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Old 02-06-2019, 08:17 AM   #20 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
Team m8
Last 3: 27.17 mpg (US)

Babette - '01 Renault Clio 172 Exclusive
90 day: 31.17 mpg (US)

Derv Olop - '96 VW Polo CL
90 day: 38.61 mpg (US)

The Miserly Missile - '01 Skoda Octavia Tdi Ambiente
Team m8
90 day: 48.67 mpg (US)

Puggit - '97 Peugeot 306 Dturbo
90 day: 42.8 mpg (US)

Alfalfa - '02 Alfa Romeo 156 1.8 T Spark
90 day: 27.31 mpg (US)

316 - '87 BMW 316
90 day: 31.02 mpg (US)

Vectra - '01 Vauxhall Vectra SRi
90 day: 32.14 mpg (US)

Germany Beadle - '91 Mercedes 300td (estate, N/A)
90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

Howdi Hay two - '01 Audi A2
90 day: 46.25 mpg (US)
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The last tank was 430.1miles to 67L - giving 24.3mpg US

This tank included a lot of town driving and a fair amount of cold starts (down to -6 Celsius).

It's not the worst, but definitely could be improved upon.

Being a heavy car with a tired autobox and low power, it feels like you are always accelerating - something I need to try and avoid.

With it being mechanical pump, I don't even get DFCO

Initial thoughts are:
Remove the extraneous junk/tools from the boot
Add a little more air to the tyres.
Work out the shift patterns of the gear box more effectively.

Longer term:
Autobox fluid and filter change
Diff oil service
Replace exhaust
Advance fuel pump timing (it alters as the chain wears, MB suggest 1-2 degrees for every 100k miles)
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