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Old 10th March 2009, 16:55   #16
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He has bought a palio, what else do you expect



Is that why they call the palio a tank, cuz half of the car is the tank (Ok, Sorry guys, Just Kidding)
I wonder what value addition does your post makes to this thread apart from unwanted sarcasm. I hope mods are looking at this.
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Old 11th March 2009, 19:41   #17
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Hey Guys,

Am using a 1.6 petrol and facing similar issues with my car. In City Max i get is 8 kmpl with 40% AC and on highway I get 12kmpl with 30% AC. Should I need to do anything for this?
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Hey Guys,

Am using a 1.6 petrol and facing similar issues with my car. In City Max i get is 8 kmpl with 40% AC and on highway I get 12kmpl with 30% AC. Should I need to do anything for this?
In bangalore i think 8-9 will the maximum you can manage. Though some have reported to be getting around 10-11 on the Palio 1.6. Try increasing yourair pressure to 30psi and shifting gears at around 1500-1700 rpm.

On highways with sedate driving you should get around 14km/l on the palio 1.6.
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Old 11th March 2009, 23:01   #19
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In bangalore i think 8-9 will the maximum you can manage. Though some have reported to be getting around 10-11 on the Palio 1.6. Try increasing yourair pressure to 30psi and shifting gears at around 1500-1700 rpm.

On highways with sedate driving you should get around 14km/l on the palio 1.6.
I have always managed 10+ in Bangalore city with my petra 1.6.
After moving to North Bangalore ( Driving on NH7 & Outer ring road) I am getting 11.5 + for last 6 months.

Highways I get 13kmpl ( with RPM being mostly at 3k+)


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Old 11th March 2009, 23:06   #20
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Petra gear ratios are different and they tend to give more mileage and is said to be more peppy to drive.
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Old 11th March 2009, 23:40   #21
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Each time you shut the doors and hear the "thud", that takes away 1 kpl.

On a serious note, if I remember correctly, the original pre-NV Palios were under-speedo'ed / odo'ed by some percentage. Do check this aspect out as well.
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Pls do check whether Exhaust Pipe leake is present, Even it will have impact in efficiency.
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your inputs. I got better results compared to last time.

As advised, I topped up the tank for 500Rs of ordinary unleaded fuel, which is like 11 litres. I was able to run 104 kms in City ( Chennai, with traffic ) with 60% Ac. ( I switch off the AC when it becomes cold and run only with the blower ).

Effectively, I get around 9.5 as FE per litre.

Do you think anything else can be done to improve FE ?
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Thanks for all your inputs. I got better results compared to last time. Do you think anything else can be done to improve FE ?
Glad to know that your FE has increased. BTW, lots of ways to increase FE, but it all starts with the nut behind the steering wheel ie. you.

For starters, have a look at the following thread :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/owning...fficiency.html (ARTICLE: How to get the maximum Fuel Efficiency)

Other things to do would be :
1) Keep your car serviced and well-tuned.
2) Clean /replace air-filter regularly.
3) Drive such that you only use the 3 pedals when required.
C-pedal only when changing gears - always drive in the most suitable gear for that speed/rpm. Differs from car to car.
Braking results in energy being wasted as heat. So don't race if you know that you will have to brake immediately. Drive in a speed that is in sync with the traffic in front of you.
And well, excessive use of the A-pedal will give lower FE.

And from personal experience, I know that changing our driving style can make a big impact on the FE our car gives. For eg. from the time I bought my car, the Chennai city FE was 12kmpl with 100% a/c. But for the past 2-3 months I changed my driving style - avoid racing, driving in speed based on traffic ahead of me, avoiding frequent gear changes etc and the FE is up by 2kmpl.

So, give it a try and report back with what your results are. Best of Luck.
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How did manage to get the F.E. figures by filling the tank up by 11lits. or so,
You raised a query and some people have taken some time out to help. Try their methods for a change, some of these guys really know what they are talking about.
Also CS Shyam Sundar you some how seemed to be obsessed with you cars F.E. Its a good thing to know how your car does on every liter but its not one the strongest areas of the palio to begin with, not to mention yous is an old car and that adds a no. of possibilities for poor F.E. figures. If I were in your shoes I would have made sure the car is next to perfect mechanically and only then would go worry about my fuel bills.
B.T.W. CS Shyam Sundar are you a regular driver or is this a fresh start.

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As advised, I topped up the tank for 500Rs of ordinary unleaded fuel, which is like 11 litres. I was able to run 104 kms in City ( Chennai, with traffic ) with 60% Ac.

Effectively, I get around 9.5 as FE per litre.
Shyam, this is not a very accurate way to calculate FE. Please try the tankfull to tankfull method to get a more accurate reading.

To add to what SupremeBaleno is saying, keep the tyre pressure at recommended levels as well. Hope this helps...
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My experiances with a Fiat Palio 1.2 ELX
Great Car and great drivability.A little under powered.
- FE : Dont expect anything more than 10 kmpl.If you get this,you are damn lucky.
- Resetting ECU : No.It doesnt help till 60000km is done.even changing an ECU is worthwhile but it costs a whopping Rs.12,500.
- Low Fuel Indicator : The Yellow bulb lights up like a cock-a-doodle-doo just after a little 1/4 th level of the needle.I counted my mileage from that point and landed up around 9 - 10 kmpl.

I now have a Palio GTX 1.5 100 Bhp and boy o boy its a car i will cherish and will not leave my stable (only if Grande Punto sweeps me off my feet).
FE for this car is 8 kmpl,but not regrets,it has 100 horses..err Italian Horses.
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hillram is GTX 1.5?? pardon my ignorance i thought Palio had only 1.2 or 1.6??

My Adventure gives about 10 on city this is aram driving without AC and on Hiway about 14-15(80-100)
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How did manage to get the F.E. figures by filling the tank up by 11lits. or so,
Oh yes, had asked this earlier too.
@shyamsundar, how did you arrive at these FE figures ? Was it by tankfull-to-tankfull method?

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To add to what SupremeBaleno is saying, keep the tyre pressure at recommended levels as well. Hope this helps...
Oh yeah. Missed that one. Keep tyres properly inflated - low air pressure = less FE.

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i thought Palio had only 1.2 or 1.6??
Isn't there a Palio 1.1 also ?
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Palio 1.2 has now been discontinued.

Palio is now available in just 1.1, 1.6 Petrol and 1.3 Diesel.
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