Hi, I'm new to falcon ownership, I have recently purchased a 92 eb2 GLI wagon, with 190000 kms on it, it seems to be a reasonably good car, execpt for the fuel consumption which is shocking, the best I can get around town is 17l/100km, and thats only if you really go slow. the town I live in is flat with no traffic lights and little or no traffic to hold me up,
I have ordered a new air filter, fuel filter, and gapped the plugs (they seem ok),
did the 92 NZ falcons have a cat in the exhaust?,
if the do then would it make an improvement in economy to remove it, (you are still allowed to here)
how do I go about checking the ignition timing, I've heard that you have to earth out some ports on the ecu , which ones? Do I need to reset the ecu?, what difference would it make?, how do I do that?
how do I test the various sensors (O2 ect), the car starts and runs ok, although it smells quite rich at idle, The plugs look ok too, but maybe a bit to white on one side,
what else should I look at in regards to excssive fuel consumption, bearing in mind that fuel is at 1.66/l here and rising fast, its costing me every extra cent to just run to work and back
Thanks in advance