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#31 JoeyG

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:15 AM

Will mine get better, I've only done about 600 miles now (in 2 weeks). I know its not always correct but the computer says I'm averaging 36.8 MPG, I do tend to have a lead foot sometimes, but generally drive quite sensible & efficient. I try to go with the shift up light on the dashboard but sometimes when going uphill I need to be in gear 2 or 3 and it tells me to shift up, and the car would just slow down to a halt if i went to 4, it's quite hilly where I live, witch might explain my MPG so far.

Would the K&N Filter help in any way?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

Will mine get better, I've only done about 600 miles now (in 2 weeks). I know its not always correct but the computer says I'm averaging 36.8 MPG, I do tend to have a lead foot sometimes, but generally drive quite sensible & efficient. I try to go with the shift up light on the dashboard but sometimes when going uphill I need to be in gear 2 or 3 and it tells me to shift up, and the car would just slow down to a halt if i went to 4, it's quite hilly where I live, witch might explain my MPG so far.

Would the K&N Filter help in any way?

If your car has only done 600 miles your engine will still be tight you should leave it a few thousand to run in properly before you start changing things. And if it's hill we're you are it effects mpg quite a bit anyway also trip computer is not to be trusted only on how much fuel you've got left and even that is a lie

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

My car a 1.6 tdci zs after a few good motorway runs and running on bp ultimate deisel apparently it did 48.7mpg and manages 428 miles with only 10 miles left both according to the computer have done this twice now with the same result
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Might have to go see ford for an econo check

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:10 PM

Your driving is shocking Sam, seems strange I can get over 130miles more from the same car? B)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:42 PM

Your driving is shocking Sam, seems strange I can get over 130miles more from the same car? B)

My driving is frankly pedestrian and boring I late and I know what you mean that's why I'm getting the econo check done to see what rubbish ford tell me

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:14 AM

My driving is frankly pedestrian and boring I late and I know what you mean that's why I'm getting the econo check done to see what rubbish ford tell me

I'm afraid Ford don't do the Econocheck anymore :(

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

I'm afraid Ford don't do the Econocheck anymore :(

Waaa oh no dont tell me they just say well it's supposed to do that or looks normal to me for the same price

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:23 PM

Question... All you guys getting 100's more miles then me, do you have the aircon on? Or do you find that it affects the mps noticeably? I dont drive that slow, but i also have the aircon on all the time (i think it makes the car a nicer place to be in, I never open the windows).

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:53 PM

Usually if I have the aircon on it affects the miles to empty figure a lot more than the average mpg, just going by the trip computer

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:56 PM

Question... All you guys getting 100's more miles then me, do you have the aircon on? Or do you find that it affects the mps noticeably? I dont drive that slow, but i also have the aircon on all the time (i think it makes the car a nicer place to be in, I never open the windows).

I personally rarely use air con as it does effect mpg quite a lot although as my mpg is crap anyway it might help me

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:19 AM

I find no noticeable difference when using the AC occasionally.

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