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#1 Grisidis

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

Hi, I'm looking for a bit of advice please- I've had my fiesta from new and I love it, however the last 2 tanks of fuel are going a lot quicker than any I've had before. I haven't changed style of driving (if anything I've been extra careful with acceleration and braking since I saw the fuel needle dropping faster) - but I am at a loss as to what's happened, it's getting quite bad (about 300 miles to a tank). My daily commute is about 20 miles, mostly motorway. Does anyone have any ideas- is it definitely something I am doing, or do I need to try some of that stuff you put in the fuel tank to clean it maybe? I normally fill up at sainsburys but the last 2 tanks have been from BP and Total.

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It's a 1.3 Zetec diesel.

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#2 DieselPig

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

No such thing as as a 1.3 diesel, 1.4 or 1.6. How many miles has it done?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

Ah sorry, it's a 1.4, its done about 22,000 miles.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

Be aware that in winter time cars do tend to use more fuel, so that might be what you are seeing?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

At 22k your car may need a service I think the intervals are 1 year or 12500 miles 2 years or 24k

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

I mainly get around 350 miles in my 1.6 tdci. But i do maninly drive like i have stolen it half the time.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

I mainly get around 350 miles in my 1.6 tdci. But i do maninly drive like i have stolen it half the time.

That's rubbish m8 I drive mine like I stole it almost all the time im always been asked if my trainers are made of lead and get 420ish miles and I have a 1.6 tdci zs

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

God knows then maybe mine is just a thirsty thing , been in for its service recently and had mostly all the normal things changed, not the fuel filter though. Not really to sure in what to look into for high fuel consumption.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

You must really thrash yours. Mines due a service what mpg you doing according to the car

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

Last full tank was about 42mpg I think and yea I do thrash it about a lot and do lots of shorts journeys, a diesal car wasn't the best option really. But I have a company car aswell and that's a petrol 2 litre and I thrash that about and I think I just carry it over. A tank does last me a month though

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

Well thrashing it and short journeys I'm not surprise you only get 42mpg I normally get 50ish but I do long journeys

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

I get 48MPG (as shown in my sig) and I do about 20 miles a day every weekday to work on dual carriageways and urban roads.

I drive gentle and don't thrash it.

Was hoping for better TBH

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

I know think I am lucky to get that tbh, just filled up yesterday so I will see how long it lasts me and how low/high my mpg is

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

My driving is about 2.5 miles to work uban driving and then pick my company car up and then 2.5 miles back from work at home time. Think I should get a skateboard.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Erm maybe because a deisel definitely wasn't meant for small journeys like that your engine will coke up in notime not to mention the dpf issues you will get

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