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When in traffic and the heat gauge gets halfway then the idling gets intermitent and actually jerks around when idling.captiva 2007 2.4 south africa

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That's just your computer thinking the engine is overheating and it's only placing it in what they call "Limp Home Mode".You just need to address the heat rise situation,it should not rise.Thermostat cares for that.Thermostat could be sticking and staying too far to the closed side.Replace the thermostat(V-6 can be hard to get to one bolt head but can be done with a box-end 12point wrench)and be patient with it.

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SOURCE: Chevrolet captiva 2.0 lt poor mpg captiva has

I also have a Chevy Captiva 2L Diesel but with the auto box. The MPG on that one is abysmally bad! I bought it a few weeks ago with just under 30K miles on the clock (2007 model), and it returns around 230 miles on a full tank! That's around 17 MPG and probably on par with a Hummer!!
I was expecting the auto box to be less efficient than the manual of course but not to consume twice as much. Anyone out there with any ideas as to why this could be? I was actually already checking under the car to see if it loses fuel... We live in the suburbs and our trips can be considered a mix of urban and extra urban (they are admittedly on the short side and from a cold winter start; still, this doesn't justify the extremely low MPG). The car seems adequately powered for its weight and considering the small'ish engine and auto box.
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