Sunday, 24 December 2017

A180 w176 autp mpg update 34.8mpg 340 miles

2185 miles
340 miles
Mixed school run and motorway
To empty on the gauge, I can't see there being much in reserve.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Mpg updates a180 w176 auto / golf gti edition 30

2 mpg updates in one!
295 miles 27.6mpg
At 112,000 miles
Mercedes A180
In ECO mode
220 miles motorway at 77mph ( with cruise control which seems to mean ther car doesn't glide like it normally does in eco
Rest is school run
33.2mpg 320 miles
Car at 1800miles so nicely run in.
Runs great but still tappety

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

A class w176 a180 auto petrol mpg update

Car now run in
Mixed mileage for school run and longer motorway at weekends.
37.6mpg 321 miles with 1/8th tank left around 35 miles
Used eco mode as much as possible.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

W176 a class a180 petrol top up oil

Car still running in do thought I'd check the oil.
Was at just over minimum
Topped up with some I had for the golf.
Hopefully not a sign of things to come,  may even quieten down the tappety noise
Also surprised to see the cars ecu up front in the crash impact zone.  Guess it keeps it cool but seems an odd place ( unless I'm wrong and it's the ecu for the lights etc but I doubt it)
Noticed eco mode doesn't stay enabled for the next day but does for minor journeys within the same day.

A180 petrol auto w176 268 miles 32.1mpg

Slightly better but still pretty bad but that's 268 miles with almost another 1/4 tank to go. 

Still running in.
This is in comfort mode so will try eco mode next.
Car runs well though and strong.
Lovely car only downsides are poor visibility and I think the engine is noisy very 'tappety'

Sunday, 19 November 2017

A180 mpg update 28.5mpg 259 miles

Car still running in.
Approx 500 miles on the clock but still really poor mpg even for an auto

28.5mpg over 259 miles.
Not quite a full tank
All school run miles.

Let's hope it improves otherwise I'll have the x5 back

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

3d gel plates for new A180

I really dislike the full mercedes black surround (especially on a white car). So time to remove the covers and fit cleaner plates.

3d road legal UK gel plates from eBay

Need some plate fixings too

Bottom band just pulls off
Easier to put your new plate in the holder and mark off the positions.
I chose to use 4 screws but you could use only 2 or sticky pads.

Far cleaner look now even if there are a lot of screws on show.

A180 A class w176 boot floor liner tidy mat and carpet


Golf gti edition 30 111,111 miles milestone

Golf gti edition 30 mpg update 29.4mpg 370miles

Golf gti edition 30 110,000 miles completed

Car treated to a full wash.  Chip touch up on any scrapes.  And some polish.

Mot due soon.  Front left sidelight not working for some reason so need to fix that.

Goodbye X5 , hello A180 w176 A class !

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Golf gti edition 30 mot and service

110,000 miles

Yearly UK mot passed.

Full service including oil, filter
Pollen filter
Fuel filter
Spark plugs

Garage highlighted that the chain (opposite side to the cambelt) noisy when cold.

Given I've only just had the Cam belt done I will wait for a bit.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Golf gti edition 30 31.3mpg 365 miles

Not quite a full tank

Golf gti edition 30 cambelt and exhaust and follower

Ashcroft autos
Cam belt and water pump
New follower
Replace cat back with 2nd hand OE exhaust

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Monday, 17 July 2017

Golf gti edition 30 new tyres. Michelin pilot sport ps4 xl

Front ps4 down to canvas on the inside edge as normal.

Previously added in

From 93500 miles to 107500 =14000 miles for the front tyres.

Will replace rear pss too although they still had some tread.
They have lasted xxxxx miles.

4 new pilot sport 4 tyres.  £500 all in including fitting at my work car park.


Saturday, 1 July 2017

bmw x5 e70 x40d mpg update 396 miles 23.3 mpg

Really poor tank.  All local driving.  Ac on

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

BMW x40d mpg update 516 miles 30mpg

Trip to Scotland and back.  78 mph on cruise control.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Bmw x40d walnut interior trim TouchUp

Scratched to reveal some white which was very noticeable. This pen from aldi/lidl made a great job of covering it up for £2. !

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Bmw x40d mpg update 22.6mpg 390miles

No long journeys only school run.  That's why such poor mpg