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Ford EcoBoost 1,6, loss of fuel performance

Ford EcoBoost 1,6, 150 hp engine from 2013, mounted in a Ford Grand C-max. Engine failed as a result of a failing ignition coil. Both the ignition coil and spark plug were changed for the specific ...
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Is it more fuel efficient to transport gear in a low or high efficiency vehicle?

Let's say I have two vehicles that are driving to the same destination from the same origin with the same driving style along the way. One is a larger SUV vehicle and the other is a smaller more ...
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Is there any source of information about car models and brands in which it is possible to know the fuel level through the OBDII PID 2F?

Although OBDII has been mandatory since 1996 for North American vehicles and manufacturers must respect generic fault codes and that OBDII defines a series of PID commands to know the status of many ...
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06 Accord Stolen Cat Causes Worse MPGs?

my catalytic converter was stolen. Because of this, my car now smells like gas and gets worse MPGs. I do city driving and now after a mechanic straight piped the car, I get about 23 MPGs as opposed to ...
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Why don't we see many diesel hybrid cars?

Car manufacturers are constantly trying to improve the efficiency of their cars to reduce fuel consumption and meet ever stricter emission standards, diesels are by design more efficient than ...
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Does engine braking still save fuel at right above idle?

I'm trying to drive economically and my understanding is that as long as there is enough momentum in the car to keep the engine spinning while in gear at above idle the engine won't inject more fuel, ...
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High (ish) fuel consumption Ford Focus 2016 1.0 litre EcoBoost

My car's "stated" fuel consumption is: 4.2 l/100 km not urban 5.9 l/100 km urban 4.8 l/100 km mixed In reality I get around 6.5 l/100 km. I drive mostly to/from work - 3 km mixed, 14 km ...
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Fuel efficiency over past 10 years

I realize fuel efficiency is not just about the engine, but the engine is surely a key factor so I hope this question is accepted here: 10~11 years ago if someone wanted a fuel efficient car in a ...
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Higher fuel usage over 3 years

I have noticed a higher fuel usage over the time I have owned my 1.6TDI vw diesel. Some of it has to do with the way I drive the car (somewhat more spirited) but some must be caused by a different ...
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Sudden increase in city fuel consumption while highway consumption normal?

What could cause an increase in city fuel consumption while highway fuel consumption is pretty normal (~10 L/100km)? The vehicle is a 2009 Toyota Venza V6 AWD ~160k km The total (city + highway, ...
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Toyota CH-R fuel consumption confusion

I have a Toyota C-HR Hybride Edition 1.8L 2020. I see in the specification that the fuel tank is 43L. With every trip, when I turn off the car, I get fuel consumption statistics for the current trip. ...
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How to measure engine's fuel consumption?

I know this question might not be new, but I am still asking this question as I haven't yet got any satisfactory answer to this. I have done quite a research on this topic and will sum up it here: To ...
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Does driving my diesel car engine with highest gear but lowest motor speed damage it?

I have a Volkswagen Passat B8 Variant car with 1.6 TDI 120hp diesel engine car from 2016. Manual transmission. Diesel and gasoline prices are at record highs currently in my country of Austria in ...
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amber diesel fuel

Diesel fuel, initially of green-yeallowish, cider colour, stored outside in clear containers where the early sun reached it (my bad). During one month of storage it has now turned amber, cognac colour....
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Chip tuning simultaneously decreasing fuel consumption and increasing performance

Recently, I came across the webpage of a tuning shop where the shop claims that by doing chip tuning they can simultaneously achieve superior performance and less fuel consumption (based on how they ...
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How to arrive to an instantaneous estimation of fuel consumption using OBD2 ELM327 parameters [closed]

Problem details Hi my friends, i'm working on a project in vehicles field, and i want to make a system to estimate number of fuel litters consumed in each second or any time unit, using the OBD2 ...
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Camshaft valve clearance and fuel consumption

Does the clearance between the camshaft and the top of valve tappets (AKA lifters AKA shims) affect fuel consumption? I am asking because it seems to me like the lesser the spacing, the more the cam ...
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Gas consumption when engine braking [motorcycle]

I am trying to figure out how much gas an engine uses when engine braking in a four-stroke engine (motorcycle). I understand that the gas consumption should be close to zero because the wheels are ...
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Rav4 2015 Limited Edition high fuel consumption

I bought a Toyota Rav4 AWD 2015 Limited edition since 1 month and it's consuming a lot of fuel: about 17L/100Km in the city which is a high number for 4 cylinder SUV no? What could be the issue?
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how much does it cost to turn off the ignition to save gas?

