2003 Skoda Fabia Fuel usage

Tiny
CLUMSYCOW1981
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  • 2003 SKODA FABIA
  • 1.2L
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 69,000 MILES
Hi,

i've just bought a skoda fabia 1.2 clissic 2003 and i'm finding the fuel usage excessive. When the fuel light came on, on my car and I put £10 in to see how far I would go. However the fuel light came on again after just 47 miles. How can I get the fuel usage back to the 47mpg? Also I find that the car judders slightly when the car is idling, could this be part of the fuel problem?

Thanks
Monday, November 24th, 2014 AT 12:19 PM

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Tiny
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Was the vehicle ever tuned up? Have you checked to make sure the air filter isn't plugged? Is there any black smoke from the exhaust?
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Monday, November 24th, 2014 AT 5:30 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

I'm not sure if it was tuned up, but doesn't seem to drive like it has. I was told the filter had been cleaned out but again not sure if it actually was and no smoke coming out of the exhaust.
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 AT 1:08 AM
Tiny
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I would start simple. Check the air filter and replace if needed. Also, remove a couple spark plugs and check their condition.
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 AT 5:11 AM

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