Fuel Consumption Issue

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Geoffrey Gould
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Re: Fuel Consumption Issue

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Hello ,if I may suggest one thing, because 'they are never checked' ,well to be honest who bothers? The valve clearances, I found 2 very tight ones on mine.(down to 3 thous.) It does make a difference.
The way the fueling is set up can make one hell of a difference.1.9 NA diesel in economy mode 70 MPG, Would not put the skin off a rice pudding, turn the fueling up and 40 MPG and goes well.Sorry TFB.
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Geoff.
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MULLEY
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Re: Fuel Consumption Issue

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With the price of fuel these day's, i may need to get someone to show me how to alter the fuelling for the economy mode, i could do with getting 70mpg :)
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docchevron
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Re: Fuel Consumption Issue

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You wouldn't want it Matthew, really. When Richie was a 19RD with a turned down pump sure, it would do 70MPG up hill, down dale, but it was so boring I'm prety sure I died of old age many times over before reaching the end of the journey.

That said, I have noticed with the TD lump running a somewhat retarded pump setting at the moment (for reasons that are dull) it's doing rather more to the gallon than it had been with the timing spot on!
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