Davie's french attraction.

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Ahh! I sand corrected Davie, Mine wasn't quite run-in at the time so was being slightly gentler...

Those little engines thrive on a load of revs don't they?

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Love the revs. It beats the activa off the line. Shaun and I tried it one day on the test track that is called B9001 [emoji13] [emoji23]

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Ah, a good road for that...Used to live just outside Rothienorman so know it well!

Another good test I found was the back road between South Deeside Road and where it meets up with Stonehaven...Slug Road if I remember the name right. Had a laugh down there back when I had the Cappuccino and started doing battle with a Lambo Giuardo (or however it's spelled...). On the straights obviously he vanished - but I caught up with him every time we got to the twisties!

I've found that economy wise the 107 seems to do better if I'm driving it like I stole it rather than trying to be gentle! Xantia and Saab on the other hand though...

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My C1 is definitely a little better if I drive it carefully but there's not much in it to be fair...

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I think the fuel gauge is broken in mine. It's a good job I don't rely on nectar points for anything. I'll get sweet FA from this car..

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BenC5HDi wrote:I think the fuel gauge is broken in mine.
What makes you think that?

They don't move much and one 'bar' is worth about 100 miles of motoring...

I fill mine so infrequently there's often a spider's web across the filler cap...

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I've thrashed it for 150 miles and it's not moved

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BenC5HDi wrote:I've thrashed it for 150 miles and it's not moved
Ahh, that's not quite right then...

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Well, the 'gauge' did react when you filled it up.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Well, the 'gauge' did react when you filled it up.
That's telling...

How many 'bars' has yours got Ben? Maybe yours being an earlier one has less bars on the gauge so they do more miles per bar....

Not sure how many mine has but it's about 8 at a guess...

Can check later...

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6 bars on the gauge. My last one did anything from 140 to 160 before it dropped a bar then lost them about every 50 miles after that, and beware the bottom flashing bar, it flashes slowly for about 15 miles, then flashes fast for about another 15 miles then it goes out,,,,,,,when the engine stops! Ask me how I know lol. The one I have now does 100 to 110 miles to the first bar, and I can't remember how many miles on the rest. They are anything but linear. I do about 300 to 330 miles and it takes about 30 to 33 quid to fill. That's usually the second bottom bar, petrol at 1.029 here. My record on the last one, without running out, was I put in 37.1 litres. That's into an alleged 35 litre tank. I've put 35.4 into this one and it wasn't on the flashing reserve.

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Ahh, so it looks like fewer bars on the earlier one then...

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Mine were both the first facelift, the earlier one was 09 plate, one of the first facelift ones, the current one is 12 plate, one of the last first facelift ones. Yours, Jim, is the second facelift which was only on the go for 2 years unroll the mk2/108 was introduced which is a totally different car. I don't know how old Mikes one is, but I think it doesn't matter. From what I can remember off the c1oc forum the instrument binnacle is exactly the same across all 3 cars from introduction to when they were replaced with the new models in 2014.

I was making the point that fuel gauges are not very accurate. I know of one on the c1oc that got 220 miles regularly off the first bar but then still had to fuel up at 330 to 350 miles!

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Ahh, so it's just a guessometer than Davie :lol: :twisted: :roll: :wink:

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Yep. That's it. You know when it's full, then you know when it's empty, cos the egine stops ROFL

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