Petrol Consumption for 2.0i ZX
Posted 17 March 2003 - 02:22 PM
I just purchased myself a ZX 2.0i. Previous car was a Satria 1.3. Of course I don't need to tell you guys about the difference I felt but I'm worried about consumption of my car. I put in RM60 in the tank and after going about 100km, I noticed my tank went down to half. Is this a norm? Bear in mind that I was not revving the engine or driving in a massive jam. It was just normal driving. Any comments???
Posted 17 March 2003 - 02:46 PM
Posted 17 March 2003 - 02:56 PM
Posted 17 March 2003 - 03:28 PM
perhaps drive ur car until the yellow light lights up.
normally, the light should turn on when u take a corner and the needle is near or at the yellow bar.
i find it a good idea to fill up when the yellow light comes on.
I normally put RM35 and I can get about 270-280 km(with air-cond off lah, coz it's dead!)
this is before the price rise.
Posted 17 March 2003 - 03:32 PM
Posted 17 March 2003 - 05:06 PM
And another thing, I keep hearing a relay going on and off when I drive sometimes. Normally, its after I put on one of my signals. Anyone faced this problem before?
Posted 17 March 2003 - 06:06 PM
relay sounds ah... don't notice relay sounds, I reckon relays go 'click-click'? if so, nope, can't help u there.
correct me if I'm wrong, but if the car can start, can idle without dying at the traffic lights, can go left and right AND reverse(meaning all the gears engage) air cond is cold, all the windows go up and down when expected, all the lights work, brakes work(meaning car stops when required to), doors + bonet, boot closes properly, indicators don't flash as and when they like while driving, tyres still having sufficient grooves ... then I suppose, dun werry so much, take ur time to troubleshoot it.
Posted 17 March 2003 - 11:18 PM
Bleeding Your Fuel System (plagiarized from somewhere)
(purging of air which caused shutdown)
Since the presence of air in the fuel system anywhere between the fuel tank and the injector will cause a no start of erratic running condition. Always bleed the air when the system is disassembled, filter changed or run out of fuel.
(1) Make sure fuel tank shut off is in "on" position.
(2) Bleed the air from fuel filter. Loosen the air bleed screw at the top of the fuel filter body and operate the manual handle of the lift pump until the air bubbles completely expel in the fuel flowing from the filter.
(3) Bleed the air from the fuel return pipe installed on the fuel injector, and bleed the air by operation the manual handle of the lift pump. (If there is more than one injector, bleed the one at the end of the line).
(4) Bleeding the air from the fuel line - ( line from the filter to the injector pump). Loosen the air venting screw at the injection pump and operate the manual handle of the lift pump until all the air bubbles are out.
5. Bleed the air from the fuel injector. Loosen the nipple on the fuel injector side, set the throttle to half and the decompression lever to the decompression position and crank engine. When no more bubbles appear in the fuel flowing from the end of the injection pipe, re-tighten the nipple.
Can Ah Keong and the likes do the bleeding? I`m interested in bleeding my fuel line after running dry trying to impress you guys with that damned gadget.
Take back message-Never try to set records. You end up dry, broke but then again, who cares.
Posted 18 March 2003 - 04:22 AM
how can i make it like other cars that moves according to the fuel consumed....
Posted 18 March 2003 - 09:25 AM
as for the fuel consumption thingy... another problem could be caused by the fuel injectors... it's been known to increase fuel consumption if it is faulty... dun ask mw how it does so... but it just does... those are the next thing you should change before the fuel pump...