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Is there something wrong with my mpg figure...?

Is there something wrong with my mpg figure...?

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gsd2000

11,423 posts

80 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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The Seer said:
Ello?
email him, he might not check it straight away as he spends alot of time abroad

The Seer

Original Poster:

643 posts

108 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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gsd2000 said:
The Seer said:


Ello?


email him, he might not check it straight away as he spends alot of time abroad


Ok mate, thanks for the info. Will do.

The Seer

Original Poster:

643 posts

108 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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So, some figures from a very recent dual carriage way ride...

All in 6th gear:

32 mpg at 50 mph
30 mpg at 60 mph
24 mpg at 70 mph

Sounds about right...?

The Seer

Original Poster:

643 posts

108 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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Urban average mpg seems to be returning around 14 mpg, and that is strictly town driving and keeping the revs mid range.

stick100

7,017 posts

65 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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The Seer said:
So, some figures from a very recent dual carriage way ride...

All in 6th gear:

32 mpg at 50 mph
30 mpg at 60 mph
24 mpg at 70 mph

Sounds about right...?
looks about right

The Seer

Original Poster:

643 posts

108 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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stick100 said:
The Seer said:
So, some figures from a very recent dual carriage way ride...

All in 6th gear:

32 mpg at 50 mph
30 mpg at 60 mph
24 mpg at 70 mph

Sounds about right...?




looks about right


Thanks, don't like to think there's something up with the car.

ringram

14,401 posts

145 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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So the summary is drive it like a fiesta with little to no throttle and you will increase mileage smile

stick100

7,017 posts

65 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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ringram said:
So the summary is drive it like a fiesta with little to no throttle and you will increase mileage smile
or do what i do and drive like i stole it and not think about it laugh

The Seer

Original Poster:

643 posts

108 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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ringram said:
So the summary is drive it like a fiesta with little to no throttle and you will increase mileage


The quoted figures look abot right then? Depends what sort of Fiesta it is!

007 VXR

64,036 posts

84 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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The Seer said:
So, some figures from a very recent dual carriage way ride...

All in 6th gear:

32 mpg at 50 mph
30 mpg at 60 mph
24 mpg at 70 mph

Sounds about right...?
mine does about 30+ at 70mph ?
and more at 80mph yes

the_ferret82

25,585 posts

81 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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007 VXR said:
The Seer said:
So, some figures from a very recent dual carriage way ride...

All in 6th gear:

32 mpg at 50 mph
30 mpg at 60 mph
24 mpg at 70 mph

Sounds about right...?
mine does about 30+ at 70mph ?
and more at 80mph yes
would tend to agree you should see 30mpg+ on the instant at 70

The Seer

Original Poster:

643 posts

108 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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007 VXR said:
The Seer said:
So, some figures from a very recent dual carriage way ride...

All in 6th gear:

32 mpg at 50 mph
30 mpg at 60 mph
24 mpg at 70 mph

Sounds about right...?


mine does about 30+ at 70mph ?
and more at 80mph yes


Eh? Your saying the consumption becomes less at 80 mph as opposed to 70? Surely not.

007 VXR

64,036 posts

84 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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The Seer said:
007 VXR said:
The Seer said:
So, some figures from a very recent dual carriage way ride...

All in 6th gear:

32 mpg at 50 mph
30 mpg at 60 mph
24 mpg at 70 mph

Sounds about right...?
mine does about 30+ at 70mph ?
and more at 80mph yes
Eh? Your saying the consumption becomes less at 80 mph as opposed to 70? Surely not.
does on mine yes

Chaz9950

327 posts

41 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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The Seer said:
Eh? Your saying the consumption becomes less at 80 mph as opposed to 70? Surely not.
Stranger things have happened. Obviously, at speed, the biggest killer for fuel consumption, is the air resistance your car feels.

However, if your engine is more efficient in the rev range for 80mph, then you may well see an increase in fuel efficiency. It can also be that the way the air flows over the shape of your car is less turbulent at 80. Aerodynamics is tricky, and could well be multiple vortexes at 70, that are unable to form at 80+ mph.

Yertis

12,664 posts

163 months

Monday 7th May 2012
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007 VXR said:
does on mine yes
yes