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#16 martyntdci

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:26 PM

you do need to run the engine in to get optimum mpg.....



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:54 PM

Since driving my car for a month now, I have noticed the same rapid decline in the remaining miles left.

The low fuel chime kicks in at around 50 miles left.

Today it went from an indicated 50 miles to a reading of 14miles in around 10 actual miles travelled?.

I'm not too impressed with the economy so far.

I have been driving like a Vicar on a Sunday afternoon on two fill ups to see what can be acheived.

First run 338 miles at 37.5mpg and second run 346 miles at 40.5 mpg.

Both runs mostly urban and keeping revs lower than 2k with stop start active.

How many miles has this car covered ?

 

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:27 PM

How many miles has this car covered ?
 
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Hi Jamie
It's covered 6k so far.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:28 PM

Wait until it has done at least 10-12k before trying for good mpg results

 

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:31 PM

This is from experiance because everything will have started to bed in, the car will bed in according to how you drive it, Drive it like a nun and it will bed in slower, if the car never gets revved up the the limit occasionally,

 

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:37 PM

Jamie

This is a second hand car, so not sure how it's been driven in the past.

I'm not going to be driving it like a Vicar for too much longer, just testing to see how much I could squeeze out of a tank full.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:45 PM

Best thing to do then is to disconnect the battery for at least half an hour so it forgets the previous persons driving habits

 

;-)

 

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:54 AM

What does that achieve?

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:28 PM

This is a very interesting conversation, i have just got my fiesta on saturday and dont know when the warning light comes on for fuel it came on today on the motorway and just hoped i could get back home, it does seem to come up at a odd time though.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:35 AM

What does that achieve?

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Hiya

 

What it achieves is, it clears the cars ecu

 

thus allowing the car to re learn the new drivers traits

 

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