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      01-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #23
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Christ I've only seen a max or 36-37 mpg when on motorway but that is without resetting the obc.

I'm doing just over a 500mile round trip to Manchester next Saturday so will reseat the OBC before entering the motorway and see what I get, what should I realistically look to be getting?
43-48mpg depending upon how vicar-like you are
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      01-03-2013, 02:44 PM   #24
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      01-03-2013, 03:05 PM   #25
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lol at least you're realistic!!!!
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      01-04-2013, 04:36 AM   #26
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Well last night before I left work I left the car running for 10 minutes to get coolant temperature up.
On the way home I drove in DS and gave it a boot full for about 5-8 miles, to which it final got to 93'c when I pulled up on my drive. WOW thats the highest I have seen it so far, still not 100% sure on the thermostats operating correctly.
I have got to ring bmw today, as they are replacing my steering wheel trim for free.
While im on the phone I will speak to the service advisor and see what can be done, if they say I will get charged if they do not find anything then I will do it myself!
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      01-20-2013, 02:33 PM   #27
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How did you get on in the end?

PS Don't let your car idle to warm up, you are causing massive wear doing that.
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I have booked it in for 11th of feb, I'm on a cruise so it's my first available day.
I told them its got low coolant temp about 79-80c average, engine has a misfire when it's been driven hard or for a long time, which I don't class as normal. It can't be the dpf regen as I have not driven far inbetwen. Our vans when doing a regen you can't tell apart from extra heat from under it! It's also got sticking hand brake cables and finally the battery is pretty poor. Struggles to start.
As for the idling I don't worry about that I can't see as it will cause that much more damage than say someone who drives straight off. I only do it sometimes as it takes so bloody long to warm up before I can boot it! It takes a good 10 miles otherwise, so I let it warm slightly to bring coolant and oil temp up in order to drive abit harder. It's never caused me any problems I previous cars, I also change oil every 5k so any diesel that past the rings will be drained off.
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      01-21-2013, 03:19 AM   #29
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Have you thought that allowing the car to idle for so long, may be a factor in your economy issues ?
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This economy issue was before I let it idle, I have only done it once or twice on my second tank. I don't mind letting it run a little but it's still poor on fuel on a run all though it is getting better slowly
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      01-23-2013, 03:05 PM   #31
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43-48mpg depending upon how vicar-like you are
I always seem to have an issue with economy on mine, but following a run last September from 35km south of Alicante up through Spain and France and back home to Sheffield, I managed just under 47 MPG. Didn't exceed the limit either in Spain or France (drove at the limit) and that included 1.5 hours queueing at the Dartford crossing on a Friday evening. Door to door travel time of 29.5 hours.

47 MPG seemed pretty good to me and the whole round trip (including first leg which was down to Portsmouth and then from Bilbao across to my destination) averaged 44.97 MPG.

I've stopped worrying what it does, just try to enjoy it.
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      01-24-2013, 03:08 AM   #32
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I changed the egr stat, which only made 4-6c difference but mpg is better i think. It's slowly getting better. Will see how it goes after bmw do there work. It's bloody quick so can expect it really. Love the car still, only thing I'm now going away for over two weeks so can't drive it... Sigh!
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