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    Well thanks to Dan black SRI who sent me the bit out of his airbox I fitted it back into the airbox my yesterday. With the drama of going up and down to hospital I did a few miles last night!

    Well I was averaging 28-29MPG with the pipe out, this didn't seem to change no matter how slowly I drove, over the last 50 miles it has averaged 35mpg.

    To me the difference in performance on the 1.8 with the airbox mod isn't worth the extra fuel!

    Not scientific in anyway but it's defo using less fuel now, quite a bit less!

    Robbie

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    Wow Robbie that is a difference, not scientific like you say, but is real world which (in my eyes) is the better way to tell. Glad I could help - and very glad it did.

    Also hope the hospital visits weren't anything bad for you or your family mate..?

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    Interesting result there Mr Robbie ......................

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    hmmmmm, sounds like your getting tight in your old age robbie
    p.s glad your son is on the mend

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    maybe I am getting tight mate? There is quite a difference for me though.

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    Interestig there Robbie,might pop mie back in to see if it makes a difference.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Interestig there Robbie,might pop mie back in to see if it makes a difference.........
    I haven't driven ANY differently, in fact I drove home rather fast last night when the boy was ill. On my cd70 I can set 2 averages. 1st one I reset 200 miles ago, was showing average of 28mpg. 2nd I reset when I put the bit back in the airbox, done 120 miles since last night, now showing 34.5?

    You work it out?

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    Well worth finding mine and putting it back in then,cheers for the heads up m8...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Well worth finding mine and putting it back in then,cheers for the heads up m8...........
    For the small amount of difference in the engine feel it's just not worth it for me, each to their own though, 7MPG is quite a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie69 View Post
    For the small amount of difference in the engine feel it's just not worth it for me, each to their own though, 7MPG is quite a bit!
    Thats potentially around 100 miles extra per tank

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