40.8 MPG achieved

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Re: 40.8 MPG achieved

Post by teenmal » Mon May 27, 2019 7:18 pm

BongoBongo123 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 6:31 pm
£1.32 was "hellishly expensive" diesel in 2015 on the Motorways.

Today for a motorway that would be an absolute bargain, and about normal
from a local petrol station, how times have changed.

I put a tenners worth in the other day along the M4 and it was £1.56 !


In 2015 your vehicle was returning over 40MPG that would make up for the Rip off price you paid for your fuel. Joining the M4 to put in a tenners worth of fuel at £1.56 per litre is strange.I can see you like a challenge well done.
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Re: 40.8 MPG achieved

Post by BongoBongo123 » Tue May 28, 2019 12:57 pm

I am sure it still is returning 40MPG if I drive in such a precise manner that it does i.e. 50/55mph, same route, headwind, load etc. Neither is anything strange or a challenge. I had a tad under 1/2 a tank and put a little extra in, in case we hit a traffic jam on the next road notorious for jams.

When I saw the F.O. price I decided to put the least I thought I could get away with.

What is certain though is petrol and diesel has rocketted to "hellish prices" everywhere in the U.K. since 2015. :roll:
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Re: 40.8 MPG achieved

Post by teenmal » Tue May 28, 2019 4:45 pm

BongoBongo123 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 12:57 pm
I am sure it still is returning 40MPG if I drive in such a precise manner that it does i.e. 50/55mph, same route, headwind, load etc. Neither is anything strange or a challenge. I had a tad under 1/2 a tank and put a little extra in, in case we hit a traffic jam on the next road notorious for jams.

When I saw the F.O. price I decided to put the least I thought I could get away with.

What is certain though is petrol and diesel has rocketted to "hellish prices" everywhere in the U.K. since 2015. :roll:


Yes the price is rocketing , this is one thing you can blame BREXIT on.The public dont seem to bother too much about it nowadays, probably because they are getting 60/70 mpg with their cars and paying nothing or very little for road tax.
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Re: 34.5 MPG achieved average over 2750km from Ingleton to Dolom

Post by Damon » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:10 pm

3peaks wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:26 pm
Just Achieved 34.5 average over 6 fuel stops from Ingleton North Yorkshire via Hawich, Holland to Dolomites in Italy & back.
Not an eco run though used kick down when ever I needed to, 65mph cruise it's not a flat run quite hilly. No additives or special treatment just standard Diesel ( 2.5 TD).
I'm averaging at 30mpg nowadays (2.5 Automatic, rear conversion), I use premium diesel, no particular care when driving (motorway speeds of 65-70mph).

The biggest saver for me was replacing the rear (middle) seats with plywood seat boxes - I was averaging 26mpg before I did that!

That was a nice surprise, they'd already cheered me up with the huge amounts of storage & the flat sleeping area....

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