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There is an interesting article on
on the Renault web site at Renault
I guess this could explain the poorer MPG than expected, currently being discussed in the Espace Forum.
I did hear/read the the Peug 807 also burnt diesel to clean the filter. The discrepency between official MPG and actual MPG experienced by the customer was put down to the manufacturer submitting a vehicle with a fresh particulate filter i.e. after a regeneration cycle. How true it is, I don't know. It certainly adds up though!
I did find it strange that our 3.0dCi Auto has a comparable & in some instances better consumption than 2.2dCi manual models as experienced by owners depite the clear difference in "official figures" which don't seem to be achieved by owners.
The 3.0dCi doesn't have a
Currently in John J's garage:
Family car - 2004 3.0dCi Grand Espace. Fun car - Calibra 4x4 Turbo
Last edited by John J; 7th July 2007 at 09:15 PM.
Reason: clarifying which Pug refered to