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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-05-03, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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A friend in need....(his cars being a bitch)

Hey, im posting this for a friend of mine.

His car is a '93 build ED Gli Auto.

4.0ltr..done about 168,000 k's

His car is starting to get really bad fuel economy, i mean like 350k's for a full tank...driven conservately.

He also can smell fuel after its been driven for a bit.

It is leaking a bit of oil from somewhere...but he had a look and he cant find the source.

He's mainly interested in finding out why its using so much fuel tho...he's thinking head gasket...i just thought the other 2 bits (smell of fuel/leaking oil) would help someone reading this come to an answer.

Any info would be greatly apprecieated.


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is the oil burnt (black?), how long since last oil change, cos if the oil is burnt, maybe it just needs a tune.

Also try reseting the computer, my mates was doing the same thing (fuel economy), and after we reset the computer it fixed it up.

Head gasket - undo the oil cap, if there is a white residue on the bottom of the cap, theres a prob with the gasket

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sounds like something like the MAP sensor, or TPS configuration. Could also have dirty injectors or something like that. Might need a tune, new plugs etc. I would check the stuff out that EvilEA said above too...

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Thanks guys, ill let him know and get back to youse :)


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Heavy fuel usage could also be a blocked dented or otherwise failed catalytic converter. But the fuel smell suggest a fuel line leak somewhere.

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