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#11 Rekusu

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 11:42 AM

When I think I have a binding, usually rear, although I initially do a DDC (Digital Disk Check) I next retrieve one of my most useful Chinese toys, the IR thermometer and take reading directly off the disk.

 

In the past, binding has happened too frequently due to the poor design of the handbrake mechanism where moisture gets into the shaft past the rubber seal.

 

Since renovating the mechanism by cleaning the shaft and bore, I have not had a problem for some time, but winter will be the next test.


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Posted 09 December 2020 - 09:16 PM

This thread has made me feel a bit better about 26.3 from the 3.0 in mine.  It would probably be even better if I didn't succumb to the temptation to make it sing a couple of times in every 10 mile commute.



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Posted 09 December 2020 - 11:10 PM

Due to short journeys, and nearly always having the lights, heater, heated seats and heated steering wheel on my Ioniq isn’t getting great mpg at the moment................I’m down to 53mpg hahahahahahaha. :)


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Posted 31 December 2020 - 07:59 PM

I'm going to go with a wild semi off topic suggestion/question here - how is your temperature gauge? Works perfectly? If not then i don't know if you're like me and get annoyed about it and want it doing or if you're like my brother and it's a case of car runs so it'll do.

 

From listening to him about his 2 Mondeos (one was a 130, the other a ST TDCI) and from reading online, this forum and elsewhere, i took my chances at mine being the oil cooler thermostat as to why it wouldn't get off rock bottom. I heard that people who had it sorted noted an improvement in MPG.

 

I was expecting maybe 1mpg, 2 tops.

 

Before i got it sorted i was getting about 38-39mpg on a drive to work that i was getting 36mpg in a 1.8 MK4 Astra. Got the thermostat sorted and for the past few days with a couple minutes idling first thing while the window demists and having the heated seat on (things that weren't being used before i got the stat sorted) i am seeing a return of 46mpg. I'm not driving any differently.



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Posted 31 December 2020 - 08:13 PM

Due to short journeys, and nearly always having the lights, heater, heated seats and heated steering wheel on my Ioniq isn’t getting great mpg at the moment................I’m down to 53mpg hahahahahahaha. :)

And here's me thinking you had gone electric :biggrin:



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Posted 01 January 2021 - 03:01 AM

The increase in MPG doesn't surprise me, the diesels are cool running and

the ECU adding more fuel when cold makes sense.

 

Never actually tested it though, just assumed.  The revs may increase slightly under

certain loads like the heated screens and AC to prevent it stalling.


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Posted 01 January 2021 - 10:25 AM

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Due to short journeys, and nearly always having the lights, heater, heated seats and heated steering wheel on my Ioniq isn’t getting great mpg at the moment................I’m down to 53mpg hahahahahahaha. :)

And here's me thinking you had gone electric :biggrin:

 

 

The fact my hybrid gives mpg figures when in electric mode is always a source of amusement :)

 

What gives a somewhat smug feeling is a long downhill stretch of motorway I often use. The car is in electric vehicle mode, and has MORE ‘fuel’ at the end of the downhill stretch than at the start.............that takes a bit of getting used to :)

 

I am driving the car very differently, and enjoy using self charging as much as possible. The car has paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. They act as normal gear change paddle shifters when in sport mode, but in eco mode change to become regeneration paddles, and give three different levels of regeneration braking.

 

This pic shows the mpg readout, but also that the car is in electric mode.

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 11:12 AM

 

 

Due to short journeys, and nearly always having the lights, heater, heated seats and heated steering wheel on my Ioniq isn’t getting great mpg at the moment................I’m down to 53mpg hahahahahahaha. :)

And here's me thinking you had gone electric :biggrin:

 

 

The fact my hybrid gives mpg figures when in electric mode is always a source of amusement :)

 

What gives a somewhat smug feeling is a long downhill stretch of motorway I often use. The car is in electric vehicle mode, and has MORE ‘fuel’ at the end of the downhill stretch than at the start.............that takes a bit of getting used to :)

 

I am driving the car very differently, and enjoy using self charging as much as possible. The car has paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. They act as normal gear change paddle shifters when in sport mode, but in eco mode change to become regeneration paddles, and give three different levels of regeneration braking.

 

This pic shows the mpg readout, but also that the car is in electric mode.

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As soon as they make one that can tow a Caravan and have Charging points to accomodate whilst Towing

 

I am in if i can afford it.

 

As long as the cost makes sense financially

 

I assume the prices will drop with scale.

 

The difference in purchase price between Diesel and Electric buys a lot of diesel?
 



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Posted 01 January 2021 - 01:05 PM

 

 

 

Due to short journeys, and nearly always having the lights, heater, heated seats and heated steering wheel on my Ioniq isn’t getting great mpg at the moment................I’m down to 53mpg hahahahahahaha. :)

And here's me thinking you had gone electric :biggrin:

 

 

The fact my hybrid gives mpg figures when in electric mode is always a source of amusement :)

 

What gives a somewhat smug feeling is a long downhill stretch of motorway I often use. The car is in electric vehicle mode, and has MORE ‘fuel’ at the end of the downhill stretch than at the start.............that takes a bit of getting used to :)

 

I am driving the car very differently, and enjoy using self charging as much as possible. The car has paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. They act as normal gear change paddle shifters when in sport mode, but in eco mode change to become regeneration paddles, and give three different levels of regeneration braking.

 

This pic shows the mpg readout, but also that the car is in electric mode.

attachicon.gif49EE5B78-D89A-4A47-AA28-1F34889B81EF.jpeg

 

 

As soon as they make one that can tow a Caravan and have Charging points to accomodate whilst Towing

 

I am in if i can afford it.

 

As long as the cost makes sense financially

 

I assume the prices will drop with scale.

 

The difference in purchase price between Diesel and Electric buys a lot of diesel?
 

 

 

Regarding your last sentence, that might only be true for a short while.

While both types might see 70mpg on the same journey it is only a matter of time before many cities start placing congestion taxes on any diesel car. I live lose to Bristol and Bath, both councils have already wanted to do this. The thought of adding a £50-55 charge for five days commuting on a 12 mile round trip would make a huge difference.

Bristol wanted to ban ALL diesel cars from entering during the day. 

I’m not saying a car with something like a Euro 6 diesel is an issue, but do see the near constant XR protests in Bristol, and know they aren’t always bothered by actual facts :)

 

We have a hybrid as pure electric wouldn’t be practical due to lack of charging facilities. At the moment, and only doing short winter journeys the car is doing 52-53mpg. That is a big improvement on 23-25 for the mk3.5 and mk4 Focus cars I had previously, or 17mpg for my 220.

 

Pulling a caravan should be easier with an electric or hybrid car (once larger ones come around) as they have 100% hp available from a standstill. Even my Ioniq with 140hp is surprising quick from the lights in sport mode.

 

Some people I talk with who have car industry connections say they are waiting for ‘solid state’ batteries to mature, as those would be a huge leap over the current batteries in electric cars. As it stands now I would get roughly 700 miles range on a full tank and charge.

 

Something that’s brilliant on my wallet is the fact that despite the Ioniq having a much smaller fuel tank than my mondeo it will do 450 miles more on one tank :)


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Posted 01 January 2021 - 01:25 PM

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Hi Ray, quick? Isn't your 0 to 60 time a long 10.8 secs?
Electric would have to be Tesla or similar for me so I am always £50k short of what I have, ha ha
Talking Tesla they are only electric Mondeo's anyway, but with far more inferior build quality compared to Ford!
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