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I recantly purchased a 1999 polo 1.6 8v auto its only done 19000 miles from new, and every thing seems ok ish. appart from fuel consumption seems high for a modern ish car aprox 28 mpg is this NORMAL ? I'm thinking the lambda sensor or the throtel body is faulty.. Also it seems to rev a bit hard about 3000 at about 55-60mph. there doesnt seem to be any other probs, its smooth, starts and runs ok...my previous car was a mk2 gti and i easily achived 40mpg infact i had to drive it like a lunatic to get the mpg down to 28mpg. any info or advise please

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  • rumble452 Mar 06, 2009

    hi ya thanks for your reply, its a bit of both a run of about 10m miles into town but it seems a bit high.. thought maybe running a bit rich thats whyi think the lambda sensor may be dead or not working properly

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If this around town then this is probably right as it is also an auto.

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  • myearwood0 Mar 07, 2009

    usually engine control will come on.best thing take to mot station and have emmissions checked.

  • myearwood0 Mar 07, 2009

    usually engine control will come on.best thing take to mot station and have emmissions checked.

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