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Old 24th October 2005, 23:27   #196
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FE figures and a external car wash are not related at all.

FE could improve when you lift the car(at a pump or service station) and wash all the grime from the chassis and also when you vacuum out the dirt from the air filter. The last step usually results in a marginal FE increase at the least.

It's always recommended to give a french wash to your car everyday and clean the car with shampoo atleast once or twice a week. Not for any FE related purposes but to keep the paint shine and to make the car look younger than it actually is as the years go by.

Sorry for digressing though!

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FE figures and a external car wash are not related at all.

FE could improve when you lift the car(at a pump or service station) and wash all the grime from the chassis and also when you vacuum out the dirt from the air filter. The last step usually results in a marginal FE increase at the least.

It's always recommended to give a french wash to your car everyday and clean the car with shampoo atleast once or twice a week. Not for any FE related purposes but to keep the paint shine and to make the car look younger than it actually is as the years go by.

Sorry for digressing though!
I agree with Jimmy... there may be one small factor to consider here. I wash my car once a week (OHC, 1.5, 33K done, K&N Filters) and when I do wash the car, I tend to drive carefully and do nto push it that much because of fear of getting it dirty. Invariably I end up with a better mileage (close to 14 in the City with A/C) than I would get normally when I push the car better (11-11.5). Can it be the reason why a Car has better FE when it is washed ?

BTW.... my Dad washes his car everyday but you dont want to know what FE figures his car has
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Old 25th October 2005, 17:42   #198
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Man just try the tip u will know the difference. You may not feel the difference in just about a week but in long term u will agree with me that you should wash your car. I wash my car everythird day from inside and outside and after washign when i drive the car it feels very smooth. So just try it. It wont gonna cost ya more water bill if you wash it and also ur car will look pretty good if it is washed. :d
well abhibh is right, my car is now giving 50kmpl average after washing it every day






j/k

i don't think washing car will improve fuel efficiency but since my car is washed every day by my watchmen I have to tell him and don't wash the car for 15 days to check if abhibh is right or wrong
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well abhibh is right, my car is now giving 50kmpl average after washing it every day






j/k

i don't think washing car will improve fuel efficiency but since my car is washed every day by my watchmen I have to tell him and don't wash the car for 15 days to check if abhibh is right or wrong
Max, I like your sense of humour.

On a more serious note, cars that are lighter in colour give better FE when used with the AC, because they heat up less when parked and use that much lesser AC to cool them down. Result, less uasage of AC compressor, less load on the engine and better FE.
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Old 12th November 2005, 19:51   #200
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Baleno VXi (2200 kms with A/c on ~90% distance) [Speed or IndianOil Xtra Premium]
10.9 - 11.5 kmpl (City)
15.5 (Mumbai-Pune Expressway)

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Skoda Octavia 1.9TDi - 16kmpl
Honda City CVT 10kmpl
Honda Accord - 8kmpl

All these are in city conditions with AC on 90% of the time
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About a week ago I had gon to Mumbai International airport
when my Opel Astra gave me FE of 16.85kmpl

This was with 100% AC while going car was with full load
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About a week ago I had gon to Mumbai International airport
when my Opel Astra gave me FE of 16.85kmpl

This was with 100% AC while going car was with full load
Unbelievable, but thats really great. When you say 100% AC, what do you really ?

a) The AC was on through out the entire Kmpl check period or
b) The thermostat was set for maximum cooling ( lowest temperature )
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Unbelievable, but thats really great. When you say 100% AC, what do you really ?

a) The AC was on through out the entire Kmpl check period or
b) The thermostat was set for maximum cooling ( lowest temperature )
I ment AC was on thoughout journey
mostly was running at 2nd level (astra has total 4 levels)

and I was driving with average speed between 100 to 110 km/hr
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I ment AC was on thoughout journey
mostly was running at 2nd level (astra has total 4 levels)

and I was driving with average speed between 100 to 110 km/hr
I am a little confused. What was the total distance of your journey ? Since you are from B'lore do you mean from Bangalore to Mumbai , which means that you are talking about highway Mileage. Even then 16,85 Kmpl. is superb.
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I am a little confused. What was the total distance of your journey ? Since you are from B'lore do you mean from Bangalore to Mumbai , which means that you are talking about highway Mileage. Even then 16,85 Kmpl. is superb.
I am from Pune & not Banglore
and yes this milage is on highway

The distance was around 335km (rounding off) and fuel required was about 19.9Ltr or something

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Safari Dicor - overall fuel consumption so far - 11 kmpl.

This was achieved on a mixture of highways (mostly), mountains, jeep tracks, paddy fields and flooded river-beds a.k.a the roads of Bangalore. Very little city driving, most of it in the night. A/c was on whenever it was working.

PS: This was recorded over 8000 kms with a (voluntary) oil change at 5,500 kms.

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Baleno Lxi

This is the Second time i have got a mileage of nearly 17 on the highway. (16.95 to be exact).


City driving in Chd - 13 -13.5 kmpl
Highway -> 16.5-17.2 kmpl

Swift:

City driving - 12.5 -13
Highway (taken here only Once) -16 kmpl

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Baleno VXi (2200 kms with A/c on ~90% distance) [Speed or IndianOil Xtra Premium]
10.9 - 11.5 kmpl (City)
15.5 (Mumbai-Pune Expressway)
Good figures those Ms.

Fill her up with Xtra premium from IOC,check that the tyres are not underinflated then if you drive b/w 100-120 kmph on the highway with AC you can improve those kmpl figures.


BTW slightly Offtopic:

1) Great Review at mouthshut,ms.
2) Have you got the new Vxi with wider tyres?
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wow, 16kmpl for cars like baleno etc?

At what speeds do you guys drive to achieve this?

Hope you guys wont say 60kmph or so. I never can drive at these speeds.

For me a car should give decent FE when driven at 100kmph plus. man, you haev all those bhp to kill time.

more bhp = more time saved = avg FE .
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BTW slightly Offtopic:

1) Great Review at mouthshut,ms.
2) Have you got the new Vxi with wider tyres?
Thanks, Jimmy! Yes, Bridgestone Tubeless 175/70R13 AQ Donuts...
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