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Fuel consumption
« November 24, 2020, 13:11:31 »
Hello!
I just bought a 2016 GD 1.6 diesel two weeks ago.
This is the first diesel car that I own.
I drove about 500 km and I noticed that the consumption is somewhere around 7l/100km. I expected it to be lower.
I mostly drove on countryroads out of the city.
I really tried to save as much fuel as I can but I still cannot achieve a better consumption.
Is this consumption normal? Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #1 : November 24, 2020, 14:00:21 »
Why create two accounts to post the same query?

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« Reply #2 : November 24, 2020, 14:44:29 »
Why create two accounts to post the same query?

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I had a problem with the email and I couldn't acces that account any more. Sorry for the inconvenience!
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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #3 : November 24, 2020, 15:38:14 »
Quote from: George23
Is this consumption normal? Am I doing something wrong?

Have a read of the pinned topic by Aussie Keith - may make some sense :)

:link: Diesel Fuel consumption FAQ
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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #4 : November 25, 2020, 13:30:14 »
My 2015 diesel has averaged about 52 mpg over the last 4 years, that's about 5.4 l/100km. I have manual transmission, I believe the automatic is a lot worse.
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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #5 : November 25, 2020, 15:33:42 »
My 2015 GD Tourer always gets 5.8L/100km  as soon as we get out of town. Around town is in the high 7's low 8's - which doesn't bother me. My XR6 ute gets around 8L/100km out of town and 18/19 around town (geared for the highway).

Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #6 : November 25, 2020, 15:51:22 »
Maybe the consumption is high because I am not used to diesel. How many revs should I have when changing the gears to drive more economical? Changing the gears at lower revs will harm the DPF?
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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #7 : November 25, 2020, 18:33:44 »
Keep in mind we have no DPF (in earlier diesel i30) in Australia and that will use extra fuel as well.

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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #8 : November 25, 2020, 23:53:32 »
Firty cruises on about 1700 and I've never taken her over 2500 on a gear change.
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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #9 : November 26, 2020, 00:47:05 »
Keep in mind we have no DPF (in earlier diesel i30) in Australia and that will use extra fuel as well.
Ok, thanks for your answers!
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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #10 : November 26, 2020, 00:47:21 »
Firty cruises on about 1700 and I've never taken her over 2500 on a gear change.
I will keep that in mind, thanks!
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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #11 : April 21, 2021, 21:50:21 »
hi

i typically get around <7l per 100klm around town and i've had as low as 4.8l out on the hwy at 100kph on cruise control. :happydance:

tried pushing the reset on your odometer to 0[average mode] after each tankful...or when you want to do an economy check?

you also neeed to stick the peddle to the metal on occasion to stop carbon build up [injectors turbo exhaust] - this doesn't effect my economy figures. in fact she loves it! :Drive:
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Re: Fuel consumption
« Reply #12 : April 22, 2021, 05:53:32 »
I drove back late at night after a dinner meeting on a Monday, so the streets were quite clear.
3.5L/100km on the display as I pulled into my garage.
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