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Old 01-11-2008, 07:50 AM
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I know you guys are all about performance and looks and all of that, but my Accord is a (free) company car, so it's bone stock, and always will be.

I do NOT recommend trying this, but I unwittingly tested the limits of the fuel gage and tank capacity on my 2001 Accord yesterday in central Nebraska. See photos. It took 16.1 gallons to fill it at the truck stop...

This is what the fuel gage said.
The car is running, pulled up to the pump in this photo.

Old 01-11-2008, 10:31 AM
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If there was any... +rep for the >250kmi on the odo..

Only 108mi for the fillup?? or what's going on there
Old 01-11-2008, 12:32 PM
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I have a question: why is the car running in neutral with the e-brake on?
Old 01-11-2008, 02:09 PM
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$3.09 for 87... I wish

108.8 miles for a fillup... did you drive at the red line in first gear the entire time or something?
Old 01-11-2008, 02:12 PM
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no, he drove 108 miles to the gas station, put the car in neutral and put the brake on, then let it idle until it was nearly out of gas...
Old 01-12-2008, 08:44 AM
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He probably never resets the trip odometer like I do and it just resets to 1 after it gets 999 miles.... It is weird you have the car in neutral if its automatic...
Old 01-12-2008, 10:26 PM
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I leave it in neutral sometimes, but very rarely. Only if I get tired at a traffic light of holding the brakes, so I put it in neutral cuz I know I have to put it in drive real soon.
Old 01-21-2008, 07:50 PM
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All right, calm down people.

I didn't reset the trip meter, and I REALLLY wish I had.
I bed it would have been in the 440 mile range.

As for nuetral, it's just a parking habit of mine.
I come to a stop, put it in nuetral, then set the parking brake, and THEN put it in Park.
That way, the parking brake is holding the car in place when shut off, not the transmission.
I was digging around on the passenger seat looking for my camera, and just left it in N for the photo.

For whatever it's worth, I turned over 254,000 miles yesterday.
It's gettingit's thirdtiming belt this week.
The brakes have been completely rebuilt all the way around about 15,000 miles ago.
The front end suspension rebuilt about 5,000 miles ago.
It's on the 5th set of tires.
Second windshield.
Second exhaust system.
4th set of front rotors.
Approximately 60 oil changes.
Approximately 9,000 gallons of fuel.

All done by the local dealer.
All paid for by my employer.
All billed out to our clients at .505 cents per mile.
This car paid for itself long ago.

Old 01-22-2008, 01:19 AM
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Original transmission? I'm gonna start using ur neutral parking break tactic.
Old 01-22-2008, 10:01 AM
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x2 ...... good idea for parking. I have a manual now and haven't parked it on a hill yet, so I leave it in neutral. All sounds good, but 4 sets of front rotors?!? Get a pair of Brembo blanks man!!! They're 80 bucks for the set and from how it sounds, you'd probably never kill them ..... unless you regularly jam the brakes at low speeds.

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