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Can simple modifications improve your car's fuel consumption?

Can simple modifications improve your car's fuel consumption?

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blogentry-133713-0-64744400-1485100871_thumb.jpgCan 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!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39g5D7h7jf8

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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.

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

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