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Mark240590
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Post by Mark240590 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:59 pm

my fuel light starts to flash at around 65 and i fill up at 50 whats the furthest i can screw it down to get the most accurate reading would you say ?
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Post by actd » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:09 pm

To be honest, the miles to go reading is crap IMO - I use the mpg reading, and multiply that by 10 (10 gallon tank) and take off 5% as a safety margin, and use that with the trip meter to see what range I have left, and also keep an eye on the fuel gauge - when last bar goes, time to fill up.
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Post by vicdicdoc » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:31 pm

I use these Forte products in my diesel motor home engine & can vouch for the benefits.I used to have a Nissan Figaro & the little beast needed to idle to allow the turbo to fully warm up before driving off and a minute or so just ticking over before switching off to allow the turbo dissipate the heat build up.http://www.forteuk.co.uk/product-detail ... tment(This is what I used in the Figaro :- http://www.forteuk.co.uk/product-detail ... bo-Cleaner
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Post by Mark240590 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:01 pm

Forte is good for sure. However on my car the miles to go reading is pretty accurate, it sometimes fluctuates depending on my driving but its never been wrong for me yet, when i put my £30 in it tells me to within 10 miles of what i get in the end. im gunna do a full tank reading shortly but in general i just fill £30 at a time either way my MPG is greatly improved over my 2.0 CDTi Astra.
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Post by Jukes » Sat May 02, 2015 8:55 am

Dominic wrote:Thanks Jukes for that really informative and easily understood run down on engines and choices.... I'm downsizing from my QQ to a Juke in the next few weeks. And I'm so uncertain about sticking with 1.5 diesel, or trying out the 1.2 DiG-t petrol. Currently I'm averaging 622 pcm miles. Just under 10,000pa. And whilst either engine would be fine, as ocassionly (1 /2 month) I do a motorway trip..... I need to not be tempted by the 'so called' official economy of the diesel. Having driving both today again, the petrol is very nippy and chuckable! A fund drive.... And suits me more, as 90% of my daily driving it busy town stop/start and occasional open A roads. And only me in the car so no need for lots of low down pulling power torque..... Plus the 1.2 is incredibly quite! My QQ 1.5 often sounds like a tractor! Now all i've left to decide is trim level...... Tekna or AcPrem. Not keen on leather interior, but I like all the extra technology you get in the Tekna. The easy part was colours. Already have that all picked out! lol.Anyway, thanks again, for the informative earlier post Dom.No probs Dom, hope your new buy goes well for you. If your very keen on the petrol I'd say get it simply because thats what youve set your heart and mind on so with that being true, if you were to buy the diesel instead, you'd always regret it regardless of how well or poor it performs. That takes me back to why I bought a diesel Juke, I had set my mind on buying a crossover and it had to be a diesel to suit my outdoors lifestyle of hillwalking, beach going and driving up mucky back roads aswell as motorways kinda life so if I settled for a car or a petrol, I'd never have been all that happy with it, even if it was better at filling that role lol. I do cycle a bit too and would love to bring by bike with me but the options for the juke dont look great to be honest but hey, cant have it all.. YET


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Post by MikeGC » Sat May 02, 2015 9:00 am

Jukes, I carry my bike on a tow bar mounted bike carrier.
Works wel.
Currently getting mid-40's mpg commuting 6 miles Stockport to Manchester. I always planned to get a diesel and have been delighted with the engine/performance/mpg
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Jukes
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Post by Jukes » Sat May 02, 2015 9:13 am

So I'm just back from a holiday in which I had the opportunity to give the diesel a very decent run of mostly 6th gear cruising and check the mpg.So I put in €60 of diesel over the 4 days at €1.30 per litre so that was 46 litres of diesel (46.143) and I got 930 kilometres which is around 580 miles. I dont know what that translates to into mpg but my 1.6 petrol Citroen C4 was only doing around half that so I'm very very happy, the Juke was also a very comfortable motorway cruiser and really grown on me and proven itself. It wasnt just Motorway cruising, I was driving up steep, narrow, rocky roads with grass growing up the middle, loose and bumpy forest trails, sandy trails... all sorts lol..46 litres got 930 kilometres or 580 miles


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Post by TREG » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:45 pm

MikeGC wrote:I always leave my diesel turbo ticking over for a minute when I stop for the same reason This was advice given to me with my first turbo diesel purchase, 20 years ago
Yes a good idea to do with any turbo car, more so if it has been driven hard.I always left my performance cars for at least 3 minutes after a good run out and still do.


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Post by Lukeplayer187 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:27 pm

It's a family car with small turbo not a performance car with a Garrett GT47R upgrade lol!
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Post by TREG » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:49 pm

Yes I know but no harm in leaving it to tick over for a minute to help the life of the turbo


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