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#1 greedy86

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:15 AM

Alright guys,

 

So....i'm curious, not long had my zetec S tdci!

 

I'm delighted with it, it's lovely! Frozen white - well looked after.

 

I'm not overly impressed with the range from full to empty though.

 

I'm getting a range of about 350 - 370 miles per tank - is this right?

 

I drive sensibly - but still don't get that good a mileage!?

 

I just sold an 03plt Clio 172 and i got 340miles per tank in that.


it was £5 more expensive to fill up....but surely i should get more from the new car??

 

Any thoughts?!

 

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:43 AM

You are getting about 35-37 MPG, assuming you mean to empty. (Tank is 45L).

 

Couple of questions:

 

  1. What length and type of journeys are you doing?
  2. How long have you been doing the above journeys?
  3. Are you going by the trip meter or your own calculations?
  4. How many miles are on the clock?


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:06 AM

I've had the car around a month now.

 

My journey to work is around 10miles (15mins).

 

Cruising the whole way pretty much.

 

Also - regular 20mile journeys in the evening - every couple of nights or so.

 

Going my the trip computer.

 

There are 26k on the clock.

 

Can this be right?!

 

I've not got a heavy foot!

 

If i'm being honest - i don't change gear when the green light tells me too - but i change within a reasonable range.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

Have you reset the trip since you got the car?

 

I'm assuming although you say cruising, it is still only 30 mph?



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:19 AM

It's 60mph for most of it!

 

About a mile of it is 30mph.

 

By resetting the trip - do u mean holding it down until it goes " - - - - - " If so then yes! Everytime i've filled up.

 

Or is there a different reset?



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:26 AM

You're resetting it right.
Something's not right though, I was getting 500-550 out of mine.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:28 AM

Well that's what i was thinking!

 

I'm getting ever so slightly more than my 10year old 2ltr petrol clio!

 

Any suggestions?!

 

Where to start....?!



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:39 AM

One possibility is that it is trying to do a DPF regen, or is in need of one.

 

Is yours the 1.4 or 1.6? If 1.6 is it the 90PS or 95PS version?



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

It's a 10plt Zetec S, 1.6 tdci.

 

I think it's the 95 hp - but tbh - not entirely sure?

 

How do you do a DPF regen?



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

And I'm getting 450-480 miles in my 1.4TDCi



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

It's a 10plt Zetec S, 1.6 tdci.

 

I think it's the 95 hp - but tbh - not entirely sure?

 

How do you do a DPF regen?

 

If you stick your reg into Ford Etis (may need to register), it will tell you which one you have.

 

To help it do a regen, you basically just take the car on a dual carriageway for 20-30 mins and keep it in 4th gear.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:15 AM

So....it's the 95hp model i've got.

 

So....20-30 minutes on the motorway in 4th?

 

What speed roughly?

 

How will i know if it's worked?

 

Apart from the mpg being much better of course....lol



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:22 AM

Still drive at 60-70 mph, the aim is to keep the revs at 3000-3500rpm so the exhaust can get nice and hot.

 

I'm not sure if there is anyway of knowing when it is finished. On my mums car you know when it is in need of a regen as the car keeps having its fan on, even with short journeys as the car keeps trying to overheat itself and burn off the DPF.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:24 AM

Ahh....well....funny you should say that!

 

Twice over the wknd the fan was on after a short journey!

 

This would affect the mpg as drastically as it has??



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:26 AM

If it has been a while since it had a regen it will.

 

The problem is two-fold:

 

  1. The car keeps trying to initiate a regen, it does this by deliberately running a rich fuel mixture to try and increase the exhaust temperature.
  2. The DPF will be blocking the exhaust flow, causing the engine to work harder as some of its energy has to go into pushing the exhaust fumes out.


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