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[Engine] poor milage
#1
2lt HDi poor fuel consuption.

got a 54 2lt hdi, hi milage.
had a full service, but only seems to be doing 27.7 miles to the gallon.
its just passed the mot.
why am i getting poor milage? just traverling 5 miles each way to work.
cheers
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#2
Short journeys = low mpg.
Somedays you're the pigeon, Somedays you're the statue.
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#3
As Steve says, I think you have answered your own question
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(18-11-2012, 10:15 PM)Calb Wrote:  2lt HDi poor fuel consuption.

got a 54 2lt hdi, hi milage.
had a full service, but only seems to be doing 27.7 miles to the gallon.
its just passed the mot.
why am i getting poor milage? just traverling 5 miles each way to work.
cheers

Does this 5 miles all consist of city driving? No free-flowing dual carriageway or motorway?
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#5
It will depend a lot on what type of driving you do, and how you drive it.
Stop-Start city driving does nothing for fuel economy, wheras a steady cruise along a dual-carriageway or motorway is far more efficient.

If you have a heavy right foot then again fuel economy will suffer, steady accelleration & braking combined with good anticipation can help your fuel economy.

Short journeys don't help either, I know with my Berlingo that after 5 miles the engine will probably just about be reaching it's optimum operating temperature. Most vehicles have cold start enrichment cycles and will actually overfuel until the engine reaches a satisfactory temperature.

27.7mpg does seem a bit crap though, how are you working out your mpg?
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#6
The engine doesnt really get up to temp.
I DO MISS MY BERLINGO Heart
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#7
ONLY doing that sort of mileage will take its toll on the engine.
And if you have a DPF, it ain't going to last long.
Read this...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/x-ray/2011/11...emma.shtml
or this....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2011...lters.html
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#8
Set your trip, top up and do a good run-if theres no improvement then something is really amiss
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#9
Needs a regular good run!
New Garrett GT17 turbo is nearly £600!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-Berlin...20c782c1a9
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#10
Hi, I only do short distance & low mileage but I'm averaging 35 to 40mpg.
I made the mistake of using US gallon instead of UK.Confusedillyme:

So it's 1 Gall = 4.546L

:thumbsup:
2006 2.0hdi 600 with bench seat.  Cool
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