Monday, 31 December 2007

edition 30 2500 miles / mpg improves

Pic 1 = last tank of fuel , nearly 29MPG , 322 miles , some fuel left as well !

Pic 2 = is the current tank , which by chance has been some relaxed cruising and shows how much difference some calm driving can make.

37 miles done , needle not moved off full and car estimates 380 miles still to go.
If I could complete the tank that would be 400 + miles lol
Sadly it aint gonna happen , besides a clear bit of road and self restraint goes out the window.

Friday, 21 December 2007

Golf GTI Edition 30 MPG

Reset the trip on the average and tried each for around 50 miles motorway

@ 70 mph = 35 MPG
@ 80 mph = 32 MPG
@ 85 mph = 28 MPG

all speedo numbers btw

car at 1800 miles so should improve with more miles

Friday, 7 December 2007

oh no its broken.... oh no its not!

On the way home tonight.......
Gave the car beans , TC off , splashed through a very small puddle (enough to barey be noticeable , about 3 in deep)

I was about 1 minute away from home, pulled up on drive.......

Car idleing between 1200 and 1500 rpm , going up to 1500 and dropping back.
Consistently well over the normal idle speed.

Now I struggle to believe its water in the electrics , although it is very wet round here at the moment.

Anyone got any ideas?
Have I even got a DV failure?

Went out earlier and car is still not right , varied high idle , and on and off the throttle it just doesnt feel right!!!

Im so sad , its only just run it , 1400 miles

which a quick check under the bonnet reveals......

the fecking oil cap is unscrewed
screwed back in and oil check its back to normal

BUT I have absolutely no idea how it managed to come undone!!

Anyway if it happens again we all know what it is now

normal thrashing to resume , panic over........

Tuesday, 4 December 2007