Introductions CR-V Fuel Nightmare

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by loughtoncrv, Monday 11th Mar, 2013.

  1. loughtoncrv New Member Getting Started

    Had my CR-V for a few years now and always been bad on fuel but really noticed it lately especially with the ever increasted cost of filling up, getting 200 miles on a full tank costing me around £60 so on city driving I calculated it's about 19mpg. I can't carry on like this as it's killing me in the pocket !!
    Help !!
    Is it my driving, ? Is there a problem with the car ?

  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Hello and welcome to AOC , without looking at the car you can't say what wrong with it. When was it last serviced?
  3. loughtoncrv New Member Getting Started

    Serviced last in October and was not old of any issues regarding possible fuel leak etc...
  4. Paul Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    What engine is it? What sort of journeys do you do? Has it always been the same or recently got worse?
  5. loughtoncrv New Member Getting Started

    Hi Paul.
    It;s a 2litre automatic, mainly journeys are local - obviously it does fair better on our long motorway driving where I may get 240-250 miles out the tank
    to me it definately seems worse lately, to be sure not 100% what MPG I should be getting . ABout to go pump the tyres up incase that is a possible reason.
  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Get it put on a diagnostic machine, preferably at a Honda specialist place. A Honda specialist can ensure VTC and VTEC system are operating correctly.
    Correctly functioning lambda sensor is important to achieving good fuel economy, again this should be picked up diagnostics.

    Also have your brakes checked for correct operation to rule out a stuck brake caliper.

    As mentioned previously ensure that servicing as been carried out.

    Another possibility but perhaps less likely is a blocked exhaust system.
  7. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds