TERRIBLE FUEL MILEAGE

  • Tiny
  • michaelgunstone
  • 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 engine has over 200,000 km.

Cheers

Friday, September 7th, 2012 AT 6:16 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,938 posts

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.

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Friday, September 7th, 2012 AT 7:33 AM
  • Tiny
  • michaelgunstone
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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

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Friday, September 7th, 2012 AT 9:04 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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Then you would need a tune-up and check for engine performance related problems.

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Friday, September 7th, 2012 AT 9:18 AM

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