I have a 1992 Cadillac DeVille. Gasoline is disappearing but I have absolutely no clue where.
The trip computer always show 20-25 % better mileage than Iím getting unless Iím going on the highway when the computer is almost exact. So for instance on the highway I might be getting 26 mpg according to the trip computer and when I fill the car up with gas I see that thatí* exactly right. Then during normal combined driving I always lack about 20-25 % of the gas. So I might fill it up with 5 gallons and then when the trip computer says ití* consumed 5 gallons, then 6-7 gallons are missing. So the computer might say I am getting 16 mpg when according to my own measurements at the pump I'm getting maybe 12-13 mpg. Where is the gas going?!
1. Car buckles when coming to a red light.
2. High fuel consumption is not indicated on the trip computer
3. A little rough idling
4. No gas smell from car
5. Recently replaced fuel pump
Iím at a loss. What could this be? Anyone recognize this symptom? Gas disappearing and not showing up on the trip computer? I figure that if the gas went into the engine the engine would compensate with more air to compensate for the extra fuel in order to maintain the proper ratio between fuel and air and if this happens the computer should know that more air is getting into the engine and from that adjust the calculations of the fuel computer and the extra gas going into the engine should show up on the fuel computer. What do you all think?
The trip computer isn't very accurate in that car and with it having a drivability issue it could be making it worse. The 4.9 had a ton of issues with the secondary ignition system. I would replace the plugs, cap and rotor and take a good look at the coil for clouding and possibly replace it as well. I bet that will take care of the bucking issue.
On my 85, the trip computer display uses the fuel injector pulse width to calculate fuel consumption dynamically. I am pretty sure that your 92 works the same way. A leaky injector could account for the run-on and stumble, and also account for the miscalculations in the computer.
I replaced the fuel pump. It took care of the bucking and all of that. The high consumption I don't know what'* wrong but if I pop the pcv valve off of the engine the consumption comes back to normal. So I'm just running the car without the pcv (yes I did try buying a new one didnt change a thing).