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      01-22-2013, 12:49 PM   #89
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You got to remember at end of the day its a big engine and on the motorway you are using momentum to keep you going thus using less fuel. Whereas about town you are stopping and starting and you require a lot of energy to move off again hence use more fuel

Im not very good with physics but hope above very loosely explains why mpg drops in town

Just double check your red boost pipe for any oil and and tray below for anysigns of oil. When my red pipe was leaking oil my mpg dropped to 24mpg around town...

dont take it the wrong way but around town are you booting it everywhere, pedal to the metal style?
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You got to remember at end of the day its a big engine and on the motorway you are using momentum to keep you going thus using less fuel. Whereas about town you are stopping and starting and you require a lot of energy to move off again hence use more fuel

Im not very good with physics but hope above very loosely explains why mpg drops in town

Just double check your red boost pipe for any oil and and tray below for anysigns of oil. When my red pipe was leaking oil my mpg dropped to 24mpg around town...

dont take it the wrong way but around town are you booting it everywhere, pedal to the metal style?
I understand that town driving causes less mpg figures. I was just wondering why mine goes to 20-25, when others' are 30-35 in town (you and awbimmer).

The first few days i was booting it like you say and was getting 20 but recently i have just been driving normally, in town (very stop start), and i'm getting 25. By normal i mean sticking to the speed limits and not accelerating fast (very hard to do this).

I will double check that again and will take some pictures for you. I hope you're right and it turns out to be the red hose.
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If you are over in the West Midlands give me a shout and can have a quick look for you.

This probably wont make a difference but where are you filling up?
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Also when you are around town what is temp?
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      01-22-2013, 05:32 PM   #93
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Thanks, will give you a shout if im ever around there. I'll also try and get some pics for you tomorrow.

I have only used Shell V-Power diesel and the temp around town fluctuates between 84c-87c.

Edit: Realised i haven't even checked the tyre pressures that were set by the dealers. Normally i'd trust them but they knew jack sh*t about this car.
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Another update.

Just came back from a 16 mile round trip (roughly 45min total driving) to a village north of Northampton. Went through town and then it was just country lanes, roughly 60% country and 40% town driving. Drove like a granny 90% of the time. So i managed to get 37.1mpg. But it was soooo boring

So i don't think there's anything wrong with the car. I guess it just me. The combination of my pedal to the metal driving style and the stop start driving in town probably caused the mpg to drop to 20-25mpg. Still a bit annoyed as some people have said they drive fast and get 30-35, whereas i have to drive like a granny to get that

Well i'll still hold judgement and will do another road test when i go Leicester tomorrow. I'll make sure the pedal is stuck to the floor and will monitor the mpg
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Can anyone recommend any good wheel couriers? I want to put my Bridgestone 19" runflats on eBay today. Thanks.
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Paisley Frieght I've heard are reputable couriers buddy, if not, try Interparcel .. I just used the latter on Monday from here to the Highlands in Scotland. For something that weighed about 20kg and worth over 200, they charged 8 with further options to insure the contents.
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Can anyone recommend any good wheel couriers? I want to put my Bridgestone 19" runflats on eBay today. Thanks.
Yep,as Sam said:

https://www.paisleyfreight.com/

Parcelmonkey is also good for just tyres,I had two picked up from Bristol and delivered to Reigate for 15.00.

http://www.parcelmonkey.co.uk/
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Mob,Just edited my post to add Parcelmonkey.
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MPG woes? I'd stop worrying about it, I did the same as you and tried to convince myself fuel economy from a 2ltr diesel to a 3ltr wasn't too bad. It is. LOL
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Nice one Ian, I totally forgot about Parcel Monkey
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Thanks Ian. Hoping to put them on today and hopefully get rid of these runflats. They are awful tyres.

