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    I have a 2006 mk2 focus 1.8 TDCI

    I need to get maf wiring loom fixed, and check a few other things over which should hopefully improve the mpg for my car.

    mpg figures for my car

    urban - 39.2
    extra urban - 64.2
    combined - 52.1


    Noticed a lot lately, I only seem to be getting 38- 40 mpg though most of it is urban I also do a few short motorway trips, and yet It seems to be achieiving the urban only figures or slightly less even if I drive some combined trips. I'd say I'm often getting 38.2 mpg lately but call it 40 mpg.

    When I get MAF sorted it will improve a lot I hope.


    Anyway my question is, is 40 mpg with the majority of it urban driving, is it around average, good or bad /


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    That doesn't sound too bad to me in all honestly. Even the newest BMW's are looking at around 60mpg on the motorway so I don't think you're doing badly. Sorting out your MAF will definitely help though - go get it done!
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    Well, its good I suppose. I had a renault clio 1.4 16v diesel 02 plate...easily getting 55mpg!
    Or a citroen c3 diesel 53 plate, 55 mpg, cheap insurance and only £20 a year tax Some older cars are just as good as newer cars
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    (Original post by KeyboardNinja)
    That doesn't sound too bad to me in all honestly. Even the newest BMW's are looking at around 60mpg on the motorway so I don't think you're doing badly. Sorting out your MAF will definitely help though - go get it done!
    thank you.

    I am expecting to get my parcel next week which is the wires from a donor carl then I will go get an auto electrician to d othe job.

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    (Original post by I love life)
    I have a 2006 mk2 focus 1.8 TDCI
    We know, mate. You make a new thread about it almost daily :rofl:
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    We know, mate. You make a new thread about it almost daily :rofl:
    you might know but not everybody does
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    (Original post by I love life)
    you might know but not everybody does
    you tell him !!
    keep up the good work !
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    (Original post by I love life)
    I have a 2006 mk2 focus 1.8 TDCI

    I need to get maf wiring loom fixed, and check a few other things over which should hopefully improve the mpg for my car.

    mpg figures for my car

    urban - 39.2
    extra urban - 64.2
    combined - 52.1


    Noticed a lot lately, I only seem to be getting 38- 40 mpg though most of it is urban I also do a few short motorway trips, and yet It seems to be achieiving the urban only figures or slightly less even if I drive some combined trips. I'd say I'm often getting 38.2 mpg lately but call it 40 mpg.

    When I get MAF sorted it will improve a lot I hope.


    Anyway my question is, is 40 mpg with the majority of it urban driving, is it around average, good or bad /


    thanks
    I'd kill for 40 mpg! I get about 25
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    (Original post by Burridge)
    I'd kill for 40 mpg! I get about 25
    what car do you drive and I bet it is a petrol ??

    My previous petrol car was a w reg astra and only getting around 25- 30 mpg so I am hoping to see 50 mpg on my current car ,especially after a few issues are sorted with it such as MAF wiring loom repaired as it's damaged atm and that will not be helping it's economy until it is fixed.
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    you tell him !!
    keep up the good work !
    thanks

    1 + rep for you, a green one
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    (Original post by I love life)
    what car do you drive and I bet it is a petrol ??

    My previous petrol car was a w reg astra and only getting around 25- 30 mpg so I am hoping to see 50 mpg on my current car ,especially after a few issues are sorted with it such as MAF wiring loom repaired as it's damaged atm and that will not be helping it's economy until it is fixed.
    A 2.0 litre Turbo Charged petrol engine ... I only have my right foot to blame for the poor MPG figures to be honest!
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    (Original post by I love life)
    I have a 2006 mk2 focus 1.8 TDCI

    I need to get maf wiring loom fixed, and check a few other things over which should hopefully improve the mpg for my car.

    mpg figures for my car

    urban - 39.2
    extra urban - 64.2
    combined - 52.1


    Noticed a lot lately, I only seem to be getting 38- 40 mpg though most of it is urban I also do a few short motorway trips, and yet It seems to be achieiving the urban only figures or slightly less even if I drive some combined trips. I'd say I'm often getting 38.2 mpg lately but call it 40 mpg.

    When I get MAF sorted it will improve a lot I hope.


    Anyway my question is, is 40 mpg with the majority of it urban driving, is it around average, good or bad /


    thanks
    I get that from my petrol 3 series that's a poor mpg from a diesel


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    My BMW gets 50-60mpg 11 plate. But ive also heard getting engine remapped can also help the car be more economical?
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    (Original post by Foys88)
    My BMW gets 50-60mpg 11 plate. But ive also heard getting engine remapped can also help the car be more economical?
    I dunno I just brought mine petrol is the way to go for me as I don't do long journeys anymore so the diesel filter will clog if I got one.

    The diesel 3 series figures are amazing though


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    (Original post by I love life)
    thanks

    1 + rep for you, a green one
    Your sarcasm detector is broken, lad
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    Your sarcasm detector is broken, lad
    eh ?
 
 
 
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