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    Default I am seriously a Diesel Convert...

    Now I know this type of thread comes up all the time, but I'm going to do it again.

    I treat company money as my own, most of the time... and this applies to fuel. I get all my fuel covered on a fuel card but it still matters to me in terms of value for money.

    Today, I filled up with BP Ultimate Diesel just outside the Isle of Grain in Kent.

    When I got back to my driveway, 73.3 miles later as illustrated, the needle on the fuel guage had barely moved:





    And the range was showing this:



    Now, I am sure I won't get the extra 656 miles as shown, which would equal a total of 720 odd, although I have only once got 676 out of the first vec I had. But what I do know is that I will probably get another 500.

    Thats it, just quite satisfied and wanted to share it.

    Oh, and I was on an unfinished industrial area earlier and the Silver Lightning SRi has been turned into rally car mud status.... will get a piccy tomorrow when its light... sometimes cars can look really mean when they are caked... or is that just me?!!!

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    my 1.8 would be down past the first line on the guage with that millage i so want a diesel

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    After filling up, my needle doesn't move until around 80 miles as well Rob. It does go down a little quicker after that though doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA
    After filling up, my needle doesn't move until around 80 miles as well Rob. It does go down a little quicker after that though doesn't it?
    Absolutely, and if I went and did a 5 mile trip now it would probably judder down a little - but on the whole I think we are driving a seriously good engine - in terms of the way running costs are fab whilst still being a particularly fast motor. Happy!

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    stopp it guys thats just not fair talking like that lol

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    i totally agree with you r-man,

    i picked my car up on saturday with half a tank in it, ive travelled down from the dealer, went for a couple of runs, been to work and back twice and still showing range of 114 miles - seriously good - mpg showing average of 48.6 which i think is pretty good for the sorta driving ive been doing and i aint been hanging around

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    That is seriously good. When I fill up the petrol 3.2 V6, I am lucky if I see 600KMs to go on the range thingy.

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    Yeah, But we didn't buy them for economy eh Ozz??

    I Bought mine because it blew the 3.0 CDTi also at the dealers into the weeds..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    Yeah, But we didn't buy them for economy eh Ozz??

    I Bought mine because it blew the 3.0 CDTi also at the dealers into the weeds..
    so do the 1.9 CDTi's bud.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA
    so do the 1.9 CDTi's bud.




    Heh Heh,

    Andrew'll be along with his chopper in a minute LOL

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