tell you it only affects the quality of idle. However, It brought my Pilot mileage back to the 18-19 mpg local driving, from the 14 mpg it had dropped to. My battery had been disconnected to find a wiring problem just prior to the mileage drop.
I don't know why it works.
Keep in mind the Pilot under the new EPA ratings is 15-20 for 4wd. We consistently get 18-19 local and 23-27 road, depending on speed load, etc.. Have gotten near 28 on a 1K RT to Indiana from Georgia, at 60-65 mph.
My take is that doing the ILP, we had everything to gain and nothing to loose! You may feel differently.
I don't own a Fit yet. So the only reference I can give is for the Pilot, Ridgeline and our CR-V.
This is a outdated print out on my neighbors Ridgeline MPG. Keeping in mind the 15/20 rating. The 3/16 entry includes near 150 miles of towing a 3000# Trail Manor Camper. The 10/28 entry is a trip at 65 MPH. (He usually sets his cruise at 75 mph.)
He did the ILP when he brought it home "New" from the dealer! My son's Ridgeline reflects similar mileage. He also did the ILP when he got it home from the dealer.
Date.... Odometer $/gal...Gallons....Cost..Mileage..Avg
8/22/2007 424.....$2.649.... 7.74....$20.50..16.15..17.38
8/22/2007 562 ...$2.619......6.61... $17.30. 20.89..18.17
8/22/2007 742... $2.529..... 8.90 ...$22.50..20.23....8.65
8/23/2007 961... $2.649....10.76 ...$28.50.. 20.36..19.03
9/3/2007 1196 $2.549 12.79 $32.60 18.37 18.89
9/24/2007 1507 $2.629 17.50 $46.00 17.77 18.64
9/30/2007 1619 $2.629 6.09 $16.01 18.39 18.63
10/12/2007 1775 $2.549 7.45 $19.00 20.93 18.81
10/12/2007 1871 $2.599 4.58 $11.91 20.95 18.91
10/16/2007 1971 $2.519 4.45 $11.20 22.49 19.07
10/18/2007 2075 $2.699 4.63 $12.49 22.47 19.22
10/18/2007 2372 $2.599 12.50 $32.50 23.75 19.69
10/26/2007 2582 $2.589 9.35 $24.20 22.47 19.90
10/28/2007 2838 $2.719 9.64 $26.21 26.56 20.36
11/2/2007 3136 $2.589 13.75 $35.60 21.67 20.48
11/2/2007 3406 $2.589 11.59 $30.00 23.30 20.68
11/15/2007 3673 $2.839 13.70 $38.90 19.49 20.59
11/23/2007 3743 $2.839 4.93 $14.00 14.20 20.41
12/2/2007 3829 $2.879 4.52 $13.00 19.05 20.38
12/5/2007 3878 $2.869 2.37 $6.80 20.67 20.38
12/11/2007 3969 $2.819 4.82 $13.60 18.86 20.35
12/27/2007 4289 $2.789 16.13 $45.00 19.83 20.31
1/9/2008 4436 $2.959 8.28 $24.50 17.75 20.21
1/20/2008 4557 $2.919 7.78 $22.70 15.56 20.05
2/12/2008 4783 $2.869 13.50 $38.73 16.74 19.86
3/16/2008 5056 $3.099 17.59 $54.50 15.52 19.57
#1877 of 2554 Best yet today
May 14, 2008 (2:06 pm)
Best yet today. 35-57 MPG.%75 freeway %25 city... 2008 Sport AT.
#1878 of 2554 Re: Best yet today [greytail] and New member post...
May 15, 2008 (7:13 am)
This is my first post. I bought an '08 Fit Sport MT over the weekend. Just made my first fuel stop this morning. 285 miles on 8.53 gallons yielded 33.4 MPG. Needless to say, I'm elated. I'm hoping things get even better with break-in. My commute is about 13 miles each way, but the traffic is a crapshoot. Some days I go 55mph all the way and maybe stop at a light or two. Other days, it is stop-n-go, and it might take me ~1hr to go 13 miles. My wife and I _were_ a two SUV family, but once we got her a Pacifica for hauling the family, I knew I needed to get rid of my Outlander (getting ~20 MPG in it). I am loving the new car thus far (and that is from someone who is 6'3", 240lbs... ).
