Originally Posted by Danthurs
Clean the MAF sensor
Check to see if the adapter you have is different, there may be a difference between a 12v power supply and a cigarette lighter
No, plugging things in should not effect mileage.
How would I go about cleaning the MAF sensor? Please note I have very limited knowledge of engines.
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
I would pull the plugs and have a look. Most other things shouldn't change no matter how the car is run. Rich/lean fouling can happen on burst speed runs etc to a degree.
When was the last plug change/tune up?
on the cig lighter. Take a look at the plug and the outlet. There is something that is not making full contact and hence it wont' work.
I bought the car in February from a small dealership (the owner'* wife had used it for her daily driver and put 8 000 km on it). They gave me no maintenance records, however the first thing I did was change the oil. Other than that I have not had a tune up or changed the plugs.
When i first bought it i had to look at the rpm to make sure it was running when i started it. Now i can hear it start, it'* gotten rough.
What is involved with a typical tune up?