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#41 pk64

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:33 AM

I don't have cruise control on my Zetec haha, so I haven't got the option to be lazy unfortunately. On a long journey from Skye, down to England I usually get just over 60mpg, which still isn't too bad, but like I say, that above was a one off... Good luck! :)

#42 renton2004

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 11:10 AM

Just managed 502 miles from 42.53 litres of Esso Supreme Diesel, which I reckon is 53.6 mpg.  I'm quite happy with that 8)

8 return trips to Wetherby from Doncaster on the A1, and some running about to shops and friends.

#43 HighlanderUK

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 06:11 PM

PK64, hasnt the fuel subsidy kicked in yet.....my folks live on Lewis, and the Scottish government were supposed to be trialling a fuel subsidy on the islands??

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 10:48 PM

I'm not sure to be honest with you, its sitting around £1.47 a litre at the moment down here in Uist, although last time I was in Lewis it was slightly cheaper than here.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:56 PM

I was getting around 45mpg combined from my 2.0 tdci zs - I blame this on DVD head unit and amp/sub. Lol.
I recently filled up on shell v power with a shot of this http://reviews.halfo...125/reviews.htm
Used the full tank then filled up using normal shell diesel with another shot of millers.
I am averaging 53mpg at the minute with no change in driving habits. Very chuffed with the Miller's stuff and would highly recommend it!!

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:54 PM

Got my best ever return over the weekend, Essex to Wales (217 miles in 3hrs 45m....and a little bit of town driving whilst down there) 48.36mpg

Return journey took about 4hrs (traffic was a little heavy in places) but managed 50.26mpg, can't really grumble at that :)

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:33 PM

Can using these higher rated fuels such V-power and BP ultimate (and I guess additives) do any damage?
Maybe it was in my head, but it seemed like my previous mk2 started being lumpy around the 1800 rpm mark since I started using ultimate. For that reason I haven't touched it with this Focus, yet.

#48 gt-keith

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:35 PM

The cetane rating is usually higher in the premium fuels, which ignites easier giving better combustion. It probably is a better fuel to use in the winter.
There's also other additives in premium fuel which act as a lubricant which can only do the fuel pump good.
Personally I only use BP Ultimate and never had a problem.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 11:21 PM

So there's no chance of it burning off anything that's build up over the years and causing issues?

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 03:18 PM

Just did a conservative 40 min drive and got average 44 mpg, and average speed of 43mph.
Mostly dual carriageway, but some town too.
Will see what it gets on the run to Ford Fair.

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 03:43 AM

My old Mk1.5 1.8 Tdci estate (the 'Crashcow' as she's been nicknamed after being written off 3 times) has just clocked 200k miles and still returns 70 mpg on a good run, and 62 for my daily drive to work!

New injectors were required at 190K miles though, so I suppose that helps.

I have a spare set of reconditioned injectors if anyone is interested, or needs theirs reconditioning. Bought all the kit to do mine and did a spare set I had lying around too 8)

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:45 PM

Hello i have been driving my estate for nearly two weeks now and my average fuel on the display is staying around 41/42 mpg.

when i picked it up and drove from derby it only crept up slowly from 40.2 upto 42 ish. is there a way of resetting the average mpg to get a good average if your going on a long trip?   Im going up to Yorkshire this weekend so it would be good to see what i can get out of it.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:27 PM

i have spoken to Russ and i now know how to reset the average trip. ive also just bought a scan guage 11 :-D

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:44 PM

Hold the button in on the stalk? ;-)

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:40 PM

Ha ha i know i should of looked really as it says i on the end of the stalk :oops:

just returned from a round trip to Whitby yorkshire. and got an average fuel reading of 55Mpg it did creep up to near the 60 mark when i had to go through the long sections of average speed cameras. but got bored of driving like miss daisy. on the way home the worst i got was 48mpg  and that was due to playing with my new scangauge and finding the boost and bhp readings. :twisted:

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 05:16 PM

Went from West Yorkshire to Silverstone the other weekend, 280 mile round trip. Couple of decent average speed works but not hanging about in the rest, averaged 57.1 in my '07' 1.8.

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 08:53 PM

My Focus 1.8 diesel gets 540 miles on afull tank and 51 mpg.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:56 PM

never got my MK3 2.0 TDCI above 46mpg -- might have something to do with the K&N Ind. kit and Bluefin fitted, but it's just a guess.

Sooty is off to get sold to a new owner, as a new TDCI has arrived......ST.EVE

#59 JDM_TDCI

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 05:06 PM

View Postkeggy, on 21 April 2015 - 08:53 PM, said:

My Focus 1.8 diesel gets 540 miles on afull tank and 51 mpg.

That would be 54mpg surely?

How do you get so much more MPG than me?

I only get about 500-520 miles per tank and a max of 52mpg's.

#60 gt-keith

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 05:36 AM

Haven't the 1.8''s got an 11 and a bit gallon tank ?