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MEG Corporal
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25mpg first tank then 35mpg next?

what do you people get when hammering your car?

the 25mpg one was all commuting to work and stuff. heavy aggressive city traffic mostly

the 35mpg one was a run to and from Stirling - Glasgow and light footedness for the rest.

Would an ECU reset perhaps improve it? the car runs fine.
 

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Man in a Jag
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Will only know if the ECU reset makes a difference if you do it - but its worth a try.

You could always try driving a little more economically like me :)
 

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MEG Captain
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sounds as though you have been enjoying the turbo a little bit too much !!!!!!! , i know thats not constructive more a comment :whistling:
 

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MEG Corporal
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how do you drive?
 

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Glen
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I've had mine 6 months now and have never got any more than 38 and no less than 31
 

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living the citrine dream
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rainbowcar said:
I've had mine 6 months now and have never got any more than 38 and no less than 31
oooooooo i think yours needs a service mate .mines had the boost turned up and i still get around 40 mpg and i toe it a bit most of the time but sensible driving is a bit more than that

kev
 

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Glen
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fordcrazy said:
rainbowcar said:
I've had mine 6 months now and have never got any more than 38 and no less than 31
oooooooo i think yours needs a service mate .mines had the boost turned up and i still get around 40 mpg and i toe it a bit most of the time but sensible driving is a bit more than that

kev
Do you think just a service would do the job?

mind you I don't trust carcraft to have serviced it properly/at all anyway!!!
 

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living the citrine dream
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rainbowcar said:
fordcrazy said:
rainbowcar said:
I've had mine 6 months now and have never got any more than 38 and no less than 31
oooooooo i think yours needs a service mate .mines had the boost turned up and i still get around 40 mpg and i toe it a bit most of the time but sensible driving is a bit more than that

kev
Do you think just a service would do the job?

mind you I don't trust carcraft to have serviced it properly/at all anyway!!!
yer mate i do,this is why you find so many tds at the scrap heap ,cos you got to look after the pumps and that means regular services,mines got a full service history and goes like a stink so get it done asap and you will noyice the difference...wats yours a mk1 or 2 and so on

kev :L :L :L :L
 

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MEG Corporal
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my k&n should arrive today. perhaps letting the car breath a little more will help as the air filter is BLACK atm....
 

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MEG Admiral
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true lol, never gave that a thought, suppose in all fairness, its actually only 1750cc aint it lol,
still, not a bad engine for what it is, (apart from im not entirely convinced my turbo's working as well as it should :-s)
 

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I drove a higher car to manchester a few weeks back (Astra SRi 150 Diesel) and had to follow our company truck all the way, so it was nearly 5 hours at 60-65mph.

The Astra did 72.5mpg !!!!

Coming back it only did 45 :D as I didn't have to escort the truck.
 

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Man in a Jag
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glanbay said:
true lol, never gave that a thought, suppose in all fairness, its actually only 1750cc aint it lol,
still, not a bad engine for what it is, (apart from im not entirely convinced my turbo's working as well as it should :-s)
I never got anywhere near that MPG in my old MK2TD - best I ever did was about 47 on a very long run.

Guess you are doing just mostly motorway at 56mph then - else I would be very surprised at that MPG on that car. How many miles are you getting to a tank and are you sure you are working it out correctly :}
 

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Man in a Jag
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[quote name=TDCi 160+]But the TDCi is a 2.0 so bigger and more powerful. Your always going to sacrifice mpg for more power. [/quote]
Nope - the 2.0 TDCi is a much more fuel efficient engine than the MK1/2 1.8TD engine so should still be higher MPG. Its all about how you drive it though - more power to play with is too much temptation for some :)
 

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Mine is poor, does not matter how I drive it, I cant get it above 37 mpg
 
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