<VV> Turbo fuel consumption problem

lonwall@corvairunderground.com corvairs at pacifier.com
Wed Feb 13 17:59:47 EST 2013

Grant this is pretty typical for Corvair turbos - If he has his foot in 
it most of the time and is boosting it will suck gas - Also before you 
assume there's a problem ask him what scientific method he is using to 
measure his fuel consumption. Depends on who rebuilt the carb - it could 
be an incorrect combination of internals.


On 2/13/2013 2:49 PM, Grant Young wrote:
> I have a friend who has asked what might be causing his turbocharged Corvair to be getting
> very poor fuel mileage. While the first thought might be a carburetor problem, it was been
> rebuilt recently and seems to work like it should - easy start, smooth idle, good acceleration
> and boost and no driveability or gas fumes (rich) issues. He says he usually drives it spiritedly,
> not wanting to get things carboned up, and is getting well under 10 mpg, sometimes only 4-5. Doesn't
> seem to have a leaking fuel pump either. Just checking to see if anyone has experienced similar
> issues or has recommendations on what to look for (other than Smokeys).
> Thanks,
> Grant
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