Awful fuel economy! 2.0 HDI (Partner Combi)

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by AlexHaden, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. AlexHaden

    AlexHaden Guest

    We have had our 05 reg 2.0 HDI since new - and havnt really been
    getting that good fuel economy from the thing.

    A fill up is now costing us £55 for 60 odd litres for a full tank -
    and we barely manage to get 450 miles to the 60 litres!!

    Surely for a diesel - this is wrong? My m8 in his 1.6 astra nutter
    sporty car - gets more than that on 40 lites and he drives like a
    maniac!

    Anyway - dont suppose anyone knows any reason that could cause this?

    My next question is that on our little 106 - theres some kind of
    breather connection to the air filter? the air filter end of the tube
    is broken - i nknow they are only a few pounds - but can i find
    anywhere that sells them??? Nope - and im reluctant to pay a garage
    £80 for something that costs less than a £5!!!

    Anyway any help appreciated and thank you very much for taking the
    time to read this!
     
    AlexHaden, Oct 7, 2007
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    Chrs Guest

    How big is the pipe is it small bore inside or large bore?some times
    you can get away with useing a plastic peice of pipe and a bit of
    washer bottle pipe, as it is only a b reather
     
    Chrs, Oct 7, 2007
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  3. AlexHaden

    Gary G Jones Guest

    Going by your figures of 60ltr I make that about 13.1 gallons uk, which
    works out as about 34mpg, which I would say is pretty bad,
    My 2.0 hdi van loaded up does around 48mpg
    But again most of this is "A" road driving.
    How much of your driving is sitting around in traffic? and what sort of
    average speeds are you doing?
    If your mate is getting 450 miles for 40 ltrs that works out as 8.8 gallons
    uk then I think he is pulling your leg especially if you say he's driving
    like a nutter as his works out at 51 MPG , no chance I think to that one.

    GGJ


    We have had our 05 reg 2.0 HDI since new - and havnt really been
    getting that good fuel economy from the thing.

    A fill up is now costing us £55 for 60 odd litres for a full tank -
    and we barely manage to get 450 miles to the 60 litres!!

    Surely for a diesel - this is wrong? My m8 in his 1.6 astra nutter
    sporty car - gets more than that on 40 lites and he drives like a
    maniac!

    Anyway - dont suppose anyone knows any reason that could cause this?

    My next question is that on our little 106 - theres some kind of
    breather connection to the air filter? the air filter end of the tube
    is broken - i nknow they are only a few pounds - but can i find
    anywhere that sells them??? Nope - and im reluctant to pay a garage
    £80 for something that costs less than a £5!!!

    Anyway any help appreciated and thank you very much for taking the
    time to read this!
     
    Gary G Jones, Oct 7, 2007
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  4. AlexHaden

    AlexHaden Guest

    Its all normal "drive to work" kind of stuff - nothing drastic. Is
    there anything i can do to improve it any?

    Ta
     
    AlexHaden, Oct 7, 2007
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    Chrs Guest

    Stop with the heavy right foot ahhahaha keep your speed down to the
    speed limit (if poss)
     
    Chrs, Oct 7, 2007
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  6. AlexHaden

    Gary G Jones Guest

    Its all normal "drive to work" kind of stuff - nothing drastic. Is
    there anything i can do to improve it any?

    Ta


    If the economy is that bad I would suggest that you take it to a diesel
    specialist or to Peugeot and ask them to stick it on the diagnostic computer
    and see what it comes up with. If it costs you fifty quid for this and then
    you go from 32 to 48 mpg it would soon pay for itself in the long run.

    GGJ
     
    Gary G Jones, Oct 7, 2007
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    Brian Guest

    Its all normal "drive to work" kind of stuff - nothing drastic. Is
    there anything i can do to improve it any?

    Ta

    How far is this drive to work? Very short journeys will increase fuel
    consumption. Worth while giving it a thrashing now and again to clean all
    the crud out.
     
    Brian, Oct 7, 2007
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