Re: 20MPG :( with 240 sedan Brisbane Australia
"snoopy42" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>i get about 20mpg (350k's for 50 litres) from my 89' 240 sedan, sounds a
>touch excessive, its got new plugs, new air cleaner eliment, new plug lead,
>haven't used the a/c and its mainly highway driving at approx 100kph. i
>cleaned the throttle body and drive carefully.
>any ideas??? sounds like i should get it checked out, what do you think?
>a good mechanic in brisbane australia would be good, someone told me 'comet'
>at albion is ok, i live on the northside of brisbane.
350km = 218 miles
50 liters = 13.2 gallons
218 / 13.2 = 16.5mpg
That is horrible for a 240- about half (or less) of what it should be
getting on the highway. Check that the E brake and the service brakes
are not dragging. Check the temps of the wheels after a drive- they
should be about the same (an IR thermometer is great for that). Also
check for fuel leaks, and you might want to look into a locking fuel
cap as I would suspect someone is syphoning fuel from your car.
Also check the gas or try another brand. There have been incidents of
stations putting cheap additives into the gas to stretch profits.
Running that much fuel through the motor is VERY bad for the motor. It
will wash lubrication off the cylinder walls and will cause excessive
wear on the rings and cylinder walls.
Also, verify that your odometer is operating accurately using
mileposts along a stretch of roadway.
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
'90 240 Estate - '93 960 Estate