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Old 13th November 2007, 14:06   #16
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Thats a mileage of almost 16 on an AT
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The mileage was 15.91kpl with speeds not crossing 70kph.
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Old 13th November 2007, 14:43   #17
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Default NHC - non linear Fuel Gauge

As we all know the NHC fuel gauge is highly non linear.

Just curious to know - after you fill up (and I do it to the brim), after how many kms, does the needle make it's first move?

Over last 3 years, 50,000KM period, for me, in majority of my tank fills, the needle moves @125 KM after the tank fill (I always reset the trip meter A on a tank fill). This is in case of regular day to day driving.

On a few occassions, while on long drives, I crossed 160 KM after tank fill before the needle made any movement.

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>Just curious to know - after you fill up (and I do it to the brim), after how
> many kms, does the needle make it's first move?

I have seen it move only after 130kms once. But the last time it did move off around the 100km mark.
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> The oil is changed every 5000 kms (only).

Fine. Even the modern diesels have an oil change interval of 10000kms.

>I probably get a poorer mileage thanks to the infamous Cochin roads and
> traffic - which, I'm sure you are familiar with. In your case the relatively
> open roads obviously help.

Very true. I am quite familiar with the infamous Cochin traffic snarls. I avoid coming to Cochin for this reason. The Marina serves for the town trips in Alleppey.

>Just one more fact - while I fill up the tank each time, I tell them to use the >auto cut-off - so no filling up to the (absolute) brim in my case.

The auto cut off is not very consistent and so it may not give you correct results. The non linear fuel guage does not help either. I still have not got used to the metre position and the amount of uel it would take. It has always been brim to brim calculations for me.

I did come to Cochin for a birthday party this Sunday. I left Alleppey at 5PM and was back by 9.45PM. The total distance was 140 kms out of which 20 kms was from Vytilla to town and back to Vytilla. I did traverse the MG Road at about 8.20PM and it was relatively free except for a 300 ft stretch near Kavita. I took the North bridge, Kaloor - Kadavantara road onto Vytilla and Alleppey. The mileage was 15.91kpl with speeds not crossing 70kph.

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Very wise of you to avoid coming to Cochin. In fact I avoid going downtown on weekdays - since I stay in Kaloor, I take the new (well almost new) Kaloor-Kadvantra road to office, which is an absolute shocker - would probably beat the surface of the moon. It's being done up finally after almost 6 months. Sunday is the only day when one can drive around in relative calm.
As regards the auto cut off - since I do it every time, I reckon it would give a broad picture about mileage over a period of time.
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As we all know the NHC fuel gauge is highly non linear.
Though non-linear, I have found this to be fairly accurate:
City: 1/4th ~ 125Km
Highway: 1/4th ~ 200Km
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Just curious to know - after you fill up (and I do it to the brim), after how many kms, does the needle make it's first move?
In city I have seen it move after 50Km. On highway, it never budges till 100Km.

PS: It rarely moves during the drive. When switched off & turned on again, the needle points to the new location.

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Though non-linear, I have found this to be fairly accurate:
City: 1/4th ~ 125Km
Highway: 1/4th ~ 200Km

In city I have seen it move after 50Km. On highway, it never budges till 100Km.

PS: It rarely moves during the drive. When switched off & turned on again, the needle points to the new location.
Yes. needle moves after a "reboot".

BTW, for me City: 1/4th is generally ~200KM.
But I don't drive 100 % on congested roads. I get a 3-4 km stretch (say every 10KM where I can sprint at 70-80kmph.
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Welcome dr.rajesh! nice to see you here from the pug group
do i see your toyota innova missing from your signature???

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Rajesh, Alleppey, Kerala
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(Honda City CVT, Sep 07, 1810 kms, 13.35 kpl, 39km/day)
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Hi Sree,

> Welcome dr.rajesh! nice to see you here from the pug group

Thanks for the welcome. I am in quite a few auto groups including PUG.

> do i see your toyota innova missing from your signature???

Rightly so. The CVT replaced the Innova. I wanted an automatic for myself and retained the Marina for the rough stuff and sold off the Innova.

So far the CVT has been giving good results from the mileage front.

Rajesh, Alleppey, Kerala
(Marina LS BSIII, Oct 05, 34199 kms, 13.96 kpl, 46km/day)
(Honda City CVT, Sep 07, 2002 kms, 13.46 kpl, 39km/day)
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