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Thats why i bought my old farts car
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Just been up the A1 to Newcastle to visit friends (yes i do have a few) covered 569.8 mile going up there and running about whilest up there, then coming home again, used £63.00=46.02L of diesel. 56 mile to the gallon 2.0 hdi forte 53 plate 73,000 on the clock, now thats why i bought my ole farts car......:woop::woop:

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thats a good mpg return, plus you can get all but the kitchen sink in the back......
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Thats very impressive. Running our Nemo to london and back (~400miles) it costs about £50, but its empty afterwards.

Do you guys not think it depends on the weather? Im not talking necessarily about just hot or cold, but somedays, in any vehicle, i seem to get very nice mpg figures, and others not. And its not always the case that my driving style is the reason.
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maybe the weather and which fuel you use, eg supermarker [less mpg, garage eg shell more mpg]
Think that makes a real difference to mpg.
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Weather will have quite a big effect. Cold = denser air so more power from the engine. But cold also means slightly lower tyre pressure, which will probably equal themselves out.
Wind (head or side) will be the biggest effect, particularly with vehicles with the aerodynamics of a brick. I reckon that's one of the reasons why our cars don't get close to the claimed figures most of the time, as the measured figures are done on a rolling road = no wind resistance effect.
Silly things like how busy can effect it too. If you in a long line of traffic moving at speed, there's an economy benefit, not from tailgating but there's a localised wind produced in the direction of travel.

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(11-04-2011, 10:33 AM)Andre Wrote:  Do you guys not think it depends on the weather?

Yes Andre, always dependant on the weather......

Weather you get good m.p.g. or weather you don't :!::!::!:


Sorry, couldn't resist that one and apologies for spellings Hee Hee.

Seriously though, yes the weather does seem to play a big part in determining what m.p.g. you get. Not quite 100% on the correlation because there are so many variables. Biggest factor is of course the size of the right foot and pressure exerted on the right hand pedal !!!

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(10-04-2011, 09:24 PM)gary Wrote:  Just been up the A1 to Newcastle to visit friends (yes i do have a few) covered 569.8 mile going up there and running about whilest up there, then coming home again, used £63.00=46.02L of diesel. 56 mile to the gallon 2.0 hdi forte 53 plate 73,000 on the clock, now thats why i bought my ole farts car......:woop::woop:

Have just returned from N Wales.Filled up at Betws Y Coed,on to Carnarfon 2 days running around,then back to Monmouth.Driving at legal limit where poss=64.5 mpg on computer,gauge on 3/4.All A roads mainly A470.
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(11-05-2011, 10:12 AM)andy-womble Wrote:  
(11-04-2011, 10:33 AM)Andre Wrote:  Do you guys not think it depends on the weather?

Yes Andre, always dependant on the weather......

Weather you get good m.p.g. or weather you don't :!::!::!:


Sorry, couldn't resist that one and apologies for spellings Hee Hee.

Seriously though, yes the weather does seem to play a big part in determining what m.p.g. you get. Not quite 100% on the correlation because there are so many variables. Biggest factor is of course the size of the right foot and pressure exerted on the right hand pedal !!!

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(11-05-2011, 07:41 PM)ron Wrote:  
(10-04-2011, 09:24 PM)gary Wrote:  Just been up the A1 to Newcastle to visit friends (yes i do have a few) covered 569.8 mile going up there and running about whilest up there, then coming home again, used £63.00=46.02L of diesel. 56 mile to the gallon 2.0 hdi forte 53 plate 73,000 on the clock, now thats why i bought my ole farts car......:woop::woop:

Have just returned from N Wales.Filled up at Betws Y Coed,on to Carnarfon 2 days running around,then back to Monmouth.Driving at legal limit where poss=64.5 mpg on computer,gauge on 3/4.All A roads mainly A470.

Thats a very nice run. To add to your success, asda and morrisons are knocking off 4p a litre of diesel :thumbsup:
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(11-05-2011, 07:50 PM)Andre Wrote:  
(11-05-2011, 10:12 AM)andy-womble Wrote:  
(11-04-2011, 10:33 AM)Andre Wrote:  Do you guys not think it depends on the weather?

Yes Andre, always dependant on the weather......

Weather you get good m.p.g. or weather you don't :!::!::!:


Sorry, couldn't resist that one and apologies for spellings Hee Hee.

Seriously though, yes the weather does seem to play a big part in determining what m.p.g. you get. Not quite 100% on the correlation because there are so many variables. Biggest factor is of course the size of the right foot and pressure exerted on the right hand pedal !!!

We've got a comedian in the house. Tongue



(11-05-2011, 07:41 PM)ron Wrote:  
(10-04-2011, 09:24 PM)gary Wrote:  Just been up the A1 to Newcastle to visit friends (yes i do have a few) covered 569.8 mile going up there and running about whilest up there, then coming home again, used £63.00=46.02L of diesel. 56 mile to the gallon 2.0 hdi forte 53 plate 73,000 on the clock, now thats why i bought my ole farts car......:woop::woop:

Have just returned from N Wales.Filled up at Betws Y Coed,on to Carnarfon 2 days running around,then back to Monmouth.Driving at legal limit where poss=64.5 mpg on computer,gauge on 3/4.All A roads mainly A470.

Thats a very nice run. To add to your success, asda and morrisons are knocking off 4p a litre of diesel :thumbsup:

I am reluctant to buy s/market fuel from my experience in the motor trade.Still I sold gallons of Forte fuel cleaner(petrol & diesel).I buy Shell or BP & have never suffered with pump/injector probs.(shell in Betws Y Coed was £1.42 per litre). In monmouth it's £1.45.(Shell)
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