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Old 25th March 2009, 21:04   #1
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Having The Car For A Week I Noticed My Fuel Has Gone Down From Full Gauge To Half Way In Only 80 Miles Driven... Have I Got A Fuel Leak Or Is Because Its A Large Engine... Never Had A Big Engine Car Before Im New To All This

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Old 25th March 2009, 21:10   #2
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Should expect around 320 miles per tank on mixed driving (unless you have an ENORMOUS right foot)
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Old 25th March 2009, 21:15   #3
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Mine gets 24-28 normal running 32 ish on a long run. [I ignore the computer which says 34-35] Brim to Brim only accurate measurement. Dave

PS is yours a 160 or 190? put the info on your details on left
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Old 25th March 2009, 21:17   #4
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That works out about 33p per mile. Seems like you got a major fuel leak
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Old 25th March 2009, 21:21   #5
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I always tend to notice that the gauge levels off for a while around 50% and then slowly go down to 25% and the last 25% goes down pretty quickly. They can be a bit thirsty sometimes but a great deal depends on your overall driving style.


In the Discovery it just goes down quickly and if I don't have my wallet on me I can't floor it
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Old 25th March 2009, 21:26   #6
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mine does 300 miles per tank
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Old 25th March 2009, 21:28   #7
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I Do Tend To Put My Foot Down, I Cant Help It. I Love The Power Of This Thing, Any Chance I Get A Straight, The Foot Goes Down, Im Averaging 15 Miles A Day I See How It Goes When The Petrol Needle Is Low
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I get about 340 miles to the tank - 17p per mile. Can live with that.
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I Do Tend To Put My Foot Down, I Cant Help It. I Love The Power Of This Thing, Any Chance I Get A Straight, The Foot Goes Down, Im Averaging 15 Miles A Day I See How It Goes When The Petrol Needle Is Low
If you are only averaging 15 miles a day, I guess thats there and back? you are not even getting up to temperature so probably not far out. Running cold all the time maybe 14-16 mpg about right? Dave
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This is true as you will be running on a rich fuel mixture i.e choke on both journeys!!! good excuse to go for a longer drive!!!
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