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#1109 of 1262 Re: Gas Gauge on my 2004 Honda Civic Four-Door [wilso127]
Apr 25, 2009 (11:37 am)
I have experienced the same thing to some degree. The fuel indicator gauge goes down faster from 1/3 of tank to E than it does from full to 1/3. It could be because of how the fuel tank is shaped. I've also noticed that the 'need fuel' light comes on and off. Sometimes based on how fast I was driving and whether on a level or hilly road. Once or twice a year I use Valvoline fuel system cleaner for cars with more than 50k miles, it also cleans the fuel gauge. So far it has worked well.
I try to keep track of miles per gallon achieved by my car, and to that I've observed that car drives about 375 to 400 miles in one tank of gas, so I reset the trip-meter to zero on each fill-up and get the gas again before trip meter gets to 400 miles. I use this primarily to keep track of cars miles per gallon, but it has also made me less dependent on the 'need fuel' indicator light.
#1110 of 1262 Re: Gas Gauge on my 2004 Honda Civic Four-Door [crazyfly]
Apr 25, 2009 (12:44 pm)
I just hit 40K, but your advice on using Valvoline Fuel System Cleaner sounds appropriate. Other than this, I have nothing but good to say (knock on wood) on the overall performance of this car over the past almost five years. I did have to have the airbag trigger mechanism replaced (when the car was still under warranty) but that's been about it. I'm very satisfied with this car, which was the first 'foreign' brand car I ever bought.
#1111 of 1262 Re: Gas Gauge on my 2004 Honda Civic Four-Door [wilso127]
Apr 25, 2009 (3:40 pm)
The valvoline fuel system cleaner could be hard to find, the last time I found it was at local Pepboys shop, cost less than $10. I hope the info helps.
I've had domestic and foreign cars and found civics to be probably the best in terms of value. Take care of engine and fuel system and these run forever, last one I kept till 175k miles and was still in perfect condition. I don't drive much during workdays but have a tendency to take road trips,... long road trips and rack up lots of miles. I hope your civic lasts a long time too. Best of luck.
#1112 of 1262 Re: Rear Tire Wear [trick18]
May 09, 2009 (7:38 am)
Similar deal on my 2006 - did the upper control arm replacement but the dealer wouldn't replace the rear tires, not visually worn but noisy, still had 8/32 tread, new is 10/32. Dealer said to call Honda and start a case file. I did hear back from Honda, they tried to tell me I had gotten 75% use out of the tires and out of the goodness of their heart would pay 25% of the rear tire replacement. Told them to keep there 25% and my next car will be a Toyota
May 28, 2009 (12:18 pm)
I am surprised by the fact that I have been down a quart in 3000 miles.. 60000 miles on the car (manual, EX), 50/50 highway/local driving. Using Mobil One, no leaks in my driveway, oil changes at a quick-lube every 4-5 G miles. Please advise or share your experience. Thank you. PS. The oil stick is not very legible.
#1114 of 1262 2006 Civic LX - Electrical Problem?
May 31, 2009 (2:31 am)
Bought new, my 2006 Civic LX has been problem free up until yesterday. The vehicle has just 21K miles on it. Turning the key on, all warning lights on the instrument panel began flashing, the temp gauge and fuel gages didn't register. Drove car okay to dealer and left it for diagnosis. Anybody had this happen to them? What happened and what was the solution? I'm hoping that with 21K on the car (the 3 year warranty expired a month ago) Honda will take care of this problem. Otherwise, I'm very fearful of this likely expensive electrical repair.
#1115 of 1262 Funny swoosh noise
Jun 03, 2009 (10:12 am)
I've noticed a strange swoosh noise while driving my '07 Civic EX coupe this A.M. It stops when I stop. Anyone suddenly notice this? I checked the tire pressure thinking it might be that since the motor continues to run when the noise stops so wouldn't be the motor. One tire is one pound low, but otherwise they're all the same pressure. Any ideas?
#1116 of 1262 Honda civic LX 2006
Jun 04, 2009 (4:12 am)
I just bought used 06 LX , 105K . Do I need to change timing belt? or it's use chain? Do I need to change it? Can I wait for a while? I read some topic that it has recall on something. Is it free if I go to Honda center/dealer to check and change those things, if I bought it used? BTW, my insurance get higher $500. Is it because I got a newer car (my old one, accord EX 98) or because this model (civic LX 06)?
#1117 of 1262 replacement tires for 2006 Civic EX
Jun 05, 2009 (6:11 pm)
I need to replace the tires on my 06 Civic. I live in Michigan, so I am looking for an all-season tire that will get me around in the snow. I would appreciate any recommendations.
#1118 of 1262 Re: replacement tires for 2006 Civic EX [tjs01]
Jun 05, 2009 (6:21 pm)
I replaced my 06 civic tires with Michelin Primacy MX-V4 's and have been very satisfield with them thus far. I live in the northeast and they handled well in the snow last winter. Hope this helps.