Stickies for fuel consumption

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Stanley
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby Stanley » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:51 pm

No Skodas here use to have Seats but stopped importing them.
Driving style? very relaxed. As I said smells rich when stopped. And nothing wrong with the power delivery.

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby paulkirky » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:42 pm

I'm on a 45mpg at the moment for the last 1,000 mile prob 50/50 motorway and urban with some enthusiastic driving lol :D
Just wondering if thats any good for a 1.9dci or should i be buying a fuel cleaner.

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby Dan__UK_1984 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:15 am

I'm getting 55mpg at the moment whilst on my daily 5 mile commute. The trouble is the engine is only just warm by the time I arrive.

I have a 300 mile round trip tomorrow - I'm hoping to see around 65mpg. A far cry from the 16mpg I could expect to get in the Range Rover!
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby bobber » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:55 am

I do 500 miles a week on mainly A roads in my 1.5 86...

Getting 64-65 consistently....

this is th reason I bought the Megane as fuel bill has halved despite diesel now being significantly higher than petrol 8-)

JamieGT150
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby JamieGT150 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:30 pm

Hi guys,
I've very recently bought a low mileage (21k) GT150 DCi and according to OBC im getting between 39 and 45MPG on a mixture of runs. If im honest I was expecting easy high 40's, possibly low 50's.. am I very unlikely to achieve this?

Everything on the interweb and promo info states 51 to 58mpg dependent on urban/extra urban etc.. but if im only going to get high or mid 30's when I pick the pace up, im going to be really disappointed.

Is there any info anywhere for results on remaps for GT150's? im wondering if they improve fuel economy, and if they make the power delivery smoother or not...ive never driven such a smooth diesel so i'd be very surprised!

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby JamieGT150 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:30 pm

any advice welcome please guys, im driving sedately and only acheiving circa 42mpg - most people are very surprised when I tell them so it cant just be me that thinks this is poor for a good diesel engine.

Is there anything I should check for that may be affecting the fueling/economy adversly? It drives superbly, very smooth and pulls strongly - but I dare not test it too much for fear of economy dropping into the 30's!

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby Redshoes » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:59 pm

Hi!
Before you get into the dreaded Engine Management stuff, I'd check what tyres you're running (also pressures).

I have Michelin Energy tyres - quite expensive, but I think they're worth it - get 50mpg all the time, great longevity, and excellent grip.

Good luck!
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby marshey » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:12 pm

On my 1.9dci over the last 300 miles im averaging 35mpg while averaging 18mph all on short trips with all wrong tyre pressures and in need for a service. Hoping i can get that up into high 40s low 50s when its warm enough outside for me to service it and sort out tyres.

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby dimitrius » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:14 pm

on my 1.6 sedan with 132.000kms i get around 43mpg, in combined driving in motorway and city. I drive at speeds of 90 km/h (55 miles). The best i ever got in these conditions is 44.11 mpg. I run on michelin saver tires, 195/65/15.

starspud
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Nobody with a 2.0vvt Convertible?

Postby starspud » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:31 pm

I've read every post on this thread, and no one has mentioned the 6 speed 2.0vvt Convertible. I'm interested to know what it will deliver in real life - i'm moving over to one from a laguna 2 1.9dci 6 speed - now that just 'cruised' on the motorway, 6th gear, 70mph, 50mpg.. revved really low as well.
Now i'm gonna be back onto petrol I should have a slight offset on the lower cost of fuel.

I once asked some friends a question on Facebook and nobody could answer it - maybe one of you guys could?

"If i drive a diesel car that does 33mpg around town, 50mpg on the motorway, with the Diesel price at £1.41/litre, and then i drive a Petrol car that does 25mpg around town, 43mpg on the motorway, with the Petrol price at £1.30/litre...... which is the cheapest? The Petrol or the Diesel????"

over to you guys :)

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby morganjake1544 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:33 pm

Based on your figures the petrol car will cost 7% more on the motorway and 22% more around town than the diesel.

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starspud
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby starspud » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:51 am

morganjake1544 wrote:Based on your figures the petrol car will cost 7% more on the motorway and 22% more around town than the diesel.

:)

Eeeeek !! :(

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby barry.croston » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:03 am

(first post)

all this talk of mpg is getting me excited lol.

picking up my 1.5dci 80 tomorrow after 18 months of a 2.5 bmw petrol tourer and 16.5 mpg :shock:

i only do short journeys so will try and give it a blast once a week i think. will report back after i had it a week and see what its saying then. :-)

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby jay1000rr » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:50 pm

I have recently sold my 2003 BMW 318I Petrol and was getting 29-34 MPG..
Now i have got a 2003 1.9DCI Megane 3 dr hatch and i'm well pleased with the results so far......
I commute 110 daily (return Trip) to and from work and i'm getting 52-61 MPG and it's saving me approx £60-£70 per week on fuel..... Happy Days.

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My other car is a 2011 HRC FireBlade

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby barry.croston » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:12 am

My 2004 1.5 dci 80 hp Is only getting me 40 mpg. It's mainly town driving but would have expected more. Is there anything I can do to improve.
Already have egr clean and a service on my list.


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