940 Fuel Consumption
Posted 17 October 2004 - 10:15 AM
Did a return trip to Alor Setar yesterday n clocked 953km on the trip
Fuel cost - RM143.00
Speed - 110 - 160Km/Hr highway all the way
Car - Dec. 96 (940 GL)
Posted 18 October 2004 - 02:48 PM
will be in mambang this friday. not sure if to drive my 240 back as need
to go montfort for tuning as my current FC drinks like a 5lt car!!!
Posted 19 October 2004 - 09:00 AM
now and maybe still here over the weekend.
Posted 19 October 2004 - 09:43 AM
your customer visit extend upto kampar/mambang, give me a tinkle, we can
meet up for lunch or yum cha and if buzzvic is here on friday more
Posted 19 October 2004 - 05:24 PM
is one. I just want to add some on the type of engine oil use, since yours
a Turbo version, try use synthetic base oil becuase it can withstand heat
better while cooling off your turbine.
Posted 19 October 2004 - 06:13 PM
So I guess I won't be seing you this weekend ?
I was advised by my mechanic not to use fully synthetic. A semi-syn will
do or else the tappet noise could be louder because the fully-syn could
be too thin. Scheduled change - every 5000km along with filter.
Posted 19 October 2004 - 10:57 PM
some family business only.
Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:32 AM
the vescosity of the engine oil, for example if it is 10W40 than it may be
too thin for older car. Not necessary mean fully synthetic are thin and
semi synthetic are thicker
Posted 20 October 2004 - 11:07 AM
before I get lost with you techies, any idea what does FA or Volvo
themselves advise for oil change and frequency?
What I have heard is the use of 15W-40 oil change every 5000-8000Km if
severe driving (that includes high speed and excessive idling) and >10,000
only if using synthetic or synthetic blend oil but at your own risk! So I
was thinking of sticking with changing every 10,000 using synthetic...
Have you guys also heard of something called a flame trap ? any experience
or information on that?
will be toiling the highway up and down this week end so will monitor fuel
consumption again but I think the consensus is 9.5 Km per litre so far ..
ok cheers guys
Posted 20 October 2004 - 06:15 PM
in KL for the weekend. See you.