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Questions tagged [fuel-consumption]

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Land Rover Freelander 2 - Bad MPG

2007 Freelander 2 Was having what I consider bad MPG for a diesel, averaging around 23-24mpg Initially thought it needs a service, so lots of money later for a full service which would have ...
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Why are my oxygen sensors staying at 1.275v most of the time?

I have an old Volvo s40. Because I had gotten a P0420 code and because of it, an OBD scan tool, I noticed that my fuel trims were very high. Or they could be the result of the age of the car (17 years ...
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Motorcycle - 2009 Yamaha Vstar 950 tourer - fuel overconsumption

Let me clarify first, I am no mechanic and this is my first owned bike (newbie). I bought my bike (Yamaha VStar 950 tourer, 2009) last year, it was pre-owned. I noticed that whether I drive in cold ...
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How to calculate accurate fuel consumption for Diesel engine by using OBD data? [duplicate]

Can you recommend formula for calculating fuel consumption using OBD data for diesel engine? I find a article(http://www.windmill.co.uk/obdii.pdf) about fuel calculation using vehicle speed and MAF(...
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Should diesels in general be run at higher rpm than gasoline cars?

I have always had gasoline cars, for which it appears (based on advice from other motorists and from fuel consumption meter), that it is advisable in general to run them between 1500-2000rpm. Going ...
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2004 Audi TT 1.8 poor MPG

I have Audi TT 1.8 04 plate My average miles is 50/60 per week. However I don’t seem to get many miles for a fuel tank. Average 210 for £60 fill up. What could be the problem ?
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Civic Bad Mileage

I have honda civic 98 with D16Y4 engine and auto transmission.I'm getting low mileage 9-10km/L without a.c, driving with light foot with rpm between 2k-3k. I avoid long idling, drive within city ...
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Will a carbureted engine have different fuel consumption rates based on external load, with the same RPM?

I have a small Briggs and Stratton Model 19 engine, net power of 10.0 HP. If I ran the engine at full throttle without any external load connected to the output shaft, would it consume the same amount ...
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LTFT zero on mazda cx7 2008 + high fuel consumption

I have this Mazda CX7 2008 2.3L turbo, and am experiencing the following: LTFT is zero, no matter what conditions I drive the car on. Gas consumption is high: ~22L/100km (10.6 MPG) DTC P2006: Intake ...
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Eco OBD2 Range Rover Sport Battery Issue?

I installed an Eco OBD2 and within 24 hours had a battery warning light showing and as the car is over 4 years old assumed that the battery was coming to the end of its life. I removed the Eco OBD2 ...
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Calculating fuel flow rate through obd || sensor not supporting 015E and 0110 commands

I have been working on a project where i want to calulate fuel flow rate using data from the obd2 sensor. The car on which i was testing didn't support the pid 015E which is for fuel flow rate. Then i ...
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Trucks fuel economy dependence on weather

I am searching scientific data and studies on the link between weather and fuel consumption in HDV (heavy duty trucks). For now I have found almost nothing. Can anyone help?
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Does a more powerful engine use less fuel for a specific load than a less powerful engine?

A colleague told me about a truck driving in the mountains. He said if the engine is too small, it would use more fuel to pull the truck up than if the engine were larger, noting the reason is the ...
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Premium vs plain gas consumption on long trip [duplicate]

I mostly ride my motorcycle on long trips distances of 200-250km with an average 100-120km/h speeds and using almost exclusively premium gasoline. My motorcycle is a Yamaha Fazer which does not ...
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Do cars manufactured after 2018 have an alternative more reliable fuel gauge?

This presents two reasons for standard fuel gauges' imprecision: In the sending unit, the fuel has to drop below a certain level before the float starts to drop. When the float is near the ...
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How can you guarantee that your rental car won't use unreasonably more fuel?

After more than 50 rentals, my grandpa and grandma have noticed that Enterprise CarShare's cars match manufacturer's advertised fuel economies, but Enterprise Rent-A-Car's are much lower: As an ...
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Would restricting air intake reduce fuel consumption?

