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    thirsty 1.6 16v

    Just wondering how many miles you should get from a full tank (50l). my mk3 seems to be pretty thirsty. im only getting around 200 - 250 miles a tank n the exhaust fumes smell really rich. the car smokes a bit at start up n when i floor it. iv tried driving normally for a tank which was a bit of a challenge but its still guzzling. all ive done to it is fit an induction kit and a desilenced centre pipe with backbox. its just had an oil change and new filter and iv cleaned the tb. any ideas what could be the problem. its not my heavy foot. cheers

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    that is pritty poor mate i thought my mk4 getting 300 to a tank was bad, might need to get it tuned by a mobile tuner just to get the mixture right, i just to get some one out for my mk2, and it used to run sweet afterwards
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    yeah i thought my mk4 1.6 16v was bad at 320ish. well it is bad, just not as bad as that.
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    when was it last serviced? get it service if it hasnt been done for 20k miles

    get your self some red-ex... stick a whole bottle in with a full tank of petrol, it might help clear up some carbon deposits, improve economy and responsiveness.

    You should be getting a minimum of around 350miles from a full tank. i get 360 without fail and recently got 390 from a full tank

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    Cheers, i think the tune up could be the only option left. ive tried loads of cleaners & additives but it hasnt really improved the mileage that much. i try to change the oil & filter evry 5-6 k the car runs a bit smoother afterwards but again doesnt really help the thirst.
    i had the 8v one before this and that would run forever on a tank.

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    OMG I feel so much better (ish) for reading this!
    My 1.6 16v SXI is drinking fuel too! It was serviced just before i had it so its not due for a service at all. Might try the redex stuff as suggested. Fingers crossed eh
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    i usually get about 250 per tank on my mk4 1.6 16v?

    but went on a road trip yesturday and i have done 270 and its on quater!

    is it me or does it take forever to run a full tank down to half and before you know it its empty?
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    About 250-300miles per tank usually. 350miles when I'm strapped for cash. lol.

    To conserve fuel try keeping it in gear and not accelerating when its not needed. Unless it gets to 1000rpm then it will start fueling itself. Short shifting when not accelerating. Mine will do 30mph in 5th happily.

    Fuel consumption is as much to do with how you drive your car as it is to do with the car itself.
    Its a jam thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam
    Fuel consumption is as much to do with how you drive your car as it is to do with the car itself.
    Yeah think i drive mine a bit hard to be fair.
    I've put some redex stuff in anyways so we'll see if it helps.
    Fingers crossed or i may have to sell my house to fuel my car?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by theblackbeauty
    i usually get about 250 per tank on my mk4 1.6 16v?

    but went on a road trip yesturday and i have done 270 and its on quater!

    is it me or does it take forever to run a full tank down to half and before you know it its empty?

    yeah sounds about right, whats that about. iv heard sum1 say that astras have reserve tank n the sensor only tells you how much is in the main tank. dunno whether he's talkin sh~! but id hav thought that the last half would take forever to use if that was the case

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