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What is your current consumption figure?
Hi Mark I've not done a specific observation of fuel consumption but would hazard a guess as 25-30 mpg. This is due to the fact I presently
only half fill the tank and on a round trip to a town approx. 15 miles distant am close to empty and I maintain the speed
of the vehicle at 50-60mph. This is done in the hope of achieving the best possible consumption. No unnecessary travel in the car is made.
It's unlikely the idle speed of 1000 rpm is the cause of what you think is high consumption.
It would have to idle for hours.
What would you suggest could be the problem?
You should check the coolant temperature sensor in case it is registering the engine as being cold when it isn't.
Similar to running on choke.
Have done that and the temp is operating at required Mnfr spec.
Not the temp guage reading.
Did you check it with a scan tool?
No don't have that equipment.
So how do you know the coolant temp sensor is good?
Good question I don't.
That's where you need to start then.
The gauge reading is not the one used by the ecu for engine temp.
Thanks will follow your suggestion
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