Toyota Corolla

Tiny
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  • 1992 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 260,000 MILES
Major gas problem, car only gets 22 mpg. And thats realy bad, so any places were gas is known to leak with a car as many miles as this, or could an exhaust with no muffler and multiple holes in it cause this? On a full tank I am extremly lucky to get 250 miles. Any help would be appreciated.
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Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 12:54 AM

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Tiny
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Exhaust leaks does make mileage worse
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Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 1:56 AM
Tiny
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Would it decrease by 8-10mpg though?
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Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 12:45 PM
Tiny
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Also the spark plug gap was WAY off I replaced those and re gapped them, hope that well help alot
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Thursday, January 27th, 2011 AT 2:19 AM
Tiny
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Do you smell gas as if there is a leak?
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 AT 3:47 AM
Tiny
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Yes I do, I was wondering if it would work to replace the fuel lines with rubber hosing?
My step dad said he has done it, I want to be cheap on the car it is in pretty bad shape.
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 9:03 PM
Tiny
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The steel lines are there in the event of an accident or fire. If you replace them with rubber, fire can burn it right through it and it can rip much easier in an accident.

Honestly, You can purchase steel fuel line in a spool. If you have a pipe bender and a double flairing tool, you should have no trouble. I do recommend replacing it with steel. Remove the old steel line, lay it on the ground, open the steel sool of fuel line and then take your pipe bender (most parts stores will lend you) and start bending the new line in the same directions. The only other thing you will need are the connections and to double flair the pipe at the ends. The worst part of the job is removing the fuel tank.
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Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 3:14 AM
Tiny
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Ok how much is a spool?
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Monday, March 14th, 2011 AT 1:19 AM
Tiny
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In my area, a 20' spool is around 25 dollars.
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Monday, March 14th, 2011 AT 5:05 AM

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