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Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Mount Isa, QLD
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Gents,

Don’t under-estimate the use of Premium Unleaded fuel. It only costs an extra $2-$3 extra on a full tank.

Your engine runs more efficiently with greater power, maybe not that noticeable, although Jalal you did notice an extra 90km out of your tank. 90km of regular unleaded is worth more than $2-$3.

So really you’re saving here by using Premium.

Also one of our mechanic here at council told us a few months ago, that regular unleaded is really crap fuel here in Australia, and not suited for most high tech vehicles. The amount of gunk and deposits the fuel leaves behind is unbelievable.

So is it really worth not going to Premium? I’ve been using Premium since new. Wont put anything else in if I can help it.

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Guys,

I have to admit that I only used Premium 3-4 times and yes, it did improve fuel consumption "slightly", but all other times am just using normal unleaded (Mobil) seems to work fine for me as well.

I kept fuel log recently and my average fuel consumption was [sign in to see URL] (city driving with air-con on and all the accessories you can imagine of attached emoticon )

I worked-out the above average after I put in 51L in mine, then travelled [sign in to see URL] (city driving) when the orange warning light came on. I then put 54L in it.

There has been some talk on other forums about finding the magic figure for your tyre pressure that could also help with fuel economy and I think I found it.

Since I was running my exy with all 4 tyres using 34psi, I had noticed improvement in fuel consumption, I then dropped the pressure to the standard 29psi and the fuel consumption went-up slightly (about 30-40ks difference)

Surprisingly the ride feels much smooth with 34psi than 29psi and I don't notice any bouncing or anything that suggests that the ride is hard.


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Date Registered: 02-2005
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Trip to Albury and return: 9.7 l/100 kms. Strong headwinds both ways; using airconditioning. My XTrail is automatic. When I returned, I filled with Premium - 6c a litre difference so would only need to cut consumption by .6 l per hundred to be cost neutral. Subjective impression pulling a small load of bricks (175) across Melbourne is that the exxy is running better - especially at about 60ks when the overdrive cuts in (I locked it out on the way back with the bricks).
Thanks, Noel.

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Date Registered: 03-2005
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Hey Everyone

I own a manual 2003 TI Luxury. I can never get any better than 13L per 100km around town and 11l per 100km on the highway.

Doesn't seem to matter if the ac is on or not, or in auto or 2wd.

Been back to our local (and only) Nissan Dealer quite a few times and get the line "We have zapped the ECU, should be a lot happier with the economy" but it is still an issue.

Reading what you guys get in the way of economy I reckon I've got a problem.
Any advice?

Cheers
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Hi Frtiz, welcome to the forum.

Check the following:

1. Tyre pressure (if you're currently running on 29psi on all, try changing to 34psi. It made a difference with mine)

2. Check the air filter compartment. See if the filter has been changed and if not, change it and consider replacing with the K&N Air filter. Again it has made a difference to both fuel consumption and better engine performance on mine. Also check if the compartment itself is dirty and clean it out.

3. Check your RPM revs in idle and in motion (lets us know what you get when you 1st start the car in the morning and when you hit 110kms'h for example on the highway)

4. Fill it up with Premium Unleaded and use the Petrol Booster (can't remember the correct name for it, but it's available at Repco) for a couple of fills and see if that makes a difference.

Once you check all of the above and take the fuel reading and it's still high, take it back to the dealer and ask them to run a test on it.

Your fuel injectors may require cleaning as well and this should have bee offered to you by Nissan for a charge.

Good luck.

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Date Registered: 07-2004
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I was driving in my father in laws new Peugot (sp?) which has a updating display of fuel consumption on the dash.
Normal acceleration up a hill could peak out at 30 l/100km, while gliding down could get as low as 4 l/100km. So it heavily depends on your driving style and the terrain.


 

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Jalal, can you please clarify what you are getting at with a "petrol booster"? Older cars which do not have hardened valve seats can run on premium unleaded with an additive now that leaded and lead replacement petrol are mostly unavailable. Since the exxy engines are made for unleaded fuel, shouldn't we just run on straight uleaded petrol - and we seem to be discovering premium is better and probably cost nuetral or even a saving because of the extra mileage.

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Hi Dave,

I remembered what its called.

Octane Booster

And I have used this to reduce enginge pinging resulting from a shonky batch of unleaded fuel. I don't think it's required if you run on premium unleaded.

More details can be found if you do a search on "engine pinging" in this forum.

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Hi Guys
On a recent trip I managed to get 628Km, driving very easy not above 3000RPM. With the low fuel warning light on, does anybody know how long one could drive with the light on?? and Jalaski this one is for you, are Xenon light available for the Xtrail??
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Hi Guys
On a recent trip I managed to get 628Km, driving very easy not above 3000RPM. With the low fuel warning light on, does anybody know how long one could drive with the light on??



I wouldn't drive with the low fuel light on for long, as you have about 8Lt of fuel left and it's not good for the fuel injectors to suck on that last bit of fuel from the bottom of the tank with all the dirt that usually accumulates at the bottom.

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and Jalalski this one is for you, are Xenon light available for the Xtrail??



Yes! from Japan emoticon Have a look at the "Accessories List" in the accessories thread. Personally, I wouldn't pay that much for the upgrade emoticon



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