#1879 of 2554 Re: Best yet today [greytail]
May 15, 2008 (7:39 am)
Please look at your calculations and the amount of gasoline you put in the first time and the next time.....did you stop at the first clicking stop of the gas pump after refilling a tank that originally had a full-up-to-the-top tank ...it is had to believe you made a 57 mpg unless you were traveling 15-25 mph and even then it would be hard to make 57 mpg.....
#1880 of 2554 Re: Best yet today [subirats]
May 15, 2008 (7:58 am)
Are we sure he didn't mean "35-point-57 MPG"?
#1881 of 2554 Re: Best yet today [ohthelawd]
May 15, 2008 (10:48 am)
TNX for the heads up. I agree. ever hear of a typo? I got 35.57 MPH. Just a wee bit over 35&1/2 MPG by 7/100's.....
#1882 of 2554 Re: defroster [greytail]
May 15, 2008 (6:16 pm)
Perhaps - may also be to keep the dew point of the air hitting the inside of your windshield lower than its temperature.
May 18, 2008 (11:35 am)
Yesterday took a little trip a little over 100 Miles each way in my 2008 Sport AT. Filled the tank at local gas station, setting pump on slowest notch and stopped pumping at 1st cut off. The trip was highway about 70 miles each way with about seven red lights which all but one caught us going and coming and rest city driving. Lots of hills to go up and down on this East Ky. Commute. Driving at 60 MPH using the paddle shifter, tires are at 35PSI running the AC. When we got home we filled the tank at the same station using the same pump, same settings and stopped pumping after 1st cut off. The little Fit returned a 36.87 MPG the best ever. Very well pleased with its performance
May 18, 2008 (3:51 pm)
I read read with great interest and attention the comments by many people kind enough to share their experiences and attitudes with the rest of us. I expect to bujy a new Fit Sport later this year so these comments are very useful to me as I evaluate my options.
I appreciate fuel economy as much as almost anyone, but I see a lot of messages about stretching the mpg by doing things that would make me wonder what is wrong with me.
I LIKE driving, but if I have to drive in a way that makes driving unpleasant, then I will no longer like driving and will consider not having a car at all. I will not drive without A/C if it is hot in the car. I will not coast when a little gas would keep me going with the flow of traffic. I will not do many of the things that are mentioned on this board as ways to raise the mpg. I believe sometimes the prize becomes greater than the purpose. I will avoid speeding and will generally stay at or below 65 on the freeway. I will avoid speeding up and slowing down foolishly, I will not slow to 60 when the traffic is going 67, so that I can save 10-20 cents on my 30 mile trip. I will not turn my engine off during a red light stop that promises to be longer than a minute, especially on a warm day. I will read the tire reviews and buy the ones that have the best reputation for practical driving economy along with safety. I will keep them inflated to the high end of the recommended range but will not over inflate so as to save a dime here and there while making the ride too harse.
I believe driving is a necessity and it can be done in reasonable comfort and as economically as convenience allows. Beyond that I will not allow my car to become a too-tight corset or something that I have to consider a mugger trying to steal my pennies. I believe that an ATTITUDE of economy will cause, over time, sufficient moderation of wasteful practice to achieve a reasonable result. I do not expect to win the prize but I do expect to have more fun than the winner.
#1885 of 2554 Re: Fun or dead [zombietom3]
May 18, 2008 (4:45 pm)
I LIKE driving, but if I have to drive in a way that makes driving unpleasant, then I will no longer like driving and will consider not having a car at all. I will not drive without A/C if it is hot in the car. I will not coast when a little gas would keep me going with the flow of traffic. I will not do many of the things that are mentioned on this board as ways to raise the mpg.
You're not alone. My 2008 Fit MT got just under 36 mpg on its first 10 tanks of gas, and I drove it the way I always drive, which includes zooming on the highway at 80. I haven't averaged the mpg since then but I'd guess it's about the same. I'm not doing without A/C. I'm not doing dangerous stuff like freewheeling down hills. I'm sure as heck not going to turn the car off at stoplights. If I were willing to be uncomfortable and in danger just to get better mpg, I could have gotten a motorcycle and doubled the mpg not just squeezed out an extra couple.