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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:05 pm 
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Please any advice

I have a Euro5 Vito Auto by Cabdirect Was giving me around 32-33mpg local work but now for some reason has dropped to low 20s

Tried tyre pressure
Tried Wheel tracking
Had car fully serviced

But still not getting any better

What should be the problem and what MPG should I be getting .


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:28 pm 
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Low 20s is rubbish.

Is there a diesel specialist you can take the car too locally?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:03 pm 
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run a bottle of Forte cleaner thru half a tank of diesel, then change the fuel filter

mines down a tad but we are now on winter diesel at the pumps plus post-lockdown the traffic is heavier

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:05 pm 
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rashid wrote:
Please any advice

I have a Euro5 Vito Auto by Cabdirect Was giving me around 32-33mpg local work but now for some reason has dropped to low 20s

Tried tyre pressure
Tried Wheel tracking
Had car fully serviced

But still not getting any better

What should be the problem and what MPG should I be getting .



do the MPG properly


Diesel
35.67mpg long run
28.25mpg average
20.35mpg urban


https://www.spritmonitor.de/en/

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:54 pm 
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Well I was getting around 31-33 before
I did 120 long trip on £15 of diesel
But now recently if I’m 100% local it’s low 20s add a little A road 5-10mile jobs reaches high 20s nothing more and other drivers of same cab Averaging 33mpg
Mercedes Claims 31.7 Urban 37 average 43.5 Long


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:50 am 
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rashid wrote:
Well I was getting around 31-33 before
I did 120 long trip on £15 of diesel
But now recently if I’m 100% local it’s low 20s add a little A road 5-10mile jobs reaches high 20s nothing more and other drivers of same cab Averaging 33mpg
Mercedes Claims 31.7 Urban 37 average 43.5 Long



Fill it to the brim

zero the trip

next fill record miles done

do it 10 times to achieve a proper average, dont trust the cars computer

ive sent you a link to do it properly

your figures look average for the vehicle on urban

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:54 am 
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rashid wrote:


Mercedes Claims 31.7 Urban 37 average 43.5 Long



I claim to have 12 inches but dont use it as a rule

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:48 am 
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Mercedes Claims 31.7 Urban 37 average 43.5 Long


yeah right :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:20 am 
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edders23 wrote:
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Mercedes Claims 31.7 Urban 37 average 43.5 Long


yeah right :lol: :lol: :lol:


2012 Vito 113 CDI Auto Euro5

I was getting 31-33
Achieved 41 on motorway


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:34 pm 
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Try being lighter on the right foot, that makes a big difference.

Are you driving auto or manual? That makes a difference, auto is usually always in the right gear for the road conditions , manual isn't.


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roythebus wrote:
Try being lighter on the right foot, that makes a big difference.

Are you driving auto or manual? That makes a difference, auto is usually always in the right gear for the road conditions , manual isn't.


I object to that, im always between 1250 and 2250 rpm, the sweet spot

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:53 am 
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MPG depends on a lot of things, car condition, road conditions, driving style...

I used to run a Chrysler Voyager,(auto box) about 24 mpg, then got a new Toyota Auris hybrid, driving sensibly I got something like 40 mpg out of it. when the lease ran out on that i got a new Skoda Octavia, that gave 56mpg .on diesel with auto/dsc box. My area was mostly rural Romney Marsh with some motorway work. The figures I gave for my Skoda match with your figures. :) Maybe the most economical car I've ever run. Plus the servicing charges aren't too over the top.

My private car these days is a Range Rover 3.8 TDV8, on long runs (currently abroad) I'm getting up to 29mpg at continental speeds (85-90mph) going down to 24 mpg in town areas, so averaging 26,4 mpg according to the car computer which seems to be as accurate as any. Driving the same car in london still gives about 22mpg, luckily I don't go there that often.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:40 pm 
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Just drove back from Belgium through France at "continental motorway speeds" :) and the mpg according to the car computer for that journey of about 363km miles is a very precise 27 mpg. Average speed it says was 55.2 km/h or 33 mph. But that average is since the other trip meter re-set. It took about 3 and a half hours for the journey, so that gives an average speed of 103km/h, just over 60mph. There was a lot of road works on the way back.

Why get a small car whan a car with a big engine gives a better ride at the same mpg? :) :) :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:14 am 
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roythebus wrote:
Just drove back from Belgium through France at "continental motorway speeds" :) and the mpg according to the car computer for that journey of about 363km miles is a very precise 27 mpg. Average speed it says was 55.2 km/h or 33 mph. But that average is since the other trip meter re-set. It took about 3 and a half hours for the journey, so that gives an average speed of 103km/h, just over 60mph. There was a lot of road works on the way back.




Why get a small car whan a car with a big engine gives a better ride at the same mpg? :) :) :)


is 27mpg good then?

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wannabeeahack wrote:
roythebus wrote:
Just drove back from Belgium through France at "continental motorway speeds" :) and the mpg according to the car computer for that journey of about 363km miles is a very precise 27 mpg. Average speed it says was 55.2 km/h or 33 mph. But that average is since the other trip meter re-set. It took about 3 and a half hours for the journey, so that gives an average speed of 103km/h, just over 60mph. There was a lot of road works on the way back.




Why get a small car whan a car with a big engine gives a better ride at the same mpg? :) :) :)


is 27mpg good then?


It is for R/R Tdv8. It’s when the intercooler packs in (and it will) that’s positioned in the ‘V’, and then the hoses will need replacing (one of them is £350 and dealer only!) then the intake manifolds will need cleaning as well. £1500-£2000 minimum. There goes your fuel saving. eusasmiles.zip


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