Brera binding brakes
This was going to be a question about excessive fuel consumption not covered in the sticky.
But now I think I've worked out that my fuel consumption problem is being caused by something else - binding brakes.
I first noticed that after a spell of being in crawling traffic, once finally clear my instantaneous consumption was horrendous, about half as much as I would normally get on the same stretch of road at the same speed in the same weather conditions. After a few miles, it would return to normal.
Then I noticed it cleared quicker after in went into a tight bend sllightly faster than normal. Brain cells worked overtime as to why. Brakes? Was the weight transfer in the bend sufficient to overcome a sticky brake piston? On coming to journeys end a few miles later, I felt the alloys and noticed that the fronts were significantly warmer than the rear - yes, I know the fronts work harder, but this was verging on hot rather than warm. I haven't yet managed to get the wheels off the ground to check for free rotation - hopefully tonight.
Has anyone else noticed this excessive fuel consumption after crawling in traffic? What do you think of my theory? What fix is out there for binding brakes?