Advertise on DISCO4.COM
Forum · Gallery · Wiki · Shop · Sponsors
DISCO4.COM > General

How to get better MPG
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 1 of 2 12>
BJT
 


Member Since: 16 Nov 2017
Location: Staffordshire
Posts: 92

United Kingdom 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4
How to get better MPG

Just moved back into the world of LR after being in the wilderness of BMW & Audi. Had forgotten how thirsty the LR can be, so please help me with any ideas, suggestions, tricks to keep it near reasonable. My trusty steed is a D4 MY14 Automatic and I love it . My typical journeys are a mix of short runs into town and motorways.

Any ideas regarding but not confined to:
Tyre pressures, cruise control, warming engine, gearbox mode selection, etc etc will be much appreciated.
  
Post #18867105th Dec 2017 9:19 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Robert SausageTrousers
 


Member Since: 09 Aug 2015
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 376

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Bali BlueDiscovery 4

This type of thread always flummoxes me a bit to be honest. If MPG is of concern then buying a 2.5 ton brick with permanent 4wd, a 3ltr V6 twin turbo engine and an automatic box really isn't the best choice. They're thirsty vehicles, simple as that, I'm afraid there's not a lot you'll be able to do that'll make a jot of difference in reality. Just drive it and fill it up when it's empty Thumbs Up
  
Post #18867125th Dec 2017 9:29 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
DSL
Keeper of the wheelie bin 


Member Since: 11 May 2006
Location: Somewhere.
Posts: 60252

United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

Of course there are ways of getting places not using any fuel. Whistle Whistle

Click image to enlarge


Well it is a LR, itโ€™s in the DNA. Laughing
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad

Old Dee ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ
New Dee ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 
 
Post #18867145th Dec 2017 9:36 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
BJT
 


Member Since: 16 Nov 2017
Location: Staffordshire
Posts: 92

United Kingdom 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

Agree 100% with your sentiments / comments and I will drive it and I will and do enjoy it but I would also like to understand any tips, tricks and ideas from you guys to maximize fuel consumption. Thumbs Up
  
Post #18867165th Dec 2017 9:39 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
BJT
 


Member Since: 16 Nov 2017
Location: Staffordshire
Posts: 92

United Kingdom 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

DSL wrote:
Of course there are ways of getting places not using any fuel. Whistle Whistle

Click image to enlarge


Well it is a LR, itโ€™s in the DNA. Laughing


Dont I just know this feeling I was an owner of a FFRR for 5 years and this view was not uncommon
  
Post #18867175th Dec 2017 9:41 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
DSL
Keeper of the wheelie bin 


Member Since: 11 May 2006
Location: Somewhere.
Posts: 60252

United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

Know what is normal and donโ€™t expect to save the planet. For me (MY 11 & 6 speed auto) 18mpg around town, 31mpg cruising at 60mph and 27mpg cruising at 75mph. Good bit less when very cold, more when hot. From your mix (depending on mway speeds) Iโ€™d expect you to average 26 - 28mpg(ish).

Re saving fuel, I find branded fuel rather than supermarket helps (made no difference in my D3 but seems to help in D4) and keep it slow on the motorway. Thumbs Up
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad

Old Dee ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ
New Dee ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 
 
Post #18867205th Dec 2017 9:46 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
DSL
Keeper of the wheelie bin 


Member Since: 11 May 2006
Location: Somewhere.
Posts: 60252

United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

BJT wrote:
Dont I just know this feeling I was an owner of a FFRR for 5 years and this view was not uncommon


That pic was coz the gearbox selector cable fell to pieces in NE Finland last summer, a week later the engine packed up in NW Norway and she was screapped. Sad

We are all truly mad for still driving them!! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad

Old Dee ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ
New Dee ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 
 
Post #18867235th Dec 2017 9:50 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
alfamale
 


Member Since: 25 Jul 2011
Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire
Posts: 2002

United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

Keep it basic too. If you fit a RAI, A-Bar, Front Runner Rack, Sump Guard, etc. you'll end up with consumption like mine! Shocked

I did a good motorway stretch the other day (80+ miles each way) and was at 70 the whole journey...managed 23mpg!
 Front Runner Rack, OEM Ladder & RAI, Tuff-Trek Foxwing, B'rakhah Ingonyama Expedition Trailer, RLD's Spare Wheel Protector, Bodsy's Bars, Empty Pockets! Member of Gloucestershire & Worcestershire 4x4 Response.

