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Old 15th December 2008, 11:06   #1
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Default Fabia Petrol 1.2. Is 30 kpl possible?

Hi Guys! Was in Lonavala over the weekend, a 100 km ride from Mumbai. A friend of mine recently bought a Fabia (Three months ago, Done 2500 kms) and for the first time ventured outside the city limits. Four of us in the car with light luggage in the rear. Topped up the fuel at Kemps Corner before leaving on Friday. Bad traffic from Matunga to Sion. Touched the expressway at about 7 pm and maintained a speed of around 90 - 100 throughout as it was dark and quite a few trucks on the expressway.

Ventured out on Saturday to the Lonavala market and a couple of more times. Basically used the car for around 35 kms within Lovavala.

On Sunday at around 12 pm left from Lonavala with five passengers in the car with light luggage in the rear. Friend touched a speed of 130 kmph a couple of times but brought it back down to a 100 - 110. He said he could feel the car willing to go faster at 130 kmph! Basically maintained 100-110 on the expressway. Reached Sion and I observed on his dashboard that the petrol indicator had not moved down even a notch! My friend told me he was wondering about the same thing.

We decided to top up and check mileage at Kemps Corner. The car had done 242 kms and the fuel that went in was 7.9 litres! Asked the guy filling the fuel if something was wrong with his fuel dispenser but he showed us it was topped up!

We could not believe this! We started wondering about the high class engineering Skoda has given us and what a gem of a car this really is!
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Old 15th December 2008, 12:07   #2
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Petrol 1.1? Is it not 1.2?

But 30KMPL is unbelievable!
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Is it possible that it took in 17.9 litres, and not 7.9?
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no i checked twice it was 7.9 just unbelievable! have not slept well last night thinking about this
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this is unbeleivable...but if true, should be a good thing. could you please verify doing one more trip somewhere else and filling from a different pump? shell ofcourse? please?
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i think its 1.1 and the next version is a 1.3.
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this is unbeleivable...but if true, should be a good thing. could you please verify doing one more trip somewhere else and filling from a different pump? shell ofcourse? please?
yes cant wait to do another trip. Aks are you listening

I will post an update when he gives me a feedback of another highway experience
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I remember there was one more thread where somebody had posted astounding mileage figures. I could not locate that thread but I seem to recollect it was somewhere on the Mysore highway.
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What! 30kmph?

If true, which I do not see any reason to doubt, it is too wonderful!

Hope that you will be able to do few more runs and check out the mileage; just to be sure.
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i think its 1.1 and the next version is a 1.3.
Fabia has 1.2 and 1.4. Do check up on another run and confirm. When filling up both times, did you use auto stop or was the fuel brimmed up?
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Looking at the speeds that you were doing, I find it too hard to digest the FE figure, almost impossible.

Unless this is verified on few more outstation runs, it's difficult to believe it.
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We have an Octavia.
At times, when we go to fill diesel, we find it difficult to top up as there are air pockets in the tank.
Many times, we have to shake the car a bit to fill her up before long drives.
In fact, when conducting mileage checks, magazines such as ACI keep one side of the car slightly elevated in order to remove the air pockets.
Are you sure there were no air pockets in the tank?
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Reagarding the fuel inducator nedle not moving even after driving good distance, it happens in many cars. You also notice that once it strats moving, it does move very fast. It simply means the indicators are not accurate. I guess this is the reason: Shape of petrol tank is not regular and there is good amount of petrol hidden in crevices, and it is this petrol which gets consumed first. The fuel indiator mechanism starts working only when the petrol level in the main tank starts coming down.
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I dont believe a petrol Fabia did that,a diesel fabia can do it with very cautious driving though.
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Well the tank was full at both refills. Infact the first time the attendant went beyond the automatic hose stop and fuel was right on top (i know its bad for the car). We did that again during refueling as we wanted to make sure it was really full
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