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#423213 - 19/01/17 07:34 AM Plus 4 auto fuel consumption
F12MOG Offline
New to Talk Morgan

Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 3
I have a new plus 4 with auto conversion by Vitesse. (Problem with left hip). Auto mode is good, place to rest left foot comfortable, sequential manual shift great fun.. fuel consumption heavy... 23 - 25 mpg, 600 miles on car, yes it will improve when moe miles on clock, and warmer weather.. but any one know why GDI engine with auto box so thirsty?? Woul duratech have Beeb better?

#423216 - 19/01/17 08:06 AM Re: Plus 4 auto fuel consumption [Re: F12MOG]
NeilL Offline

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Registered: 16/10/12
Posts: 6496
Loc: Warks
Welcome to TM.

I do think that u r the first Vitesse Auto owner on TM.

So we are interested in your experiences.

Do tell us your name and keep us informed.

We love pics on here too!

Where are u based?

#423222 - 19/01/17 08:16 AM Re: Plus 4 auto fuel consumption [Re: F12MOG]
Alan Patterson Offline
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Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 1425
Loc: Kent
Firstly, welcome to TM
It may not just be the auto box. I was suffering with heavy fuel consumption on my new Plus 4 GDi, but after an ECU remap it appears to have improved. I haven't been able to tell by how much as I haven't used the car enough since it was done. It might be worth enquiring at your local dealer.
2016 Plus 4 GDi - Mazda Soul Red Metallic

#423229 - 19/01/17 08:29 AM Re: Plus 4 auto fuel consumption [Re: F12MOG]
Roger Tapley Offline
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Registered: 26/09/13
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Loc: Kent England
As Alan says I have had the same re map on a similar car and use it every week and so far average has risen by 5 to 8 mpg .
RogT Old Git Racer ex 4/4 sand 2013
+4 GDI Royal Ivory 2015
Ford Fiesta ST2

#423236 - 19/01/17 08:38 AM Re: Plus 4 auto fuel consumption [Re: F12MOG]
mogydon Offline
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Registered: 26/06/13
Posts: 18
Loc: Doncaster
Hope the re-map makes it better.

Stuart - owner of your old green 2005 Plus4
+4 Sports Green(Duratec) 2013 to date
+4 Royal Ivory(Fiat) 1994 to 2013
4/4 Red 1985 to 1994

#423260 - 19/01/17 10:56 AM Re: Plus 4 auto fuel consumption [Re: F12MOG]
lowebird Offline
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Registered: 11/01/11
Posts: 3057
Loc: norfolk, UK

Now that's an interesting car. As Neil said, you must be the very first Auto +4 on the forum. We will all be very interested in how you get on.
If you are unhappy with the fuel consumption, do go along to your dealer and get the ECU up grade.
I had mine done a while back and over the following 7000 miles a reasonably accurate measure of miles between fill ups shows an improvement of around 10mpg so well worth doing especially as it is a free up grade!!
I hope you enjoy your car in the coming season. cheers
Here for a good time not a long time!!

#423648 - 20/01/17 07:22 PM Re: Plus 4 auto fuel consumption [Re: F12MOG]
F12MOG Offline
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Registered: 01/10/16
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Thanks for the response...Stuart will be interested to know that I missed the 2005 (Connaught Green with matching hood and upholstery so much I spec' d the new one the same.

Booked in at New Elms for the suspension upgrade in March.

#437914 - 20/03/17 03:03 PM Re: Plus 4 auto fuel consumption [Re: F12MOG]
F12MOG Offline
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Registered: 01/10/16
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As car loosened up, a slight improvement became apparent. Checked actual comsumption against indicated and found 20% improvement. Indicated was 27mpg, actual was 32mpg. Took car back to Morgan, replaced chip, did not notiice any improviement in fuel consumption.

Had suspension upgrade from New Elms... car steering improved at speed, and progressive ride on shocks more comfortable. No detriment to normal road use, car still feels very sporty. Adjustable shocks can be sett to individual taste. Wife agreed ride much more comfortable. ...Ray.

#438169 - 21/03/17 10:38 PM Re: Plus 4 auto fuel consumption [Re: F12MOG]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 18451
Loc: UK
Welcome to TM - good to hear an automatic conversion is possible you never know when you might need one, glad it's working out well for you.
1999 Indigo +8


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