How can i improve fuel consumption without spending too much ?????

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Asked by Apr 25, 2012 at 08:25 PM about the 2004 Ford Focus LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently bought the car from dealer, engine is a bit noisy but starts and drives well.
I put 41 litres in, used correct fuel, and found that i have only got 315 kms.
Ford tells me by e-mail that for my make model and year, i should be getting at least 450 km around town. I haven't been on highways, just short journeys around town. Am very diappointed, was advised to change air filter but heard that won't make a huge difference to the fuel, amy give me 20 kms more if i am lucky, oil change was 8 months ago , i see this with the receipt. Can anybody advise please what i can do to get the correct kms that this car should be delivering which is minus 100 currently :o(

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Ford tells me that for 41 litres, i should expect 450 around town, instead i got 315.

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check head gasket or and as the car geto older parts where so that will afect figers

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Thanks Joseph, i am going to start with air filter, spark plugs and fuel injection cleaner. Then will see what the performance will be b4 taking it to the garage.

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Try replacing spark plugs and wires,change gas filter Give the tires 32 psi.Clean air filter helps also.If the engine is not firing smoothly your gas mileage is majorly effected.

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I have done that some weeks ago but thanks

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