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Old 7th March 2006, 12:41   #16
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i havent driven 1.6 optra ..but from what we read 7-8 kpl is too less even for a new car ...change the petrol station and see ...still if teh problem persists take it to a GM workshop as its still unders warranty ...

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But according to Rudra, its pulls fabulously even in 5th gear; I mean, you dont need to shift down now and then.
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But according to Rudra, its pulls fabulously even in 5th gear; I mean, you dont need to shift down now and then.
Yes there is oogles of torque but then when you are in Boy Racer mode what to do??
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the way i measure my fe is

i wait till low fuel indicator is constant and then i fill fuel

surprisingly, now im getting 10+! (checked with 10 litres in tank). there is some problem with the fuel indicator that shows slightly wrong values sometimes. this made me think that my fe is 7-8.

i hope im correct. fe of 10 is excellent for the royale. it has everything and the ride is very smooth
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10? Whoa! That's pretty good, hope mine starts giving the same. JK, it's safe to book your Optra now!
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the way i measure my fe is

i wait till low fuel indicator is constant and then i fill fuel
Thank you for clarifying.

What has been mentioned in post #4 in this thread is the best way to measure FE.
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Old 7th March 2006, 15:47   #22
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10? Whoa! That's pretty good, hope mine starts giving the same. JK, it's safe to book your Optra now!
haha. The point is he made a mistake in his calculation and led us to think bad abt Optra. We all check mileage by trying brim to brim fill-up and checks.
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ya..
i hope im correct abt 10.. ill check up next month by full tank-half tank-full method.

the optra is a perfect car if it gives 9-10
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The best way to measure FE is to fill the tank till the auto cut off from the pump, reset your trip meter to zero or note the odo reading. Drive normally till the tank is only half full (Better if it is almost at the Empty mark).Fill again preferably from the same pump till auto cut off and divide the total no. of kms travelled with the fuel put in the 2nd time.

HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS AND IT HELPS YOU !!!!!
Am aware of this but in the Optra the auto cuts out 10L before always.
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I've had the same experience with the cut off...there's always space for at least 10 litres more. Also, for some reason I keep filling more than 60 litres, even though the manual says the tank capacity is 60 litres, and I don't wait till the last minute to fill up (I usually fill before the warning light shows).
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I've had the same experience with the cut off...there's always space for at least 10 litres more. Also, for some reason I keep filling more than 60 litres, even though the manual says the tank capacity is 60 litres, and I don't wait till the last minute to fill up (I usually fill before the warning light shows).
Your petrol pump is goofing. It cant take more then 60 and when warnings not on how can you fill in 60 Litres when reserve itself is 5L??
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If you want FE than you have bought the wrong car. You should have considered Maruti Baleno or City for FE, as Accent Petrol, Oprta, Ikon, Fusion, etc are not famous or known for their FE. You should not expect more than 10.
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hi guys
i recently purchased royale.. i measured my fe over the past week
its only 7-8 kmpl! help guys..
hey xtr21, in the 1K kms report of yours on 24Feb06

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...tml#post181719

you mention getting an FE of 10-11.

I guess once you use the fulltank-to-fulltank way of measuring FE, it should clear the confusion.
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I dont think any car would autocut 10L less than the full mark
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hey xtr21, in the 1K kms report of yours on 24Feb06

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...tml#post181719

you mention getting an FE of 10-11.

I guess once you use the fulltank-to-fulltank way of measuring FE, it should clear the confusion.
ya buddy... im totally confused as to how much it is. one week i think its 7-8. other week i think its 10+. gotta do full tank method to confirm for sure
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