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Re: MPG problems

Yes, your stats do look pretty bad.  Normal checks: make sure all wire 
connections are clean and shiny, the generator/voltage regulator are 
performing properly, and your ignition system is up to par.

Ignition means checking the points for firing the injectors as well as the 
spark plugs since you'll be inspecting the distributor anyway for wear.  Is 
the coil still good and the plug wires solid (not cracked)?  Check the 
spark plugs for proper gap, no excessive wear and how they look.  Reading 
plugs can be tricky and isn't the tell-all of the engine but it does help 
nonetheless.  I have no idea what a Krypton machine is (except Superman 
probably won't be using it) but it could very well be a tuning problem.  
Poor gas mileage can also mean poor power extraction from the burning fuel 
(incomplete fuel combustion).  Improper timing can affect your mileage and 

Check the easy (cheap) stuff first before going out and buying 
parts/getting paid help (i.e. a mechanic).  Just some quickie stuff off the 
top o' my head I'd check if I had FI.

     Toby Erkson
     '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L
     '75 Porsche 914 1.8L for sale
     Portland, Oregon, USA

P.S.  Just thought of something...does anyone think this could be a fuel 
pressure problem (pressure regulator)?

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Subject: MPG problems
Author:  type-3-errors@umich.edu at SMTPGATE
Date:    5/12/97 7:08 AM

Does anyone have any snappy suggestions for improving my MPG? I have
a 1600 injection fastback, and I am getting what seems to be ridiculously low 
mileage from it.. about 17 mpg on motorways, and 10mpg urban.
It has been suggested that it could have something to do with the
injection unit? The engine has been tuned using a krypton machine, so it cant be
a tuning problem..

all ears

'72 Fastback

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