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Old 06-05-2019, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 96 vitara v6 2.0 5 door, she finally purrs like a kitten and im really enjoying the old girl, however she is super heavy on fuel.

on normal commuting i get less than 320km for a full tank, i checked for leaks, odours etc and found nothing, she is also pretty weak for a v6

but she sounds good, purrrs along the freeway

any advice / suggestions ????

regards from here in South Africa
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Check the fuel trims and report back

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Telling us less than "320km for a full tank" tells us very little - we need to know how much fuel you're putting in the tank.

Telling us "normal commuting" tells us even less - is what's normal for me, normal for you?

The way to do a fuel consumption check is to fill the tank, note the level in the filler neck, zero the trip odometer and drive - the next time you fill, fill to the same level as before, note the quantity of fuel, note the mileage, reset the trip, and repeat - do this for two or more cycles and get the average.

Phil - I don't think the SV620 was ever released with an OBD2 compliant injection system, the Africa market models didn't even have an O2 sensor, they run open loop 100% of the time.
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Phil - I don't think the SV620 was every released with an OBD2 compliant injection system, the Africa market models didn't even have an O2 sensor, they run open loop 100% of the time.

WoW! I missed the location completely..

Revise my suggestion, ignore the fuel trim..

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