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239 miles

66.1 litres

16.44 mpg

...it was a good week, but if this syndrome doesn't wear off soon, I'm going to have to buy shares in BP.


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Better get some shares in BP then ;)

Seriously though, when I first got mine I was getting the same mileage. Now I can easily get 300 from about 60 litres (it seems) while still having a fair amount of fun.
 

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Out of curiosity I’m tempted to try a “fuel economy” week, not just yet though!
 

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Out of curiosity I’m tempted to try a “fuel economy” week, not just yet though!
I did that the other week, from memory I got 330-340 miles after 50 miles on the red. I panicked, filled up and still had 8 litres left.
 

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Should settle down to an average in mid-20s, its short, stop-start driving that really kills mpg. they are very prone to having sticky thermostats though which can reduce mpg. Its a quick, cheap replacement job - say £20, 20mins - so worth doing as a precaution anyway.
 

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I agree, town driving makes it terrible
This was mostly B roads!

Out of interest I was getting quite a lot of bump steer, I know the GTV has a passive rear steering thing, is that what it's supposed to feels like? Or should I be poly bushing the back?

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Bumpsteer or tramlining?

Could be tired shocks if bouncing around bumpy corners - rears are very easy to do, bushes - powerflex is the lifetime solution at the rear, front needs new wishbones every 25-30k in my experience, tracking - must do all four wheels, rears first which is a specialist job, Kwikfit et al will tell you the rear can't be done - it can and must be. Can be prone to tramlining due to worn bushes and tyres.
 

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It's not tramlining, the car is feeling quite skitish, when making moderate pace on a bumpy road, the tail feels like it is tucking in giving the effect of more steering. As if he rear wheels are toeing in more when the suspension is compressed.
Tyre wear looks fairly even and it goes straight on a smooth road, tracking may be worth a look though.

I was going to poly the rear anyway, on my 156 I did the front upper wishbones too, is that not worth bothering with on a GTV?

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Shocking behaviour

This was mostly B roads!

Out of interest I was getting quite a lot of bump steer, I know the GTV has a passive rear steering thing, is that what it's supposed to feels like? Or should I be poly bushing the back?

Cheers,
Phooey.
Bumpsteer is a term I associate with the front but probably worn shocks. I'm constantly fitting new shocks, rears & especially fronts on V6s.

Worth having it looked at properly by someone like Autolusso who hopefully still do thier Saturday morning 'free' health check?

Top front shock mounts are another thing people overlook.

Edit: Now you've got a Cup it's about time you changed your avata & include your location/county please as it helps us advise where to go for help etc.

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No front upper wishbones on the GTV:thumbs:
 

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:lol:I can show you the upper control arms on my turbo GTV. But then I think it is the only one with it in existence. Limited edition manufactured in SA
 

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Just to put this one to bed, changed the rear shocks and the car's completely sorted now, doesn't feel like it's trying to kill me anymore.

Cheers for your help all...
 

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