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#1 dazzer12

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 08:26 PM

Hi all was wondering if someone might be able to help just purchased an 06 plate 1.8TDCI Zetec and i don't feel I'm getting the fuel economy that i should be. Normal kind of driving around town which is what i do most of unfortunately i am getting between 32 and 33 to the gallon.

I have done a couple of runs and seem to average around 45 to the gallon again with normalish motorway driving a little bit of 80 to 85 mph but mostly around 65 to 70mph i have spoken to a mechanic and all he told me was to check the air filter. To try and improve economy i have tried putting redex diesel additive in to my fuel and running on Shell V Power Diesel but with no effect i must say when driving round town i am literally like an old lady no high revs, or thrashing revs kept between 1 and 2000rpm any ideas.

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#2 jay1981

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:21 PM

Your fuel consumption does seem a bit high. In my car, according to the trip computer I get around 42 MPG around town, and 50 - 55 MPG at a steady 70 MPH. I can get around 500 miles per tank, without running it too low. For best economy, keep the engine revs between 1500 - 2200, with light throttle.

Do you have a trip computer on your car? If so keep an eye on it, as fuel consumption gets bad if you boot it. :(

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:56 PM

Your fuel consumption does seem a bit high. In my car, according to the trip computer I get around 42 MPG around town, and 50 - 55 MPG at a steady 70 MPH. I can get around 500 miles per tank, without running it too low. For best economy, keep the engine revs between 1500 - 2200, with light throttle.

Do you have a trip computer on your car? If so keep an eye on it, as fuel consumption gets bad if you boot it. :(


Hi as i stated i dont really boot my car around town and yes it does have a fuel computer that is where i am getting my figures from, currently averaging 32 to the gallon around town and my revs are pretty much kept between 1500 and say 2300rpm max mostly under that i was wondering if there may be some sort of mechanical issue.


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