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#21 Daz158

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:17 PM

i filled my a3 2lt up on wed and its done 145 miles and the needle has moved a needle width from full... The mile to empty says 680 and only said 670 when i filled it up. Im driving with decent economy in mid to see what i can get out of a tank but the av on the trip says 65mpg so far.

Baffles me why ford cant get there cars to do a decent mpg as my focus did around 54 average with me driving but with her only doing 6 mile trips to work and back she is finding it hard to break 42..... hell thats wimin for ya....lol

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:52 PM

View PostDaz158, on 10 January 2014 - 04:17 PM, said:

i filled my a3 2lt up on wed and its done 145 miles and the needle has moved a needle width from full... The mile to empty says 680 and only said 670 when i filled it up. Im driving with decent economy in mid to see what i can get out of a tank but the av on the trip says 65mpg so far.

Baffles me why ford cant get there cars to do a decent mpg as my focus did around 54 average with me driving but with her only doing 6 mile trips to work and back she is finding it hard to break 42..... hell thats wimin for ya....lol

It really does depend on driving style, type of journey and time of year, during the summer I can get 60mpg out of my 2.0TDCi on a trip to Wales, during a cold week in January I'm lucky to get 40mpg on my daily commute.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:24 PM

Russ i thought diesels ike colder air as they combust better or is that just with petrols?

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:57 PM

View PostDaz158, on 10 January 2014 - 06:24 PM, said:

Russ i thought diesels ike colder air as they combust better or is that just with petrols?

They do but the engines are heavier and take longer to get to operating temperature which means they run inefficiently for longer when the weather's cold.

It's not so bad if you're doing longer journey's but I'd say anything under 5-10 miles when it's 5c or under and the engine's not getting up to temperature, if it's then getting cold before running again your mpg's going to suffer

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:52 AM

I presume you're blanking the EGR on a Mk1?

I now have a Mk2 and haven't really done any different journeys than I did in my Mk1 and fuel consumption is higher.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:19 PM

View PostDaz158, on 10 January 2014 - 06:24 PM, said:

Russ i thought diesels ike colder air as they combust better or is that just with petrols?

They like cold air once they've warmed up :)

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:06 AM

Daz, sounds like my journeys.
6 miles to work, and the cars not even hot by the time I get there.

On these short runs I was seeing pretty much the same mpg as my 1.6 petrol.  On a run though, it's way better though. :-)

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:20 AM

Had my mk2 1.6TDCi for a few weeks now & I'm getting the hang of the dark side driving style:
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Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:45 PM

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This is my best ever in my  Mk2 1.8 Tdci. About 100 miles into a tankful. :-D

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:52 PM

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This is my best ever in my  Mk2 1.8 Tdci. About 100 miles into a tankful. :-D

Hell that's good......

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:39 PM

Tell me about it…

For my mk2.5 2.0TDCI '09 I'm getting 43mpg on urban driving

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:49 AM

best i ever got in my 1.8 tdci 2009 year was 62.9 and that was driving very sedatley...

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:00 PM

I've just had an oil change done, a fairly recent fuel filter, new air filter and there's a can of BG244 going through the system next week.  So once that's gone through, I shall be attempting 600 miles off a tank - and driving like a granny in FULL economy mode on the way to the library down the A1 :-D   Best I've ever managed previously was about 520 miles :shock:

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 08:43 PM

Just drove from Watford Hertfordshire to Braintree essex

A hour drive, averaging 55 nah on m25 and 70mph on m11 and a120

I managed a steady 54mpg

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:05 AM

dont forget to check tyre pressures. I have mine 2psi higher all round which helps too.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:27 AM

33 psi all round on mine :-D

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:53 AM

I've just done a months worth of driving and fill's and am currently teetering on 45mpg.

I use the Road Trip App on my iPhone to keep track.

Lst fill up was today :-

- 505 miles on the trip
- 105, 398 mils on the clock
- £1.339 pence per litre
- 50.79 litres put in
- £68.01 price
- 45.2 mpg

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:28 AM

Here's my record in my 1.6 TDCI, it was done one day driving up to the islands ferry port at something like 5 in the morning, so no other vehicles on the road + driving ridiculously easy haha.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:32 AM

JDM_TDCI, £1.339 per litre, thats a price I can only dream of! :P Out here its about £1.49 at the moment but its been fluctuating between about £1.48 and £1.52 ish. :(

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:36 PM

pk64: over 74mpg? That's something for me to aim for.
I do use the cruise control & it's been said that not using CC can give better results. Trouble is, I'm lazy...  :)