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Old 04-06-2007, 18:05   #1
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Miles per gallon Zr 105+ 5DR

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How many miles to the gallon do you lot get from your ZR's 1.4 105+ ?

What do I get a MG garage to check if I think mine is a tad thirsty ....im roughly getting 250miles to the tank is that right ?

Ill post a pic of the new exhaust so you can all have a gander

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Old 04-06-2007, 18:09   #2
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Hi

How many miles to the gallon do you lot get from your ZR's 1.4 105+ ?

What do I get a MG garage to check if I think mine is a tad thirsty ....im roughly getting 250miles to the tank is that right ?

Ill post a pic of the new exhaust so you can all have a gander

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in my 105 I get around 300 miles to a tank and that is some motorway and mainly urban. I can get over 350 miles I think if I do more motorway miles. Costs me 39 to fill up the brim at morrisons.

A few weeks ago there were a few similar threads, lots of suggestions such as making sure your tyres are the correct pressure etc... All help. I read that even driving with your window/sunroof down and drink the petrol as it messes up the car aerodynamics and causes major drag.

See if you can find the other threads as I was curious when I first got this as I felt it was a bit thirsty too but now I realise it was just because I drove it more because I like driving it! ha!
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Old 04-06-2007, 18:18   #3
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All tyres are fine and sunroof down ! and windows up ! seems a tad thirsty for me really does.....love the numberplate !
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Old 04-06-2007, 18:31   #4
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I can get 320miles to a tank driving hard, with 99 ron, although i regularly change the air filter and i use irridium plugs. my cusin didnt believe the difference with the plugs so he baught a set and he saved a 3rd of a tank on a trip using them.

So i guess what im saying is when did you last service your car?
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irridum plugs !!! ill try that anything else ?

was serviced in feb this year full whack ! but a new set of plugs wont be that much and if it helps ill try it
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Old 04-06-2007, 18:39   #6
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Seeems about normal to me for regular driving in a K series.
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Old 04-06-2007, 19:07   #7
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I bought my mg zr 105 10 days ago and managed to do 1400 miles from west wales to paris return on 3 full tank fulls last week.
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Old 04-06-2007, 19:39   #8
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The rally car (with standard 1.4 k-series, only mod is 52mm TB & K&N 57i), will average around 15 mpg, and can be as low as 7-8 mpg when on the stages especially when in the woods
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Old 04-06-2007, 19:41   #9
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I bought my mg zr 105 10 days ago and managed to do 1400 miles from west wales to paris return on 3 full tank fulls last week.
Ofcourse you did, MGR must have accidentally put a diesel engine in your 105 by mistake....
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I bought my mg zr 105 10 days ago and managed to do 1400 miles from west wales to paris return on 3 full tank fulls last week.
Added ferry miles in....?
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I get about 250 miles on a full tank, But i do give mine some revs when i feel like it.
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Old 04-06-2007, 20:08   #12
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I recently did a trip to the midlands and back from the south coast and got around 41mpg on my zr 105+ and i did not hang about either.
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Old 04-06-2007, 20:15   #13
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I think alot depends on how well looked after your engine is, good oil and fuel make a great difference, well serviced with flushes helps and ensuring that exhaust isnt blowing is a good idea, used redex? tyres make a lot of difference too.

Although some one mentioned something bad about fully sinthetic oil (as thats what im using) can anyone tell me why its bad for the k series?
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Old 04-06-2007, 21:07   #14
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The guages on the MK2 200 and MK3 200 have always been rubbish. The guage on the 25/ZR and SW will be no diffrent. On one AA report on the MK3 214SI they noted that the guage said empty but there was still 3 gallons in. But I get about 275 out of a tank on my SW 1.4 84PS version and that drops to about 230 with the air con on.
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I get about 80 miles to a tenner which i thought was poor tbh, turns out its about right. It all depends on driving style and windows down, i tend to drive sedately but have the odd scare the wife moments

This is on a wedge that has not been serviced in 4 years, i know its not the done thing but the sump plug is threaded and for what the cars worth is it really worth bothering?
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My ZR 105+ is serviced to MG Rover spec & is standard apart from a Milltek sport back box & i get around 100 miles to a tenner's worth of fuel.
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Old 05-06-2007, 16:34   #17
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300 miles per tank i would say
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Old 05-06-2007, 16:42   #18
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I get about 250 miles per tank with my 216. A lot more juicy than my 1.4 Ibiza before it. Such a power difference though especially in the higher rev range.
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for some reason my fuel light doesnt come on when im 'in the red'.
i would let the petrol go further down to check it but its not good for the engine.
just wondering if anyone else has noticed when the light comes on or if my light doesnt work?
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for some reason my fuel light doesnt come on when im 'in the red'.
i would let the petrol go further down to check it but its not good for the engine.
just wondering if anyone else has noticed when the light comes on or if my light doesnt work?

Be careful or you will find out like I once did the hard way that your car doesn't come with a low fuel warning light.

Hard to believe eh
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