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Old 12-02-2002, 01:00   #1 (permalink)
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Problems with the XD panny

Ok I know this is an E series forum but im going to post a question about my XD.

I am not going to have the car for much longer, but I want to get these problems sorted.

Firstly, the fuel economy is absolutely shocking. It is definately not normal, even for a car of its age. As I drive i can see the guage move down. Even if I drive for 10 minutes, and im talking grandpa driving, the fuel guage will move down like 2 bars. What can be the cause of this?

Secondly, what is a good fix for surface rust? It has a couple of litle spots here and there, such as along the bottom of the back doors. Would it be best to grind them off with like a wire brush attached to an angle grinder or something and then spray paint over?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Does the fuel level go down if the car isn't running?
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Old 12-02-2002, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I was suspecting it could be a leak somewhere in the fuel system.

As for rust, the cheap way is to sand it back, bog it up and spray over it.
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Old 12-03-2002, 00:34   #4 (permalink)
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come to think of it, if i leave it for a day without running it, it might move down a couple of bars, but wouldnt i see a puddle of fuel on the ground?
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