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Re: Gas Problems

In a message dated 12/25/99 12:55:25 PM Mountain Standard Time, 
Leuck@concentric.net writes:

<<    Could some please tell me what could effect my gas mileage with my 86
 4kcsq?  I just filled it up yesterday and now it down to 3/4 tank...  I know
 it is not my driving style, because I drove with the gauge reading 25-35 mpg
 gallon every where....
 Any advice on what might be loose or what needs to be tuned to work right
 would be very help full...  I am going on a 450 mile trip and I would like
 to get the best gas mileage as I can...
 Thanks a bunch!
 Jeryd >>

Maybe a Tune-up including O2 sensor spark plugs and retiming might do the car 
a little good.  You could also have a fuel component leaking such as an 
injector or a cold start valve.  You could have a bad thermal time switch or 
maybe even a coolant temperature sensor.  All of these could affect the 
performance of your vehicle to that extent.  I am looking into the same 
problem on my GL5 and my 87 4000 quattro.

Britton Ingraham

87 4000 CS quattro
85 Quantum GL5
73 Beetle

LOOKING FOR!  88-87 Volkswagen Quantum GL5 5 speed.  Need not run but must 
have great looking body and interior that means NO RUST!  All colors are good 
but would prefer not to have Tornado Red the other lighter red is Awesome 
though and silver is really good!