Optra 1.6 fuel consumption rate?
Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:00 AM
1L = 10km (14.2sen/km) on average for town use (Penang)
Highway, I can get about 12.5-13 sen/km cruising around 110-130km/h all
Petrol prices now 14.2sen/L so don't be fooled by "higher" FC readings!
Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:04 AM
Good idea . The spare tyre with its extra weight does contribute a bit of
high FC .
Your high FC is very subjective . It might depend on yr pattern of
driving , traffic condition , road condition(especially hilly) , workload
on yr engine(air con , ICE , weights...etc..).......
The Catalytic converter(CAT) works as an filter to filter up those
combusted harmful exhaust gas . It`s situated either at the exhaust pipe
mid section or for Optra`s case its just located next to the extractor .
The CAT is just an environmental freely thing but at a price that we have
to pay that is higher FC and lower horsepower .
Anyway , the high performance drop in air element is a strongly
recommended item for improving HP and FC and yet it won`t void yr
warranty . In Klang Valley , most of the Auto Shops do sell this item .
Pls look for those brand name like (K&N , Pipercross...etc...) they`re
highly effective but a bit expensive .
Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:22 AM
Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:51 AM
Fully syn oil works better than normal oils. I use Castrol RS (top up RM75
instead of using Magnatec), can get at your SC.
When accelerating don't be too foot heavy lah. Increase sikit-sikit to
open your throttle fully.
Posted 21 December 2004 - 02:33 PM
that without any hestitation.
4. get rid of the catalytic converter
5. get a high performance drop in air element
Posted 21 December 2004 - 04:49 PM
For your case , no. 4 & 5 , might not satisfy your hunger for low FC . I
think you better stick to those 8 valves ,SOHC car better with i-DSI .
Posted 21 December 2004 - 05:05 PM
guess it is pretty good. Can get much better on long distance. At 1st the
FC is quite high (0.13-0.14) but gradually improve after few K.
Posted 21 December 2004 - 05:30 PM
Posted 22 December 2004 - 07:43 AM
a few pump, seem makeing the engine noiser.... so change back the Mobil...
Posted 22 December 2004 - 09:24 AM
pump full tank RM68 in Penang and manage to travel to JB without refueling
with half tank left. I pump full tank in JB again at RM60 only.
Average Speed: 120-130KM/h
Petrol use: RM60 or 42.25 litre
Consumption: RM9/100KM or 6.4litre/100KM
Normally one full tank (around RM68) will let me travel around 460-500KM in
KL. So I was quite surprise with Optra highway consumption.