2000 Mitsubishi Triton - poor fuel economy! Will this help?

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2000 Mitsubishi Triton - poor fuel economy! Will this help?

Unread post by derickk » September 16th, 2015, 5:50 am

My triton is only getting 30km per 1/4 tank of petrol. Sometimes it wants to start but just doesn't. I've had experience where I try to start it, had no luck, waited 20 minutes, tried againg and it started. I was going to swap the fuel pump and starter motor but not sure wether that is all that is buggered. So just want to ask if these are common problems and if any one can give me any tips or advice? Oh yeh it's 5 speed man. 3ltr petrol 2wheel drive.Thanks.

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Re: 2000 mitsubibishi triton

Unread post by stockhorse » September 16th, 2015, 11:58 am

Ok first things first. Have you filled the tank then driven until the gauge shows 1/4 used and then refilled the tank to see how many litres it actually has used.

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Re: 2000 mitsubibishi triton

Unread post by Shann Low » September 16th, 2015, 4:19 pm

I thought they had somewhere around a 70 liter tank?

So 1/4 tank is 17.5 liters for 30km's?

Thats not even 2 km's / liter... you ought be getting probably 10km/liter - is thee choke stuck full on maybe? :confused:

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Re: 2000 mitsubibishi triton

Unread post by stockhorse » September 16th, 2015, 11:19 pm

Shann I was wondering if the gauge was stuffed and wasn't related to the starting problems.

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Re: 2000 mitsubibishi triton

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » September 17th, 2015, 12:02 am

change the fuel filter, and fill the tank, then run it for a few hours,

Then re-fill the tank and see how much fuel it ahs used, also look and listen to how it runs.
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