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Old 09 Oct 2004, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how much petrol

:shock: can anyone help me.im new to owning a my00 model turbo.only had it 2weeks,bloody gr8 car,but the petrol it uses is alarming ...and no i aint got my right foot to the floor,,,,{sometimes tho }.65 covers 300miles...is this bout right.or do any of u think there might be summit up......thanks :cry: mike
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Old 09 Oct 2004, 04:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That seems a bit heavy on fuel :?:

:shock: Normally get 300 to a full tank in mine (80ish on motorway) 04wrx

Maybe re-set the ecu (instructions can be found in the forum) - maybe whoever you bought it off stripped all the mods off and the ecu is still over fuelling or something??

BUT i had a major shock in the 1999 turbo as i thought there was a hole in the tank Maybe cos its new and your still playing with the throttle it goes quicker??

Thats my thoughts

Im sure others will advise on this too...
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Old 09 Oct 2004, 04:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Mike

Difficult one that ?? I have a MY00 with PPP Ecu and a Full Decat (which is known to use a bit more fuel) and I get about 260-270 miles out of the tank before I fill up. Please note our motors have a 60 litre tank and whilst my fuel reading shows it as being empty (at 260 miles) when I fill up I find I have another 10-12 litres of fuel left :shock: However 2L Turbo cars are generally thirsty motors and unless you are at a constant speed on the motorway without using Boost you should see the economy get better......but not by much

Have you got any Modifications on your car ??
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Old 09 Oct 2004, 05:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks nelson...no mods.everything standard.previous owner did nothing to i mod wise......was thinking of resetting the ecu,,,c if that helps......my deep pockets are getting deeper :roll:
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Old 09 Oct 2004, 10:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well a Reset would certainly not do any harm either way Mike - it could also be a faulty or failing Oxygen / Lambda Sensor. These are known to cause overfuelling when they aren't working correctly and one of the main symptoms is a fuel guzzler

How does the car feel though ?? Does it pull well ? any hesitation/pulsing ?
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thanks nelson. gona do a reset today....the car goes like hell.realy quick on pick up.one thing tho at bout 2000rpm in 2,very slight jerkyness as if u hold it at those revs....but if u floor her, she just goes .hope this helps....where and how much are these oxgen sensors u mention...thanks :shock:
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Re: how much petrol

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65 covers 300miles...is this bout right.or do any of u think there might be summit up......thanks :cry: mike
That's about the same as ours, we get about 200 ish miles to a full tank (40ish).

It could be possible that if you're still pretty new to owning a scoob you could be pressing that right pedal a bit too hard :wink:
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Old 11 Oct 2004, 01:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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on a mix of driving i get about 260 miles for a tank, ithas been as low as 220 and as high as 300 according to the type of driving i'm doing.
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Old 11 Oct 2004, 03:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I had the same problem when I first bought my Turbo!
Was looking everywhere for that petrol leak! :shock:

Its something you just get used to in the end mate :wink:
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Old 11 Oct 2004, 03:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well said TZ - you do get used to it as you say
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Old 11 Oct 2004, 09:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How's the tire pressure...I put some new Goodyear G1-F3's on my 17" rims (they'll handle to 50 PSI) at 45 PSI they ride a bit harsh on my 2002 WRX Wagon, but I like it like that - got an oil change - the mechanic "corrected" the tire pressure to 28 PSI...
I was getting better than 25 MPG, but with the lower tire pressure I only got about 17 MPG...grrr.

Most often, poor MPG is a simple thing like tire pressure...or just tires (my WRX has over 85,000 Miles on it - only got about 20 MPG for first 10,000 miles).

So don't trust the mechanic, check your tires at least monthly...
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whey....................... welcome back Tom... Hows you doing? Never thought about the tyre pressure before :? :arrow:
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Old 11 Oct 2004, 10:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Petrol consumption does seem to be well discussed topic for Impreza owners....seen some pretty horrendous MPG figures!

When I first got my car I was very concious of the petrol issue but that soon dissapeared with a heavy right foot and plenty of grins!

One thing I do find a bit iritating about the Scoob is the non-linear petrol gauge....goes down slow in first quarter then needle drops loads down to the bottom quarter of a tank!
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Old 12 Oct 2004, 04:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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65 covers 300miles...is this bout right.or do any of u think there might be summit up......
i tot mine was alarming when i made at least 350 miles before i fill up the petrol.
so now i am more relieve...
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