i DOOOOONT BELIEEEEEVE IT!
ok heres a little story for ya all..
september this year i started a new job which involved 500+ miles driving a week, every week i have been needing to put in anything up to 1 litre of oil. i have been doing maybe 80% motorway driving and averaging 29.3mpg...
as the wet weather started to arrive i have became more and more annoyed with the crapness of my 18 month old wiper blades and they eventually got to the point that the windows were clearer BEFORE being wiped!!!
just to add another thing to the mix, a sidelight failed, unfortunately me being me managed to snap the clip that holds the bloody main beam in place... so theres 2 lamps out on one side, knackered wipers, pretty poor MPG and lots of oil consumption.
anyway, today, after a month of so of 'living with it' i decided enough was enough. so, halFRAUDs it was, hey, i have nowhere else here to go!!!
new bulb... check
new front wiper kit, bosch of course... check
new rubbers for the rear wiper... check
wynns engine stop smoke additive... check
wynns engine stop leak additive... check
wynns injector cleaner... check
first things first, chucked the stop leak in, idled for 20 mins then chucked the stop smoke 'treacle' in... idled 30 mins this time as it was rather thick stuff... drove 75 miles (motorway, A road and B road), half a tank of fuel left so i chuck the injector cleaner in and fill her up... a further 130 miles and i have a chance to change the wipers and fix the lamps, this is a lot easier when you have a mirror to assist!!! took 15 mins i would say... anyway, by now the engine has settled, oil has cooled a small bit so i check, keeping in mind i have not checked the oil for 210 miles or so, it HADNT MOVED! exactly the same level as before i set off... i COULDNT BELIEVE IT! so here i am, thinking to myself WOW the alfa has for once not chucked that precious oil straight out the back... maybe its a fluke... i check the average mpg on the computer for the journey, which, usually sits between 29 and 29.3... 34.6MPG!!!!! WHAT?!!! **FAINTS**
so in summary...
no oil burnt over 210m, usually up to half a litre by that point!
5mpg better economy
i can see in the dark now
i can see in the rain!!!
total cost, what, 45 quid? SOO WORTH IT!
i am today one VERY HAPPY BUNNY!