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Old 13-06-2011   #1
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mpg question

last week i put 30quids worth of petrol in at 132.9 per liter im getting 180mile out of this amount whats your thoughts its a 1.2 x reg 5 door elx v8 model
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Re: mpg question

sounds about right... i get 120 miles from 20 from same engine.
So if you half both and add them on... makes it 180miles and 30
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Re: mpg question

I make that about 36 mpg mate. However....the only really accurate way to do this is to brim the tank, reset your trip, drive a load of miles then brim the tank again.

Litres to Gallons....multiply the amount of litres by 0.22 = Gallons. Then of course divide the distance you've driven by gallons used

My little car does between 46-50 mpg more or less everywhere, round town or motorway. I do go pretty steady but with the odd bout of enthusiasm lol. Its serviced lots and tyres at 30psi all round.

Hope this helps mate
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Re: mpg question

Yeah I was gonna say same as shaun, 36mpg which is poor.

I get 45mpg out of mine
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he might have a heavey foot ;-) i know i do haha
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Re: mpg question

thanks going to service it this weekend sparks plug/ oil/ oil filter/ air filter is there anything else i need?
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Re: mpg question

All I could add to your list of service items mate is coolant unless you know its been done?

50/50 mix with distilled water or maybe the 5 year red stuff should do the trick mate

One other thing to consider maybe is your timing belt. Again, unless you know when it was done you should maybe pop it on your shopping list for another day

Either way, good luck with it mate
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All I could add to your list of service items mate is coolant unless you know its been done?

50/50 mix with distilled water or maybe the 5 year red stuff should do the trick mate

One other thing to consider maybe is your timing belt. Again, unless you know when it was done you should maybe pop it on your shopping list for another day

Either way, good luck with it mate
i brought the car 6months ago and asked him when was the cambelt last changed he said he didnt know so i got him put another 1
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Re: mpg question

On the 8v its supposed to be not as bigger problem if it breaks as the 16v ie, no valves will touch. But for your own piece of mind its well worth doing one day

Kits all over egay but you can get some discount if you donate to this forum I believe and try shop4parts as they do genuine parts.

Well worth doing a search on here as lots have written some great advice. All I would add is, dont be tempted to have the belt too tight and use the timing marks on the new belt as its so much easier that way

As I say though, search well worth doing and maybe if you can get hold of a manual too.

Good luck mate.
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On the 8v its supposed to be not as bigger problem if it breaks as the 16v ie, no valves will touch. But for your own piece of mind its well worth doing one day

Kits all over egay but you can get some discount if you donate to this forum I believe and try shop4parts as they do genuine parts.

Well worth doing a search on here as lots have written some great advice. All I would add is, dont be tempted to have the belt too tight and use the timing marks on the new belt as its so much easier that way

As I say though, search well worth doing and maybe if you can get hold of a manual too.

Good luck mate.
thanks for your advice mate i seen a kit on ebay fram brand 4 spark plug oil and air filter 21quid plus p&p
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Re: mpg question

i do around about 280 miles to a full tank working on avarage of about 39mpg, i live in tight little country roads and drive with a heavy foot
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Re: mpg question

a full tank (47litres/10.3gallons) should be getting you 401.7 miles at 39mpg!!
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Re: mpg question

theres no way i get that much, on my trip computer at the end of most weeks will read between 38 and 41mpg and at most 300 miles,very most!
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Re: mpg question

Ignore the trip its always overdoing the mpg. The only accurate way is zero the trip, fuel brim to brim and work out the miles to fuel added.
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my trip tells me 29mpg
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