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Old 04-04-14, 06:58
Timmo1966 Timmo1966 is offline
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Default Re: 1.9 none turbo how slow

I get around 38 mpg using veggie oil and diesel rhino. The only mod I have done is a stainless exhaust to it goes alright. Its not going to set your pants on fire but im passed that stage
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Old 04-04-14, 08:17
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Default Re: 1.9 none turbo how slow

I always got over 40mpg
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Old 04-04-14, 10:55
veedweeb veedweeb is offline
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Default Re: 1.9 none turbo how slow

I have no idea on mpg. I've never kept track of it.

However, the original clutch popped at 272,000 miles and shortly after I rebuilt the leaking injector pump (cost me 23 for genuine Bosch parts!!) because the idiots that changed the clutch damaged the pump with a strap they were using to support the engine.

Then about a year later the original exhaust needed to be replaced.

Rebuilding the pump and fitting a new exhaust that wasn't clogged with soot completely transformed the van. More torque, more power and much smoother to drive.
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Old 04-04-14, 13:17
nick bailey murfin nick bailey murfin is offline
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Default Re: 1.9 none turbo how slow

Its never going to go fast, but once up to speed i go round corners as fast if not faster than most !!! I have had mine nearly six years bought it with 18000 full serice history its now got 26300 and goes well. 42 to the gallon with veggie mix and best ever run was 750 on one tank. Last year we whent fro Swansea to Wick on one tankful. Love my van somtimes wish it did accelerate a bit faster but i cant have everything. Turn up the music and cruise.
Oh and on the two occasions i have broken down ,fanbelt and battery. The AA man has never met such two chilled amigoes in distress .Kettle on book out and chill tillhe turned up.
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Old 04-04-14, 13:26
nick bailey murfin nick bailey murfin is offline
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Default Re: 1.9 none turbo how slow

oops just read my post milage is 180000 and 263000
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Old 04-04-14, 13:39
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Default Re: 1.9 none turbo how slow

Totally agree with the cruising, I sometimes hate coming to the end of a long trip because I want to listen to some more tunes! I've been driving a car a lot recently and I don't like it..

Over 40mpg for long trips under 40 for urban driving. Sometimes run veg oil with a bit of 2 stroke in especially on a trip up to Edinburgh or the like.
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Old 04-04-14, 18:15
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What size are ur wheels mate? looks really nice that
They are 18" harsh ride but love the look :-)
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