As above, any figures for round town ,think mines not great 33 round town.
That wouldn't sound too bad, compared to mine anyhow, I get 29mpg with the 2.0HDi around townbettyswollocks said:As above, any figures for round town ,think mines not great 33 round town.
How did you find out that was the problem?bettyswollocks said:Sorted ,sticking front brakes,now getting 45mpg round town 50+ outside.:thumb:
Go for a 5min drive then using the "BACK" of your hand touch the discs to see if they are really hot ,sticky caliper, or if your losing speed freewheeling down an slight slope somethings not right.jmkent said:How did you find out that was the problem?
Mine isn't brilliant, but I've put it down to 3 ish mile journeys and a lot of cold running.... never get the quoted mpg though
they are hopless mate... thats why I like to do most of the work myself...bettyswollocks said:Work this out , went to the dealer that sold me the car and said "my fuel consumption is down i think my brakes are sticking",
response was ,we`ll look at them for you and clean them ,at this point a simple person would put it on a lift and spin the wheels checking to see which one`s are sticking,RIGHT!!!!
WRONG ,they cleaned the bloody front ones and it was the back ones that were sticking most and they never checked them while it was in the air , F*ck Me how stupid can one be?
Took it to my own mechanic to clean back ones today, i admit when coming from dealers there was a improvement in mpg so i originally thought it was cured but after a while noticed things not quite were they should be.
ps never even chipped round disc with a hammer.
Seems i was having a moment ,reconnected plug under bonnet as you can turn of aircon through menu on dash ,what an idiot ,so i`ve been driving all week with my aircon and wondering why i was burning fuel ,well i was powering a 5kw aircon unit ,lets see what a week without aircon makes to my mpg.bettyswollocks said:Still not happy with mpg ,average 35 -45 not great , aircon kicking in alot with the climate control no way to turn it off it seems unless turn off the fans at dash ,so i disconnected the aircon under the bonnet today and will run for a week to see any difference.
Wonder if it has more of an effect on the 1.6 than the 2.0bettyswollocks said:Well went for a spin today ,mpg went from 33mpg to 46mpg over a 15 mile road with ups, downs and twists ,no more aircon for me.:thumb:
Well if it is a 5kW motor as you say, this equates to about 7hp.bettyswollocks said:Maybe some of the other guys can tell us that.