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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:29 am 
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well im not the only person who probably has this issue but ever since i got my EL its been not very well on the economy side as i expected. now i know some reasons of why, MAP sensor, oxy sensor, temp sensor, air filter and fuel filter.

fuel filter was replaced (previous one was blocked), i swapped the MAP sensor from the EA to the EL but nothing changed, havent touched the oxy sensor or temp. fuel filter seems dirty so needs a clean. now what other things can cause this problem?

btw i have a hissing sound sometimes coming from behind the glove box/dashboard area but i dunno what it is? would that cause a problem?

i heard some ECUs can also be "tricked" to think it is cold and so putting more petrol in. could that be a problem too?

please i want my car to at least run better then 15l/100kms driving like a granny.

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:37 am 
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my tip is 2 drive it a lil hard sounds stupid, but the engine isnt labouring as much less labour less work less fuel used

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:39 am 
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oh another note. i bought my car from the auctions and it was sitting there for quiet a while. the fuel filter was blocked...i was blowing through it and my cheeks would puff before air got through. that stopped the rough idle problem.

supposedly the gregories manual said that the fuel return line could be a problem. but i dunno how to check that.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:44 am 
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no idea m8 i have the same problem with my xh it had great economy right before the pump shat it, 450k out of 60 litre tank n i'm walking home. have u checke the air filter/box/pipes for obstructions, smoke out of the exhaust indictaing fuel air prob...

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:48 am 
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hmm sometimes smoke coming from exhaust. i think i need to resort to investing in some tools for diagnostics.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:24 pm 
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phongus wrote:
hmm sometimes smoke coming from exhaust. i think i need to resort to investing in some tools for diagnostics.

Once again what temp is the car running at if too cool =very poor economy :shock: :shock: :twisted:

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:27 pm 
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mine running about half way n has very bad economy

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:42 pm 
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hmm. mine runs really cool. like on the L of normal. i get 450 to a tank if i'm lucky. doesn't make much difference if i hammer it or granny foot it.
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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:45 pm 
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hmm. mine runs really cool. like on the L of normal. i get 450 to a tank if i'm lucky. doesn't make much difference if i hammer it or granny foot it.

what size tank does ur car have?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:55 pm 
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same as any ef/el im guessing, so 68 ltrs?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:15 pm 
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jesus i thought my fuel encomy was f**k 450 out of 68 litre tank thats shocking

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:59 pm 
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Mash85 wrote:
same as any ef/el im guessing, so 68 ltrs?


60 litres i think? I normally fill up with 55 litres when it complains.
Still not that good.
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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:03 pm 
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hey cna u tell me were fuel filter is located i mught check mine.

i have thread here
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26551

has all teh normal things im getting 350 tank
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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:15 pm 
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my temp on the dash is between the normal gap. but slighlter leaning towards the cold but not much. wouldnt have a clue. ill find out when i get back from sydney on sunday. not driving the EL so cnat find out how well she goes. thanks anyways people.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:49 pm 
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fuel filter is under the car on the passenger side kinda below the passenger door

 

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