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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:40 am 
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As some of you may know my new focus has suffered from pinging and I have heard that it can be quite detramental to the efficiency of your engine in fuel usage.

We find that the focus will almost always get just over 400km's (430's) toa full tank when driving around the city, to and from work all week. the tank is 55l's so unless im stuffing up the calc (which believe me is 'very' likely) we are getting (400/55)= 7.27 k's to a litre.

My question is how does that stack up, I've never had a fuel efficient car before so I dont really have a grasp weather that is good or not, especially for a small car.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:21 am 
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That is an excellent fuel efficiency seeing that most Falcon drivers get 10-12L/100km.

Sounds about right since my cousin's Jazz does 7.4L/100Km... I'm sure the Focus has a Trip meter that tells you how many L/km

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:32 am 
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yeah but I tend not to believe those things, spose its cause the old falcon never had a dial that read true :P

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:21 am 
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what octane are you using in it? the old man uses 98 octane in his and can get about 550-600k's round town. mind you, he drives it 2kms to work :?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:44 pm 
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We buy what ever the best there is at any given petrol station. Wow 600 that'd be sweet!

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:47 pm 
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My cousin gets about 450 - 550 out of her tank in the jazz...I think its a 50L tank.

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:16 pm 
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put a tank of premium and octain booster in one fill and that might help the computer get a grip on controling the ping

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:29 pm 
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I'll give that a go fifty. I just drove around looking for new tiles for our place and remembered to look at the computer to see what it thought, and it reckons that its getting 8.9K's to a liter.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:36 pm 
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shouldn;t it read in litres per 100k?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:42 pm 
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oops yeah soz, wasnt really watching what I was typing there yeah 8.9L's/100k's. good spotting there :P

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:43 pm 
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now according to that I'm getting (over the computed average) 617.9K's to a 55Liter tank, I dont think thats anywhere near what Im getting. That sounds about right for highway driving but not around town.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:23 pm 
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by the way MikGan...the first calculation you did which was 400/55 means that you were calculating Kms/L...so for every 7.27Kms you would have used 1 L.

But you actually used 55/400 x 100 = 13.75L/100Km or 0.1375L/1Km.

That my friend...is pretty steep for a Focus IMO. That's as just lower then what I am doing in my car.

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:32 pm 
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see I told you that my calc was wrong, but would anyone belive me... noooo, lol, thats awsome news, now I have something else to yell at ford about!

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:33 pm 
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MikGan wrote:
see I told you that my calc was wrong, but would anyone belive me... noooo, lol, thats awsome news, now I have something else to yell at ford about!


you must be pretty heavy footed to get the Focus to 13L/100km...that's a fair effort. My mates Focus only got up to 10L/100Km and that was harsh on the pedal.

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:45 pm 
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Well I drive it pretty hard from work to pick up the wife but from there on home its generally pretty normal so I dont think im entierly to blame for that figure, definatly going to yell at ford.

 

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