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Old 16th May 2007, 03:30   #61
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How does this help????
All night, the petrol cools down. So it becomes more dense. So when you fill up early in the morning, you get more molecules per litre in your petrol. Worst time to fill is around lunch. And in case anyone doubts this, petrol companies buy crude and refined oil based on temperature. Litres/barrels are calculated at NTP, and any variation leads to a discount/increase in price. Just that they never pass it on to us.

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This sounds funny coming from a 22yr old , this FE thing .. I was expecting you well seasoned guys to let us in on a few secrets to achieve good FE .. Most of you having driven cars since the times we weren't even born ..
There is no one cheaper than us. I think Russell Peters was pointing at me when he was talking about Indians saving money
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There'll be more damage to engine/clutch/gearbox while doing all this to conserve fuel. And of course your starter motor as well can get badly damaged...
Ha ha.Care to expand on this,adi??
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Ha ha.Care to expand on this,adi??
already replied to that nitrous. please read my post.
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@maclaren, I followed your driving tips and I did get improvement in FE. I have Opel Corsa 2003. I usually get FE of 8.5-9.5 kmpl. Shifting at 2K-2.5 RPM. I tried shifting around 1.5KRPM without laoding engine, keeping light foot and I now get 10-11 kmpl. On some stretch I can do 50kmph in 5th. Most of driving in 4th in 40-50kmph. Switching off engine at traffic light.
In related topic, I had a Ford Escort 87 3 door model in USA. It had a nice feature of shift indicator. The shift indicator will light at appropriate RPMs. All you do is to shift to higher gear when the light comes up
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This sounds funny coming from a 22yr old , this FE thing .. I was expecting you well seasoned guys to let us in on a few secrets to achieve good FE .. Most of you having driven cars since the times we weren't even born ..
I used to get 56kmpl on my 1991 Kinetic Honda using similar techniques when others used to 35-40Kmpl. But now, my priorities are different. I have only done 3000Kms in last 6 months, therefore when I drive I don't keep it below 2500rpm. I am a torque happy driver.

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I used to get 56kmpl on my 1991 Kinetic Honda using similar techniques when other used to 35-40Kmpl.
How did u manage that without gears in a Kinetic Honda? Any weight reduction technique???
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How did u manage that without gears in a Kinetic Honda? Any weight reduction technique???
Nothing like that. This was CVT rather than auto-transmission. I used to accelerate and decelerate slowly all the time. I always used to predict the stops and slow down in advance. For example, I often used to stop by simply putting my foot down rather than applying brakes because of this prediction. I used brakes only for emergencies and faster deceleration. Lots of fellow KH owners used to trash my claims, but luckily there were two other colleagues (KH owners) who could get the 50+ average like me.
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I've got a max FE of 48 kmpl from my Kini under absloulte sedate driving . Never crossed the 50kmpl mark. The acceleration was its forte so couldn't resist many a times at signals.

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. For example, I often used to stop by simply putting my foot down rather than applying brakes because of this prediction. I used brakes only for emergencies and faster deceleration.
Phew..!! U had steel soles for your footware ?
Here if u do that u will end up splashing dung with your shoes....
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Old 16th May 2007, 14:29   #69
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Phew..!! U had steel soles for your footware ?
Here if u do that u will end up splashing dung with your shoes....
Nothing like that. By the time I put my foot down, it is at 0.5kmph speed. I was trying to illustrate the point that I used slow down so much, even putting the foot down can stop it.
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Let me try :

1. Dont idle your car a lot in traffic signals or jams .. If its over 45 secs switch it off ..
2. Fill up petrol/diesel late evenings or early mornings ..
3. Drive with a really light foot .. See where the torque is produced on your car ..
4. Try various shift points to see where the car moves freely and there is no excess load on the engine .. And choose a shift point slightly higher than the lowest rpm you have managed to shift ..
5. Dont take conjested roads ..
6. Drive with a steady throttle , dont over revv or keep playing with the throttle unnecessarily ..
7. Learn to leave early to reach the destination on time .. That way you dont have to hurry ..
8. Or just hire our very own c3po .. He will yell and yell telling you to shift at the right rpm range ..

This sounds funny coming from a 22yr old , this FE thing .. I was expecting you well seasoned guys to let us in on a few secrets to achieve good FE .. Most of you having driven cars since the times we weren't even born ..
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...dded-ride.html (What it takes to own a modded ride ??)

You spent so much on modifications and this thread all about extracting max FE. You seasoned car freak

PS: why not install a LPG kit rather than staying below 1750 rpms for gear change which requires lots of concentration & switch to petrol when you wanted to have a blast.

Iam sure iam missing something or else you would done that
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Shouldn't this thread be re-named as " How to get 15+ kmpl from a Baleno after Stage II mods"
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Afaik v1p3r got/gets 15kmpl from his stock baleno.

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I used to get 56kmpl on my 1991 Kinetic Honda using similar techniques when others used to 35-40Kmpl. But now, my priorities are different. I have only done 3000Kms in last 6 months, therefore when I drive I don't keep it below 2500rpm. I am a torque happy driver.
Hehe,..wait till you hear what my Kine gives.

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Hehe,..wait till you hear what my Kine gives.
I hope it gives better than your car...

Abhi
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i hereby declare that i shall now proceed to post views on this thread without having to use google.

ok, so you get 17+ with stage 2 mods. good for you.

i on the otherhand, moan about the price i pay for fuel, and then proceed to revv up to 5000 rpm now and then and shift usually between 2 & 3K.
i enjoy driving. masochism is not my game.

i put some pathetic little non mods in my car to me it jump that minor bit faster and i'm damn thrilled with my minimal gain!

and i shall claim to know decelration theory, regenrative braking theory, and big smile for fast acceleration theory, before i put forward my view that in the commmon sense theory, NO engine runs without fuel going into it.

i dont mean to do susu on your parade, i agree you get the figures, but you cant run an engine without fuel. and thats that
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PS: why not install a LPG kit rather than staying below 1750 rpms for gear change which requires lots of concentration & switch to petrol when you wanted to have a blast.

Iam sure iam missing something or else you would done that
LPG , CNG kit would mean an investment of over 10k which I'd rather spend on mods .. Besides tuning the car to run on LPG (higher octane) is not something I am looking forward to .. Plus the kit adds additional weight ..

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but you cant run an engine without fuel. and thats that
I have given you the necessary proof and words from people who have hands on experience .. Rest as they say , to each his own ..
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