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Thumbs up For doubting Thomas's - Edinburgh and back . . .

Having had our GG 2.2 ictdi EX for 2 weeks and clocking up 849 miles, we just went up to Edinburgh for a week, from mid Norfolk. We had the car loaded with a boot FULL of luggage plus 2 of us (adults), and a full tank of fuel. We went via A143/A14/A1,(reverse same route coming back) didn't take the car to more than 2200 revs (standard practice with all our new cars till clocked 5K). When we got back our car had covered a total since new of 2029 miles, which included much driving in the Moorfoot & Lammermuir Hills. Our average mpg was 51.8 AND having checked the oil dipstick before going up, on arrival, on departure and arrival back in Norfolk - oil used = NONE and that's since new !!! (in fact there was approx 2 or 3 mm downward movement on dipstick). . we are VERY happy with these results. The car is a joy to drive, has the ooommf when needed, and so far I can't fault it. On this holiday experience of the car, I am tempted to say it's a Sports Tourer rather than a family saloon, and I can hardly wait till after the 5K run-in period I've imposed on myself!
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hello, seems like you had a great holiday wish my car gave me 51.8MPG, why have you given yourself such a high run in period
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Habit - have always done so, and never ever had a problem with engine/drive-train, fuel consumption on any car - believe it or not . . . that's why I continue to do the 5K graduated run-in. You are probably a young buck who can't wait to thrash it a bit whereas I'm an old fart and can wait a little. Strange really as you have longer to go than me if we both die of old age - you'd think I would cram in as much excitement as possible ho hum that's life. Enjoy your car, you'll be hard pressed to find better for the money.
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Habit - have always done so, and never ever had a problem with engine/drive-train, fuel consumption on any car - believe it or not . . . that's why I continue to do the 5K graduated run-in. You are probably a young buck who can't wait to thrash it a bit whereas I'm an old fart and can wait a little. Strange really as you have longer to go than me if we both die of old age - you'd think I would cram in as much excitement as possible ho hum that's life. Enjoy your car, you'll be hard pressed to find better for the money.
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Im sure your 5K graduated run-in method would be good for the engine etc...I did have a ES ictdi courtesy car and was plesently surprised, its very economical and powerfull with excellent mid range power. I believe the turbo kicks in about 2500 revs, where you get a great surge power. Enjoy your car too its an excellent example of a diesel engine.
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I believe the turbo kicks in about 2500 revs
The turbo kicks in at about 1800rpm - you can hear it start to spin up then. I have a 2.2 ES too, and I'm extremely pleased with the power. The small 'lag' when I floor it seems to be disappearing slowly.
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My stealer reckoned that you should work the motor hard in the first instance as that is what is designed to cope with.

He should know, and he claims he's been trained.

But then again, thinking that if it does go wrong, the stealer would gain more pennies in pushing his repair costs.

Maybe 5k isn't such a bad idea after all!

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From your mileage usage Charles, 5K would take you a fair old while!!
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I did an article about running in in the wiki:

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From your mileage usage Charles, 5K would take you a fair old while!!
Probably need a re-spray before tyres eh?

Wadya reckon?

I must get out more!

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Probably need a re-spray before tyres eh?

Wadya reckon?

I must get out more!

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Re-spray and probably a new fuel cap due to it being seized due to lack of use!
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MOT, more than likely.
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You'll all be laughing on the other side of your faces when I take Millie in for her first 12,500 service in 2010!!!

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It'll be tax exempt before your first real service
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Thinking about MY condition, maybe I wont make it that far myself!

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