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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #15 on: 08 June 2018, 09:22:19 »

Remember the gearbox level needs to be checked / topped up hot with the engine running. :y

Yes. and Level.  This fact was not lost on me. 
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #16 on: 08 June 2018, 10:07:12 »

Sorry, I guessed that you were already aware of that, but it's always worth the reminder!  :y

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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #17 on: 08 June 2018, 18:04:19 »

34 mpg on a 3.2?????.............I wish!
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #18 on: 08 June 2018, 18:09:22 »

Me too. I think Ive done well to be averaging 24.  ::)
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #19 on: 08 June 2018, 22:05:15 »

Me too. I think Ive done well to be averaging 24.  ::)

After driving back today in stop start traffic I'm back down to 28 mpg  :o
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #20 on: 08 June 2018, 23:45:31 »

Me too. I think Ive done well to be averaging 24.  ::)

After driving back today in stop start traffic I'm back down to 28 mpg  :o
Either it's not a real 3.2 or you aren't driving it properly  :-X
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #21 on: 09 June 2018, 07:30:15 »

Me too. I think Ive done well to be averaging 24.  ::)

After driving back today in stop start traffic I'm back down to 28 mpg  :o
Either it's not a real 3.2 or you aren't driving it properly  :-X

Definately a 3.2 :D
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My commute on a Monday is 95 Miles which is 1 mile to the Local Bypass, 5 miles to M57, then M62, and M6 to Wolverhampton, just about 1/2 mile from Junction 2 of M54.  So 85 miles of motorway, 5 Miles of Dual Carriage way 4.5 miles of 50 mph A road, and 1/2 mile of 20 mph limit.  (Which is the 1st 1/2 mile and I achieve about 13 mpg when the car is cold.

There is nowhere, apart from in the 1st 7 miles, when you can get (safely) over the speed limit. I just put it into cruise at a true 70, (or 50 in the Road works on the M6,) and watch the range increase.  Most times the range is higher when I arrive than when I left home.

I have watched the instantaneous fuel consumption in the 50 limit and it hovers around 40-43 mpg.
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #22 on: 11 June 2018, 17:22:29 »

Hmmm, sounds optimistic to me. What does a brim to brim fill up give? :-\
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #23 on: 11 June 2018, 20:17:27 »

That said, what wheels/tyres are fitted :-\
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #24 on: 11 June 2018, 20:44:31 »

I drive between 500-600 miles a week almost every week..combination of motorway/dual carriage ways/lanes/town and have never ever managed to get an average weekly usage of above 25mpg..and I do drive it properly somedays and others like Miss Daisy ...only because I can  ;D
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #25 on: 11 June 2018, 21:00:02 »

I used to get 28ish from my manual 3.2... More on a decent cruise. My auto 3.2 was about 23... I didn't opps about though :D
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Re: Gearbox issues
« Reply #26 on: 14 June 2018, 23:21:55 »

That said, what wheels/tyres are fitted :-\
235/45/17 Rainsports  :o

So I thought it was sorted, did 380 miles over the weekend fine, and then yesterday on a Journey from wolverhampton to Bradford it all started again. Well I could get cruise, but definately stuck in 3rd. (Unless I moved the stick to make it move to second or 1st)

I probably should not have driven it like that but erm...... no excuse really. Coming back this evening.  ALL was fine.
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