Are you referring to Imperial gallons or US gallons? The Imperial gallons
has a 1 pint more than a US gallon.
So far my 1988 CXA 25 Prestige with automatic transmission has only been
getting about 20 mpg highway, 15 mpg urban and that is US gallons at an
average cost of $2.50 per gallon.
Yikes! $6 bucks. Ouch!
However, what is the length of an average trip?
Here, in the Northwest, an average trip is minimum 170 to 500 miles. If we
drive to San Francisco, we are looking at about 650 miles, all one way. It
is 315 miles, one way to Vancouver, BC. So it can still be very expensive
because of the large distances to travel. It would cost me about $90 for
just gas on a round trip if I didn't buy gas in Canada which is more
expensive. At the border I would probably have to pay $2.75 per gallon on
the US side of the line.
I remember divining through France the summer of 1976 and gas was about $5
per gallon if I recollect. I remember that the distances between towns and
cities was much shorter than what we experience in the western US.
gurgled happily, sounding much like
1 US Gallon = 8 US pints = (8*16) = 128 fl oz [3.785412 litres]
1 Imperial Gallon = 8 Imperial pints = (8*20) = 160 fl oz [4.54609 litres]
so the difference is 0.760678 litres, ie 26.772138 Imperial fl oz or
25.721794 US fl oz
[ 1 US fl oz = 1.04085 Imp fl oz]
[ 1 US fl oz = 29.57373 ml ]
[1 Imp fl oz = 28.41305 ml ]
Nah, It aint nowt special, it's just a bog standard ,110hp, 4 cylinder,
manual box, diesel C5 HDI SX, 1997cc, Estate car. The same engine that my
neighbour has in his Peugeot 407 estate, that returns 45+ mpg on a daily
basis, just going 10miles round trip a day cross town, whereas i'm doing
45miles on a motorway each day & using the bog standard British gallon or
liters. I dont think the MPG is impressive. Ray
on the motorway -then-
My guess is that the mass air flow meter is broken and its reporting more
air flowing into the engine than really is, that's causing the ECU to over
compensate which inturn is over fuelling the injectors. However, check that
there are no air intake pipes that have holes in them or are loose as that
may effect air metering. The other possibility that comes to mind is that
the EGR valve is stuck or incorrectly controlled. Both items are fairly
common failures in all makes of modern cars.
Chris Midgley ( firstname.lastname@example.org) gurgled
happily, sounding much like they were saying :
<long list of perfectly valid points>
A 2.0HDi 110 C5 *ought* to produce similar figures to a 2.0HDi 110 407 -
they're the same damn car, ffs. Same floorpan, same engine, same gearbox,
same manufacturer - hell, they probably follow each other down the
When was the air filter last changed?
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