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In Topic: 2.0 Tdci Titanium Fuel Economy 59 Plate Uk

31 December 2012 - 03:25 AM

Anyone know a decent re-map company in the North East? I'd prefer a re-map instead of a plug-in unit / chip then I don't have to inform the insurance company!

Assuming you never got this sorted, try giving your Mondeo an 'Italian Tune-Up'.

I have basically the same car as 'Engine Chris', albeit the manual and I was getting 33mpg average on last two tanks (450ish from a tank).

Then the 'Italian Tune-Up' was mentioned over on 'Talk Ford'.

Here's the bones of a message I posted directly after carrying out the 'Italian Tune-Up'

I managed to achieve and maintain 54.5mpg whilst doing 65-70 on the M6 and also on local 30-40mph roads too.

When I set off this morning on a 250+ mile round trip, I decided I was gonna give my motor an 'Italian Tune-Up' as mentioned in various posts on TF (Talk Ford).

On the motorway, I got up to approx 75mph @ 3000rpm in 4th gear and kept her there for 20 minutes using cruise control.

During this time, the fuel consumption stayed at around 32mpg.

The ECO symbols on the Convers+ dropped from full to one segment!Posted Image

Just before setting off back home, I brimmed the tank with Shell V-Power as opposed to BP ULtimate that I've been using since getting the car back in August.

What a difference!
  • Seems more powerful
  • Drive seems smoother
  • Consumption seems better
  • Engine sounds quieter
Now the reason I say "it may be to early to get too excited" is that there are so many variables.
  • It may be due to the 'Italian Tune-Up'
  • It may be due to the change of fuel
  • It may be because the BBTB has had a good run out
Miles to empty at one point was reading over 520+ miles after covering 120 miles (overall total 640+ miles), which has never been the case since I purchased the car.

Calculations from previous two fill-ups:
356 miles from 49 litres (33mpg)
465 miles from 60 litres (35mpg)

So to anyone suffering the p!55 poor mpg with the 163, get it on the motorway and give it an 'Italian Tune-Up'.

In hindsight, I should really have brimmed it with BP Ultimate again to rule out the brand of fuel.......

So, in summary that is:
Fourth Gear
3000 RPM
75 MPH
20 Minutes

Hope you get it sorted.