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Honda Accord, Fuel System, Sedan
Apr 06, 2007 (6:15 pm)
The fuel capacity has been 17.1 gallons. Possibly before 1990. My 1996 is 17.1 as well.
Just wondering... where'd the 15.4 gallon idea come from?
#71 of 89 Re: Since 1990 [thegraduate]
Apr 09, 2007 (6:46 am)
I got the 15.4 gallon capacity from 2006 Honda Accord brochure. Any info. in the owner's manual?
Apr 09, 2007 (11:21 am)
I recently filled up just as the light came on and only put in 13.6 gallons. This leavs 3.5 as the reserve.
The owners manual states that there is 2.7 gallons left once the light comes on plus a small reserve amount. Seems like that small reserve is .8 gallons to make up the 3.5.
In city driving there are too many variables, so I would probably just fill up before the light comes on or shortly after. On the highway, where I know what my mpg is, I may push it a little and use up 1 or two of the reserve gallons - leaving at least 1.5 gallons.
Of course 2 gallons at around 35+ mpg is 70+ miles - that is a long way to drive with the light on, and may be hard to do psychologically.
#73 of 89 Re: - [dudleyr]
Apr 09, 2007 (11:59 am)
Just came back from a trip to D.C. The empty tank light went on and I drove for another 25 miles. When I filled up the tank, I put it 14.5 gallons. So I still had about 2.6 gallons left in tank, including the 0.8 gallon reserve.
So the reserve means: it cannot be used at all. As a result, only 16.3 gallons of fuel can be sucked out of the fuel tank. If for highway driving, it convert to almost 500 mile range (16.3 x 30mpg).
#74 of 89 Re: Since 1990 [bf109ace]
Apr 09, 2007 (12:09 pm)
Interesting. My brochure listed it as 17.1 gallons. The CR-V however just might be in the 15 gallon range, but I'm not certain. The owner's manual will confirm the 17 gallon figure, but I can tell you firsthand that I've put over 15 gallons in my car before in a fillup (ran with the light on for about 60 miles).
Car and Driver and Motor Trend (as well as Edmunds.com for that matter) will have the info you are looking for, but ALWAYS check your manual and take it as the last word.
#75 of 89 Re: Since 1990 [thegraduate]
Apr 09, 2007 (12:58 pm)
06 and 07 Accord fact sheets list the fuel tank capacity as 17.1. My 06 owner's manual lists it as 17.09 (P. 266 and very last page).
#76 of 89 Honda Accord Relay Recall
Apr 09, 2007 (2:32 pm)
Does anyone know where this relay is located? I have been told only the mitsuba relay is a problem. If the relay is a denso it is ok. Seems like you shouldn't have to give your vehicle up for a half day if you have a relay that does not have to be replaced.
#77 of 89 Re: Honda Accord Relay Recall [b36]
Apr 09, 2007 (2:51 pm)
Under dash fuse/relay box, bottom far left.
Sep 03, 2007 (9:02 am)
How common is it to replace a primary O2 Sensor on a Honda SE 2002? I have had to replace mine for the last 2 years> Luckily, the first replacement was under warranty but the second one wasn't almost exactly one year later.
#79 of 89 Major problems getting my 1986 Accord to start
Nov 12, 2007 (9:57 pm)
I just bought a 1986 Honda Accord. It was running fine for the first week, but then it cut off while i was in traffic. i was able to get it started again a couple hours later, but only after giving the fuel tank a few whallops and putting the gas all the way to the floor. it's started a few times since then, and i was even able to drive a little ways without it cutting off, but now it won't start at all. i put some marvel mystery oil in the gas, and then it started giving me problems shortly after that. (coincidence? i'm not sure). i put some fuel injector cleaner in it two days ago, but to no avail.
what should i do to get this hunk of junk moving again?