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Return your vehicle to the garage that carried out the work in case they need to do any rectification work, or, advise you of anything else that may be developing


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Is that all they did? Sugar in your tank? Are you sure they did nothing else? That's a rear-wheel drive car, right? I think you may have lost a driveshaft balance weight. Coincidental. Unless... the vandal also loosened your lug nuts or u-joint nuts, either of which could make a car vibrate unpredictably at speed.


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First thing I would check is the tank loose? If so tighten the mounting bolts. Depending on the design it should be pretty easy to jack up the car and check how loose the tank is.


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Vehicle performance will drop off over time. To get the best out of your car, no matter what vehicle is, will require competent maintenance to ensure its safety and reliability. In passing, you have a legal, moral, and social obligation to make sure your vehicle is fit for the road before you even put the key in the ignition.


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First off, You should probably service your cars more than once every 4 years haha. Anyways, the declination in performance of the car over time is based on a lot of factors... but cannot really be calculated just on what you have said. Depending on how dirty your oil is, the state of the spark plugs, and the state of the engine from being abused like this, ...


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Have you ever opened up an engine that is using oil, in other words, oil blow-by past the rings. The piston with the oil consumption is clean where as those burning correctly have a layer of carbon on top of the piston. Now that is ordinary engine oil that has removed the carbon. Therefore I fail to see how a very diluted mixture of two stroke oil will ...


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The OBD2 code P0442 means that on your system you have a small air/vacuum leak. Apart from the seal on the gas gap, you must check the purge valve and the fuel tank pressure sensor are both working correctly. EVAP faults can be be notoriously difficult faults to pinpoint as the system only checks itself when the vehicle is actually operating and the ...


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There a several things, that I would check at first. Gas cap or the seal on it. The connection between gas tank and gas cap. The seal between gas tank and the fuel pump under the rear seat. Can not believe, there could be the leak somewhere else.


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I think it may be due bad fuel injectors. The problem is in the injectors. You should clean the injectors. Hope this will work for you.


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A 'sudden' drop in mileage means a component has failed, especially if it was some time after the service. The first thing to do in this sort of event is to do a leak-off test on the injectors. If an injector has failed this will show it. A faulty injector will allow a lot more fuel through, usually accompanied with black smoke from the exhaust. Second ...


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Mileage drop from 20 to 12 kmpl is certainly not your fault. And yes, driving habits really reflect your driving style, but 20 kmpl to 12?? I really don't think so unless you are a rally professional. We can start with the following steps. Needless to say, most of them. You might have already done most of it yourself. Hopefully this fixes your issue. ...


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Problems like this are addressed in Charles Probst's excellent reference, Bosch Fuel Injection & Engine Management. From what I can gather, the Mk1 Golf utilizes a basic K-Jetronic system illustrated in the diagram below1 (which operates on the principle of continuous injection). The stalling symptom is an indication that the air-fuel mixture is not ...


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My snowthrower is stored in the off season April thru Oct. The manual for the engine says run the engine 'til dry, remove the spark plug and shoot in some WD40.That is what I do. But the manual for the thrower itself says fill up the tank and add a stabilizer since air and moisture in an empty tank can cause corrosion and other issues. Which is better? ...


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Anything from OBDC? Sometimes it will record a pending fault that will not light up the "Check Engine" light. If you don't have an OBDC reader, most parts stored will read it for you. Check the Idle Air Control Valve by disconnecting the air hose going into it and plugging the hose. If it stops stalling, that's the problem, try removing the IAC assembly ...



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