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Old 25th February 2008, 12:30   #211
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1. Idling won't cause your BEAR to become less Fuel Efficient, but when you are idling, you are burning fuel and not moving. This means you consume more fuel and hence calculated FE is less
2. You need to idle for 1 minute after cold start and for atleast 30 seconds after every start. Also before switching off the engine idle for 30 seconds. This will do wonders for the life of the turbo. After starting from standstill do not exceed 2000rpm for a couple of minutes or so.
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Old 25th February 2008, 12:43   #212
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Instead use the conventional weights in this inside by asking him to balancing the wheel from the inside. Thus those ugly weights will not be visible from outside and will keep the wheel balanced as well..
Guru-ji, that won't work in all cases. Many times most of the wheels need weights on either side to balance them properly that is why when you have a look at the balancing machine it points out exactly at which point & which side the weight needs to be applied upon. So you will have to mount some weights on the front side too.
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Old 28th February 2008, 12:43   #213
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Even I see a drop in mileage. I'm getting only 9-10 in city while using XtraMile. The beast has clocked 3020 KM.
Last month during my trip to Trivandrum which clocked 1850KM, I got 16KM to a litre. This time I've filled Shell diesel. I let you know whether there is any increase in mileage.
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Are you sure ??, cos it would be kinda record for safari 2.2 and only goes to prove that the engine is efficient but only needs quality fuel to perform.

Btw what speeds did you keep in your trip to get such FE. With A/C, without it ??

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Last month during my trip to Trivandrum which clocked 1850KM, I got 16KM to a litre. This time I've filled Shell diesel. I let you know whether there is any increase in mileage.
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Even I see a drop in mileage. I'm getting only 9-10 in city while using XtraMile. The beast has clocked 3020 KM.
Last month during my trip to Trivandrum which clocked 1850KM, I got 16KM to a litre. This time I've filled Shell diesel. I let you know whether there is any increase in mileage.

The day I bought Safari LX 2.2, the very next day I went for a 2600 km tour of North Bengal and to my suprise it gave a very good FE or around 14 with hill FE of around 11, 70% with AC. I thought there must be some wrong in my calculation. The best mileage I got was through Reliance.

Now contrary to established procedure, as the run in happened I also noted a drop in FE of around 10-12. I only fill up premium fuel, mostly being BP Speed as that pump is very near my house.

Nowadays again however I am seeing the FE increase after 7000 km on the odo and during this week's 800 km run with a mixture of BP Speed, Indianoil Premium, and Reliance, it gave a FE of around 15 almost. However Reliance diesel costs Rs 39 and no pump is there within the city limits.

Can somebody put up the FE of Safari running on IndianOil premium fuel as that seems the best next to Reliance.

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Guru-ji, that won't work in all cases. Many times most of the wheels need weights on either side to balance them properly that is why when you have a look at the balancing machine it points out exactly at which point & which side the weight needs to be applied upon. So you will have to mount some weights on the front side too.
Yeah but some balancing places have this high end machinary which determines the balance weights that are to be added on the inside only.Have seen one at Gaurdex tyres chembur.Really really high end.
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I had posted my experience with fuels here but best I got was 13-14 on the highways and 10-11 in the city.

Have not tried the private oil companies as none is close/ on-the-way for me.

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Can somebody put up the FE of Safari running on IndianOil premium fuel as that seems the best next to Reliance.
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Old 28th February 2008, 16:39   #218
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I had posted my experience with fuels here but best I got was 13-14 on the highways and 10-11 in the city.

Have not tried the private oil companies as none is close/ on-the-way for me.

It thus seems that figures of 14-13/11-10 is what we can expect from Safari on average - and that is in itself quite okay given the big mass as it is.

Though every time with Reliance I did get the best FE , around 14-15 - though diesel cost is Rs 39.
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It thus seems that figures of 14-13/11-10 is what we can expect from Safari on average - and that is in itself quite okay given the big mass as it is.

Though every time with Reliance I did get the best FE , around 14-15 - though diesel cost is Rs 39.
I get ~ 12 in the city and ~ 14 on highwyas. However I mostly drive in the city and highway drives are not so frequent.
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I returned yesterday from a 1100 km run DEL-LUDHIANA-AMRISTAR-LUDHIANA-DELHI trip.
The beast was fully loaded with five adults and full luggage. At all times the fuel is filled from Indian Oil (the premium i think xtra mile diesel). Tyre pressure i kept 32 & 35 for the front and rear.

For the initial 750 kms i.e. DEL-LUDH-AMRITSAR-LUDH I was doing about 100-120 on the highways (even took the beast to 140 at times) the aircon on and off on times the bear returned about 13.49 to a litre.

On the way back, although there was little traffic and me too all tired from doing all this driving(in 4 days) / attending marriage functions etc, dint go above 80-85kms/hr and kept it in the range of 70-80 kms (rpm between 1.5 to 2.0k) the beast returned 18.08 km to a litre. I am very much satisfied with the kind of FE the bear has given. The aircon was off on the way back.

The odo now reads about 6200+ kms
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that must be like setting the milestone for Safari 2.2

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On the way back, although there was little traffic and me too all tired from doing all this driving(in 4 days) / attending marriage functions etc, dint go above 80-85kms/hr and kept it in the range of 70-80 kms (rpm between 1.5 to 2.0k) the beast returned 18.08 km to a litre. I am very much satisfied with the kind of FE the bear has given. The aircon was off on the way back.

The odo now reads about 6200+ kms
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At all times the fuel is filled from Indian Oil (the premium i think xtra mile diesel). Tyre pressure i kept 32 & 35 for the front and rear.

For the initial 750 kms i.e. DEL-LUDH-AMRITSAR-LUDH I was doing about 100-120 on the highways (even took the beast to 140 at times) the aircon on and off on times the bear returned about 13.49 to a litre.

On the way back, although there was little traffic and me too all tired from doing all this driving(in 4 days) / attending marriage functions etc, dint go above 80-85kms/hr and kept it in the range of 70-80 kms (rpm between 1.5 to 2.0k) the beast returned 18.08 km to a litre. I am very much satisfied with the kind of FE the bear has given. The aircon was off on the way back.

The odo now reads about 6200+ kms
The FE 18 is huge and really terrific, will try that once keeping the Safari within the limits that you kept with IOC premium. It is difficult to keep a Safari [the urge, until you are tired!!!] around 70-80 with whatever clear road ahead for whatever short period of time.

I remember you using IOC Xtramile since beginning and will be using that exclusively from now on. Thus in conclusion, IOC XTramile then is best bet after Reliance diesel, plus it is under Rs 35.

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18 is awesome. Reliance one is just normal diesel right?

No performance difference also?
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It is difficult to keep a Safari [the urge, until you are tired!!!] around 70-80 with whatever clear road ahead for whatever short period of time.

Spot on adc
Its really difficult to keep the bear in the 70-80 range. Gets really tiring. But I wanted to see what the beast was capable off and I am now satisfied with the FE.
I was earlier a little worried with the kind of FE I was getting see this post http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/729721-post200.html
But after getting 18 with decent driving I am feeling quite happy about it
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18 kmpl is quite incredible, as Dadu said, I'm sure this is a new benchmark for the beast!

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I remember you using IOC Xtramile since beginning and will be using that exclusively from now on. Thus in conclusion, IOC XTramile then is best bet after Reliance diesel, plus it is under Rs 35.
Well, he has little choice since Reliance is not available in the NCR
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