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MPG woes? I'd stop worrying about it, I did the same as you and tried to convince myself fuel economy from a 2ltr diesel to a 3ltr wasn't too bad. It is. LOL
Lol yeah I know what you mean. I just thought that i'd get at least 30-35 even when thrashing it about. The only thing i can do really is maybe to replace some stats as mistryn and others have mentioned, but even then i'm not sure it will make a dramatic difference. When driving like a granny its great for mpg but rubbish for pleasure. But i haven't had the chance to drive it fast out of town, i will do soon and hopefully it will be higher than 20!

Mistryn - Here are a few pics of the red hose. They are rubbish pics so i don't think you can even see it properly. It doesn't look like there's too much oil?



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Lol yeah I know what you mean. I just thought that i'd get at least 30-35 even when thrashing it about. The only thing i can do really is maybe to replace some stats as mistryn and others have mentioned, but even then i'm not sure it will make a dramatic difference. When driving like a granny its great for mpg but rubbish for pleasure. But i haven't had the chance to drive it fast out of town, i will do soon and hopefully it will be higher than 20!

Mistryn - Here are a few pics of the red hose. They are rubbish pics so i don't think you can even see it properly. It doesn't look like there's too much oil?
You're worrying about a problem that isn't there Mob - MPG.

I rarely got more than 27/29mpg around town,driving like Mrs Daisy would see 45/46 on cruise control on the M/way.

If you're only getting 20 odd mpg around town,wear lighter shoes,the one you have are too heavy + you'll always normally win a traffic light Grand Prix,chill,you have nothing to prove now,the 320D has gone

Nothing wrong with your boost hose,if it looks like this,break out the Kleenex,followed by your wallet:

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Think my flexi hose pipe needs TLC!
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You're worrying about a problem that isn't there Mob - MPG.

I rarely got more than 27/29mpg around town,driving like Mrs Daisy would see 45/46 on cruise control on the M/way.

If you're only getting 20 odd mpg around town,wear lighter shoes,the one you have are too heavy + you'll always normally win a traffic light Grand Prix,chill,you have nothing to prove now,the 320D has gone

Nothing wrong with your boost hose,if it looks like this,break out the Kleenex,followed by your wallet:

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I see what you're saying Ian. I guess i'm finding it hard to drive normally straight away coming from a 320D, i feel like putting my foot down every chance i get! So much fun! But yeah i think you're right there's nothing wrong with the car and i just need to do more out of town driving and hopefully it should increase. I mean i did get 47mpg on the M1 so i'm assuming it will increase

Anyways I guess my hose is fine then

Edit: So getting around 25mpg whilst driving casually in high stop start conditions is normal then?
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      01-23-2013, 01:31 PM   #106
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That pipe is fine I would not worry about it, sent you a PM :-)
When I took my pipe off it was covered in oil as seen below, if it was looking like that then I would have it seen to
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Whoa thats what you call dirty then!
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Another quick update

Went on a longer run today to Leicester via the M1. Set the cruise to 70 and to my delight it settled at 49 mpg by the time i got there. I did cheat a bit by decreasing the speed by a few mphs on inclines and increasing the speed by a few mphs on declines.

On the way back i set the cruise to 80 and was getting around 43-44mpg. Not really worried about the low town mpg anymore

I have a question on the headlight washers. I find it reeeeally annoying that when i spray the lights, i get screenwash all over the bonnet and sometimes on the drivers window. Was it designed like this or is there a fault?
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Just a little cosmetic mod that I have done today, which i got from awbimmer's thread. I bought a piano black steering wheel cover and handbrake cover off mac500. I couldn't work out how to fit the handbrake cover though?

Anyways here are some pics. I don't think the last one does it justice, think it will look much better at night time, see awbimmers one!

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Now this is making me want to retrim the steering wheel....
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That's what I'm talking about Mo, looks bloody good!! Good start mate and Re trim in due course will definitely be a good move ! I'm dead keen on installing the m3 wheel since the leather is so soft and grippy !

Enjoying the paddles shifters ?
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