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#615217 - 4th Nov 2011 3:24pm 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank
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What causes a car to use so much petrol, its had new airfilter, oil change, new plugs, new throttle housing, new exhaust, new tryes.
There is no fuel leaks.
I dont go speeding.

So why a quarter of a tank for 76 miles
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#615221 - 4th Nov 2011 3:28pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: Clive]
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Dont sound too bad, were you driving like you nicked it?

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#615222 - 4th Nov 2011 3:29pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: chris123]
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Originally Posted By: chris123
Dont sound too bad, were you driving like you nicked it?
I dont do speeding
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#615224 - 4th Nov 2011 3:31pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: Clive]
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what sort of mpg do you normally get? I normally get about 60 miles to a 10 on a 1.4 newish astra varies between 30-40mpg depending on how i drive it

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#615228 - 4th Nov 2011 3:34pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: chris123]
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60miles to 10, i wish i could get that, 10 gets me about 30miles
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#615233 - 4th Nov 2011 3:45pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: Clive]
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hang on, what car you got? So it would cost 100 to fill your tank and get 300 miles?

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#615238 - 4th Nov 2011 3:48pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: chris123]
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Originally Posted By: chris123
hang on, what car you got? So it would cost 100 to fill your tank and get 300 miles?
70 to fill it from empty, its only a 1.2 and it guzzles it, the last time i filled it i got 320 miles out of it, b4 the light came one


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#615261 - 4th Nov 2011 4:18pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: Clive]
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Mines about the same for normal town driving better on motorway bear in mind you've still prob got 70-80 miles left when light comes on if its 70 to fill a full tanks around 52 litres which gives you around 11.5 gallons to the tank and an mpg of around 35 mate I wouldn't say that's too bad?

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#615275 - 4th Nov 2011 4:54pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: Clive]
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Depends on your driving style and what type of driving. A lead foot will always guzzle the juice. Motorway cruising will give you a lot better mpg than town centre, stop/start, rush hour traffic.

On motorway cruising I can get high 40's but around town sometimes it can drop to 15-20mpg, maybe lower.


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#615277 - 4th Nov 2011 4:59pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: Clive]
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Are you measuring the 1/4 tank from full? My tank appears to drop very quickly for the first 1/4 - 1/2 then levels out as it get close to empty.

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#615330 - 4th Nov 2011 6:37pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: Clive]
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Do you try to drive economically or does your car control consist of stop, go, left, right?.

Do you drive everywhere in 1st?.

I would struggle to get such crap mpg out of a car that small. Mine would go about 80 miles off just a tenner.

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#615340 - 4th Nov 2011 7:06pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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Originally Posted By: Softy_Southerner
Are you measuring the 1/4 tank from full? My tank appears to drop very quickly for the first 1/4 - 1/2 then levels out as it get close to empty.
no measuring it from when i fill it to quarter
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#615341 - 4th Nov 2011 7:07pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: KevinFinity]
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Originally Posted By: KevinFinity
Do you try to drive economically or does your car control consist of stop, go, left, right?.

Do you drive everywhere in 1st?.

I would struggle to get such crap mpg out of a car that small. Mine would go about 80 miles off just a tenner.
its all stop start round town etc etc
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#615347 - 4th Nov 2011 7:15pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: Clive]
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I mean varying amounts of accelerator combined with a lot of costing along in gear when going down hill or when the lights ahead are red etc. Letting the engine slow the car over a distance as aposed to just swapping between stomping on the accelerator or the brake straight away.

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#615374 - 4th Nov 2011 8:02pm Re: 76 miles, and used quarter of a tank [Re: Clive]
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A sensor sounds knackered, try the air flow meter, coolant temperature sensor, lambda sensor. I'd go with the lambda first. More money eh?
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