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1994 Toyota Celica Question: Can the gauge of the fuel line affect the gas milage of my car?

 

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ry_own, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Chicago, IL, March 25, 2013, 14:08
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I had to have two fuel lines replaced because they were leaking. Now my mpg has dropped. I use to get about 400 miles per full tank of gas now I'm barely getting 300. I took a look at the gas lines and noticed they are fatter than my originals. The place that did the repair said the size wouldn't make a difference to my mpg.

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    March 25, 2013, 14:32
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    No connection between mpg and line size! Lot of difference in fuel from one station to the next! Recheck mileage. Running ok?

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    ry_own, March 25, 2013, 18:39
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    Runs good.

    Thank you for clearing that up for me. I'm going to re-check the milage.
    Is there anything else that could cause a drop in mpg?

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    pushrod, March 25, 2013, 18:46
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    Not leaking is it? Tune up and check air filter. Some gas is just better than other.

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    ry_own, March 26, 2013, 08:23
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    There's no leaking. Thanks for the advice.

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    pushrod, March 26, 2013, 08:30
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    You bet!

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    March 26, 2013, 00:48
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    wetry is right about fuel from station to station. tune up is good idea. give you chance to examine ignition cables. also look at tire pressure, wheel alignment, brakes and suspension. all of these can effect on road momentum in turn effecting fuel economy. prob. wouldn't hurt to clean fuel system with ethanol treatment to fuel tank. could be build up in fuel delivery.

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