Enjoying a V8 opera
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Re: 3.0 sportronic 166 fuel consumption
Are you using 95 or 97 petrol? Have you the air-conditioning on? Both can make a slight improvement.
I've just driven back to Dublin from Kerry and got 28.8 mpg, that was even in obstructive Bank Holiday traffic. Coming up from from London to Holyhead I was so pleased I got it to nudge over 30 mpg I even took a photograph of it!
BTW, how do you drive 166s on these Irish roads? Mine bottomed out horribly several times in Kerry, it just can't cope with subsidence on bog roads. I was forced to crawl along at 40 mph while the locals were overtaking me. A Dublin friend lost his 166's power-steering on similar Wicklow roads. He wasn't best pleased.