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Old 8th April 2008, 16:31   #286
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I fill when it reaches the red mark on the gauge and the low fuel indicator comes on. approximately takes 53-54 ltrs. Have filled at half tank indicator, and it took close to 40ltrs.

So, I'm not sure if I can trust the fuel guage to be 100% accurate, and I dont want to risk running the tank dry...

BTW, Dadu, any update on the cetance booster pills ?

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No checkup is required as I am getting decent figures in the city.

Reasons:

- All AC usage (even on hills)
- 110km city driving before the trip
- The section of road covered Krishnagiri- Dharamapuri- Salem has lots of road construction going on, sometimes you have to drive behind the others at snails pace for many km's before you can overtake.
- Ghat section and hills take the toll on the FE too.

Mumbai- Pune is piece of cake.
You travelled in a region I know little about. Hence I asked. I read yr travellogue and now concurr with yr reasoning.

I however do not agree about tank to tank to measure the FE. You fill in fuel up to auto-stop from a specific fuel bunk. Travel some CONSIDERABLE distance. Then you fill in again up to auto-stop at the same fuel bunk.
Care to be taken to keep the auto filling at the same notch on the flow adjuster. Care also has to be taken to fill in at approximately the same time of the day. (temperature does make a difference on the density / specific gravity. )
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Abu, what was this for ?
hi, even i do not have much idea on this, wrote what the service advisor told me. but yes, the difference can be easily felt.. with the heavy clutch system of the safari and the ever so slowly moving traffic of bangalore.

google gave off these links that seemed sensible to me
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Bleeding the clutch

anyone experienced in these procedures can make the concept easier for us to understand please
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ummm... you want to know what is bleeding? Basically, the concept for bleeding, whether the clutch or brake is the same. They all operate hydraulically. It is neccessarfy that there are no air bubbles entrapped in the fluid lines. Otherwise you will realize that the efficacy of the of the system goes down several notch. The clutch may not properly disengage the engine, the brakes may feel spongy etc (depending on whether we are talking clutch or brakes, i.e.).

These problems typically occur when the service guy opens the lines while performing repairs. This causes some air to enter the system. In bleeding they unscrew a bleeding nut/nipple and then apply pressure (by pumping the pedal). The fluid squirts out thus expelling the trapped air bubbles. The bleeding nipple is then tightened.

The closest example/analogy is that of a syringe. Before the nurse/doctor uses it to inject the medicinal fluid they do press the plunger and let some fluid squirt out. The logic is the same. This ensures that there are no air bubbles inside the syringe that will get injected in the patient's arteries.

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I wanted to test them on level grounds i.e. in the city for a just comparison so I didnt use them on my trip, but will keep everyone updated on them once tested.

Didnt anyone notice my changed Avatar, that the chemical structure of ferrocene.

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BTW, Dadu, any update on the cetance booster pills ?
I beileve that auto-stop will always fill lesser than the full tank capacity and will result in lower FE calculations.
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Then you fill in again up to auto-stop at the same fuel bunk.
Care to be taken to keep the auto filling at the same notch on the flow adjuster. Care also has to be taken to fill in at approximately the same time of the day. (temperature does make a difference on the density / specific gravity. )

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dadu : Didnt anyone notice my changed Avatar, that the chemical structure of ferrocene..
Ain't a Chemistry forum to set off a reaction (when a avatar changes to something like that !)
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very true, very true

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Didnt anyone notice my changed Avatar, that the chemical structure of ferrocene.
And you still insist that your Car is a Santro
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Do drive a santro too, once in a while

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Does "density" has to do anything with diesel? Saw it on the pump meter/gauge.
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7 KPL!!! Man, you need to get your beast checked up. I did a 450 km trip on my 3.0 on a single lane state highway- read no long cruising stints in 5th gear- with AC on 100% and I got 13.5kpl
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No checkup is required as I am getting decent figures in the city.

Reasons:

- All AC usage (even on hills)
- 110km city driving before the trip
- The section of road covered Krishnagiri- Dharamapuri- Salem has lots of road construction going on, sometimes you have to drive behind the others at snails pace for many km's before you can overtake.
- Ghat section and hills take the toll on the FE too.

Mumbai- Pune is piece of cake.



JK, I think he already knows the answer. Today when I filled up, the fuel needle was slightly below the mid-point and it guzzled 44 ltrs

The only Correct way is to measure tank to tank.

To the OP your gas mileage still doesnt make sense since my 2.2 running on regular diesel with 100% ac in delhi rush hr traffic gives close to 13

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still doesnt make sense my 2.2 running on regular diesel with 100% ac in delhi rush hr traffic gives close to 13
it does make perfect sense as my 3.0 L also gives 12kmpl in delhi traffic after all the abuse and its steady since last 1 year.
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it does make perfect sense as my 3.0 L also gives 12kmpl in delhi traffic after all the abuse and its steady since last 1 year.
better now ????
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To the OP your gas mileage still doesnt make sense since my 2.2 running on regular diesel with 100% ac in delhi rush hr traffic gives close to 13
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it does make perfect sense as my 3.0 L also gives 12kmpl in delhi traffic after all the abuse and its steady since last 1 year.
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better now ????
Guess its all about driving style.
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Guess its all about driving style.

i guess
my accent same driving style with 100% ac in delhi rush hr on normal petrol is giving me 14 kmpl - 1300 kms old
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