sudden decrease gas mileage

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Asked by Jan 16, 2011 at 07:07 PM about the Volvo S70

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

All of a sudden, I went from 20 mpg to 11? Filling up every 2.5 days!  Any ideas

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PS...this is my 9th volvo...I am not new to the wonderful world of volvos. Each one of my girls have s70's and my husband and I have xc90's! Any advice? Fuel filter??

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What is your mileage? Is the temperature guage reading the same? Is there Black soot in the tailpipe? Has the idle speed changed? Is the check engine light on?

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Sorry took so long...wanted to have car checked out. 7 codes came up. But milage is 147,000 K. There is black soot out of tailpipe. Rough idling not stalling, but uneven idling. Check engine light is on. Thank you!

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ps..no the temp. gauge wasn't reading right and had thermostat replaced too. Thank you so mucha again!

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My guess not knowing the codes with soot, low engine temperature is the front O2 sensor. Have the codes checked ( free at Auto Zone)

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cloged fuel filter ?

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