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I have an 2004 1.4 carb citi golf. My citi golf recently got very fuel inefficient. Just started randomly. There's not a noticeable change in power. There is also a petrol smell in the car. If changed the petrol pump but nothing seems to take the problem away. I get 280 km on a tank. Mechanics also cannot find the problem. Any advice?

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Obviously for some reason it's dumping too much fuel. Did they erase codes after changing parts? Are they sure they put proper part on?
Could one of the new parts be faulty, yes. Have it scanned again & see what it turns up. By the way, I wouldn't go too far without changing that oil, & filter,then monitor the level every day for increase in level, indicating fuel in there again. Good way to ruin an engine, running it with gas in the oil.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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Does exhaust smell like petrol - low on power? If so it's running on 3 or 2 legs, meaning ignition in one of the cylinders is not burning fuel. This causes irregular idle and high fuel consumption.

Low compression might indicate a leaking head gasket, worn cylinder rings. Remove the oil dipstick and check if there's pressure coming from the sump. This indicates worn cylinder rings - loss of compression.

Posted on Jun 26, 2011

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SOURCE: car doesn't have power its finds difficult going up a hill. recently they put petrol instead of diesel drove for 1 km before stopping and removed the fuel, cleaned the tank and the car started nor

Try changing the fuel filter. If that does not help, have someone test the injector pump for pressure. Last would be a compression test on the cylinders. Drain oil and replace oil filter very soon.

What has happened is the diesel fuel is a lubricant and gasoline is a solvent. As gasoline is much thinner, it could wash down the cylinders and get into the oil pan thinning the oil and ruining the bearings. This would be the reason to test the pressure in the cylinders to find out if you lost compression with the rings in the cylinders.

Next, the injector pump for the diesel has seals and tolerances for inside components. Again, since gasoline is a solvent and not a lubricant, the internal parts could be worn out by not having diesel fuel to lubricate the injector pump parts.

If someone working at the fuel station made this mistake, all the costs should be paid by the station. This is something which could be taken to court if the station does not pay.

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