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Old January 29th, 2015, 08:40 AM
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Hiya,

My 90 TD5 CSW is my only car and has racked up 141k miles. Currently I'm getting 30MPG and would like to improve on this if I can.

I'm a contractor and my latest job involves a commute of 100 miles a day so this equates to £80 per week in diesel. Is there any way I can get better than 30MPG...?

I've contacted ECU chipping services - the cheapest was £225 for a ballpark increase of 10% in fuel economy.

Can this be beaten?

Many thanks
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Old January 29th, 2015, 09:02 AM
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Hiya,

My 90 TD5 CSW is my only car and has racked up 141k miles. Currently I'm getting 30MPG and would like to improve on this if I can.

I'm a contractor and my latest job involves a commute of 100 miles a day so this equates to £80 per week in diesel. Is there any way I can get better than 30MPG...?

I've contacted ECU chipping services - the cheapest was £225 for a ballpark increase of 10% in fuel economy.

Can this be beaten?

Many thanks
33mpg from a defender based on your larger gallons seems like the pinnacle. Aside from using synthetics in your axles and boxes to reduce drag as much as possible, and making sure you have a spotless air filter @ all times I think you have to be happy with that. What size tyres and what ratio transfer box do you have ?
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Old January 29th, 2015, 09:15 AM
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Thanks for the reply.I kinda thought 33mpg would be the top end


Transfer box is as standard and tyres are General Grabber 235/85/R16


Despite its thirst it's still the best car on the road )
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