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Old 28th August 2009, 11:13   #1786
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FE Gurus, Need your help here.

Our 1996 Esteem Vxi has been giving us a really low FE of ~5-7Kmpl with the AC on 100% in city driving. We never take it on highways. It gets its regular oil change and servicing doing. However, the FE still remains low. Any suggestion to increase the FE welcome. BTW the car is pure stock(no mods of any kind).
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Old 28th August 2009, 11:43   #1787
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Is there any thread which tells us how to get an accurate measure of fuel efficiency?

What I did was fill up the tank, note down the litres of petrol going in and drive on till the needle touched the red line, then fill tank again to see how many litres go in. I got a reading of 16.94 for my Alto (100% AC driving on Bombay roads)

Is there any other way of getting a more accurate reading?
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Old 28th August 2009, 11:47   #1788
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travelwriter,

The full tank to full tank method is the best way to accurately gauge a vehicle's FE. Take an average of these reading over a period of time (6 months) to get an overall idea of what the FE is.
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Old 28th August 2009, 11:48   #1789
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My Ritz gives me 17.5 KMPL in city with 100% AC on and has given me varied figures on highway

24 kmpl on plains, Bangalore - Trichy - Bangalore
20 kmpl on Bangalore-Pollachi-Bangalore trip and 18 kmpl on Bangalore-ooty-bangalore trip
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Old 28th August 2009, 11:49   #1790
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Car : Chevy Spark

Milage : 17kmpl in city (Pune)

Runs on Shell normal petrol. Do not know the milage without A/C ?
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Old 28th August 2009, 16:00   #1791
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My 3 year old Indica Xeta 1.4 gives just 9/10 Km in city driving and 14 on the highway. I am a very sedate driver and rarely drive at rpms exceeding 2500 rpm.

Overall the fuel efficiency is very less and TATA had advertised 14kmpl at the time of Xeta launch.
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Old 28th August 2009, 17:09   #1792
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Car : Santro A/T

Mileage : 14kmpl in city (Pune) with A/C
goes to 16 on higways
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That's very good FE, you really sure it's that much within city with 100% AC.
Yes sure, unless you would consider travelling to gurgaon a highway travel. I get average speed of 29km/h, so much for the expressway. I have been driving around 70kms a day. AND I did not drive with a very light foot, of course, didn't drive crazy.

My wagonR gave me 12-13km/l on the same route, with ac.

Have managed a maximum of 18km/l from the wagonR, when driving without ac [in winters] and with a very light foot. [sort of a economy run i did]

Hope that clarifies the situation a bit.
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Old 28th August 2009, 21:56   #1794
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15-17 kmpl in my Swift VDi in the city with 70% AC, and 19-22 kmpl with 100% AC on the highway! And it's with quite heavy foot on the accelerator, using the turbo boost whenever possible!
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Accent Viva CRDi: 14.43 km/l on the last tankful. 13.76 km/l on the previous one. AC use: 100%. Roads: City and congested highway (NH-58).
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Old 28th August 2009, 23:32   #1796
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Model: Swift vdi
City mileage: 17 Kmpl
Highway: 22 Kmpl(100% AC)
Km run : 10000
All calculations on tankful to tankful ....
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Car: Fiat Linea petrol 1.4 fire.

Kms clocked: 4000 kms
City mileage: 11.8 on last tankful with choc a bloc traffic of delhi.
Highway mileage: 14.8 kmpl (cruising range 110-130 kmph)

All reading on tankful basis(manual calculations not MID) and with ACC at 24 degrees.
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After a long time, I did another tank-full test with Shell Super petrol.
Since car is rarely used these days, monthly average is around ~500kms.

ODO reading:1,02,000kms
Car: 5 Speed 800.
Driving: 100% City, 15% ac
Economy: 15.51kmpl -Shell Super Petrol.
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My Ritz gives me 17.5 KMPL in city with 100% AC on and has given me varied figures on highway

24 kmpl on plains, Bangalore - Trichy - Bangalore
20 kmpl on Bangalore-Pollachi-Bangalore trip and 18 kmpl on Bangalore-ooty-bangalore trip
Ritz Diesel/Petrol ?
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Santro AT 12.5 kpl? wow! That's almost as good as the MT. Guess you drive in total "green" mode
12.5 FE in Highway with an average speed of 80 KMH
City 10 to 11 only
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