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Old 18th May 2007, 21:05   #121
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Ok its a bit OT- But just wanted to share. The max 'city' mileage that I have got from my stock Alto LX was 19.7kmpl!! (Without ac.)
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Old 18th May 2007, 23:41   #122
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Thank you McLaren.
The car made less noise. I made less noise.
So has it finally solved your intake growl problem ?
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Old 18th May 2007, 23:45   #123
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My seat of the pants reading? Must've got about 48 km/litre.

you have a fuel gauge by the seat of your pants?


48km/litre is not too bad. how many cylinders were u running 2 or 3?
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Old 18th May 2007, 23:48   #124
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you have a fuel gauge by the seat of your pants?
Yeah.. just hope that it works...It should rise and show the appropriate fuel when filled up..

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Old 18th May 2007, 23:56   #125
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The car made less noise. I made less noise.
The scenery seemed nicer. The grass was greener. The eyes were brighter. The taste was sweeter.

Then I switched from Floyd to Alanis.

My seat of the pants reading? Must've got about 48 km/litre.

Elf,

48 kmpl is a great figure-congrats. Since when did you transplant the Reva engine into your boots ?
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Old 18th May 2007, 23:57   #126
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So has it finally solved your intake growl problem ?
Trust you bangy boys to solve my problem in an efficient way. Must be the petrol you sniff, as opposed to the brine that we do.
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you have a fuel gauge by the seat of your pants? ...
Yup. What can I say - I like it naughty.
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... 48 km/litre is not too bad. how many cylinders were u running 2 or 3?
None. I was sipping fuel from a 1 litre Coke bottle whilst pushing my car in the second from left lane. I finished the bottle after 48 kilometres.

The seat of my pants felt great when I finally sat down.
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Old 18th May 2007, 23:58   #127
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Yeah.. just hope that it works...It should rise and show the appropriate fuel when filled up...
Yes. But one must worry about blow-back. It's known to cause explosions.
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Old 19th May 2007, 00:15   #128
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Yes. But one must worry about blow-back. It's known to cause explosions.

Not if the blow back is internal

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Old 19th May 2007, 00:29   #129
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Not if the blow back is internal...
Then it's just gas. Like this.

Let's get back to topic, shall we, gentlemen?
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Then it's just gas. Like this.

Let's get back to topic, shall we, gentlemen?

For an innocent 3rd party onlooker, it is still on the topic of extracting maximum from least.
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Old 19th May 2007, 00:53   #131
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So to get 48km/liter you need to
a) cut off the stick shift
b) add a filter that is larger than the engine
c) attach the fuel line to a coke can
d) use 2 or 3 cyl of a 4 cyl engine (so really 2000rpm shown on th tach is 1000 or 1500 rpm)
e) keep the revs below "2000" what ever that is
f) move the tachometer to the seat of one's pants
g) Switch of the A/C

fugedaboutit! I'll stick to 9km/lit and use the money I saved from all those mods for fuel.

And you guys call us ICE guys crazy!
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Old 19th May 2007, 01:03   #132
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fugedaboutit! I'll stick to 9km/lit and use the money I saved from all those mods for fuel.

And you guys call us ICE guys crazy!

ROTFLMAO

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a) cut off the stick shift
Yup. Reduces weight. Losing your doors, bonnet, boot & glass would also aid greatly. Not to mention that ICE-SHICE you guys keep honking about.

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b) add a filter that is larger than the engine
Yes. That's to drown the noise that such large filtered owners might make without the aforementioned glass, doors, boot, bonnet, etc. The closed owner mouth reduces drag. No, not queens. Wind.

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c) attach the fuel line to a coke can
Nope. That's just for measuring purposes. One wouldn't know how much one had consumed unless one places liquid intended for consumption into a popular and convenient standard of measure. Such as the Coke bottle. Also used for nostalgic purposes, a la Corvettes of the past.

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d) use 2 or 3 cyl of a 4 cyl engine (so really 2000rpm shown on th tach is 1000 or 1500 rpm)
No cylinders were harmed during testing. Fuel was sipped by owner pushing vehicle, partially for refreshment & mainly for intoxication. It was hot today.

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e) keep the revs below "2000" what ever that is
Also commonly referred to as R2K. Almost as bad as the anticipation to Y2K.

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f) move the tachometer to the seat of one's pants
No, no, baba. That's the fuel gauge.

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g) Switch of the A/C
Only in Bangalore and only for petrol sniffers. It's too hot in Bombay just now.

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fugedaboutit! I'll stick to 9km/lit and use the money I saved from all those mods for fuel.
Strike one for Greenpeace.
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I dont believe what Im seeing .... 8 full pages of discussion on how to get a better fuel average --- that too being discussed by boyzzz who only can dream,eat,sleep CAMS - forging - free flows - and god knows what else !! Im confused ...
Its embedded in our blood. It sure is. First thing we are thought about a car is FE kya hey? Isnt it?
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