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Paulster2's comment on your post is absolutely correct. The difference between diesel and petrol is so huge, it completely overshadows the differences between cars in various regions. That said, there is historical precedence for different typical power/fuel consumption figures in these regions. The US has long had very cheap fuel, cheap land and extensive ...


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Don't worry about the motor, worry about the ignition system. I take it you must be using an HEI distributor in the vehicle to warrant a .060" gap. Be aware that GM reduced this to .045" gap due to longevity issues. If it's not an HEI, I believe the .035" is correct. If you are running the same ignition you were using before the swap, gap it as you had it ...


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(NOTE: This answer is predicated upon your engine being a 5S-FE I4 found in many Camrys.) Does this situation cause such engine damage? No. Since your engine is a non-interference motor, it should not suffer damage due to this type of an issue. There may be other things going on, though, which may be the root of what your mechanic is saying is going ...


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If when you shift gear and release the clutch you feel the engine reving up without the car actually accelerating, probably the clutch is worn or very old/used. (this goes for manual gearbox)


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If I am understanding what you are trying to say, it sounds like the transmission is slipping and allowing the engine to rev higher than what you'd expect for the speed you are going. Not knowing if it is an automatic or standard gearbox, I'm going to assume it is auto, because I don't think Volvo made too many standard shift 4-doors. Something you need to ...


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Look in this Car and Driver article from March of this year. You'll notice what the number one mileage car on the road today is (other than hybrids/electric) ... That's right, an AMERICAN Chevrolet Cruze at 46mpg (or ~20km/l). This beats out Japanese and European cars alike. You'll notice the Cruze has a 2l diesel engine, like the "average European" car you ...



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