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WHAT WOULD MAKE A USE 40LITRES PER 300KMS?

1988 Toyota Corolla • 50,000 miles

Hi there, just wondering if anyone would know why a 1988 Toyota Corolla 1.3 is doing around 300kms per 40 litres? Do you know of anything that could be causing this? The car had a new engine put in not long ago if thats of any help, around 50,000km. The body has done over 200,000

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Michaelgunstone
September 7, 2012.



There are many factors and possibilities.

Driving habit.
Traffic and road conditions.
Engine and transmission performance.

If the engine had not been tuned correctly, you would have performance problems leading to higher consumption and excessive fuel being used.

If the transmission or clutch is slipping, same results.

Short dirving distance and time would add to that.

A heavy foot on the accelerator uses more gas.

KHLow2008
Sep 7, 2012.
Cheers, its nothing to do with the driving, and the roads are normal. It just seems to be guzzling a lot more gas than it should for some reason. Cheers

Tiny
Michaelgunstone
Sep 7, 2012.
Then you would need a tune-up and check for engine performance related problems.

KHLow2008
Sep 7, 2012.