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Very poor fuel consumption

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24 Mar 2013 20:45 #66796 by Big G
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Hi guys
I'm new to all of this :(
I have just bought my wife a 2000 plate jimny
It's a nice car but the fuel consumption is very poor
We fill it up to the top about £60 and only get 200 miles
Out of it, is this the norm for these or is this just bad and
What can I do about it???
Any help would be great full!!

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24 Mar 2013 20:53 #66800 by adamatdraycott
If its standard its a bit on the low side... On a full tank a standard jimny should be doing 32-36 mpg, maybe higher on a run. If you get 240 miles to a tank you are doing okay. Weather is cold at the mo and will drop your mpg a bit.

£60 in a jimny sounds a lot! I only ever fit max £50 in.
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24 Mar 2013 20:57 #66801 by Docmartin4x4
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Welcome!
i have 2006 Jimny and i'm getting 220 to 240 and i'm a bit heavy footed!
I would have a look the lambda sensor ( change it) although i have know people take them out clean them up if very sooted and refit them.

Mart

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24 Mar 2013 21:00 #66802 by Big G
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Thanks for the info it should have read about £50 not £60.
Do you have any suggestions how to get the mpg up??
:cheer:
And it is standard!!

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24 Mar 2013 21:02 #66803 by Big G
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Thanks for the info will give it a go.
Will this improve the power as well??

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24 Mar 2013 21:18 #66806 by Docmartin4x4
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technically yes as it would have been over fueling, but they not the most powerful beasties to start with.
Might be worth checking the plugs and air filter. Any idea when it was last serviced?

Mart

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24 Mar 2013 21:19 #66808 by markyp2000
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Your lucky i only get 180 out of a tank

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24 Mar 2013 21:27 #66809 by Big G
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I don't know when it was last serviced and that is going to be done
Next week. Along with the MOT !!! Hope it passes?? :)

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24 Mar 2013 21:32 #66811 by Docmartin4x4
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Good luck my friend!!

Mart

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24 Mar 2013 22:36 #66824 by jonnz
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Did a run with mine, a 1998 Jimny, a few weeks ago to see how far i would get on a tankfull, made it to 428km (266 miles) until dead. So if tank is as stated per the specs, 40 litres then i got 9.34 Litres/ 100Kms (30.244 mpg), this was all urban driving, I would think with very, very conservative driving you could get some more.

In my "test" i found that when i put the 5 litres i was carrying for when the car died in the tank the fuel gauge came up and sat covering the Empty line, so you have about 1.1 gallons after the empty line, hopefully enough to get you to a petrol station.

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06 Aug 2013 20:36 #79227 by i5jimny
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Just filled my tank for the first time after first full tank to gauge mpg 221.4 miles and back up to same level took
35.19 ltrs which works out at 28.56 mpg which is mostly short journeys of 5.2 miles and 1 run of 30 miles. A few hills where we live and running 215/75 x15 BFG All Terrain tyres.

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06 Aug 2013 21:12 #79231 by jimkyx
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I am also getting less than 30mpg. Going to Norfolk next week so it will be interesting to see what I get for the trip.
My wife has a Micra used locally and never gets more than 34mpg. I get 50 out of it on a run. My daughter has an i10 and was very disappointed with the mpg she uses it for 10 mile trips to work and only gets 35mpg.

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