AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Re: new owner of 146 only 25 mpg
Does the beast warm up quickly (within 5 or 6 miles)? The water temp should move up to 86/88C fairly quickly and stay there regardless of where you're driving.
If it warms up okay round town but drops to 60/70 when on an open road, then the thermostat needs to be changed. If your motor is running cold it will be running rich (more fuel consumption).
Is the idle okay? A lumpy or "hunting" idle would suggest that the lambda sensor is worn out, so again your car will be running rich.
Otherwise as above.. old plugs and a dirty air filter won't help.
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