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#16 greedy86

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:30 AM

Ahh right i see.....

 

Long run in the car tonight then!

 

I'll let you know if i get any results!

 

Thanks for your help/advice!



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

Let me know how you get on as I only get 420-450 miles on a tank running from full to about 30 miles left according to the computer that's on similar journeys to you 50 mile round trips to work mostly 60mph

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

Ok - i'll let you know!

 

My round trip to work isn't 50 miles though!

 

It's around 10 miles - takes me 15-20 minutes to get to work.

 

I'd like to at least get over 400 miles to my tank.

 

Hopefully this will sort my mpg issue.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

That's a short journey in a diesel wouldn't it be cheaper to run a petrol as the running theory is if you do less than 16000 miles a year it's cheaper to run a petrol

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

I do drive elsewhere other than work! lol



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

Although - i don't do more than 16k.

 

Cheaper road tax - cheaper insurance - better running costs etc



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:06 PM

That's a short journey in a diesel wouldn't it be cheaper to run a petrol as the running theory is if you do less than 16000 miles a year it's cheaper to run a petrol

 

It depends on your journey type. My dad does about 12K a year and gets 60+ MPG and we worked out is more than beneficial for him.

 

I do less than 5K, but have a diesel. I bought it because I like the way a diesel drives, even then I am getting over 40MPG on a 4 mile round trip and I push her some.

 

Plus it gives me a good excuse to go out tearing up the country roads at weekends as I need to keep the DPF clear :D



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

Is it even worth having a car if you do less than 5K?! :P

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

is it only the 95bhp version that has the DPF?

 

I have the 90bhp and only get around 50mpg - that's driving really efficiently mostly motorways. Was wondering if this technique of clearing the DPF would apply to me.

 

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:59 PM

is it only the 95bhp version that has the DPF?
 
I have the 90bhp and only get around 50mpg - that's driving really efficiently mostly motorways. Was wondering if this technique of clearing the DPF would apply to me.
 
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Correct, you will not have a DPF.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

Is it even worth having a car if you do less than 5K?! :P

 

Got to enjoy that 5K. Plus means I can bring it along to Ford Fair.

 

I'm actually likely to do more this year, it is a hobby of sorts, plus you can't argue with up to 250lbft of torque under your right foot :D



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

So....took the car for a long run in 4th gear last night.

 

Kept the rpm around 3500! For 20mins or so....

 

Haven't noticed anything different as of yet?

 

Going to fill up the car tonight though....then reset the trip and hope that the range is above 400 miles!

 

Seems strange that you have to do this - especially when the little green light comes on as soon as i take the foot of the clutch - telling me to change up! lol



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:03 AM

Most 'normal' diesel drivers never have to do this as their commute warms the engine up sufficiently to burn off the soot and regenerate the DPF, only low mileage drivers will have this problem.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:36 AM

Ah right i see.

 

I wouldn't class myself as a "low milage" driver though really.

 

I've a fair commute each day.

 

Hopefully this will have solved the problem.

 

Is it worth trying to get it done under warranty if not?



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:14 AM

Hi All

        Take my 1.6tdci 2011 16890 miles out for a fast run each month no prob's but forget to leave in 4th so have had the odd close shave with the boys in blue.When i had my 1st service car had only done 7000 miles and was asked by TCH if I did any motorway miles so told them yes as i was going to Scotland that week and had done 1000 in a week in Feb 2012 they made a note of this so may have prob's on low mileage DPS cars?.

 

 PS low to mid 50s (52 upwards)mpg all the time think the thank is only 40 lts so not a long range but 400 plus is the norm;



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