Sometimes I am sitting in certain types of traffic where there are lines of cars that don't move for a minute or more then only move forward a couple car lengths. This is not on a highway but in ...
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Is my exhaust causing misfire or did misfire burn the exhaust?

I hope to not be too vague as I don't know a lot about cars. I recently purchased a 1.2L Fiat Punto II 2005. It has trouble with a rough idle, a power drop off around 4krpm when accelerating and a ...
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Why Long Term Fuel Trims Remains in Negative?

Dear Experts here im attaching log of 1SZ-FE, 1.0L engine for your kind consideration, please advice why my LTFT remains in -ive though MAF, Intake Air Temp sensor, ECT sensor and O2 sensor is working ...
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How does engine braking mapping work?

Some recent cars and a lot of bikes can change engine mapping and change engine braking electronically. For instance, my bike is not an automatic bike, so it has mechanical gears and I am able to ...
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Speedometer and Odometer not reading, bad fuel consumption

I have a 1995 model Toyota RAV4 automatic transmission. The speedometer and Odometer sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. What could be the problem causing this erratic behaviour. The same car consumes ...
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Why is fuel going down quicker than expected giving miles driven?

Given the pandemic lock downs and such I've been using my car less, maybe 2 times a week and when I do drive it is for short drives, 5 miles or less usually. But it seems like each time I get in my ...
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Do oxygen sensors degrade over time or just break?

I have a BMW E46 M3 with 100k miles that's smelling rich when cold and seems to be getting worse mileage than it used to. It has passed the UK MOT emissions check recently, the plugs seem fine and I'...
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MAF sensor problem?

i have a 2012 vauxhall Zafira 1.7cdti ecoflex motor which has low mpg, i have tested for obd2 codes but there are none,live tests show MAF sensor readings fluctuating from 7.9 to 15.11 g/S on tick ...
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Load in higher gear vs fuel consumption

I saw a video explaining that put the car in higher gear where possible to avoid high revs thus maximising mileage, this lead a thought in my mind about what happens if the revs are low and gear is ...
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Potential for failing PCV valve causing intermittant p0420 (catalyst efficiency below threshold)

The car is a 2002 Honda CRV with the 2.4 VTEC engine. Had it about two years, and I've done a fair amount of maintenance on it at this point. It's got a nagging, intermittent p0420 code. And ...
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Can transmission replacement affect fuel economy?

I recently had the transmission replaced in my 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. This is my third Dodge minivan, and all of them averaged around 17 mpg in mostly city driving. However, when I got this van ...
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What is most fuel efficient at 130km/h? [duplicate]

Suppose a very hot summer day, driving on a long straight highway at 130 km/h. What is most fuel efficient solution : Driving with AC on and closed windows? Driving with AC off and four full opened ...
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Mitsubishi Pajero IO fuel

Which is the best fuel to use for Mitsubishi Pajero IO with the below specification: MODEL: GF-H66W MRXC ENGINE: 4G93 Unleaded 95 ,Unleaded 98 or anything else?
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fuel consumption and high ravs

I changed the sub assembly for my toyota altezza but now its consuming too much fuel and now the rav count will at 2000rpm at low speeds 20-60km/h, it had an engine check light for knock sensor and ...
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Seeking information on the accuracy of average Fuel Consumption shown in Instrument Console?

If the speed shown in a motorcycle's instrument cluster is off by let's say ~5 km/h relative to the actual speed, can we say that the average fuel consumption it shows is also prone to show wrong ...
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OBDLink Settings for Fuel Economy

Specs: App: OBDLink v5.4.1.1072 (iOS) Adaptor: OBDLink MX+ (bluetooth) Vehicle: 1999 Ford F250 7.3 turbo diesel (Aug 98 Production) Have been working with this Scantool for a couple weeks now, by ...
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Can spark plug wires affect fuel consumption

I am experiencing a drastic drop in mileage so far everything seems fine with the car so I cannot find the reason for now, but recently I replaced the spark plug wires I think it's unlikely that they ...
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oil light flash while pressing gas

I have Hyundai i30 2008, i have changed crankshaft sensor 1 week ago. two days ago i start hearing some noise from motor while in idle and also while moving. Today the check engine light turned on and ...
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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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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 or ...
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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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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 top of ...
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