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So How Many Clear 600kms A Tank?

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Came up a bit short of 700km.  A/C use and windy conditions.

 

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A bit of an odd occurrence, there was about a 1L difference between the count down and my UltraGuage going to work, the UG is pessimistic as a rule.  Start the car to go home and they sink up almost exactly.  UG showed about 0.7 L of fuel burned to return the roughly 18km home.  If that level of consumption was repeatable over a full tank an 850km+ tank would be possible.

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I recently did 475km on 17.5L diesel. 3.7L/100km. When the 5L indicator comes on I fill up. I have thought about spending $20 on a 25L cad tire fuel can. That would increase my theoretical highway range to just over 1200km.

 

Just for fun you could put 3x 25L gas cans in the trunk and have a range over 2750km. It would cost around $120 to fill. Vancouver to tijuana is 2200km.

The cars max cargo weight is 220kg, -80kg for driver. Leaves 140kg for fuel, 168L + 22L diesel. Max range of around 5757km

Completely pointless but interesting

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Hmmmm....I do not get this, I regularly get my fuel ratings down to 3.6LPHKs while driving as an average on my scanguageII    and as of yesterday's fill up It cost me 20 cents under a $20 bill to do 475kms with fuel costing $1.27/lt.   Mind you I refuse to push it further down than the scale after the last bubble appears, I hate the idea of running out just to see.  But to get another 150 kms seems impossible..?   I also rock the car as I fill it to get as much air out of the tank as possible while filling....allowing the fuel to settle also.  Is there a tank size change between years or gas compared to diesels..? Don't get me wrong I'm happy with my fuel costs for sure, just can't understand how people get so far on a tank?  I can get very close to 200kms on the first bubble, is that similar to you high  tankers?

 

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A few members changed to the 33l tank - but its a brutal job!!!

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OK, then that would answer so many questions...lol.!

OK, now I'm thinking....what year and model had the 33 l tank and why is it a brutal job?  I'm just thinking for the far north, but a spare fuel tank solves that issue far easier..lol

 

Edited by Willys

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The 451’s have a tank that is about 33 litres.  I think you need to get below 3.3 and use all your fuel to get 600 with our cars.  Possible but not really practical.

 

Nigel

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My only reason to change a tank would be when I do the Dempster Highway, the only fuel stop is at Eagle plains, halfway up from Dawson City...it's roughly a 400km drive.....so if in rough conditions that may be all you get from a tank? So the need to carry a bit extra comes in handy, also for the long distances between smaller towns, maybe they are short on diesel pumps...???

 

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I carry a 5 litre Jerry can whenever venturing to areas where filling stations are far between or non existent like the west coast of Scotland. 

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Since I was heading out on a fairly long run tomorrow, I needed to fill the Cabrio tonight.  Before I did, however, I took a photo of the fuel remaining indicator and recorded the mileage on the odometer.  Not quite 600km, (the actual mileage at the time of the photo was 587.3km)

 but close enough to know that I could have made it easily since I still had about 5 litres left in the tank.  This was obtained on a combination of 100kph and 80kph speeds with a little bit of construction traffic thrown in for good measure on a trip to retrieve "Uncle Glenn's" Lexus.

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OK, again I have now seemedly found a way without trying to get those strange numbers down to 3.3 on a regular average when driving.......I still refill once that last bubble shows it's head.....but I am wondering how can this car keep delivering better fuel mileages?  If you compared that chart the MPG are incredable in today's world IMHO.   It does take a 20 minute drive for it to happily be able to keep it at this number but it will average it, damn!    The more I drive this car the more I am happy I bought it! 

My biggest thought is.......is this a pre-warning that the engine is slowly working freely and is getting looser to get these numbers? I know from doing big bore kits on bikes etc etc that after  a certain amount of time they loosen up and run much better. Once they are fully worn in so to speak....they gain better power than the fresh rebuilt engine.  Less resistance resulting in better numbers, in that case HP, this case mileages? Could this be a reason why? It has 135,000kms if I recall correctly or close.  OR am I over thinking it as usual? It still gets it's every other tank fuel conditioning. Doesn't use oil that is noticable between changes and it's had 3 since the spring when I purchased it from Glenn. and a fuel filter change. I do drive it alot.....I bet when I take it out I do at least 200kms per day, never in a city, small town maybe, but not somewhere like Toronto.  So mostly always in top gear. Always shifted manually before 3000 and never lugged below 1800.

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Willys ....... The car that I posted about (above .. post 285) has only 71,xxxkms. on it.  My winter beater has 190,xxx and gets MUCH better mileage.

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7 minutes ago, Leadwing said:

Willys ....... The car that I posted about (above .. post 285) has only 71,xxxkms. on it.  My winter beater has 190,xxx and gets MUCH better mileage.

So maybe my bike engine experience is the same here as well...?  That's why I asked.   My car has 136,000 I think now, I haven't checked for a while....
Just curious, is the entire engine system in stock form or modified in any way..?

 

 

Edited by Willys

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I am still struggling to get the same FE with Bibit 2 (2005 Cabrio) vs Bibit 1 (2006). 

 

I was was a consistent 3.7/100 on the 06 but  never less than 5l/100 on Bibit 2....? Last week 20 l fill 340km range (5.8!!!)

 

same daily route, same driving style ( I do drive with top down tho)... now considering an engine swap (Bibit 1 is out of commission due to SAM and other mechanical issues but engine is solid) 

 

ideas/ suggestions because I barely make 450km on a tank and I really don’t want to swap an engine. LOL

 

cheers!

 

bob

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