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Date Registered: 02-2005
Location: Boondall, Brisbane
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Hi Guys

Just came back from a trip to kenilworth and Jimna via the forestry track.

Did 330km for [sign in to see URL] = [sign in to see URL]

I have noticed that the following factors effect the fuel consumption.
a) what speed the aircon is working
b) if Auto or lock is selected.

My wife and I noticed the aircon factor as it was chweing through the fuel when we had selected 2 speed instread of 1.



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Date Registered: 07-2004
Location: Sydney
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nico1 wrote:

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??


Over easter I drove about 25km towing a pop-up caravan about 1300kg on undulating countryside, but not above 90km/hr with the fuel light on. I was very releaved to see the Shell sign though.
So without towing I'd imagine you could get up to 40-50km ?? (DOnt quote me on that)




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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Kureelpa, Sunshine Coast, Qld
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Hi Geoff

I wouldn't stretch the friendship anything past 50klms. I put (from memory) 56ltrs of fuel in the car after the light had been on only briefly. I get 10 ltrs / 100 klms consistently.


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Date Registered: 02-2005
Location: Taylor's Hill (Melbourne)
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On Premium vs unleaded: my first 2196 kms on standard unleaded, I achieved [sign in to see URL] l/100 kms. I changed to Premium and ignored an out of the ordinary trip to Albury, and also ignored the first two tanks of premium. My next 2307 kms on premium I reckon was pretty comparable to the type of driving previously and I used [sign in to see URL] l/100. Regular@[sign in to see URL]*[sign in to see URL]=$[sign in to see URL]
Premium @[sign in to see URL]*[sign in to see URL]=$[sign in to see URL] I reckon premium is actually slightly cheaper or at least cost nuetral; the engine feels better and is probably on a cleaner fuel so may even have other benefits (as well as slightly more range - esp. handy when the orange light is on).
reminder: series 1 auto; most of this time the airconditioning was on (fan setting 2).
For my next experiment I might try a K&N filter.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Thanks for the detailed calculation Dave.

I'm hopeless when it comes to maths emoticon so this has actually given me a really good illustration which would convince me to continue using Premium, as I've been doing for a while.

I haven't noticed anything differnet in terms of fuel consumption when I fitted my K&N filter, but there are other benefits for using this filter.



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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Don't forget the cost factor can bllow right out of proportion - I saw premium for $[sign in to see URL] a litre on the long weekend!!!


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Don't forget the cost factor can bllow right out of proportion - I saw premium for $[sign in to see URL] a litre on the long weekend!!!



Yes Rich, but I think the margin between unleaded and premium will most probably stay the same, so in the above case, I would presume that unleaded was selling for $[sign in to see URL]?



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Date Registered: 02-2005
Location: Taylor's Hill (Melbourne)
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Hi Jalal and Rich and everyone,
Here in warm sunny Melbourne (at [sign in to see URL] anyway)the cost difference at the service stations I use (where I can use the safeway docket for a discount) has consistently been $[sign in to see URL] per litre. When I filled up this morning and just now when I was out and about, standard unleaded is 103.9 less 4c per litre and the premium 6 cents dearer exactly. Of course it only works if the difference is consistent i.e. Rich's example: premium $[sign in to see URL] (my cost per 100 becomes [sign in to see URL] * [sign in to see URL] = $[sign in to see URL]) and regular $[sign in to see URL] (my cost per hundred $[sign in to see URL] * 11 = $[sign in to see URL]). If petrol is dearer, then the advantage of premium is greater. At current Melbourne prices, up to 7 cents dearer for Premium I'm still ahead. At Rich's prices, Premium can be more than 8 cents dearer and I'm still in front on price.
My driving is mostly city, includes towing the box trailer with a variety of loads; a monthly 500k round trip to visit family just as often with the trailer as not.
O and just re-reading some of the posts, I have tried 34 psi but reckoned I could count the gravel chips in the road; have been running on 30psi. Did not notice a difference in economy, but on one or two trips a bit hard to tell.
David.

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Reply posted by Ron2-Copied from another thread
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Our concerns is the fuel consumption!!

Prior to and since the recall of exhaust modification we have experienced extremely pour fuel economy @ 7.5 klms but no better than 9 klms per litre and it appears that it doesnt matter if it is around town and or on the open road. Towing a small trailer or camper the fuel economy can drop as low as 5.9 klms to the litre sitting at a highway speed no greater than 110.

Our car has done 50,000 klms, since the 10,000 service we have continually question Nissan about the fuel economy to no avail

  
Our question!! Is there anyone out there experiencing the same problem.

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Hi Ron and welcome to the forum.

The figures you provided would translate to 11-13LT/100Km's, which is not that bad (the best I managed to get was 9LT/100KM.

Your towing fuel consumption at 17LT/100KM seems a bit high though.


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