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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:43 pm 
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I have been testing this lately. Cruising at varying speeds between 60-110km/h set on cruise on flat roads, with air con on, L/100km fluctuates between 7 & 8, with Air con off drops down to 5 & 6 L/100km
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Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:36 pm 
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wardy0 wrote:
Till_Lind wrote:
Lol, awww, well what are more ways to save fuel? Besides the driving like a grandma bit.


how bout getting a push bike!!


Again it comes down to me getting too sweaty, and breaking out, lol.

haggis wrote:
Take a racing line from corner to corner.

Use your horn more at interesections - thus negating the need to stop & start.

Avoid slowing down for traffic, use the footpath. Im sure the people using it could do with a bit of excitment in their everyday lives.

Also, you may find it finincially beneficial to hire some immigrant chinese fellas to help push your car if for any reason you need anymore than to breath on the accelerator to make it move. At 10c/hour, you can use them 5 hours a day, 365 days a year, and it will cost you only $180!!!

:P

On a more serious note, i heard somewhere that accelerating quicly to the speed limit, is actually better than crawling to it, as your spending less time accelerating, and your using a more efficient part of the engines rev range. Anyone else heard anything on this?


Lol, I actually do use that racing line technique when I can on corners and roundabouts. Does seem to scare people sometimes.

autickfordfairmont wrote:
I have been testing this lately. Cruising at varying speeds between 60-110km/h set on cruise on flat roads, with air con on, L/100km fluctuates between 7 & 8, with Air con off drops down to 5 & 6 L/100km


Hmmm, that's quite a difference, though that is an AU.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:16 am 
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sounds like the BA's have a more advanced trip comp than the EF/EL...

whats the different modes on them?

ef only has:
inst fuel (L/100)
avg fuel (L/100)
avg speed kmh
range..

and only in increments of 1

 

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