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#1 liam-20

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:45 PM

hey guys hows it going? just wondering if anyone can help i have 1.6 petrol focus 2009 titanium 100bhp version i can only get 25 maybe 26 mpg avarage at a push on the speedo display thats driving round town like a little granny just seems really low just wondering if anyone can have quick look at theres and tell me what they are getting cheers. liam

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:02 PM

pointless exercise since were not driving the same roads at the same time as you are not meaning to sound rude but its pointless me saying my ti vct gets 35-36mpg around town as its different to youre town bear in mind sitting in traffic steep inclines etc all decrease mpg first do you have an induction kit fitted this will lower mpg also how are you basing the mpg is it from the trip computer if so you need to do a brim test as the trip computers are optimistic at best generally without knowing where you drive and the conditions ide say its a bit low and it may be worth having the car checked out

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:17 PM

hey bud it was just genral question i know everyones driving is different, i have a k&n replacement filter which is suppose to improve mpg but not seen any difference really, ill do a brim to brim test see how that comes back, car only had service last month 3rd year one at ford, maybe ill just ignore the onboard computer cheers for the reply. liam

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

hey bud it was just genral question i know everyones driving is different, i have a k&n replacement filter which is suppose to improve mpg but not seen any difference really, ill do a brim to brim test see how that comes back, car only had service last month 3rd year one at ford, maybe ill just ignore the onboard computer cheers for the reply. liam


keep your tyres pumped to the correct level mate,
and take out the K&N filter and fit a genuine ford one for 30days i gurantee you will see some improvment regardlees of what road your on. and the st/Zetec s rear spoiler takes away 3-5 mpg due to the fins in it.
my 1.6TDCi dropped 3-5mpg since ive fitted it not joking.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:51 PM

ignore me ive been up 36 hours i dont think it came out the way it was meant to

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:08 PM

I get about 32mpg , my trips are small and mostly town

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:17 PM

Don't worry bud I know what ya trying to say so don't worry I'll pull k&n out tomoz it's just weird if I reset the avarage mpg it goes to 29- 30mpg but then plummets to 24-25 what's best pressure for 18" st wheels?

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:48 PM

ignore me ive been up 36 hours i dont think it came out the way it was meant to


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:51 PM

Don't worry bud I know what ya trying to say so don't worry I'll pull k&n out tomoz it's just weird if I reset the avarage mpg it goes to 29- 30mpg but then plummets to 24-25 what's best pressure for 18" st wheels?


im being lazy now mate as i could get off my !Removed! and check my manual for you,
but it should be in the owners manual for the car in the middle of the book i checked mine earleir but mine are R16's
the manual covers all wheels and focus models.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:23 PM

I'll have look tomoz cheers.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:50 PM

Hey Liam, ive got the 1.6 petrol aswell and do a mix of town and country driving and my computer reads on average 34-36mpg. just might give you some idea

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:19 PM

I'm changing from universal chav air filter back to a brand new standard ford...hoping that helps my MPG!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:58 PM

hey guys hows it going? just wondering if anyone can help i have 1.6 petrol focus 2009 titanium 100bhp version i can only get 25 maybe 26 mpg avarage at a push on the speedo display thats driving round town like a little granny just seems really low just wondering if anyone can have quick look at theres and tell me what they are getting cheers. liam


Funny you should ask, I just checked the car after brimming it yesterday and on getting home I reset the trip. So this is two x 1.75 mile trips undertaken by the wife to work and back to day nine hours apart. We live in the centre of town her place of work is just outside the town................result 21.4 mpg ....same engine as yours.
So that is literally a town driving result you asked for.

But that said, if you really mean an overall average, well over the last 2,635 miles I'm averaging 34.39 mpg. Of that total mileage 1,071 miles of it was three trips involving touring on A roads and motorways, they returned collectively 39.65 mpg.

The other 1,564 miles was what I class as urban driving including trips to neighbouring towns and villages, and obviously in town driving. That returns 31.52 mpg. All data recorded using the brim testing method.

Last years average ending October was 32.52 mpg
Year before that the average was 32.84 mpg.

With the increased cost of petrol over the last 32 months having increased by on average 24.3%
[source: my petrol receipts]

Though I have always considered myself to be an economical driver. I've taken to being even lighter on the throttle and even lighter on the brake pedal, hence my improved mpg this current year.

Does it show, I love doodling with data and spreadsheets......... :D

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:13 AM

Cheers guys

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:46 AM

i get an average of about 46-48 mpg out of the petrol 1.6, but I almost exclusively drive on the motorway long distance and usually not during any traffic. (I'm also a bit of a driving miss daisy and dont often go above 60mph for extended periods of time!) I've seen me nudge 50 mpg when I haven't got anything in the boot (according to the trip computer anyway!)

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