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Old 18th January 2007, 14:46   #646
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indica tcic,

city heavy traffic with 60% ac on, between 13-14.5 max.

highway, ac on full time, 95-100 kmph steady, full load, 20~21 kmpl
yippeee,

no figures...but did bombay to goa on a full tank !!!!!
mulund - to - calangute

A/C off early morning and during some of the ghat stretches.

should have really noted down figures. distance was 600+ kms.

me happy
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Old 22nd January 2007, 11:55   #647
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Hi guys,

Wondering how ur cars giv so much mil?

I have two cars , non ac 800 and zen vx carburated..

zen- struggls to give me even 11 without ac, with ac only 9 odd in city

800 non ac - gives around 14 to 15 in city..

both these figures are with decent driving.. i dont know what will happen if i floor tht throttle with the ac on.
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Old 22nd January 2007, 12:20   #648
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Bolero: city (11) Highway (13) with A/C
M800: City (15) Highway (17) without A/C
RX135: City (38) Highway (40)
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Old 22nd January 2007, 12:21   #649
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zen- struggls to give me even 11 without ac, with ac only 9 odd in city

800 non ac - gives around 14 to 15 in city..
Theres something wrong with your Zen. Even our Indigo (petrol) has started returning 9.xx in the city with the A/C on full time, after we switched petrol pumps. Highway mileage remains the same at 14.5 (approximate) with 60-80kmph.
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Me getting on my new M800 :

1. City Drive : 18 KMPL
2. Long Drive : 24 KMPL before my second service.

Yesterday done my second service and will have to check it once again...

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Old 22nd January 2007, 12:59   #651
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Second Update on my VXI, with most of teh condition remaining same.

From previous filling (cut-off) to recent filling (cut-off), my trip motor was showing 512.3 KMs, and the tank took 34.34 ltrs of Shell Super, implies the FE of 14.91 kmpl

The few changes in condition are

- Nearly 25% AC, with more traffic
- Clutch change over is much better, as I got used to the car.
- The Tyre pressure was around 35PSI, after driving around 8 kms, so at cold it may be around 31-33psi.

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Here is update on my Swift FE on Bangalore-Mysore Highway (first outside Bangalore)

1. Tankfull, upto auto cutoff at Shell Mysore Road (shell-1)
2. Visit to Mysore and back, total of 312Kms, with 260kms on bangalore-mysore highway and another 52kms in Mysore.
3. Tankfull upto auto cutoff at Shell on Mysore road, (shell-2), it took 14.9Ltrs, even with second forced cut-off.

So FE = 312/14.9 = ~21Kmpl

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1. Driving speed on highway was with an average of 90 Kmph with maximum speed of 120kms and ranging between 80-120kmph, covered in 1.30minutes either side, excluding one break of 30mins in each direction.

2. Both side travel was in hot sun, with 100% AC, three adults and my son, in his booster seat.

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Old 22nd January 2007, 13:26   #652
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I have been driving my Petra for two months now. Initially, I had been holding back, never allowing the revs beyond 3000. Till then my FE used to be 9.5 kmpl driving in the city. Office commute is my main drive, so traffic is medium to heavy.
But still, now that the engine is feeling more and more free, having done almost 2800km, I have started pushing the needle a bit, with a foray or two into the 4000rpm region. While the feeling is no short of heady, the FE is down to 8.5. Which I guess, is OK for a 100bhp 1.6 litre engine.
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zen- struggls to give me even 11 without ac, with ac only 9 odd in city
800 non ac - gives around 14 to 15 in city..
krish82, have you been on any long trips where you can really floor the accelerator?

My 1999 carb Omni used to regularly give around 13 kpl in Chennai city until I took it on a trip to Bangalore. Got 20 kpl on that highway run and after that, it returned a regular 15 - 16 kpl in the city.

Mileage is also dependent on traffic conditions. So it may just be that your running is in heavy city traffic.
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The worst I ever got in my 1.6GTX was 9.6kpl and the best 17.4kpl. The average is around 10.5 - 11kpl. All readings tank full to tank full, with 100% a/c. I drive in Pune and do not redline -- infact I havent pushed it beyond 5k ever.

The old carb Esteem used to give me 12-13kpl in city, mostly without a/c. Havent really I sold it recently.

Adventure 1.6 returned 15kpl on the long highway trip and in city 9.8kpl. Just got back from Bombay will check the expressway FE (with some crawling on Hill Road trying find a way to get into the society) today. But I expect it to be ~14 as I did some 150kmph runs on return.
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Hey Manju,

Thats great FE for Swift, Its almost equal to M800 FE man! You drive really smooth and carefully I feel.

All the best!

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Curiosity kills the cat! I was expecting something even worse, when I had this terrible thought of measuring FE of my 1.6 Petra. Anyway, don't know what hit me and I decided to measure FE of my car. I was expecting something around 8-9 kmpl (and secretly fearing around 7-8), but I was pleasantly surprised when the car averaged more than 11 kmpl in Pune. Not bad, not bad! Curiosity didn't kill the cat this time.
It has been 1.5 year since my previous post. The FE recently dropped down to 10kmpl, while I noticed puncture in rear right tyre, fixing of which was simply getting procrastinated, was getting worser day by day. So, finally I got it fixed. The FE appears to have jumped back to 12+.

I am not complaining

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Unbelievable!!!! Unbelievable!!!

Last week I traveled to my native place in my NHC. At ODO reading 11827 filled up to brim with IBP normal unleaded petrol. Traveled 320 (12147 ODO) kms without AC and filled upto brim which took 12.43 liters.

The average is 25.74 kms.

I also got 22.19 in my previous trip with 30%AC. I am not getting the same FE with the petrol filled in other bunks.

Hyderbad Team Bhpians: Please try IBP(coco) bunk which is at the beginning of Begumpet airport flyover. I am getting very good FE at this bunk.

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Hey Manju,

Thats great FE for Swift, Its almost equal to M800 FE man! You drive really smooth and carefully I feel.

All the best!

Ravi.
Hi Ravi,

Agreed, I try to drive smoothly and safely and below 120-125kmph, even on a best roads, as it may not be possible hold on to that speed for atleast 2-3kms safely. However, when I drive I don't care about FE, but about safety and smoothness. But do reach my range of 80-120kmph as soon as possible to maintain an average speed of 85-90kmph on a good road.

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Unbelievable!!!! Unbelievable!!!

Last week I traveled to my native place in my NHC. At ODO reading 11827 filled up to brim with IBP normal unleaded petrol. Traveled 320 (12147 ODO) kms without AC and filled upto brim which took 12.43 liters.

The average is 25.74 kms.

I also got 22.19 in my previous trip with 30%AC. I am not getting the same FE with the petrol filled in other bunks.

Hyderbad Team Bhpians: Please try IBP(coco) bunk which is at the beginning of Begumpet airport flyover. I am getting very good FE at this bunk.
Thanks for sharing. I fill regularly at another IBP (near Ohri's). I suspected I was getting more FE with IBP regular than Reliance and others.
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narasimha raju (What is your Actual Fuel Efficiency?) Hyderbad Team Bhpians: Please try IBP(coco) bunk which is at the beginning of Begumpet airport flyover. I am getting very good FE at this bunk
exactly, i was filling at IBP near miyapur for past 2 tank ups, i got amazing 14.3 this time (572 kms for 40L)
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