 
 
Post #18867315th Dec 2017 10:12 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
DSL
Keeper of the wheelie bin 


Member Since: 11 May 2006
Location: Somewhere.
Posts: 60252

United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

Strangely when my RAI came off and wasn't refitted it didn't make any difference to mpg for the final 6 - 7k miles when the car was like that. Nor any difference in noise, just lots more water streaming across my driver's side window in the wet.
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad

Old Dee ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ
New Dee ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 
 
Post #18867325th Dec 2017 10:15 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
BJT
 


Member Since: 16 Nov 2017
Location: Staffordshire
Posts: 92

United Kingdom 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

DSL wrote:

We are all truly mad for still driving them!! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up


I agree but its like an addiction, I cured myself for 5 years but have relapsed again, don't think there is a cure. Rolling with laughter
  
Post #18867335th Dec 2017 10:18 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
alfamale
 


Member Since: 25 Jul 2011
Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire
Posts: 2002

United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

I'm sure it's not the RAI's fault. The sump guard and rack are heavy beasts and do little for aerodynamics.
 Front Runner Rack, OEM Ladder & RAI, Tuff-Trek Foxwing, B'rakhah Ingonyama Expedition Trailer, RLD's Spare Wheel Protector, Bodsy's Bars, Empty Pockets! Member of Gloucestershire & Worcestershire 4x4 Response.

 
 
Post #18867345th Dec 2017 10:19 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
John P
 


Member Since: 12 Aug 2011
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 1103

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Lugano TealDiscovery 3

The wife will kill me if she reads this, but I thought it was funny.......

I fitted a long range full tank, so now carry approximately 160L of diesel, so the distance we can drive has significantly increased over the standard tank.

The comment from the wife and I kid you not, was......."Wow, we are getting a really good fuel consumption, as we can drive further now".... Shocked Shocked Laughing Laughing

So by that logic, fit a long range fuel tank and you'll get a better fuel consumption. Laughing Laughing
  
Post #18867355th Dec 2017 10:23 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
DSL
Keeper of the wheelie bin 


Member Since: 11 May 2006
Location: Somewhere.
Posts: 60252

United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

Agreed .........



















....... you are so dead when she reads this. Snigger
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad

Old Dee ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ
New Dee ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 
 
Post #18867395th Dec 2017 10:30 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
plocker
 


Member Since: 14 Mar 2016
Location: Preston
Posts: 503

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Did someone mention MPG? Whistle
 05 V8 HSE Bonatti Grey  
Post #18867405th Dec 2017 10:36 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Scott #55
 


Member Since: 15 Apr 2015
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 647

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Nara BronzeDiscovery 4

https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/ezero1-164717.html?highlight=cgon

This thread suggested a mechanical solution, but there doesn't seem to be anyone who's tested it on here for real.
 2014 - D4 2010 HSE Nara Bronze
2012 - FL2 2009 GS Stornoway Grey
2001 - VW Passat Estate Inky Blue
1999 - Ford Mondeo Light Blue
1998 - Rover 25 Red 
 
Post #18867635th Dec 2017 11:53 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Display posts from the last:  
Post Reply Back to top
Page 1 of 2 12>
Jump to:  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >


Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



DISCO4.COM Copyright © 2004-2018 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis
DISCO3.CO.UK RSS Feed - All Forums Follow DISCO4.COM on twitter

DISCO4.COM is independent and not affiliated to Land Rover.
Switch to Mobile Site