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Dink



Member Since: 08 Sep 2018
Location: Nottingham
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England 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Orkney Grey
Fuel consumption

Hi I've just bought a 2011 freelander 2gs its doing about 34 to the gallon
I was wondering how to get better fuel consumption. Is remapping a good option
Any tips appreciated.

Post #357183 18th Sep 2018 9:14 pm
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BossBob



Member Since: 30 Sep 2010
Location: Bristol
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England 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Baltic Blue

To me, 36 mpg is pretty good. I’m averaging 33.14 over 7 years. You don’t buy a Land Rover for fuel economy.

Post #357184 18th Sep 2018 9:23 pm
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Mikey



Member Since: 07 Jun 2008
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Scotland 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Baltic Blue

Our previous FL2 with an Alive Tuning remap would regularly return 48mpg Thumbs Up

Post #357188 18th Sep 2018 9:50 pm
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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

Although I don't know how or were you drive I think that your consumption is well within the norm.

FL2s are about ability not mpg. You will get a better figure if you take it steady on a long run, but if you are getting that mpg driving around Bristol just be thankful it pretty good. FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles) (MY2011)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 61k+ miles) (MY2015)

Post #357192 18th Sep 2018 10:36 pm
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sid



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England 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Manual Stornoway Grey
Re: Fuel consumption

Dink wrote:
Hi I've just bought a 2011 freelander 2gs its doing about 34 to the gallon
I was wondering how to get better fuel consumption. Is remapping a good option
Any tips appreciated.
we coast ours ,a manual,whenever possible,and get into 6th asap,egr blanked off, we get between 35 and 40 mpg,we live in devon with some steep hills on our regular routes, and my wifes trip to work is only 2 miles so im very pleased with figures.any kind of long fairly flat trip returns 40mpg,when im driving.i used to take customers out in new cars to prove mpg ,first I would drive (Chryslers)obtaining 36 mpg ,then them with the same amount of fuel(special containers fixed to carburettor) ,they could never match what I obtained the best being 30 mpg.so it proves driving style is very important.ps mines oct 2009 no dpf Very Happy

Post #357195 19th Sep 2018 12:17 am
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Lightwater



Member Since: 21 Aug 2014
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Australia 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

Avoid traffic congestion, hills, intersections, roundabouts, stop lights, shopping centres, carrying unnecessary items in car, check tyre pressure regularly, clean car, old cars are heavier because of dirt (an old 747 is a tonne heavier), drive smoothly & take advantage of tailwinds!

My petrol engine can achieve 7.8L/100kms in ideal situations. Around Sydney in heavy traffic 20L/100kms. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Acoustic insulation ARB TPMS 3xARB air compressors After cooler Air tank On-board OCD pressure air/water cleaning Additional 50L fuel Carpet in doors ABE 2x1kg Waeco 28L modified fridge Battery 4x26ah Solar 120w Victron MPPT 100/20 DC-DC 18amps 175amp jumper plug Awning 6x255/60R18

Post #357201 19th Sep 2018 8:12 am
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Dick E



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 Dynamic Auto Santorini Black

I'd like to get anywhere near 30mpg from my o7 td4. Currently getting just 26.5mpg

Post #357202 19th Sep 2018 8:17 am
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BothyBob



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Scotland 2012 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Firenze Red

On a 300 mile trip my FL2 did 42.5 MPG , tank to tank, it was remapped last year

Post #359493 27th Oct 2018 6:49 pm
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Dink



Member Since: 08 Sep 2018
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England 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Orkney Grey

First of all I would like to apologise for taking so long to reply and thank everyone for there replies. I've learned to drive it like it should be driven and enjoying every minute of it.

Post #367615 1st Mar 2019 5:32 pm
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Quote:
was wondering how to get better fuel consumption.


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Post #367618 1st Mar 2019 6:10 pm
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BossBob



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Dick E wrote:
I'd like to get anywhere near 30mpg from my o7 td4. Currently getting just 26.5mpg

My long term average (7 years) is over 33mpg and I tend not to hang about too much.

Post #367627 1st Mar 2019 8:32 pm
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p_gill



Member Since: 06 Dec 2011
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Maybe I am thinking about this all wrong

But one of these



And one of these



Will get me >100 miles per gallon of fuel used

And for where I live the Bike is faster than the Car during the commute times.


I do believe that's its better to think in term of gallons per year as opposed to miles per gallon.

Submitted for your approval

I will now return back to the Twilight Zone

Paul

Post #367629 1st Mar 2019 9:15 pm
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Lightwater



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We are a km from shops, it takes longer to find a parking spot than walk. If we go, & it is not often, to a large shopping centre we go on Sunday as it is easier & far quicker to park in the street than getting in & out of a multistorey carpark. We get some exercise by default as it doesn't take any longer parking a street away.

We use the car & enjoy it but keep our Litres Per Year down a lot by walking the whole trip or walking the last section. But waste fuel driving around Australia!

Seriously, if you can put in a bit of physical effort for the short trips or last few hundred metres your car will be a lot more economical. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Acoustic insulation ARB TPMS 3xARB air compressors After cooler Air tank On-board OCD pressure air/water cleaning Additional 50L fuel Carpet in doors ABE 2x1kg Waeco 28L modified fridge Battery 4x26ah Solar 120w Victron MPPT 100/20 DC-DC 18amps 175amp jumper plug Awning 6x255/60R18

Post #368919 24th Mar 2019 9:11 pm
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ntaylor



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Rimini Red

I’m happy when I get 31mpg haha

Post #381158 12th Nov 2019 8:45 pm
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ntaylor



Member Since: 11 Aug 2019
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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Rimini Red

Dick E wrote:
I'd like to get anywhere near 30mpg from my o7 td4. Currently getting just 26.5mpg

Ouch!

Post #381159 12th Nov 2019 8:45 pm
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