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post #1 of 61 Old 11-17-2010, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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I bought my max in early September. When I bought it I reset the average mpg counter. It's had 6 tanks full (about 45-55) a time since and my mpgdisplay shows 31.4mpg. This is a short daily commute of about 6 miles each way, and then longer weekend journeys that may make up up to another couple of hundred miles a weekend. So a fairly common and mixed bag. Mpg recently started to fall from it's previously solid 32mpg. Been since the cold and frosts of morning have needed a stay on the drive to warm up the screens before I can move, plus the fans, screens, lights etc on all journey!

Just thought I'd share. It's a 2005 1.8 duratec he on a shade over 50k.

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post #2 of 61 Old 11-18-2010, 12:23 AM
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The 1.8 is not really known for brilliant mpg.We had the same engine in my wife`s previous car (escort ) & at best got 28 round town & 35 on M/ways.So glad we switched to the 2.0TDCI C-Max.One futher point,the cam belt was on it`s way out on the 1.8 at similar mileage to yours,so keep an eye on it.MM




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Popped in to ford dealer just after I bought it and had confirmed it's 100000 miles or 10 years so it's got plenty of life yet!

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Popped in to ford dealer just after I bought it and had confirmed it's 100000 miles or 10 years so it's got plenty of life yet!
100K for your Aux belt maybe, the 1.8 Petrol is Chain driven!

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Well, as I have 50k to go I shan't worry, its unlikely I'll still own it, but as I say, the Ford man he says "It'll need changing at 100k or 10 years whichever comes first."

I had a 14 series engined Sierra which is a camchain drive car that was supposedly never needing to be changed. The camchain snapped at 86k and Ford said "Its out of warranty, sorry."

I think that any failure like that should be covered.


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post #6 of 61 Old 11-20-2010, 06:06 PM
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I asked Ford weeks ago what the most fuel efficient cruise speed is for a 2.0 TDCI and am STILL waiting for an answer

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What we need for this is a "Road load" against engine speed graph with "specific fuel consumption" lines added. Something probably only a current ford research technician has any sight of.

A good starting point however would be maximum torque engine speed plus / minus 10%






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[img]smileys/smiley5.gif[/img] I first had a 04 c max 1.8 ghia. and now have a new 1.8 titaniam. and have never been pleased with mpg.
I have a static van on the coast and so do regular 100mile runs. and at steady 50-60 only get less than 40.
before the c max,s I had a mondeo 2ltr which got well over 40 on the same run!!!

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Oh! and a friend on the van site has a 2ltr c.max which does more mpg than my 1.8. and yes I have seen the mpg counter myself!!

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We use the `out-laws` static in Devon & mpg each way is at least 55+.Tis a diesel though.Used to do the run in 1.8 escort estate & at best got 40mpg.MM




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