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Old 24-03-2011   #1
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Panda 1000 excessive fuel consumption

Hi everyone!

Friend of mine is having huge trouble with his Panda (1000 SPI, my2000). Fuel consumption goes as high as 14mpg (20l/100km)!

Diagnostic tool says:

p0201
p0104
p0210
p0202
p0204
p0302

Trouble is that he lives in remote and desolate part of Bosnia (Republika Srpska) and there are few mechanics. One told him that he should replace throttle body, but I am kinda suspicious, car has only 30k on the clock...


Any ideas what could be the problem here?
Thank you!
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Re: Panda 1000 excessive fuel consumption

High fuel consumption on mine when I first bought it was due to the temp sensor, they're cheap and easy to fit so may be worth a try, it wasn't as bad as 14mpg though .
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Re: Panda 1000 excessive fuel consumption

I forgot to mention: small service has been done (new oil, oil filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, air filter).

Car goes just fine, there is no black smoke from the exhaust, rpm in the neutral is ok...
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Re: Panda 1000 excessive fuel consumption

Unlikely to cause that kind of fule consumption but check function of Lambda sensor.
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Unlikely to cause that kind of fule consumption but check function of Lambda sensor.
Yep, good call .
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Re: Panda 1000 excessive fuel consumption

Dodgy gaskets? But again, shouldn't consume that much
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with that sort of consumption I think I'd start at the filler cap and work through checking for fuel leaks!!
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Re: Panda 1000 excessive fuel consumption

Sounds like temp sensor (blue plug at back of engine) and also the lambda sensor.

I had this problem too. My idle speed was like 2,000rpm some days. Pretty annoying!
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