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Old 11th April 2009, 19:40   #1
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I have recently picked up a used Ford Endeavour Oct 2004 model in Chennai. Post purchase I have serviced the vehicle completely - oil / filter changes ++ servicing.

I am getting a fuel efficiency of 7kmpl in city conditions, how do i improve the fuel efficiency to 9+kmpl in city conditions.

Also, on a different note, the ride quality in the 2nd & 3rd rows of endeavour is very bad, what improvements can be made in the suspension system to improve the ride quality?

Suggestions / user experiences will be much appreciated.


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just try to change your driving style on city and check the fuel efficiency, there is no way you can increase the fuel efficiency except trying out in different fuel pumps otherwise.

you can also see if you can use K&N filter for moderate increase.

can i ask your for how much you picked up this one?

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Use plain diesel (and not the premium ones) and then go for additives like STP or system-D.
I recently remember reading a blog of some t-bhp member where in he has taken great pains to jot down the details and usage of these 2 additives and not to mention his experience with those.

Here is the link.
My New Tata Safari Dicor 2.2 VTT

You will have to go through some older posts in this blog to know more.

His was a tata safari.But I obviously it should work on the endeavour too.

And as far as the ride quality and suspension are concerned, you will have to live with it as it the main drawback which discourages us in buying such a great beast from the ford stable.
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2004 Oct Endeavor was diesel or petrol?
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Originally Posted by phamilyman View Post
2004 Oct Endeavor was diesel or petrol?
tau when was endeavour launched with a petrol engine
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Pskrishnan, little that you can do to the car. For other areas of improvement, click here (ARTICLE: How to get the maximum Fuel Efficiency).
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Driving style makes a big difference. I get 9-10kmpl on our 2008 Endy. My brother makes 11-12kmpl. The tuning box gives an extra kmpl on highways if driven normally, but OTOH, if you rip it with the box, it reduces mileage by 1kmpl.
Anyways, buying a tuning box for mileage is kind of silly.
Basic things you can do
1. Good tyres(preferably HT)
2. proper air pressure
3. clean air filter
4. Smooth driving style
5. avoid over revving and use the low end torque between 1.5 and 2.5k rpm

BTW, my last tankful gave me 11kmpl, that includes drag launches, some powersliding and lots of ghats and city driving. It still feels massively expensive compared to the swift or verna, but for the size and performance I think the TDCi Endy is amazingly fuel efficient.
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You can try the latest Start stop stuff introduced by Bosch a few months ago for Endy. Check with FORD / Bosch service
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