Jts mpg questions????
Hi. 2.0 Jts gt. Do really short runs, usually get 27-28 mpg. Had my drop links changed a few weeks ago and noticed my tyre pressures were quite low at 1.8bar. I pumped up to 2.2bar and my mpg has dropped to 24mpg for the same journeys. I thought it would have got better not worse. Could it be the fact it's getting colder and that affects mpg? It's dropped by about 20%. Also noticed seems to be kicking out a lot of steam from exhaust, doesn't look like smoke as such just water vapour, also, keep getting a strong smell of petrol.
Car runs well and no performance problems. I'm confused, expected new drop links and proper tyre pressure to make mpg better not worse! Car done 59000 miles.
Thanks for any advice.