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Re: High Fuel Consumption
Hi. The best way forward is to get the fault codes read via the on-board diagnostic system. You can use VAG diagnostic software free on the internet, but you'll need a VAGCOM interface cable and a portable computer.
Meantime, check for broken, clogged or missing vacuum pipes around the fuel system.
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you cant just steel power.you have to have fuel pressure regulator conected with fuel pump relay and pump itself.best way would be to install fuel tank from MK4 with el.pump inside,add relay conected with ignition switch and fusible power from battery
Your fuel sending unit in tank is bad,may be incorparated with fuel pump or by itself.Car isn't going to drink gas that fast unless leaking.If tank reads a half,fill up to see if it's really half empty,and if it is half full,then your driving a gas hog.
You very likely are going to replace the fuel pump, well i recomend you check the vw recalls on failing fuel pumps or related fuel lines and fasteners. I own a 2004 vw golf and began to leak fuel at the fuel delibery nipples right out of the fuel pump. the problem is that either there tension on the nipple and cause to crak thus leak, or the fuel line is short and pulling toward the rear right tire causing it to crak and leak. the Volkswagen Golf Recall 05V154000 is the solution this recall is for a vw golf 1999-2000 but all the fuel pumps around vw 's 1999 up to 2006 have the same problem but you need to put acomplain with the NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE
AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO
HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.if your car is not under these recall. Fuse # 28 will stop the fuel pump so you can remove it
look in boot space on the same side Rear fender where the fuel tank cap lid is located where the fuel tank cap is located exactly on the same side inside the boot you will find cable which unable you to operate or open the fuel tank cap lid mechanical from inside when you pull the cable it let's open the fuel tank cap from outside see for the instruction manual for more detail or just visit the nearest VW authorised service centre for hazel free driving do keep in writing for more queries
Because your car is consuming so much oil, you need to check the level often, so the level won't go down more than one quart. You will get an idea how long you can drive the car before it is down one quart, and should keep the level at the full mark. You should change the oil filter, as it is still collecting contaminants. Have you checked the spark plugs condition? It seems the oil consumption will result in the plugs being fouled soon . Keep that oil level up, or the result will be a seized engine. Also, I'm guessing the tail pipe shows black residue, another sign of high oil consumption. This is probably why someone sold this car, they didn't want to deal with an expensive repair of an engine rebuild. You are correct, an oil change should be done every 3k miles.