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Old 10th April 2010, 18:53   #2176
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Early morning 3Am flat out drive on NH10 from Dabwali to Delhi maintaining close to 140kph for more than half of the drive, then crawling on Rohtak speed breakers and stuck in Delhi traffic with AC on all the time = 16.2kpl The car is Fiat Punto Multijet. Does 21kpl with normal driving on same stretch with lighter foot.

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Old 12th April 2010, 12:34   #2177
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Hi everybody:
I am getting a FE of about 12.5-14.5 (with 25% AC) in Delhi traffic in my father's new i10 Magna- white.
The i10 was bought last August, and has done about 3750 km only so far. I got the second servicing done a month and a half back. The car drives very smoothly and is great for city commuting.
Is the FE along expected lines or it can be bettered- I drive with a light foot
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Old 12th April 2010, 20:27   #2178
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Latest update on my Safari's Fuel efficiency: Safari Petrol Exi 2003 end model, 4X4.
ODO: 44,000km
During April 1st week my 900km travelling FE details:
Bangalore-Shimoga: 300km tank full to tank full: FE is 11.5kmpl without AC, driven by experienced person! sPeed range: 70-80kmph.

Everytime I fill Petrol I make sure I give 20min. rest to vehicle and Petrol is filled slowly as always and top up is done everytime.

Shimoga-Sirsi-village roads-ghat section-Ankola-Honnavar-25% 1/2/3rd gear driving:
600km: FE is 9.7kmpl without AC.

This is first time I drove vehicle for more than 100km in my 80,000km travelling experience in my 7 vehicles in last 7 years! LOL

FE is increased by 2kmpl in last 6 months after I purchased the vehicle in oct. 2009.

Based on 5000km travel in Petrol Safari and 25000km in Petrol Innova I found Safari is very much near to Innova in most of the aspects!! except Safari beats Innova inbad roads.

One day I would like to own both Safari and Innova!! If GOD permits.

Regards,

Ravi,

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Old 3rd May 2010, 21:21   #2179
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Default 2005 Swift VXI

2005 Swift VXI

City - 12-14 Kmpl with A/c
Highway - 15-16 Kmpl with A/c.

2006 TVS Apache 150

City - 45kmpl
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Old 4th May 2010, 11:39   #2180
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Default Sx4 Zxi Vvt

Purchase 18th March 2010

kms (till 11 April 2010) = 1651
litres consumed (from empty tank on delivery) = 116.51
FE: 14.17 km/l

First Service Completed (2500 kms till date)
(tank to tank menthod calculated twice in April & May)
Kms = 662
litres consumed = 45.42
FE = 14.58 km/l

Driving style = custom as per road conditions (never aggresive though)
Driving Mix = 70% city driving 30% high way driving with 50% AC (on manual mode though not ACC).

I intend to get close to the magic mark of 15 km/l
- difficult with the Pune traffic at office hours in mind and the numerous small trips to Big Bazaar.
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Old 6th May 2010, 07:13   #2181
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Someone please explain how the tank-full to tank-full test is done.
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Old 6th May 2010, 10:02   #2182
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Someone please explain how the tank-full to tank-full test is done.
Steps:
1.) At the pump fill the petrol with auto cutoff mode, do not fill to the brim.
2.) Reset the trip meter.
3.) Next time you fill petrol again, repeat step 1, calculate the number of liters that has gone into the car.
4.) Now calculate the fuel efficiency = ( Number of liters/kilometers run on trip meter)
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Old 6th May 2010, 10:17   #2183
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Steps:
1.) At the pump fill the petrol with auto cutoff mode, do not fill to the brim.
2.) Reset the trip meter.
3.) Next time you fill petrol again, repeat step 1, calculate the number of liters that has gone into the car.
4.) Now calculate the fuel efficiency = ( Number of liters/kilometers run on trip meter)
Thanks for the explanation. Will try testing it out sometime.
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Old 6th May 2010, 10:28   #2184
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Steps:
1.) At the pump fill the petrol with auto cutoff mode, do not fill to the brim.
Why not up to the brim? I thought a visual check was always better.

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Thanks for the explanation. Will try testing it out sometime.
It will also be ideal to use the same pump from the same fuel station both times.
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Old 6th May 2010, 11:30   #2185
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Car: 2009 FIAT Grande Punto MJD
Driving Style: Aggressive
Tank to Tank Run: 532 km
City/HWay %: 60 / 40
Fuel: 37.92 ltr
ACC: 100% ACC set at 22C
Avg: 14.02 kmpl

In the last 5500 KM ownership the best I have got in my daily commute is 16.5
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Old 6th May 2010, 13:07   #2186
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Car: Aveo 1.4, 2007
KMS Done: 27K
Terrain: 100% City
Fuel: BP Speed
Method: Tank to Tank
FE: 11-12 KMPL with 60-70% AC On
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4.) Now calculate the fuel efficiency = ( Number of liters/kilometers run on trip meter)
It should be the other way: (kilometers run on trip meter) / (Number of liters).

Otherwise, it should be such a gas guzzler, whose FE is measured as: LPKM (Litre per KM) instead of KMPL (KM per Litre), and you must be the real Mr. Bean to drive such a car!

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It should be the other way: (kilometers run on trip meter) / (Number of liters).

Otherwise, it should be such a gas guzzler, whose FE is measured as: LPKM (Litre per KM) instead of KMPL (KM per Litre), and you must be the real Mr. Bean to drive such a car!



Though you would get decimal value less than 1 if it was L/Km.
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It should be the other way: (kilometers run on trip meter) / (Number of liters).

Otherwise, it should be such a gas guzzler, whose FE is measured as: LPKM (Litre per KM) instead of KMPL (KM per Litre), and you must be the real Mr. Bean to drive such a car!
There are different denominations for quoting the fuel consumption.
These are:
1. Litres per 100 Kilometres
2. Miles per Gallon (note a Gallon unit is different in UK vis-a-vis North America & that is a different story)
3. Kilometres per Litre.

I think Mr.Bean was referring to the first one & simply forgot the 100 (before kilometres).
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Old 6th May 2010, 15:27   #2190
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My car gives me a pathetic FE of around 10-11 kmpl. Why pathetic? because it is a 2006 model M800. I even serviced the car recently and was hoping the FE would improve thereafter, but with no luck.
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