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Member Since 29 Mar 2009
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In Topic: What's you MPG???

12 November 2009 - 08:21 PM

Hi BenW,

I'm a Fiesta Newbie, but I hope you don't mind me commenting on your method.

Running your tank down to empty and using the tank capacity as a basis isn't going to be the most accurate method. The most accurate method (on any car) is as follows:

1. Fill tank (brim). Zero trip meter or make note of mileage.
2. Drive until tank is nearly empty.
3. Fill tank again (brim). Make note of mileage travelled or trip meter readin. Make note of litres used to fill tank - this will be the actual fuel you've used over a known distance, because you are filling up to the same point you started with.

Divide litres filled by 4.54 to get gallons used; divide miles travelled by gallons used to get accurate mpg (for that tank). Rinse and repeat as the saying goes, for longer term averages.

I got 44mpg out of the first tank on our Mk6 1.2 Finesse - mix of motorway & urban. Reasonably happy with that.
Hope this helps.


I already know this.
Just seemed easy to get a resonably accurate figure with my method.

A 41.25litre fill up = 9.085

315miles on that tank = 34.67MPG

I've been working it out over several tank fills the last few weeks. (I drive 100miles a day for work).

As oringinally stated, my 2litre st did an actual MPG of between 29.5-32.5 hence my confusion?


In Topic: Bluetooth problem

15 October 2009 - 09:36 AM

same here :)

i just go to ipod function and press the pause to stop playing. Very annoying though.

A note however is that the "Phone name" function on the stereo / Iphone voice control feature now works on the iphone 3.1 update. Unfortunately the mic which recognises your voice is still on the iphone and not the car mic..... an improvement never the less.

In Topic: Pioneer upgrade kits

13 September 2009 - 02:02 PM

Front 2 way 17cm 180 watts : pioneer ts-h 1703

Rear are 3 way 17cm 180 watts : pioneer ts-g1703

correct??? :)

In Topic: Pioneer upgrade kits

13 September 2009 - 12:26 PM

im confused. so the speakers i would need are 17cm 2 way & 17cm 3 way??

i thought i needed 6" by 8"'s e.g. the pioneer ts-h687

can someone please confirm the actual size of speaker i need and also the actual model number of the pioneer's as that pdf file is unreadable :(

In Topic: Bluetooth seams broke

06 September 2009 - 06:47 PM

hey. that did not help i was unable to unpair the phone, just stuck on the screen when tried to "debond" it.

I went for the scary suggestion of yanking a fuse out.. which actually worked :)

Basically it was fuse F2. F as in, from bottom left, A,B,C,D,E,F row to the right and the second use up (7.5 amps).

I pulled that out and the whole dash went dead. put it back in and it all lit up again and all the fans came on too... Was pretty scary, but the head units memory had been reset, all radio presets gone and more importantly the bluetooth now paired to my phone and worked.

Cheers again :)