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new oxy senser now my fuel consumption is worse 23.4l/100km! 

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:59 pm 
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Have heard of it causing fuel consumption issues ... especially if the vehicle is running "too" cool.

As long as it is well within the NORM range it should be fine though ... but if it's only just getting to the COLD section and no further ... then it could be an issue.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:09 pm 
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gros20 wrote:
after an 8min drive to work the this morning the needle was still over C for cold no ware even near the L on normal grrr.


Your car probably needs more than 8 minutes to warm up. If you are only driving small distances then your fuel average will be much higher because the car doesn't get out of warm-up mode.
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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:14 pm 
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Some cold mornings it can take my AU ute about 15 minutes of solid country road driving to get to running temperature.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:33 pm 
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Did you actually pull the power off the battery for a while and let the ECU reset?

... If the ECU is using its original learning from the dead sensor things are going to be all over the place. The Ford ECUs do a "fast-Learn" when they have lost power to re-tune, otherwise its a much slower and gradual thing.

I dont know how long youd have to pull the battery for. For my Escape its only a couple of mins.

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:44 pm 
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yea but that was 1500km ago it should of relearnt its self by now. last few times batt went dead. and im presuming if trip computer reset so would ecu.
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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:02 pm 
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thats it im gonna get my injectors cleaned and buy a new thermostat from ford :( gah ah well should save me petrol

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:32 pm 
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Just a side thing. Since dropping down in fuel octane, I'm now only using BP'S 95 Premium. My consumption has gone down even more to 11.7L 100/km. Used to be 12.1L on 98.
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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:30 pm 
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DanXR8 wrote:
You think that's bad I'm running on LPG on my series 2 EL XR8 opt 20, filled up today after doing 150 km of city driving and worked out that I had used 39 litres/100 :shock: . and no that's not a misprint. anyone have any advice to offer. Would desperately like to work out what is causing my high fuel consumption.


Take your car to a LPG mechanic, one with a 4-gas analyser and a Dyno and let them tune it for you. I recently purchased a car with LPG which was doign around 25-30L/100. After a very quick tune on the dyno its performaning ALOT better and now we're looking at 15-20L/100, which isn't too bad for a V8 on LPG.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:17 pm 
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Where did u go to get that done Waggin? Didi it cost u much? My 351 is on straight gas , ( new rebuilt clevo with gas heads ) and my economy is about the same as what u mentioned yours use to be.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:10 pm 
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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:47 pm 
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ok 2day i cjanged my thermostat and my plugs again to teh recommend ngk so far so good just a few questions. my old thermostat was 92 degrees my new one is 91 so i presume this will be betetr has i hardlky do any decent drives.
also the old one jad a small hole around the edge abouta 5mm hole is this normal?

how do i blead my system i let my car idle for 10min with heater on with teh filler cap off will this do?
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Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:07 am 
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Hi
When U do Mods like cold Intake eg SS bigmouth In a 4.1 liter motor it's best to to reset the computer by disconnecting battery and reconnect.
That will reset the ECU and will start mapping the Running.
As regards to LPG it is best to Use a Tickford ECU that is what Taxis use. has foar Maps .One for lpg Running And the Second Map for Petrol.
Basically the timing is adjusted diferently.
Hope that enlighten the subject a bit
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