Daily Driver My 4th Seven - 857 miles on one tank!

7th Generation (2003-2008) vehicle added by FarHanSolo, Tuesday 28th Oct, 2014

  1. FarHanSolo Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Farhan Milton Keynes
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  2. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    That's impressive I can't even get to 600 miles on a tank!
     
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  3. FarHanSolo Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Farhan Milton Keynes
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    Changing gears at 1900rpm (sweet spot) and driving around in Driving Miss Daisy mode helps. Had a very early start one Saturday and travelled at 40mph on a quiet dual carriageway for the first 200 miles. Then daily to Canary Wharf from Bedford and back, stop start traffic and low speeds in 6th gear for a week or so. Even I don't know how this car did it!
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    This photo shows 717 travelled with 90 miles to go and an 1/8 of a tank of diesel left! Another good frugal set of trips.

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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    That's great going. You probably couldn't do that high gear low revs stuff now in an I-DTEC for fear of bringing on the dreaded DPF warning light.
     
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  5. FarHanSolo Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Farhan Milton Keynes
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    I'm having a Stage One remap, removal of the DPF and a blanking off of the EGR valve soon. That should negate your concerns.
     
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