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Offline jonesltd

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« on: 27 January 2015, 08:51 »
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Is this right my car on full says 390 miles? I have done 79 miles mainly between college sites and used 1/4?  This is non mod engine but ppl say I should get 600? It's shell fuel. 59 reg. do I need anything changing? Done 68276 miles.... Help or I'll need to sell it as it's costing mega
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Re: GTD miles
« Reply #1 on: 27 January 2015, 09:20 »
Hi peeps

Is this right my car on full says 390 miles? I have done 79 miles mainly between college sites and used 1/4?  This is non mod engine but ppl say I should get 600? It's shell fuel. 59 reg. do I need anything changing? Done 68276 miles.... Help or I'll need to sell it as it's costing mega

What's the MFD saying for your average mpg? mine with the temperatures just now driving like a "Vicar" is 54mpg, it's stage 1 Revo. Never fill it up but just about 3/4 it shows what yours says on full. Sell the darn thing after the Dispatches program on diesel fuel last night.....we're about to become persecuted!  :sad:
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Re: GTD miles
« Reply #2 on: 27 January 2015, 09:44 »
I love mine, full leather the works but I am just upset about the 390 on fuel. If I need to replace anything I will. I stupidly ran it down to 10mins and put £50 in on friday which took me up full tank (on last needle) and then drove 79 miles and its gone 1/4 already (to the 3rd thicker line counting backwards from full). Do I need a new senser?

The MPG is saying about 45.0 on setting 1 and setting 2 33.0mpg it was but have no reset it
« Last Edit: 27 January 2015, 12:38 by jonesltd »
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Re: GTD miles
« Reply #3 on: 27 January 2015, 11:53 »
Seems to me you've got 2 options: 1 fill the tank up, reset the trip, run it take the mileage and fill to the brim, take the fuel and do the maths: option 2 think you own a Subaru STI thingy and be glad you don't have to fill that bad boy up!
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Re: GTD miles
« Reply #4 on: 27 January 2015, 15:32 »
Done that but still about 390 or 400....but no where near 600!! :angry: I am using Shell Fuel but its mad how much I am going through to be honest - yes it isn't motorway from Stourbridge to Birmingham and inbetween sites but to use THAT much fuel for 79 miles is NUTS! I haven't even opened the car up. Maybe the MAF senser is dead?
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Re: GTD miles
« Reply #5 on: 27 January 2015, 16:21 »
The range to empty is based on the average fuel consumption over the last few miles driven. So for example if you have driven 10miles across town from a cold start averaging 35mpg, then brim the tank, the car will display a range to empty of 420 miles, by assuming that you are going to maintain the same level of consumption. However if you drive uber economically after that, you could see your displayed range to empty climb to 800 odd miles within a few miles.

Also when you say you put £50 in the other night, was that full to the click on the pump plus a bit more, or £50 and it said full on the gauge when you started it up? If mines full to the click, it will do over 100 miles before the gauge moves off full. If you hadn't brimmed it, that could account for a fair few miles knocked off your range.

As Golfhappy said, fill it to the brim, reset MFD Trip 2 and drive around as normal until the light comes on and see how many miles you have done then.

Driving style, however economically you think you are being could have something to do with it too. My mate reckoned he couldn't average any more than 42mpg from his 140 DSG Superb and didn't believe me when I told him I got 55mpg from my 140 DSG Passat. I said it was his driving. One day as a test we swapped cars and did the same 40 miles journey, him following me. I got 52mpg from his car, where he only managed 45mpg in mine. Go figure.
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Re: GTD miles
« Reply #6 on: 27 January 2015, 18:38 »
mfa lies like all politicians  :lipsrsealed:

600 to a tank is hopeful unless driving like miss daisy.  :whistle:

here is my PROPER data since i bought mine, ( fill drive fill calculate

varied driving a LOT of motorway miles.

Date    last                              total   litres   gallons mpg
07/10/2014   28680   29089   409   41.5   9.3   43.9
12/10/2014   29089   29632   543   49.6   11.1   48.7
22/10/2014   29632   30203   571   52   11.7   48.9
26/10/2014   30203   30798   595   52.6   11.8   50.3
02/11/2014   30798   31349   551   49.6   11.1   49.4
13/11/2014   31349   31772   423   40.9   9.2   46.0
18/11/2014   31772   32323   551   47.2   10.6   51.9
03/12/2014   32323   32799   476   48   10.8   44.1
08/12/2014   32799   33370   571   50.4   11.3   50.4
17/12/2014   33370   33762   392   41.4   9.3   42.1
21/12/2014   33762   34306   544   51.3   11.5   47.2
29/12/2014   34306   34660   354   33.2   7.5   47.4
04/01/2015   34660   35196   536   51   11.5   46.8
15/01/2015   35196   35603   407   38.7   8.7   46.8
19/01/2015   35603   36178   575   50   11.2   51.2
25/01/2015   36178   36564   386   36.7   8.2   46.8


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Re: GTD miles
« Reply #7 on: 27 January 2015, 18:42 »
Cheers peeps. 50 I put in and the tank read full it didn't click at all on the pump.

Should I leave the car to run a little before using it? Maybe 2 mins then drive off.
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Re: GTD miles
« Reply #8 on: 27 January 2015, 18:46 »
if your gauge is like mine it takes a long time to start to drop, so 50 wont have filled it and it will drop away quicker.

I can get 100 miles plus before it drops below the 7/8th line  :grin:

only proper way to tell what your cars doing is Brim it, record miles, empty, fill, miles and calculate

think there is even summat on facebook that does it all for ya but i am geeky and keep my own record  :whistle:


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Re: GTD miles
« Reply #9 on: 27 January 2015, 19:50 »

Should I leave the car to run a little before using it? Maybe 2 mins then drive off.

Why would you do that? You'll use 2 minutes worth of fuel doing no miles. Therefore reducing your average mpg even more. A diesel engine gets up to temperature much quicker by driving it.
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