Stickies for fuel consumption

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby morganjake1544 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:00 pm

Went to Scotland for week. Rented a cottage so we took everything with us, two crates of food and drink, usual luggage, cool box, breadmaker (don't ask), kitchen sink, etc. I filled up with fuel before we set off (I normally only ever drag around half a tank) and the poor car looked like it was towing an invisible caravan, and a big one at that.
Got home and still averaged 63.2mpg.
8 weeks ago I followed someones suggestion of using Millers additive in my tank and Ithink it has made a difference, smoother, quieter and last year's Scotland trip returned just under 60mpg if I remember correctly.
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby jamhops » Sat May 14, 2011 12:22 pm

generally get around 64 motorway and 61 around town and surrounding roads,
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby wanda » Sat May 14, 2011 11:10 pm

bigstring wrote:I have never had a diesel untill this sunday but always rany my GT4, 200sx and jap cars with it....... if having to put drap ron in the car, it did not pull away / accelerate in the same maner, just instant power, also around 45 miles more per tank.........

only if in dire strates will I put 95 ron in...


When ever I try that I get sworn at by BMW and Audi drivers

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby mbba18981 » Sat May 21, 2011 12:14 pm

Hi i have a dci 1.5 2003 92000 miles new shape standard mpg was around 50 mpg. Fitted a tunning box for econ with no adjustment on the box and at the moment i get 63.4 in town A-b roads and i have had 79.8 on a run to cornwall at 70mph. You can adjust the box for more power 2 turns and the car is nippier and feels smoother and no black smoke. but i have not turned the box up the car feels ok as is. i also use slick 50 oil makes the engine smoother

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby jamhops » Sat May 21, 2011 7:48 pm

mbba18981 wrote:Hi i have a dci 1.5 2003 92000 miles new shape standard mpg was around 50 mpg. Fitted a tunning box for econ with no adjustment on the box and at the moment i get 63.4 in town A-b roads and i have had 79.8 on a run to cornwall at 70mph. You can adjust the box for more power 2 turns and the car is nippier and feels smoother and no black smoke. but i have not turned the box up the car feels ok as is. i also use slick 50 oil makes the engine smoother


Which tuning box do you use?

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby chollyoake » Mon May 23, 2011 8:03 am

jamhops wrote:
mbba18981 wrote:Hi i have a dci 1.5 2003 92000 miles new shape standard mpg was around 50 mpg. Fitted a tunning box for econ with no adjustment on the box and at the moment i get 63.4 in town A-b roads and i have had 79.8 on a run to cornwall at 70mph. You can adjust the box for more power 2 turns and the car is nippier and feels smoother and no black smoke. but i have not turned the box up the car feels ok as is. i also use slick 50 oil makes the engine smoother


Which tuning box do you use?

cheers


would also like to know what tuning box you used.

I'm currently getting 39.5mpg in my 04 1.9dci 120. although this will probably drop to aroun 35 while I'm driving round town. I was getting 65-70mpg on a trip down the m5, but it never gets near that now
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby Frank Lucker » Sun May 29, 2011 8:29 pm

I have a 1.4 lt megane coupe (petrol). My fuel consumption display usually reads between 27 and 28 m p/g.
I do a lot of short trip city drives.
looking at some of the other results mine seems a bit low. Is this normal?

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby sockstuff » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:05 pm

1.5dci 100 - 90,000 mostly used in 30mph-40mph areas for short journeys less than 4-5miles and I've not reset the trip in about 2000 miles and is showing 51.2mpg.

Could be better but still seems to go up further when doing long motor way runs.

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby rickyp31 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:03 pm

2004, 1.5dci 80, 49000. mostly motorway and a-roads, constant 70mph=77mph. not long turned to small diesel engined cars(always been a petrol head (-;). wish i had something like this years ago when fuel was less than £1 a litre, must have been great. these engines are awesome :pc

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby moomoo2 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:25 am

My 1.5 DCi 100 never gets less than 60MPG. At the minute the average is saying 66.9. I drive 50% urban, 50% motorway. The car is well serviced and I drive nice and easy but not to granny levels.

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby carlbentham » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:58 am

Frank Lucker wrote:I have a 1.4 lt megane coupe (petrol). My fuel consumption display usually reads between 27 and 28 m p/g.
I do a lot of short trip city drives.
looking at some of the other results mine seems a bit low. Is this normal?


My 1.6 was putting out 32 if tAken really seady at 50 on mototway and 26 round town 05 plate 70k well serviced on morrisons fuel, had 4wheel alignment done and filled it with esso fuel and now gettin 40 on motorway and 34 if I thrash it round town might be worth gettin ya tracking checked most places like kwik fit or ats will check it for free and adjust it for around 30 quid won't just increase fuel economy either it will prolong the life of your tyres so 30 quid well spent

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby Bidey » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:12 am

Hi ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not sure a sticky in our tradional sense is Wright (freudian slip)

Some sort of table against time /season i find tha typically 2mpg less in winter eg???????????????
DEBATE
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby morganjake1544 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:19 pm

In winter you will often have to use the following:-
Heater fan
Windscreen wipers
Lights
Heated rear window / mirrors.
All draw power from the engine and so increase the fuel consumption.

Also, wet weather means more traffic (people using cars for short journeys rather than walking), more accidents, which means hold ups, longer queues at traffic lights, etc.

In the summer traffic is lighter due to schools being closed for 6 weeks and people going on annual holidays.

I think all these little changes can add up and I certainly notice a 3mpg difference throughout the year.

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby Stanley » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:46 pm

Hi All

My first time on the Forum
My 1.9Dci 2004 used to get 38Mpg town driving, it has dropped to 31, on the open road doing 120km/hr(In South-Africa we do everything in km/hr) I get 53Mpg(5.3L/100km). Any idea why it's dropped like that in town. Fully serviced recently and EGR cleaned.
Only done 70000km. It smells very rich when stopped after town driving. The CLIP finds all OK I am told.

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby wanda » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:30 pm

Stanley wrote:Hi All

My first time on the Forum
My 1.9Dci 2004 used to get 38Mpg town driving, it has dropped to 31, on the open road doing 120km/hr(In South-Africa we do everything in km/hr) I get 53Mpg(5.3L/100km). Any idea why it's dropped like that in town. Fully serviced recently and EGR cleaned.
Only done 70000km. It smells very rich when stopped after town driving. The CLIP finds all OK I am told.

Stan Stewart


Isn't it mostly to do with driving style, i.e do you get to 100 km/h very quickly or are you a Sunday driver.

Tell me Stan, since you are in South Africa is it true you don't have Seats and Skodas?


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