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#1 irl-06lx

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:17 PM

Hi folks just wondering if anyone could input anything into this

I drive a 1.4l 2006 LX focus. Only getting 500km per tank compared to a few friends 600km+ (that's a 2005)

Can anyone just put up at what revs and/or speed they change from gear to gear? I know it requires a bit of work to concentrate on it but boardsies are nice like that it'd be nice to know if I'm driving it harder than most, I would consider if very soft. Changing just past 2000rpm for all gears, might even be a but to early?!

Also how many kms your getting out of a tank (I run it nearly dry).

Thanks folks!!


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:37 AM

500 km out of a tank seems a bit low especially for a 1.4. I usually get around 660km out of a tank and I would consider my driving style to be far from economical. :-) I change gears around 2500-3000 rpm, but heard I should really be changing them around 2500 max. If you change them too quickly, that's bad for your engine as well over a longer period of time. I think if you change them at around 3000 rpm, you should start seeing an improvement. Another thing you might want to do is to get the car serviced and see if all parts are in good working condition. Also make sure your tyres are properly inflated as this affects your fuel economy too ;-)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:38 AM

500 km out of a tank seems a bit low especially for a 1.4. I usually get around 660km out of a tank and I would consider my driving style to be far from economical. :-) I change gears around 2500-3000 rpm, but heard I should really be changing them around 2500 max. If you change them too quickly, that's bad for your engine as well over a longer period of time. I think if you change them at around 3000 rpm, you should start seeing an improvement. Another thing you might want to do is to get the car serviced and see if all parts are in good working condition. Also make sure your tyres are properly inflated as this affects your fuel economy too ;-)

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:20 PM

ok folks i have had the service kit sitting in the hall for a while, and a friend is going to help service it once the rocker seal between gearbox and shaft is done under warranty.

anyway, i like to think im fairly capable of dismantling and putting back together, as well as logically understanding that the air filter should be somewhere near the air intake :P the OH and a number of friends wouldn't have a clue, and even my knowledge may seem basic to you folks.

any who, i did the air filter.
could this have caused excessive fuel consumption?!
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and any idea what that green spongy thing is in the air filter box? looks like it could do with replacing but it didn't come in the kit.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:28 PM

oil breather pipe filter you should get one in the kit


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