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Old 06-14-2005, 00:01   #1 (permalink)
gandissy
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Re: Focus TDCi fuel consumption


"David Millen" wrote...
> Just put the third tank of fuel through our recently acquired 2003
> Focus TDCi 100. It's averaging 37.5 - 39.5 mpg (Imperial gallons),
> 7.2 - 7.6 litres/100km on a mix of long and short trips, lightly
> loaded. This our first diesel-engined car, and I'm beginning to
> think the diesel "economy" thing is b**s**. Is this consumption
> normal, or is there something wrong with the engine?
>
>


i would certainly expect better economy...


are the exhaust gases unusually smokey? if so it could be your egr valve
playing up.

although, i must admit the defective ones i've seen are *very* smokey and
the fuel economy has been *much* lower than you are experiencing.

fairly quick to replace but, iirc, about 180 quid plus vat for the part.



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Focus TDCi fuel consumption


"gandissy" <yeah@like-right.moc> wrote in message
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>
> "David Millen" wrote...
> > Just put the third tank of fuel through our recently acquired 2003
> > Focus TDCi 100. It's averaging 37.5 - 39.5 mpg (Imperial gallons),
> > 7.2 - 7.6 litres/100km on a mix of long and short trips, lightly
> > loaded. This our first diesel-engined car, and I'm beginning to
> > think the diesel "economy" thing is b**s**. Is this consumption
> > normal, or is there something wrong with the engine?
> >
> >

>
> i would certainly expect better economy...
>
>
> are the exhaust gases unusually smokey? if so it could be your egr valve
> playing up.
>
> although, i must admit the defective ones i've seen are *very* smokey and
> the fuel economy has been *much* lower than you are experiencing.
>
> fairly quick to replace but, iirc, about 180 quid plus vat for the part.
>


Indeed, there is a voluntary recall for EGR valves on virtually all Ford
TDCi's, which are to be changed if the owner reports poor starting , poor
mpg, poor performance and smokey exhaust. This applies to the mondeo 2litre
TDCi's also. It is also thought to be a possible cause of premature failed
turbo's on this engine also.

Tim..


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:01   #3 (permalink)
David Millen
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Re: Focus TDCi fuel consumption

On Fri, 3 Jun 2005 17:05:28 +0000 (UTC), "Tim.."
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>"gandissy" <yeah@like-right.moc> wrote in message
>news:42a05bef$0$288$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
>>
>> "David Millen" wrote...
>> > Just put the third tank of fuel through our recently acquired 2003
>> > Focus TDCi 100. It's averaging 37.5 - 39.5 mpg (Imperial gallons),
>> > 7.2 - 7.6 litres/100km on a mix of long and short trips, lightly
>> > loaded. This our first diesel-engined car, and I'm beginning to
>> > think the diesel "economy" thing is b**s**. Is this consumption
>> > normal, or is there something wrong with the engine?
>> >

>> i would certainly expect better economy...
>> are the exhaust gases unusually smokey? if so it could be your egr valve
>> playing up.
>> although, i must admit the defective ones i've seen are *very* smokey and
>> the fuel economy has been *much* lower than you are experiencing.
>> fairly quick to replace but, iirc, about 180 quid plus vat for the part.
>>

>
>Indeed, there is a voluntary recall for EGR valves on virtually all Ford
>TDCi's, which are to be changed if the owner reports poor starting , poor
>mpg, poor performance and smokey exhaust. This applies to the mondeo 2litre
>TDCi's also. It is also thought to be a possible cause of premature failed
>turbo's on this engine also.
>

Thank you, Gandissy and Tim. No, it's not smoking, and it starts
fine and goes all right for a diesel. But that gives me some ammo
for discussions with the dealership.

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