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HONDA ELEMENT GAS PROBLEM

2004 Honda Element • 100,124 miles

I have a Honda element 2004. I use to get about 300 miles to the tank. And now I get a Little over 100 miles to the tank. I changed the spark plus to ngk. But it still burns too much gas. My check engine light isn't on and I don't have a gas leak. What could be the problem? Please help me
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Captainwinkie
October 27, 2012.




For the mileage to differ so much, something must be terribly wrong.
Were the sparks plugs sooty?
Automatic or manual transmission?
Any difference in performance?

KHLow2008
Oct 27, 2012.
It is an Automatic. Their isn't a Difference on how it drives. I changed the gas cap too. It still runs the same from when I got it but I drove it from Texas to Philadelphia and now it's eating too much gas and I couldn't figure out why. And once the car has been left on. The car smells like eggs. It's coming from the muffler. So I think it meant be the o2 sensor.
The spark plugs were just black when I replaced them.
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Captainwinkie
Oct 27, 2012.
No, not the O2 sensor but rathr the catalytic converter that causes the rotten egg smell. The engine seems to be running rich to cause that. The best way to go about is to lug in a scan tool to perform a diagnostics on the various sensor operations.

KHLow2008
Oct 27, 2012.
So what do Suggest I do about the gas problem that I'm having?

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Captainwinkie
Oct 28, 2012.
Since you have problems, you need to be checking out what is causing it. The catalytic converter could be bad. Engine could be running too rich and for these a scan tool would help tomonitor the various components to find if any sensor is working out of range.

KHLow2008
Oct 28, 2012.

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