Best MPG on a long run ?

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Re: Best MPG on a long run ?

Postby chipp » Sun 19.06.2016, 09:50

On a past trip to Manchester (and back) in an SE I recall around 35mpg. Car was laden with spouse and entire wardrobe but once at the hotel we used public transport so mileage was purely motorway or dual.

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Re: Best MPG on a long run ?

Postby Rambo » Sun 19.06.2016, 20:07

Hammering down the A7 (fast and twisty - 140 miles), M6 (very fast - 310 miles) and A49 (slow, fast, stop start - 200 miles) i achieved a mean MPG over 650 miles of 30.2 MPG in the Black Beast with its new Cybox ;-) :burnout:
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Re: Best MPG on a long run ?

Postby Nickydee » Mon 20.06.2016, 11:36

This thread has cured my insomnia - Thanks Guys :clap: :poke:
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Re: Best MPG on a long run ?

Postby simonbuk » Mon 25.07.2016, 18:15

Well just got through my first measured tank of gas.

A combination of coastal cruising and stuck in traffic, a few cross country blats, stuck in local traffic and normal congested roads and a few longer country road trips and it did 31 mpg without ever trying to drive to get the best economy. In fact I only realised I could check it because I remember setting the trip milometer to zero.

Pretty pleased with that !! :) :burnout:
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Re: Best MPG on a long run ?

Postby Rambo » Mon 25.07.2016, 20:48

31 is par for the course
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Re: Best MPG on a long run ?

Postby simonbuk » Mon 12.09.2016, 22:33

Well got 31, 30, 33, 32, 36 and 34 out of the first 6 tanks with a real mix of driving so happy with that.

Have they got a fuel light when it gets low ? Just put just over 9 gallons in so the gauge was very low but no light ?
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Re: Best MPG on a long run ?

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 12.09.2016, 23:36

simonbuk wrote:Well got 31, 30 and 33 out of the first 3 tanks with a real mix of driving so happy with that.

Have they got a fuel light when it gets liw ? Just put just over 9 gallons in so the gauge was very low but no light ?


Yes. Light at bottom of Fuel Gauge comes on with 2 gallons left. If you haven't seen it yet and plan to test it by running low I'd have a can of fuel in the boot. Had a Vauxhall Frontera that used to put the light on as it spluttered to a stop and it caught me out the first time as the gauge was still showing 1/4 when it was empty.

I seen to get 22 to 24 out of mine but most journeys are on twisty country lanes so seem to spend a lot of time in 3rd & 4th, seldom 5th. Don't think Everest helps with fuel economy either .. :lol:
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