I own a Yamaha YS125 which is fuel-injected, and a lot of times I am flogging the bike on full throttle, which increases fuel consumption. I was thinking of restricting the air flow intake of the ...
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Mitsubishi Montero limited Have EXCESS FUEL consumption

My Fairly used Mitsubishi Montero limited 2000 model has excess fuel consumption like 30litrs per 100km Accompany with very hot interior under the feet even with a c on though vehicle not doing ...
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Sudden Oil consumption increase

There is increased oil consumption in a 2009 chrysler 300c that has the 5.7 Hemi motor .There are no oil stains on the garage floor .There is an apparent fuel consumption increase which we ...
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New plugs, but problems starting (not firing on all cylinders) and poor fuel economy?

Car is a '93 Mk1 VW Cabriolet, 1.8lt injected. The car has had trouble starting - feels like only some of the cylinders are firing. If I rev the engine a little the problem goes away after a few ...
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2007 Honda Shadow Aero 750

I have a 2007 Honda Shadow Aero 750. I bought it in 2014. (My first motorcycle) I have intentionally run it till I had to switch to reserve to check how many miles I can go on a full tank. The first ...
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Short term fuel trim shows -9% (Rich)

Honda Civic 2007 90km odometer Problem- Fuel consumption I have scanned my car and it shows STFT -9% along with below parameters. Coolant temp -> 64 LTFT -> -7.03 Oxygen sensor voltage -> .55v EGR ...
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Car Scanner tool and output

I am pretty green in this field. Recently, I have bought a Honda Civic 2007 and planned to investigate its condition out of my curiosity. I bought a OBD-II tool and scanned my car. To my surprise, I ...
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Relationship between torque, power, specific fuel consumption, and AFR

How does Torque, power, and specific fuel consumption change with AFR? And why is it so? I found graphs relating these in books as well as websites but I couldn't find any good explanations.I have ...
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Non-Turbo vs Turbo at Altitude and loss of power

I am going to be moving from sea level to 7,000 feet and at the same time replacing my 02 Accord with something else so I am looking around at all sorts of options. I know that at altitude an internal ...
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Diagnosing a p0420 code for 2005 nissan x-trail 2.5L

I own a 2005 nissan xtrail with a 2.5L engine (QR25DE). I have problems with my vehicle, too much fuel consumption ( 3.8km/L ) My car has a 60Liter tank , my last fuel up gave me 229KM until the ...
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Am having too much fuel consumption on my Toyota Carina e 1994 model. Please what is the causes?

Having high fuel consumption on my Toyota Carina e 1994 model. Please what may be the causes?
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Which value should takes to show Gauge value, Fuel pressure or Intake Manifold Pressure?

Currently, I'm working on an app which should show Gauge value (inHg) of the vehicle using OBD reader. Which values should I use to show the Gauge? Is there any formula?
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Will oil consumption decrease well before a check engine light tells you you have a problem?

I had a check engine light come on due to a o2 sensors which were giving a slow response but this was actually caused by a leaking flexi pipe which had been there for some time. This case can lead to ...
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Bajaj discover 125(2011model) runs like always giving reserve fuel warning even when fuel is sufficient

I have Bajaj Discover 125 (2011) model which has always been taken care by me. as i dont ride bike much it only ran upto 20,000 km till now in plains. (Punjab). Everything was fine and the bike ...
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Can an exhaust leak cause bad MPG?

One of the connections between the exhaust downpipe and DPF filter is leaking (I guess the gasket may be the problem). Recently the leak got a little bit more obvious, I can hear it when reving the ...
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Suddenly milage dropped and engine started working differently

I have suzuki access 125. Cc:125 Body Type: scooter Engine Type: single cylinder 4 stroke(SOCH) Fuel system: carburetor (ucal cv)(vm18-258 * i don't know what it means but found on ucal website) Fuel ...
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Car sometimes starts rough, almost stalls when coming to a stop, poor fuel mileage

I have a 2013 Chrysler 200 LX 2.4L 4speed automatic. Last summer it occasionally had difficulty starting. One in every few starts it would start rough. Now I've noticed recently it seems like it's ...
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08 altima burning through gas like crazy

2008 Nissan Altima 2.5s is burning through gas like crazy! Motor has 164k on it. I put in a half tank yesterday and I've only gone about 50 miles, 80% Highway and I currently have 36 miles remaining. ...
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Unusual fuel consumption

So I haven’t been driving for a very long time only about a year or so, and my car is an Eagle vision Esi 1994. I just replaced my inner and outer tie rods and put oil into the car, I haven’t had any ...
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When I put in 5 liters, the gauge does not move. When I put in another 5, it does not move again. But it does if I put in 10?

