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Fuel economy - a matter of comparative use
« November 10, 2017, 02:28:52 »
Yes !,
that's correct,  12L /100km and I'm a happy vegemite  :happydance:

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« Reply #1 : November 10, 2017, 03:03:03 »
As Pauline Hanson would say.. Please explain! Is that another vehicle? Looks like an i30 dash to me... :undecided:
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« Reply #2 : November 10, 2017, 03:22:15 »
That's our i30  :D
my wife has had a busy schedule for the last couple of days, lots of start, accelerate,  stop, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, etc, etc.
It's a big difference to 6.5L/km on a trip, but still very happy   :happydance:
F-knows what the Challenger would have used  :Shocked:
Anyone wish to have a go at beating it ?   :lol:  :lol:   :goodjob2:
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Re: Fuel economy - a matter of relativity
« Reply #3 : November 10, 2017, 03:26:50 »
I like your attitude Mick.  :goodjob:

I would have a blue fit if my SR average went over 8!  After about 2300 kms of mixed driving around vic the average for the last 6500 kms has dropped to 7.3 L/100 kms! Very happy with that for a performance model!  :victory:
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Re: Fuel economy - a matter of relativity
« Reply #4 : November 10, 2017, 03:28:59 »
Einstein would be proud confused. :confused: :lol:
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« Reply #5 : November 10, 2017, 04:17:06 »
Einstein would be proud confused. :confused: :lol:

Removed Einstien,  he will be happy now .   :crazy1:
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Re: Fuel economy - a matter of comparative use
« Reply #6 : November 10, 2017, 05:18:10 »
I'm glad you're happy with that Mick :) like Dazz I'd be having a fit if mine went over 6.5, all city driving maybe 7 max...currently on 5.9 :happydance:
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Re: Fuel economy - a matter of comparative use
« Reply #7 : November 10, 2017, 05:27:51 »
I'm horrified when mine goes over 4.5, but then its a diesel too.
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« Reply #8 : November 10, 2017, 20:49:04 »
Worst I've seen in stop start is about 9 on the i40.

I'm sure my wife would do closer to 12 though. 'Why are you slowing down?'  'No point getting to a red light any quicker dear'
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Re: Fuel economy - a matter of comparative use
« Reply #9 : November 11, 2017, 15:04:06 »
Got a photo yesterday of my dash showing 16.8! That was after an hour queued up to get on the Spirit, it was chockers!!  :crazy1:
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« Reply #10 : November 12, 2017, 01:48:02 »
DAMN !!
You beat us,  :goodjob:
An hour to get on  :lol: unreal .
Must say our 12 figure came as a result of more like courier work.
Anita went to many different places from 50m apart to a couple of k's apart.
I was with her, sometimes she would be just a minute, sometimes 30 min and I had the A/C on for 1/2 the  time.
So for what the usage was still   :happydance:   :happydance:
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« Reply #11 : November 12, 2017, 05:06:12 »
I can beat that with my work vehicle.

We average approximately 356 litres per 100km.  That's right, no decimal point there! 

I worked that out on 5kg of fuel per nautical mile.  That's 6.41 litres per nautical mile, or approximately 3.56 litres per kilometre.

That's on an average speed of 140kts too (approx 250km an hour).

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« Reply #12 : November 12, 2017, 05:14:01 »
DAMN !!
You beat us,  :goodjob:
An hour to get on  :lol: unreal .
Must say our 12 figure came as a result of more like courier work.
Anita went to many different places from 50m apart to a couple of k's apart.
I was with her, sometimes she would be just a minute, sometimes 30 min and I had the A/C on for 1/2 the  time.
So for what the usage was still   :happydance:   :happydance:

Here's the photo, it hit 17 before we got parked on the ship!



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Re: Fuel economy - a matter of comparative use
« Reply #13 : November 12, 2017, 05:23:16 »
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3.5 litres per km @ 250 km/ h , given what you are in and where you are, i'd happy with that too .
Do you sometimes find road travel a real PITA.?
My neighbour, a Sky-writer flies Gold Coast -Sydney - Melbourne very regularly, but if he drives he goes overnight - less traffic.

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« Reply #14 : November 12, 2017, 16:45:20 »
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3.5 litres per km @ 250 km/ h , given what you are in and where you are, i'd happy with that too .
Do you sometimes find road travel a real PITA.?
My neighbour, a Sky-writer flies Gold Coast -Sydney - Melbourne very regularly, but if he drives he goes overnight - less traffic.

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I enjoy road travel, helps when you have nice vehicles like I've had the last few years. Mind you I didn't enjoy driving in Melbourne one bit! Fortunately only about 5% of my driving on this trip was in Melbourne. I really enjoy driving on country roads.

Ironically I don't really enjoy public transport, especially airline travel. I hate queueing up!  :crazy1:
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