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Re: Fuel Consumption Dial Reading
The meter works with the rpm and the angle the throttle opens. In simple language...the more you press on the gas pedal the more it uses fuel.
The point at which fuel is efficiently used is when you are in higher gears at low revs.
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what motor do u have in the car , there are only a small number of things you can do to help this , a good tune up , K&N air filter , headers ,good tires with proper air . make the car lighter depending on the size of your motor these are the main things you can but if you have a big block motor in yout car , get another car , if you have a 4 cyl already , you really are getting good milage per gallon , get a bike if you are a cheap skate
commenting on fuel consumption is like asking "how long should a piece of string be?". The variables to be considered are tyre pressures, size of tyres, width of tyres,tread patterns,wheel alignment, loads carried by the vehicle, climate temperature and conditions, driving techniques,traffic conditions, speeds travelled, use of gears to maintain correct torque range from the engine, electrical loads required from the alternator and terrain conditions
Some of the things that you can do to improve fuel economy include selecting neutral when stopped as this reduces the load on the engine at idle and the fuel setting is less, having your foot on the clutch loads up the thrust bearings on the crankshaft. An automatic is always trying to drive when stopped so by placing it in neutral when stationary allows the engine to idle at a lower fuel setting. run on standard size tyres and increase the air pressure around 4psi make for less rolling resistance from the tyres so the economy will be improved. Carrying as little as is necessary, (That includes driver and passenger weights) reduces the load on the engine--more economy.Using a cruise control were possible or reading the traffic conditions so that vast speed changes are required less so will improve economy. experiment with different octane rated fuels ( be wary of e-fuels) While you may be reading manufacturers sales rubbish about the expect fuel consumption of a particular vehicle remember that it is sales talk as economy is heavily dependant on engine/vehicle design and driver technique. Basically there is no one single thing to consider for fuel economy but ultimately it all comes down to the driver.
Did you also replace your fuel filter? They are usually the reason that fuel pumps go out to begin with. Restrictive flow causes the pump to work to hard to deliver fuel. Also, check/replace plugs, air filter, coils (if distributor-less motor). Monitor your consumption over several tanks from various stations to get a true consistent reading. I'm assuming you used an OEM pump, and not an aftermarket pump. Sometimes the aftermarkets will run a little different than the OEM and could cause extra fuel consumption. Good Luck
+ air intake : This will cover the cleanliness of carburetor or throttle body and the air filter. Make sure there is no obstruction in the air intake system and no carbon deposits or dirt. This is the most important part to get better air flow and fuel consumption. also tires, make sure there at proper inflation. please go here to read more because there are numerous causes for this.www. kereta.info/causes-of-high-fuel-consumption good-day !
As you have not stated the vehicle MODEL or Year of Manufacture, I will provide a 'general' solution:
There could be numerous causes for high fuel consumption, but if you have used this amount of fuel in such a short journey, there would have to be leaking fuel somewhere.
However, the only true method to measure "ACTUAL" fuel consumption (disregard trip computer) is:
- Completely fill tank to a pre-determined point inside the fuel tank filler tube.
- Set your cluster Trip Meter to: 0000
- Drive vehicle for 6 - 15km and return back to the same gas station pump used previously.
- Completely fill tank to the same point inside the fuel tank filler tube, where filled previously.
- Note the quantity of litres required to fill to that same point in the filler tube.
- Divide the litres used, by the total Km travelled on your Trip Meter.
- If the value calculates less than 20 (carburettor engine); less than 15 (EFI engine), then consumption is acceptable.
Note: if value is above these numbers, then you have a fuel leak, or a problem with your vehicle's carburettor adjustment. EFI engines can have numerous causes, including electronic sensor faults etc.
have you checked the fuel pressure regulator (usually found on the front end of the fuel rail.) The pressure should be around 31lbs with the vacuum line on, 41lbs with vacuum line off. An exceptionally high reading may indicate a blocked or pinched return line. Delay in starting may be due to too much fuel going into engine on start up. Any black smoke out back or excessive carbon residue in end of tailpipe? This isn't really a solution but some suggestions on where I'd be looking. good luck!
THE FUEL MILAGE ON THAT PARTICULAR VEHICLE SHOULD BE SOMEWHERE AROUND 17MPG IF IT IS EQUIPED WITH THE 4.0L V6. ONE THING YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY IS TO RESET THE K.A.M. ON THE VEHICLE. THIS WILL RESET ALL OF THE FUEL CURVES AND OXYGEN SENSOR PARAMETERS AND ALLOW THE SYSTEM TO RE-LEARN HOW MUCH FUEL IS NEEDED TO RUN PROPERLY. TO DO THIS YOU CAN SIMPLY DISCONNECT THE NEGITIVE AND POSITIVE BATTERY CABLES AND LET THE VEHICLE SET FOR ABOUT 10-15 MIN. AFTER THAT TIME TOUCH THE TWO CABLES TOGETHER FOR ABOUT 15 SEC. AND THEN REINSTALL BATTERY CABLES ON BATTERY. THIS MAY HELP IN YOUR CASE BACAUSE WITH A NEW OXGEN SENSOR, THE COMPUTER IS NOT USED TO SEEING THE CORRECT READING SO WHEN IT DOES GET THE READING THAT IT NEEDS, IT DOES NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEM.