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#16 zev

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 04:40 PM

Fordpartsman got me thinking . My car was last serviced 12 months ago. I've only done 3500 mileage in that time. I don't do a great deal of motorway driving. But as I my annual mileage is low is it still better to have a service yearly. I do understand that if the car is serviced regularly then the car will perform better and could improve the fuel consumption. I found some figures I had jotted down from When I first bought my focus 12 mths ago. I was getting almost 40 mph. My last car was a vectra 1.8l and sucked up fuel. In fact I was only getting 25 mph when I sold it. So 40 was great. So in comparison the fuel consumption has changed. Any ideas guys.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:35 PM

You will probably find that your Warranty and Service Guide says something like "The service should be performed annually or at the maximum mileages shown in the chart on the back cover (whichever occurs first)" so the answer is yes, you should have it serviced at least every year even if you've only done a low mileage.

In view of your spat with Catch I'll refrain from any un-PC comments, just to point out that it's mpg not mph. :)

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:21 PM

In view of your spat with Catch I'll refrain from any un-PC comments, just to point out that it's mpg not mph. :)


Very wise Mike,on reading the following

I came on her for advice not rudeness


I was tempted to say...........you cannot be serious......but I thought I better not, no sense of humour.

Good thing about having a sense of humour is unlike looks, it stays with you forever.....having said that vanity can keep some people amused for hours.......... :ph34r:

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:22 PM

Oh yes typing error mpg lol. At least that's my excuse. I've looked at my service book for info but says annually. Think I will have it serviced when it goes in for its m.o.t in a couple weeks. Thanks mjt.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:06 PM

You wouldn't still be having a pop at me would you catch. Lol
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:09 PM

As already stated the service interval will be 12,500 miles or 12 Months

I would monitor the mpg for a few weeks before and after the service just to see the comparison


And just one other thing. Good on you for standing your ground

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:11 PM

Thanks fordpartsman.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:49 AM

You wouldn't still be having a pop at me would you catch. Lol
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Nay Zev, now you've told me how irresistible you are to the opposite !Removed!, I'd obviously be mad to have a go at you. Posted Image

Now I hope your not imagining it, like you achieving just short of 40mpg around town in a 1.6 petrol Focus. I'd be writing to the Guinness Book of records with that one :rolleyes:

Oh the reason I can reply quickly sometimes to your posts, is not because I await your every word, sorry to disappoint. No I sit here in front of three PC screens for my sins. I monitor real time streaming numerical and economic data. And as there are plenty times actions by me are not required, I can visit the boards. That and my email program is set to check the mail every two minutes. So there you go, things to learn, advice to give,legs to pull..........it all pads the day out.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 09:41 AM

Wow catch that makes you sound ever so intelligent. And you know what intelligence means to a women ;-). Sounds like you have a brilliant job not many of them around these days.
And no I'm not imagining it I did 40 mpg when I first bought my focus. I know this because my daughter lives down south and filled my car to the brim. I deducted the motorway bit and my figure came to 40mpg. My husband rechecked it and he came to the same figure. All I can say is I must drive like a granny lol.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:14 PM

Wow catch that makes you sound ever so intelligent



You reckon, all you need is the ability to understand simple maths......ah I see where your coming from now.

And you know what intelligence means to a women ;-).


Your speaking for all women kind now, was that a self promotion you slipped in there ;) But I'll run with it for now for the sake of this conversation. Let me guess, is it a "turn off" ? Are you saying you would not be attracted to a partner with a modicum of intelligence?

Sounds like you have a brilliant job not many of them around these days


Jobs, professions call them what you will, are what you make of them. Besides the last time I picked up a pay check was back in 1976, so it's not one I'll be getting sacked from. And unlike some I dare say, I ain't posting on here while somebody is supposedly paying me to work. :rolleyes:

And no I'm not imagining it I did 40 mpg when I first bought my focus. I know this because my daughter lives down south and filled my car to the brim. I deducted the motorway bit and my figure came to 40mpg.



Hardly what you would define as a "back tested" mathematical strategy to come up with irrefutable proof of your claims. But you now what Zev I'm definitely warming to your naivety. :D

My husband rechecked it and he came to the same figure



I refer you to an earlier answer :P


Look all joking apart, Fords official figures for the urban cycle are 32.5 mpg for the 1.6 petrol engine in your Focus. The web is full of threads of people complaining they get no where near that figure. So to say in "town" driving you were achieving nigh on 40 mpg is well you know.......

We do a lot of town driving, all be it short trips on a cold engine and lucky to hit 21 mpg. OK I can get my trip computer to record 59.50 mpg if I'm in fifth gear on the motorway and maintain an average of circa 54 mph with out applying the brakes. But that is resetting the trips once I'm in fifth gear, and taking the reading prior to changing down gears to exit the motorway. And that was on a short six mile trip. Besides the dash trip can be out anywhere between 5 to 10 percent, meaning its discrepancy is not consistent.

I can hit 55 mpg on country A roads before I hit traffic, or my brakes, or urbanisations, again that is driving like a granny.

But in the real world, where I'm not playing the "how many mpg's can I get out of the car" driving like this, game. The numbers tell a totally different story.

Last year we did 5,576 miles, of which 2,146 miles [38%] of that mileage was mostly bombing along the motorway for touring holidays. On those trips I brimmed tank before we set off and brimmed tank when we get back home. We recorded on three different trips 35.05 mpg M6 to Cornwall, 35.91 mpg A1[M] to Northumberland, and 37.55 mpg A1[M] Maidstone in Kent, eked a few more mpg out of it because I was sticking at no more than 70 mph as we had the In Laws on board.

Now the other 3,530 miles not down to holiday mileage, was a mix of country A roads and town and urbanisation driving, returning 31.24 mpg, with an overall annual consumption of 32.84 mpg

Interestingly this year prior to any holiday mileage being undertaken we are returning on 2,056 miles covered, 31.17 mpg. That's 0.07 mpg less than last years average for a similar type of mileage covered. No doubt that is the consequence of fitting a pair of new Goodyear OptiGrip tyres just two days prior to said mileage being covered. Those tyres being renowned for.....well being grippy :ph34r:

There are all kinds of variants to add to any mix, with speed, driving style and traffic conditions being the principle ones. But the golden rule in data analysis is, the further back the data goes the more reliable it is.......my daughter did this and I subtracted that on a one off event cannot be defined as data you can rely on.

Trust me Zev, if your getting circa 32 mpg out of your car in town driving, you definitely ain't got a problem.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:31 PM

My god catch you can't half gabble and you call us women ;-). The intelligence comment was a compliment. Most women find intelligence sexy, my husband being one. I can tell by your gabble that you have a high IQ. I might not be the brightest penny in the stack but I can see where your coming from as far as mpg.so catch I will be happy with my 32 + mpg. And if it ever drops way below 30 mpg I will on here pecking your head again :-D

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:33 PM

My god catch you can't half gabble and you call us women ;-). The intelligence comment was a compliment. Most women find intelligence sexy, my husband being one. I can tell by your gabble that you have a high IQ. I might not be the brightest penny in the stack but I can see where your coming from as far as mpg.so catch I will be happy with my 32 + mpg. And if it ever drops way below 30 mpg I will on here pecking your head again :-D


I'll look forward to that :D

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