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Eyerseys Motoring Adventures. Matiz collected, bye bye Bluebottle. .

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8 hours ago, mrbenn said:

No OBC in mine but don't they tend to be a little optimistic?

That's what I thought, I can't believe fuel economy would be that high under those circumstances 

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What were the revs doing at 70mph in third? The reading probably wasn't out of the ball park but not really something you can test long distance under those circumstances!

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1 minute ago, mrbenn said:

What were the revs doing at 70mph in third? The reading probably wasn't out of the ball park but not really something you can test long distance under those circumstances!

Just over 4000 rpm. 

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Just now, Dan302 said:

Good news, any advisories?

Nothing recorded on the MOT database, all they mentioned to me was part of the exhaust had deteriorated a bit, the heat shield near the exhaust was loose, EML on and the bonnet open warning, the EML and bonnet I knew about anyway. 

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I took the Focus up Staxton Hill on the way back from Whitby earlier on to see how it coped compared to the Fiesta, whereas the Fiesta struggled to maintain 3rd gear the Focus was quite happy going up in 4th, just shows how much more powerful it is than the Fiesta was. 

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On 6/6/2019 at 8:41 PM, Eyersey1234 said:

How accurate do other Foci owners find the fuel consumption on the on board computer? I was giving it a blast on the a63 earlier to clear it out a bit and it reckoned it was doing high 40s mpg in 3rd at 70mph, that can't be right surely? 

Car manufacturers often tweak the trip computer to show a higher mpg than is actually being achieved. Trip computer accuracy is not a legal requirement, Speedo accuracy  & odometer accuracy are.

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It's done over 500 miles this weekend, I think the run has done it some good, though I do quite a few long journeys. In nearly 9 months with me it's done about as many miles as it did in the previous 2 years. 

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Well it appears to have done the usual Mk2 Focus trick with the dashboard. No lights on that shouldn't be or weren't already but all the gauges have started overreading. Any ideas on how to fix it? 

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