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    After the car was on the rollers on saturday i noticed on the way home the car was using more fuel than normal the car usualy does around 44/45 mpg on the motorway but was sitting around the 39 mark on the way home there is no eml on and the temp gauge is reading norma.l Any ideas ? z18xer engine
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    I would advise against drinking petrol, it has health implications









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    And don't cough / sneeze near a naked flame , when doing it ..........

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    lol dosen't taste that good lads i don't recommend it

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    44/44 mpg seems to high for a 1.8vvt?

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    depends how you drive it!

    I wonder if the engine management system has made the fuel slightly rich due to the demands made on it during the rolling road session? You could discoonect the battery to reset the learned parameters, or just wait until it settles back to your driving style?

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    Driving like i normally do, will take the battery off for a while today and see how it goes over the week

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    Are you sure no-one is nicking it or leaking?

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    Hopefully the battery-off trick will do it, but if you still find it thirstier than usual, try accelerating from idle in 2nd gear up to redline, from 2000rpm, from 3000rpm etc. If you have a coil or HT lead on the way out, that will often show it by kangarooing.

    You generally find that an engine with a poorly coil or lead will be a touch thirstier as you're not getting efficient burn on every cycle of the engine, so you're chucking more unburnt fuel out the exhaust (therefore throwing more fuel into the cylinder to get the same power when just pootling).

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    Yeah had a good look underneath today with the car running and non running can't see any sign of a leak, the car does not smell like it is running rich either lets just hope the battery trick works

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