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Subject Topic: Ducato Euro 5 130bhp m.p.g.? Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by Lukeledge on 29/8/2017 at 10:18am
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I have a 2016 Fiat Ducato 130hp based compact motorhome, weighing about 2700kg unladen. 3000 miles on the clock so far. We are getting 29-30mpg on long runs - setting the cruise control about 65mph.

Is this the sort of consumption we are likely to get long term? Has anyone had a remap which has given them a genuine improvement? Performance is ok with this weight

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Message posted by badger54 on 29/8/2017 at 2:55pm
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I average around 33 with mine, but never use cruise control. I believe that cruise control does adversely affect consumption.

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Luke - have same van and now get around 30 mpg on a long run if speed is kept below 70. Van has now done 20k miles - don't think figure will now change much.
Note that there may be more hills where you live!??

Btw 'badge's van above is based on the Ducato panel van so is likely to be say 10% better on fuel consumption.

Personally I find performance with the Compact SP is good enough so would be very reluctant to consider re-mapping : If it ain't broke don't fix it etc! There could also be insurance issues with re-mapping I guess?

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Since air resistance is approx proportional to the square of speed, perhaps lowering cruising speed to 60 mph. would show an improvement.

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I agree that dropping just 5% in speed may see a 10% increase in mpg, but this also needs matching to the right gear, labouring in top wastes fuel.

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My van is very similar and your fuel consumption is about right. With the cruise control at 55mph I get about 33mpg.

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Thanks for the responses - still interested in a remap as this might improve fuel consumption - but would like some unbiased facts about it!

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It would take a lot of mileage to recover the cost of the remap with possible better fuel consumption.

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You don't mention what tyre pressures you're running at?
Remapped ours up to 160bhp and the drive is vastly improved (250/300). Not much difference on mpg......still 30mpg at 65/70mph. Averaged 29mpg around Cornwall.
Have a read of the recent remapping articles in MMM 👍🚙
Tyre pressures make a difference to mpg.

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I average about 33mpg with my Adria twin but it is classed as a van conversion
However if i am pushing the speed limit fuel consumption looks more like 30 mpg
So i try to drive 50 to 55 on main roads and 60 to 65 on motorways to get 33mpg

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Thanks for the reply - who did your remap?

Also I found a reference to that article in MMM Feb 2017 edition, but couldn't see a copy of the page that was readable!

Interesting that an article from an insurance company said they were generally happy to insure up to 30% increase in performance without charge as that was within manufacturers safety margins for engine design.

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Quote: Originally posted by Lukeledge on 10/10/2017
Thanks for the reply - who did your remap?

Also I found a reference to that article in MMM Feb 2017 edition, but couldn't see a copy of the page that was readable!

Interesting that an article from an insurance company said they were generally happy to insure up to 30% increase in performance without charge as that was within manufacturers safety margins for engine design.


More BHP at Crew. The article is about them.


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Best to keep your speed at around 90kph, thats when the engine is most effecient.

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LOL I don't think that is likely, Paul!

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Thanks - will have a look at them - I fancy the extra oomph, even if the mpg doesn't improve much!

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Quote: Originally posted by Lukeledge on 11/10/2017
Thanks - will have a look at them - I fancy the extra oomph, even if the mpg doesn't improve much!



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