Daihatsu Applause Problems

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Changing your tune

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Mar 2008

THE idea of the electronic engine-management system is to take the tuning out of the hands of owners and mechanics, so there's not a lot you can do yourself. The spark plugs and leads are about the only components that can be changed to ensure proper running. Your fuel consumption is a bit high -- Daihatsu claimed 7.5 litres for 100km for the Applause manual -- but not too bad if it's an average figure for town use. If it's from highway driving, I'd suggest there's something wrong with your car.

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