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Old 06-29-2003, 12:24 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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Dragging brake?

Low tire?

Bad O2 sensor?

It sounds as if you have a rich running condition or transmission slip, dragging brake, etc. Could be a number of things, but I'd check the tailpipe first -- if it's black and sooty, your running rich and need to check the fuel system.

Rich running could be lots of things -- leaking cold start valve, leaking injectors, bad O2 sensor, bad ignition wires or plugs, etc.

Does it still run and idle properly, or is it rougher/slower than normal?

Just changing to Sport mode and back shouldn't increase the fuel consumption THAT much!

1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!
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