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Can simple modifications improve your car's fuel consumption?

By Faiming_low on 23 Jan 2017 in Videos

Attached Image Can simple Do-It-Yourself modifications improve your car's fuel consumption? The team from Fifth Gear has the answer for you.

To get to the answer, they bought an old 1.6-litre Volkswagen Polo as a test subject and set a pre-modification fuel economy figure of 16.3km/L. They then removed the spare tire and jack, claiming to have saved 12kg and swapped out the old tyres for some new low-rolling resistant tyres. Lastly, they got the car a new Engine Control Unit which claims to be able to help optimise fuel consumption.

Guess how much fuel they managed to save? While this is no scientific test, it is still fun to watch and find out!



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Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Still2016 Jan 24 2017 07:55 PM
If the car can achieve further improve fuel consumption than something got to give, be it performance and etc.

The car that comes to you from the manufacturer must be tuned to balance everything to bring out the character and function of the car.

Keeping the car's service schedule also ensure the car is efficient.


If one is obssessed with fuel consumption then buy a smaller capacity car, electric car or just invest in a motorcycle or bicycle.
Vinceng Jan 24 2017 11:54 PM

Morale of the story - keep your car in stock condition.

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