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Rza_2002
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   3rd Sep 03 at 09:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Try Not To Boot The Car That Much, 1.4 Sri (K) Just Wondering How Many Miles I Should Get Out Of It For A Full Tank, And If Not Having An Air Filter Will Cause Me Hassle

EDIT <NO FILTER AT ALL... HAD BEEN REMOVED BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER.. SO THERES JUST THE ENGINE, SO BIG STUPID AIR FILTER THING ON IT.. NOW I NEED 1 B4 I DIE>

.David.



[Edited on 04-09-2003 by Rza_2002]
chris_uk
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i would have thought that since petrol is a liquid your car would drink it not eat it. Just my opinion
Noonster
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Rza_2002
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quote:
Originally posted by chris_uk
i would have thought that since petrol is a liquid your car would drink it not eat it. Just my opinion


Mines Is Hungry Though
Cybermonkey
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Dont use FUCKING CAPITALS on every word please, its difficult to read.

I get 300miles out of a tank in my Sport 1.6. Between 250 and 300 miles should be your average.
Noonster
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quote:
Originally posted by Rza_2002
quote:
Originally posted by chris_uk
i would have thought that since petrol is a liquid your car would drink it not eat it. Just my opinion


Mines Is Hungry Though


Bet you have an answer for everything
Rza_2002
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quote:
Originally posted by Cybermonkey24
Dont use FUCKING CAPITALS on every word please, its difficult to read.

I get 300miles out of a tank in my Sport 1.6. Between 250 and 300 miles should be your average.


Sorry bud, didn't know it annoyed you.. i got about 120miles off 20 i reckon...
Cybermonkey
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120miles from 20 is bloody awful. Sure you havent got a fuel leak?
Rza_2002
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thats why i'm asking you guys here, does not having an air filter (at all) fu** up my fuel consumption.. i'll have to do some more driving and i'll get an exact figure of miles for 1/4 of a tank on something and figure it out
roy_newell
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no, air filter would have no effect on fuel consumption as you still use the same amount of fuel, just more air which results in better performance.

Sounds like a leak to me

[Edited on 03-09-2003 by roy_newell]
Cybermonkey
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yes a leak sounds very likely in the fuel lines. It might even be clogged injectors. An air filter will increase fuelling slightly, otherwise the engine would run lean, more air = need for more fuel.
Cybermonkey
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But it certainly wouldnt make a difference like that! more like 5 miles per tank.
Rza_2002
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so how do i know if i have a fuel leak (apart from my petrol dripping onto the road)
Dave Hay
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youll smell it! youll get a big whiff of petrol from wherever leak is
leafgreencorsa
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Should get at least 300 miles per tank. My old 1.4 8V was good for at least 350 miles. My current SXi DTi will do 500 miles or it would if it was not in the bodyshop for 6K of repairs when a Volvo S40 got stuffed into it by a lorry. Pensioners in Volvos should be banned!
Kris TD
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if you use high revs it will do fuck all mpg.
Rob H
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If your running with no air filter, then your engines proberbly fooked anyway
M4tt
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yeah but a filter on it dummy.

you'll end up loosing performance as the engine sucks in dead flie and stones and stuff.
Mikorsa16v
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quote:
Originally posted by Rza_2002
thats why i'm asking you guys here, does not having an air filter (at all) fu** up my fuel consumption.. i'll have to do some more driving and i'll get an exact figure of miles for 1/4 of a tank on something and figure it out


you a bit mad, are u running your motor without a filter on?
roy_newell
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damn, just realised that you aren't running with an air filter at all.
You must be mucking fental mate, seriously you better look at getting a recon engine, all the shit that goes in would've fucked your engine right up.
Good luck with that.
Before for some reason I thought you meant you had a performance filter on
Makarus
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To make it easy my car gets around 100 miles from 10, so a full tank gets me around 300-350 miles. It all depends on how you drive it.

Put 10 in the other day, carrying a full car of people all the time and giving it a bit of hammer but nothing mental, got about 70 miles from it. But that was mostly town driving too, low gear and all that.

Yesterday put 10 in, got 130 miles from it, full car still but mostly motorway miles and I was taking it steady because I was absolutly nakered (paintballing does that to you)

It sounds like you really do have a problem.

If you dont have an air filter at all, as in you have removed the panel filter from the box then that could well be the problem, far too much air coming in. Yet shouldnt cause the problem to that extent. Also if you have completly removed the filter then I would advise you to put it back in, a filter is there for a reason without it you just pull shit through.
Dave Helium
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3rd Sep 03 at 16:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my car is the worst for petrol! i get 60 miles if im lucky for 10 and ive put in 30 and only got 170-180 miles for it! i go through so much monry on petrol!!!
IntaCepta
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3rd Sep 03 at 16:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

they don't call it an air filter for nothing u know.
sxi boy
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3rd Sep 03 at 16:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i usually get 120 miles from 10 without goin into the red

have a look down the rite hnd side of ur car (side with the fuel filler on) and smell around under the car, all the fuel lines go down that side so if u have a leak then itll be there.

when was the last time u had a full major service??
miles
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With a variety of driving I get about 10p a mile. Thats with a 1.6 16v throttle bodied 164bhp engine....

You have a problem

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