Happy with my MPG

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  1. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

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    I have just 'totalled up' my diesel use over the last 24000 miles and I am very happy with the results :D

    Average overall 36.2 mpg :)

    Best 43.7 (y)

    Worst 31.0 :(

    These are on Fiat PVC 130 manual. No short journeys and mostly at 55 mph indicated when cruising. All seasons have been covered with highest outside temperature of 28 degrees centigrade and lowest of -5 degrees centigrade. Water tank filled to the max every couple of days (100 litres) and fuel tank filled to max (120 litres) every 800 miles or so. Average 'cruising' weight 3000 kgs.

    I'm a happy boy :):D:LOL:

     
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    I wish ! 25 mpg :(
     
  3. John Laidler

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    It's a remarkable figure. My 3.0 litre has done 27mpg averaged over two years.
     
  4. Old Soldier

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    I get between 28 and 32 depending on whether the cool box is filled with beer bottles or not....:beerchug:
     
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    No idea but I would have thought 23-25 mpg max for ours.
     
  6. Chockswahay

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    LOL, but I do drive 'like I have retired' ;)
     
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    My average is 28mpg but I too don't hurry, try never to go over 60mph, it's great being retired and not to worry about the time. (y)
     
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  8. Chockswahay

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    Of course, MPG is a relative thing............. When we bought the van we were confident in doing 12000 miles or more per year :eek:

    If we were to do say 4000 miles then really the mpg would not be an issue.....;)
     
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    i drive "normal" keep up with the traffic and 69 on cruise control on motorways in our 2.3 Euro V FIAT and the average over the last 3 years from new has been 26.8 mpg.
    van is usually at around 3.4 Tonne
     
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    Just realised........... due to the way I have accounted for the averages it does not include trips that are 'between' full tank refills.

    On our way from Gijon to Portugal last year we averaged over 49 mpg (yes 49!) before getting off the motorway just before Seville :D It did seem mostly downhill though from high up on the Spanish Plains (y)
     
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  11. Phill D

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    you were being towed at the time were you or youd been on the Sangria the night before :rolleyes::whistle:
     
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  12. Chockswahay

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    Haha....... I know it does sound unbelievable but I promise it is true
     
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    Fascinating (y) I got other things to interest me when I'm touring abroad:)
     
  14. yellabelly

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    Just realised........... due to the way I have accounted for the averages it does not include trips that are 'between' full tank refills.

    I was impressed, now I'm confused, our 08 reg 130 manual Ducato PVC has probably returned 29-31 mpg over 30K, but I creep up to70 now and then!
    cheers
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    Ok are we talking trip computer calculations or tank to tank actual measurements.

    Our 3.0l 4.5T Kon-Tiki does 27.4 according to the trip computer and 22.7 averaged over tank fills.

    Includes trip to France and a few trips up to Brecon.
     
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  16. Phill D

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    mine are on tank calcs i get a bit more on the trip counter
     
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    Mine does between 5 and 55mpg, don't know, don't care.

    Craig
     
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  18. Chockswahay

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    I am referring to actual measurements, I am almost embarrassed :oops: to say that I have recorded every single litre of diesel that has ever gone in the tank :eek:

    The '49' was off the trip computer but as it happens mine is pessimistic by nearly 1 mpg (so it was more likely to be 50 !)

     
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  19. Chockswahay

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    Me too! like what to spend all the money on that I've saved on diesel :D:D:D
     
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  20. Bertie Bassett

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    And you are not alone Chocks...........suddenly lower mpg figures often the first sign of something amiss in the mechanicals... as what I know about mechanicals could be writ in Sanskrit on a pin head it's good for me!(y)
    And as you say...less spent on the demon derv allows purchase of other things! Wine, women and song merely being three of many!:D
     
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