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Bad gas mileage i filled my car with 91 octane i live in canada its $1.20 a liter right now and i got 274 kilometers to that tank is there something wrong with my car ?

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  • kevinloken1 Aug 03, 2010

    also when my running lights r on i notice when im behind a car that my lights dim in and out could that be i need to replace my relays ?

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If your car is at 80k miles or more, first change out the oxygen sensor. Their life-span is only 80-100K miles. (not sure what that is in KMs.

This is what provides feedback to the computer to fine-tune the air/fuel mixture. When this fails, you will run a rich mixture and get worse gas mileage (or literage as you might say)

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Change only the upstream O2 senosr, not the downstream O2 sensor.
Also, premium fuel does NOT improve gas mileage .

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  • Ed Paradise Dec 10, 2011

    the car was made for 87 octan only,i found out on my 97 when my wife was running high octan and i had ford check it and that is what they said,run 87 and car runs great.30 + on the hyway.

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