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High Fuel Consumption

My VW Golf 1.6 SR (1999 mk4) is drinking a lot of fuel. Out of a full tank i get only 240 miles. the car has only done 73,000.

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This engine likes fuel. hard to say without seeing it but sounds like its drawing air somewhere. 

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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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.

Hope this helps. If this "fixes ya", I'd appreciate a rating for my reply, If not, please delay the rating and add a comment with any extra info you have and I will try to think of something else.

Cheers, D.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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