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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:59 pm 
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I have noticed when driving with cruise control on the V8 it drinks heaps more petrol then when its not in use.
In the i6 you wont see any diffrence but in the V8 you will definitly see the diffrence?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:14 pm 
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On the I6 you seem to save fuel.

I never got the cruise working after the V8 conversion :(

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:36 pm 
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I've noticed in general that when at crusing speeds, the smallest changes in throttle have little effect on speed but significantly alter the instantaneous fuel consumption...

In short... i can get better economy using my foot than cruise in most conditions... i only use on long flat roads as cruise can match my fuel consumption figures...

It's pretty funny playing around with cruise when it sends the blower into boost... and then backs right off the throttle... then gets back on it and sends back into boost... hehehe.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:21 pm 
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I dunno, I've made a few long trips 12hr+ and I tend to get further with the cruise on, then again if I'm in a hurry I tend to override the cruise so it probably doesn't count :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:06 am 
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I used to get better economy using the cruise than without - But that was when the car was pretty much stock (ie... only exhaust and chip)

I havent used it though, since I got a new throttle body, and the clip at the end to attach to the cruise cable got broken.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:27 pm 
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I have never noticed any difference in fuel consumption, but I don't pay very close attention to it either.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:25 pm 
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Well Sydney to Yass 1/4 of of tank with cruise switched off.
From yass to Sydney with cruise switchedd on just on half a tank was used?
work that one out :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:26 pm 
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Kilma wrote:
I have never noticed any difference in fuel consumption, but I don't pay very close attention to it either.


Welcome to the site kilma... tell us about your ride :D

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:45 am 
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Yea Ben, but their is more up hill on the way from Yass to Sydney. I know cause i do Sydney to Wagga often and use more on the return trip than on the way down, and i use cruise both ways
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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:43 pm 
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I have found the same thing in my ute. For those that have commented, are you running auto or manual?

Just wondering if the way cruise uses the throttle, it causes the converter to "unlock" more often...
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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:52 pm 
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xr8ute wrote:
I have found the same thing in my ute. For those that have commented, are you running auto or manual?

Just wondering if the way cruise uses the throttle, it causes the converter to "unlock" more often...


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but their is more up hill on the way from Yass to Sydney. I know cause i do Sydney to Wagga often and use more on the return trip than on the way down, and i use cruise both ways
Brett...


I would have to agree on both

 

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