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Old 05-30-2004, 19:56   #1 (permalink)
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Question Fuel Consumption

Ey guys in the last few weeks i've noticed that my zetecs been drinking alot more petrol than usual. I used to get up to 120 clicks before i hit the Full line but now i'm only getting about 80 clicks? Thats a good 40kms i'm missing out on there. Just wondering if you guys are gettin better fuel consumption with yours or is there a problem with mine?

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Old 05-30-2004, 20:10   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Fuel Consumption

i get about 100kms before i hit the full mark

maybe you have changed your driving style ? is it due for a service, have you changed brands/RON of petrol ?

something clogged up at all ?

with your next service complain that the consumption is crap and get them to upgrade to the latest code of software, that helped mine heaps, getting over 520kms out of about 48 litres now


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Old 05-30-2004, 20:22   #3 (permalink)
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I haven't changed my driving style at all (I kinda noticed a difference after i was doing some naughty things with the car, i don't think that i would of affected it 3 weeks down the track but i don't know)
I'm sitting on just under 10,000kms go the 15,000km is coming up,
I still use the same petrol Shell Optimax that ive used since day 1 except for that 1 time i used Mobil Synergy 8000 i think it is.

It's really annoying me because the other week i clocked up about 625kms on about 50 liters before i filled up and now I did a 550km run on about 50 liters same driving.
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Re: Fuel Consumption

bummer woudl be nice to get 600+kms hehe was that city or country though ?

and on that note, more stop start city driving perhaps ?

ahh take it in for warranty work now and get them to do it

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lol its mainly city driving stop start on the freeway in the mornings but usually hassel free in the afternoon when i finish tafe.

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increased traffic will play a part thats for sure, just my little 2c worth of info :)

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Re: Fuel Consumption

I'm lucky to get 10L / 100km on mine. That'd give me 500km from 50L. I only use optimax but mine is basically all city driving, so you aren't doing too bad there at all, or is mine really bad and should I get mine checked? Only done 7000km.
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hmmmmmz i'd like to see what everyone eles is getting, maybe im stressing to much.
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Re: Fuel Consumption

i usually get around 500 to 550 from about 45 to 50 litres but i dont drive her like a grandma thats for sure
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Re: Fuel Consumption

Boy oh boy. I get about 700km or so from a tank.... but my run into work is very cruisy and not stop start at all, all highway conditions. Efficiency has been excellent, probably a touch worse lately as its due for its 30 thousand service in a month or so.

Which I think is far too distant from the last service, but thats an entirely different topic altogether....

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