1.2 Pulsar 2015 fuel consumption

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amcnie
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1.2 Pulsar 2015 fuel consumption

Post by amcnie » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:54 am

We have recently purchased a second hand Pulsar. Please can you confirm the amount of miles you can do from a full tank
It has been been used so far for local journeys and 2 long journeys, and can only manage about 295miles from a full tank. Parker's review states petrol can do about 500.

Please can you advise if this is normal or whether there is something wrong?

Many thanks


Swe
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Re: 1.2 Pulsar 2015 fuel consumption

Post by Swe » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:24 am

To get a proper average fuel consumption, look at display info, "enter" button 2 times down on left side steering wheel, "Fuel consumption 1" should appear on display. This is accumulated consumption info. If you press "enter" once you get "Fuel consumption 2" this is momentary consumption since last engine start. Read the figures and add 6-7% to get the real fuel consumption on your car. The odometer is calibrated for 6-7 % extra mileage, can varies depending on tyres. You should get about 9-11 miles/liter.
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amcnie
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Re: 1.2 Pulsar 2015 fuel consumption

Post by amcnie » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:04 pm

Thank you for reply, I worked out the mpg manually and appears to only be doing 28mpg albeit little local journey and one long journey.

Would be interested the total miles you can get from a full tank, as seem to fill up more than we did with our old zafira.
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Re: 1.2 Pulsar 2015 fuel consumption

Post by kt53 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:12 pm

28 mpg is very low, even for short journeys. Even on short trips I average in the high 30's and well over 40 on longer journeys. The indicator of low fuel and distance to empty are not accurate. There seems to be at least a couple of gallons left in the tank when the low fuel warning comes on in mine.


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Re: 1.2 Pulsar 2015 fuel consumption

Post by Swe » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:47 pm

Driving a X-tronic in Eco mode, performing eco driving skills, original 190/16 tyres with 20% extra pressure, I have achieved a average fuel consumption last year of 53,1 mpg. Sorry that pic is upside down. Anyone at the forum that got better figures???

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Re: 1.2 Pulsar 2015 fuel consumption

Post by kt53 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:20 pm

Was the increased tyre pressure simply part of the exercise to get maximum fuel economy? Increased pressure surely leads to additional wear on the centre section of the tyre and therefore earlier replacement than would otherwise be the case.


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Re: 1.2 Pulsar 2015 fuel consumption

Post by Swe » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:38 am

Swe wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Driving a X-tronic in Eco mode, performing eco driving skills, original 195/60 16 tyres with extra pressure, I have achieved a average fuel consumption last year of 53,1 mpg. Sorry that pic is upside down. Anyone at the forum that got better figures???
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Re: 1.2 Pulsar 2015 fuel consumption

Post by nottmsteve » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:32 am

I just monitor mpg per tankful and reset every fill up. I do a lot of small journeys around town, coupled with a 6 mile stretch of the M1 three times a week. I average around 33-36mpg. I'll be interested to see if the new engine improves this.
Best I've EVER had was a motorway journey (90% of the distance) through 50mph average speed cameras and managed to get 61.9 mpg !

Couldn't say exactly what I get per tankful as I never let it run right down, but every fill up shows distance to empty of around 300 when full.
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Metalmickey
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Re: 1.2 Pulsar 2015 fuel consumption

Post by Metalmickey » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:28 pm

I get 45 mpg average 20 miles motorway, 12 miles A roads each day.

Have the 1.6 petrol


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Re: 1.2 Pulsar 2015 fuel consumption

Post by SplanK » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:53 pm

1.6 DIG-T here, I typicaly average around 42-45 depening upon weather conditions. Now its getting cooler, ive noticed MPG sliding a little.

A ~450 mile round trip from Bolton to Woking, then back again over last couple of days, down the M6 (a lot of 50 zones), along the M42, then a long slog down the M40 onto the M25.... I averaged around 55mpg. I could have got better if I had tried harder but I was getting impatient. I just set the limiter to indicated 75 (70 on GPS), or 50 through road works... on the way back I was stuck for an hour on the M40 stop starting and I 'made progress' on M6 Toll.

IMHO, the 1.2 isnt all that its cracked up to be (and I can talk from experiance with having the 1.2 Qashqai). People are being pushed to these smaller engines, often with just a quick test drive. Whilst yes they can have their benefits, IMHO its too small for both the Qashqai and Pulsar. Smaller engines lead to people giving it more throttle and more rev lower MPG's, where as the 1.6, in my opinion is a good match for the car size and compromise between eco/power.
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