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    Default air box mod gone wrong????

    did the mod a week ago. seem to be getting rubbish fuel consuption though. see pic 100 miles gone from a full tank and the needles nearly on half way!!!!!! i'm gonna do the full tank just to compare but so far ill be returning the box to normal.

    oh and for the sharp eyed the engine light is only on as the key on stage just for the pic.

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    could just be a dodgy sender unit mate and a coincidence, never known the airbox mod make that much of a difference to fuel consumption.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchp View Post
    could just be a dodgy sender unit mate and a coincidence, never known the airbox mod make that much of a difference to fuel consumption.....
    dodgy sender unit???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks246 View Post
    dodgy sender unit???
    fuel sender unit, they have an earth that sometime's get corroded and makes the contact bad giving you a bad reading....or it could be stuck...

    just trying to come up with a few idea's for you mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchp View Post
    fuel sender unit, they have an earth that sometime's get corroded and makes the contact bad giving you a bad reading....or it could be stuck...

    just trying to come up with a few idea's for you mate

    i'm listening.
    the guage on dash doesnt stick tho? car takes around £47 to fill and ive been getting 290 miles ish - town driving...

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    can't see the air box mod causing an increse in fuel consumption!

    what engine ya got?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenged View Post
    can't see the air box mod causing an increse in fuel consumption!

    what engine ya got?
    He's got a 1.8 Ls dude

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    The air box mod affected my 1.8vvt the same way , the feul comsumption can be less than 30mpg at times when i've been in a lot of traffic. To bad i kicked the bit of plastic down a drain when i did the mod else i would put it back. The tiny bit extra performance is not worth the 5-10mpg i lost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc_orion View Post
    He's got a 1.8 Ls dude
    lol spotted it just at the bottom!
    D'oh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenged View Post
    lol spotted it just at the bottom!
    D'oh!


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