Stickies for fuel consumption

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby meccano04 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:59 pm

my 53 playe 1.4 is getting 30.9MPG over the last 2000 miles (done 27000 total) i think thats pretty low?
Anyone got any suggestions for what to look for, just got it serviced on saturday, so dont really know what to check/change.
As mentioned before is there anything you think i could check for to see if the rear brakes are binding? I do get tonnes of brake dust on the rear alloys so could that be a sign? I do mostly town driving, not too spirited, not to slow either tho :evil:

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby misty2k » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:08 pm

I've been using BP Ultimate Diesel for about a couple of tank-fulls now in my 1.9 DCi 05 plate Megane CC and over a 80% Urban 20% Motorway cycle I have got 39.1 MPG from the current tank. That's 450+ miles before the Fuel Light came on. I have a pretty heavy foot though and like to accelerate and brake the nuts off her... hence just having had to coin out £850 for new pads and discs all round and £150 for two new front tyres... yes, I am the annoying cow who likes to pull a little wheel-spin in a Diesel sometimes.

Best I have had is a motorway run of around 44 MPG at an average of 65 MPH.


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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby Jonault » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:20 pm

meccano04 wrote
As mentioned before is there anything you think i could check for to see if the rear brakes are binding?

If you jack the back wheels up and give them a spin with the h/brake off you should be able to see if they're binding. If they are, I would have a word with the garage that serviced your car and ask them why they didn't notice this. What else have they missed?
Check that your tyre pressures are right as this can affect mpg.
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby scoop » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:34 pm

meccano04 wrote:my 53 playe 1.4 is getting 30.9MPG over the last 2000 miles (done 27000 total) i think thats pretty low?
Anyone got any suggestions for what to look for, just got it serviced on saturday, so dont really know what to check/change.
As mentioned before is there anything you think i could check for to see if the rear brakes are binding? I do get tonnes of brake dust on the rear alloys so could that be a sign? I do mostly town driving, not too spirited, not to slow either tho :evil:


Its actually easy to do, as jonault says remove the rear wheels. I changed the pads all round found that the handbrake cable needed freeing and greasing the pivot joint made a big differnce. The hardest part of all was twisting the bloody piston back in, anyone who changed pads before will know what I mean! You have to free it then twist and push at the same time. Its difficult but achievable without the special expensive tool!! Just takes a bit time and sore hands afterwards!! You should also be able to feel the heat on the wheels after a run, mine are very cool running now they have been serviced with hammer and grease!
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby meccano04 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:44 pm

Thanks guys, i'll do that soon, my MOT is this weekend, so prob beset to have a look before then. :)

Changed my sparkplugs the other day, i think the previous owners must have hated the poor thing as they looked like the original ones (53 plate but only done 27000 miles) and now im getting 33mpg! which is startin to sound a bit better!

Also just FYI i rang my local renault (who are strangely nice) and they said that their acceptable minimum for my engine is 30mpg!

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby wanda » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:25 am

misty2k wrote:hence just having had to coin out £850 for new pads and discs all round and £150 for two new front tyres... yes, I am the annoying cow who likes to pull a little wheel-spin in a Diesel sometimes.
Dee


£850? :shock: quite a rough rider i see

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby misty2k » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:46 pm

Apparently so... I guess that when I am on my own in the car (about 99% of the time) I don't mind accelerating and braking relatively sharply.

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby misty2k » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:53 pm

misty2k wrote:Apparently so... I guess that when I am on my own in the car (about 99% of the time) I don't mind accelerating and braking relatively sharply. On the plus side, new pads and discs did solve the reverse braking squeal!

I adore driving. Every journey is a race!


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P.S. To answer the question that has just entered your mind, the answer is: 3 Points and a £60 fine for doing 83 on the A27 coming westbound down the hill from the Southwick tunnel past a mobile unit parked just before the on-ramp from Holmbush.
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby wanda » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:14 am

misty2k wrote:Apparently so... I guess that when I am on my own in the car (about 99% of the time) I don't mind accelerating and braking relatively sharply.

I adore driving. Every journey is a race!


Dee

P.S. To answer the question that has just entered your mind, the answer is: 3 Points and a £60 fine for doing 83 on the A27 coming westbound down the hill from the Southwick tunnel past a mobile unit parked just before the on-ramp from Holmbush.



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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby mike123 » Thu May 01, 2008 7:29 pm

Ive got an 06 plate 1.6 and my mpg is 28.2. This cant be right... can it?
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby misty2k » Thu May 01, 2008 9:04 pm

mike123 wrote:Ive got an 06 plate 1.6 and my mpg is 28.2. This cant be right... can it?


Sounds about right. My 04 Petrol 1.6 VVTi gave about 29mpg... one of the reasons I now drive a 1.9 DCi.


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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby mike123 » Fri May 02, 2008 7:24 pm

It costs me £50 a week on petrol, which is filling it to the top. I only drive to work and back in it and here an there of a night time and weekend :? Is anyone else spending this much?
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby wanda » Fri May 02, 2008 8:51 pm

I fill up between £55 and £60 with diesel :-(

Luckily I only need two tanks a month.

actually it takes me to work, to the pool, for drives on weekends and to my friends place once a month 110 mile trip.

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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby Mattj » Sun May 04, 2008 1:19 pm

I have been driving extrememly careful and doing a mix of both motorway and town driving - keeping the revs about 1,200-1,400 where possible

and im getting an amazing 41.5mpg !! usually get around 35-36 as have heavy right foot
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Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

Postby ~kev~ » Mon May 05, 2008 3:32 pm

mike123 wrote:Ive got an 06 plate 1.6 and my mpg is 28.2. This cant be right... can it?

mine's a 56 1.6 dym and im on 40.1 so sounds a bit off to me. :(
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