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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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Does a black car have worse fuel consumption?

As we all know, in hot climates part of the engine's output goes to power the AC compressor. Now, in such a climate, if your car is painted black, it should absorb more sunlight, and therefore, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Volvo 2.0D engine “self-oscillates” after changing timing belt and adjusting fuel-injectors

I recently had the timing belt and water pump changed on my Volvo s40 (2006 2.0D diesel). The mechanic also cleaned and adjusted the injectors. After the service I noticed that att some rpms the ...
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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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KIA Sedona 2003 Diesel Intercooler Turbo Low Fuel Mileage

I have a 2003 a Kia Sedona turbo diesel 2.9L, with intercooler. I am getting 5 km per liter of diesel consumed. I also have to do oil change and ATF replacement. I got the car 3 weeks ago. What are ...
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Realistc V8 fuel consumption and values displayed on vehicle instruments

My 2017 Grand Cherokee with the 5.7 "Hemi" V8 shows me instantaneous as well as average fuel consumption in a dashboard display. I am recording distance driven between refuelings and quantity pumped, ...
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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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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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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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Why does my 2005 Mitsubishi Pajero use excessive amounts of fuel?

I have a Wagon with excessive fuel consumption. It's using 30 litres of petrol per 100 ks. I have seen many mechanics who can't find the problem. I know it has good intake and no exhaust problems. ...
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Is manual start/stop good on older cars?

I have an old car (but with electronic injection) that predates by far start/stop systems which are used nowadays to save fuel (turning off the engine brings savings after 3-5 seconds, see Calculating ...
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What makes two-stroke engines less fuel-efficient than four-strokes?

It is a commonly-held belief that two-stroke engines are less fuel-efficient than four-stroke engines, and some example BSFC figures appear to confirm this as well. But what is it that causes two-...
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Is it possible that fuel consumption increases after changing an alternator?

I had a fault with my alternator and I went to the workshop where they tested one alternator and it didn't work probably. That engine was shaking and sparking. But then they tried another one and it ...
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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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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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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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What to check if fuel consumption is too high?

I think my car is consuming much more fuel than it should, I've compared it to other versions of the same model which have more powerful engines and mine seems to be on the higher end when is supposed ...
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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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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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Fuel consumption is bad

I currently own a 2010 Honda Civic 1.8L and a 2012 Honda Jazz(Philippines) / Fit (USA and Japan) 1.5L. I just purchased a second hand Jazz/Fit about 2 weeks ago and the mileage is 32xxx. Btw we use ...
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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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Mazda3 2013 Skyactiv-G 2.0, after 3 years using 5w40 is it Ok to lower the grade (thinner oil like 5w20 or 0w20) as recommended by manufacturer?

Context Mazda 3, US version, model 2013, Skyactiv 2.0 engine, gasoline, hatchback, manual transmission. I got the car from the US with 24,000 miles and 0w20 Penzoil full synthetic on it, according ...
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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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2008 Toyota Corolla 141 Fuel Consumption Too High

I recently got a Toyota Corolla 141. The petrol consumption is too bad. It does only around 7.5-8 Km/l. Could you please let me know the reason behind this ? I was told that the vehicle is too heavy ...
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How much efficiency is robbed from 'pumping loss,' if any?

I'm specifically referring to the loss due to the pistons pulling air through a mostly closed throttle while cruising at highway speeds in a gasoline engine. To give an example, I've always wondered ...
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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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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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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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Royal Enfield classic 350 engine off while running

I bought a brand new Royal Enfield Classic 350 and I rode around 1200 km. Since the delivery of bike, I have faced a recurring problem with the engine shutting down while the bike is running. When I ...
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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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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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Tapping into the on-board computer

I'm thinking of replacing my car's radio panel with a custom built Raspberry Pi device, something like this device. However, it's usefulness would be much larger, if I could get information from the ...
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How read/calculate the amount of consumed fuel estimated for a travel?

I read some Question like that but the best that i found is to fill the tank and read how many km you can do with that tank and register it. But i'm developing an application that read information ...
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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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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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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?