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Adventures in EGR removal and fuel trimming

mwhtc

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Most of it has really been from my home to work and back again, the driving hasn't really been any different.

Air con - for now at least, let's see in 2 weeks - was only fixed on Monday. So I don't think that would account for the 5mpg drop.
 

Juddian

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24mpg isn't that bad if you're jogging about stop starting hill climbing and just negotiating typical road layouts, you're doing very well to get over 30mpg with a Cruiser unless on a long run and keeping the speed down.
25mpg is about our norm, that's about the same as our Forester 2.5turbo petrol/lpg, it doesn't take much enthusiasm to see either vehicle returning under 20mpg, both will just edge 30 on a run but that's about it, both are autos.

The way the roads are set up these days even if you travel early morning you have to plan your routes to avoid all the roundabouts and junctions incl traffic light controlled roundabouts where there isn't another vehicle to be seen, the only vehicles to suit the modern raod network are proper hybrids able to recoup most of the losses involved in constant stop starting.

Just going to work in a few minutes i shall take the non direct route through 2 towns and back roads between the two towns, either to avoid mutliple sets of traffic lights or cut the number of roundabouts down, the suspension wrecking third world main route or the endless roadworks to put yet another roundabout and set of lights in to service another new warehousing ind est, not to fix the already wrecked road that can only get worse as the traffic increases even further on the same A road that couldn't cope 40 years ago.
And we wonder why we can only get 25mpg.
 

mwhtc

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I don’t think it’s tyre pressures, they’ve been fairly constant.

I am inclined to think the 24mpg has come from poor quality diesel. I’ve done 142 miles of my usual mixed driving and I’ve about used a quarter tank. I had used half a tank with the 168 miles I did previously.
 
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