Yesterday, the fuel indicator light was on. I filled it up with 10 liters, and the gauge moved visibly. Today, the light was on again. I fueled it up for 5 liters. No movement. Then I fueled it up ...
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Runing a lot of gas

I have a 2006 Dodge Durango 175,000 miles I had a fuel pump put in Feb of this year, but now I am burning a lot of gas. I have to fill up my truck every four days now. Before I could ride on a full ...
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Calculating current fuel level with obd data

My car does not provide the fuel level data to the obd. this is the data the car do provide: engine coolant temperature, engine load, ambient air temperature, engine rpm, intake manifold pressure, air ...
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Why don't automatic transmissions include Neutral in their range?

I have read the claim that modern automatic transmissions cut fuel to the engine on downhill stretches, thereby making it more fuel efficient to go down a large hill in drive than in neutral. However,...
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2001 Vw beetle 02 sensor car will not go over 65mph

I have a 2001 vw beetle 2.0 engine with 171,000 miles on it. I have a check engine light on saying that bank 1 lean. It has been like this for years and I have had no problem with it. Yesterday I ...
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How do the latest automatic transmissions match the efficiencies of manual gearboxes?

Most people know that for old or even somewhat old cars, manual transmissions are more efficient. Recently automatic cars have become almost as efficient or even as efficient as manuals. I was ...
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Fuel Economy Calculation

There are 2 possible routes in the morning. A 19 Mile route (which is mainly motorway). Average speed is 60 Mph and the average mpg is 45. Or a 11 route, flat ground but it's mainly city so the ...
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How does a tire's diameter and width impact fuel economy?

In lifted 4WD trucks using much larger tires, owners say they often see a decrease in fuel economy. This leads me to wonder, how does tire size (specifically, outside diameter) affect efficiency? In ...
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Suspected slow leak in carb, mileage low only when time taken to consume fuel

I have a weird mileage issue in my CB Honda Hornet motorcycle. This is a version specific to India, https://auto.ndtv.com/honda-bikes/cb-hornet-160r It has a 160cc engine. During the first 1000 Kms, ...
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Wheelwell smokes upon acceleration

I have a 1998 Nissan Maxima. It feels as if someone's holding the car back and smoke comes from front right wheelwell after accelerating. It's also getting terrible gas mileage. Is this a brake ...
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My Toyota Corolla 2009 Le 1.8l fuel consumption too high

I run my car in normal use in highway and no traffic I spend $20 full tank 90 miles I replace my tires,spark plugs Oem ,Transmission fluid with filter,Engine oil with filter,Thermostat,antifreeze,Air ...
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Valves calibration vs fuel economy

My new hobby car (Fiat 126p, 2 cyls air cooled, rear mounted) is not doing correct fuel economy. Spark plugs looks ok. Fumes, at cold start are black but as it warms up, it looks ok. The only ...
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Bad fuel efficiency and suspected sticky / dirty injectors

The fuel efficiency on my 99 Nissan Almera 1.6L MTX has always been a bit below what I would expect, and the idle has gotten a bit rough lately, so I started poking around with a scope to see what I ...
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Cars with single fuel type how retrieve tank level to dashboard?

I see that BiFuel cars had fuel level and type readable from ECU by using pid 0151 and 012F. Cars with monofuel don't have this pids sensors, so how the dashboard retrive the fuel level? Maybe the ...
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2009 Honda CRV - increased fuel consumption

My 2009 Honda CRV seems to be getting worse than normal fuel efficiency. The gas bars disappear quicker than it used to. I have tried the following: New spark plugs New air filter Oil change A ...