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Lower MPG #5239580 10/14/19 05:02 PM
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2013 Fiesta SE Hatch Manual Trans 1.6 Liter Engine 55,000 miles. Bought brand new. The odometer has consistently reported 37 MPG overall mileage until lately. It is now showing 35 MPG overall MPG for the last several months. Seems a little early for spark plugs. No fuel in the oil. Hardly measurable oil usage between oil changes that I do my self. Mobil 1 From the first time I changed oil. Next oil change is due in several hundred miles. Oil analysis always come back very good. I plan to check the compression at next oil change.

I do suspect gasoline quality is heading south in Texas (Shell Regular) - I drove up to Kansas and out west to the Pacific coast last year. Car ran better on gas once I was going west. Even in California. As I entered Texas on the way back I got less pep and poorer MPG.

Anything else I should check?

Re: Lower MPG [Re: borgward] #5239587 10/14/19 05:06 PM
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Not sure if/when they roll out winter blend gas where you're at or not, but that is a possibility.


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Re: Lower MPG [Re: borgward] #5239588 10/14/19 05:11 PM
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I have been through 7 winter blend cycles here (if there is one here) and consistently got 37MPG overall - all seasons, until recently.

Re: Lower MPG [Re: borgward] #5239622 10/14/19 05:55 PM
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Did you get new tires and/or have you checked your pressures recently?


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Re: Lower MPG [Re: borgward] #5239626 10/14/19 05:57 PM
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Curious if anyone else in that area is suffering the same problem.


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Re: Lower MPG [Re: borgward] #5239633 10/14/19 06:00 PM
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Have you checked the scale lately ? wink

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Try a fuel system cleaner such as Amsoil additive, or techron....and bump it up a grade while running it. Tire pressure also, with temp change tires tend to deflate a bit.


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Re: Lower MPG [Re: borgward] #5239656 10/14/19 06:19 PM
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Is your clutch slipping? At 55,000 miles that is possible. Seasonal gas blends can make a difference. What is the ethanol content of the fuel that you have been using?

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Re: Lower MPG [Re: CARJ] #5239662 10/14/19 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by CARJ
Did you get new tires and/or have you checked your pressures recently?

New tires a year ago. Pressure is on spec.

Re: Lower MPG [Re: mjk] #5239675 10/14/19 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by mjk
Have you checked the scale lately ? wink


What scale? a measuring device, scale on something in the engine

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is that year direct injected? if so, maybe carbon buildup?


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Re: Lower MPG [Re: borgward] #5239690 10/14/19 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by borgward


Anything else I should check?


I'm thinking sticking brake caliper or bad wheel bearing?



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Re: Lower MPG [Re: borgward] #5239735 10/14/19 07:32 PM
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Have alignment checked. Maybe a pothole got ya.


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Weak battery needing more from your alternator.


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Sounds like carbon build up.


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