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Extreme Ways To Reduce Your Car's Fuel Consumption


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Posted 30 October 2010 - 11:20 PM

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QUOTE (nofear1979 @ Oct 30 2010, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i think i will work from home..
cook from home... or food delivery... lol
play from home.....
watch from home
order from home...
tt from home...

damn kaw extreme too.. smile_thumbup.gif

Can. Next tt we hold at your home, and we tapu teh tarik from nearby mamak...... smile_big.gif smile_big.gif

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 11:46 PM

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Read from somewhere:

1) Don't fill up to full tank because car has to carry that extra weight of a full tank. Not sure what is the recommended portion of full tank to fill up.

2) Don't leave until near empty tank before going to petrol station. Go when 1/3 full. Something about engine not getting enough petrol when too little petrol in tank.

3) Don't fill in petrol when there is a petrol tanker topping up the petrol tanks in the station. Something about sediments entering into your car and wrecking slow, gradual havoc.

4) When you filling up, fill in the petrol slowly to reduce petrol loss by vapour.


What do you think?

Chris


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Posted 31 October 2010 - 12:10 AM

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And, pump your petrol when the weather is cool.
When the sun go down, another world awakes....

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:36 PM

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QUOTE (cbsteh @ Oct 30 2010, 11:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Read from somewhere:

1) Don't fill up to full tank because car has to carry that extra weight of a full tank. Not sure what is the recommended portion of full tank to fill up.

2) Don't leave until near empty tank before going to petrol station. Go when 1/3 full. Something about engine not getting enough petrol when too little petrol in tank.

3) Don't fill in petrol when there is a petrol tanker topping up the petrol tanks in the station. Something about sediments entering into your car and wrecking slow, gradual havoc.

4) When you filling up, fill in the petrol slowly to reduce petrol loss by vapour.


What do you think?

Chris

1) This one is chicken and egg story. Some say to fill full tank, so less evaporation as less space to evaporate?

2) This is due to some cars having the petrol pump in the tank itself, and when the level is down or too low, when in a corner, the pump may suck in air, and prolong use in this manner may damage the pump.

3) Not havoc, but you pump in dirty petrol

4) But the pumps are calibrated, so fuel going into your tank either fast or slow is the same. I would say the longer you left the petrol cap open the more fuel will evaporate.

So more pros and cons for your thinking cap..... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 12:35 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Oct 31 2010, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1) This one is chicken and egg story. Some say to fill full tank, so less evaporation as less space to evaporate?

2) This is due to some cars having the petrol pump in the tank itself, and when the level is down or too low, when in a corner, the pump may suck in air, and prolong use in this manner may damage the pump.

3) Not havoc, but you pump in dirty petrol

4) But the pumps are calibrated, so fuel going into your tank either fast or slow is the same. I would say the longer you left the petrol cap open the more fuel will evaporate.

So more pros and cons for your thinking cap..... smile_tongue.gif

So better fill in at full throttle then quickly close the cap. smile_approve.gif
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:27 AM

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Unless you are rushing for time, drive at a constant
55 to 60 km/h, especially on the highway. Prolongs
engine life as well.

Turn the thermostat of your aircon to the highest,
i.e. the temperature control knob fully anticlockwise,
just before the compressor switches off (if the switch
is on the same knob, that is, as in the Proton Iswara,
which is about 11 o'clock).

The reduces compressor operating time to the minimum,
reducing engine drag time, and prolongs the compressor's
life at the same time.

While some may complain the aircon will be too hot in the
daytime, it should be sufficient at night. This is what I normally
do. (I'm afraid of the cold anyway.)

If too hot for day use, then set at the minimum which will
just about keep you fairly comfortably cool which should
be about 1 to 2 o'clock on the Iswara's control.

When accelerating in 1st, 2nd or 3rd gear, make sure your
tachometer never exceeds 3,000 rpm, preferably averaging
about 2,500 rpm, so as not to let the second venturi open in
carburetted engines.





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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:48 AM

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well...for me..that wasn't really extreme....



but extrem in my book is to reduce fuel consumption by this>> http://autospeed.com...?popularArticle


and this is the complete guide to reduce FC for noob>>

part1:: http://autospeed.com...91/article.html
part2:: http://autospeed.com...97/article.html
part3:: http://autospeed.com...96/article.html
part4:: http://autospeed.com...11/article.html
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:02 AM

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so why don't P1 and P2 post FC figures with the cars they sell? That way buyer can choose most economical? As in "normal" countries?





QUOTE (rallychamp @ Nov 1 2010, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
well...for me..that wasn't really extreme....



but extrem in my book is to reduce fuel consumption by this>> http://autospeed.com...?popularArticle


and this is the complete guide to reduce FC for noob>>

part1:: http://autospeed.com...91/article.html
part2:: http://autospeed.com...97/article.html
part3:: http://autospeed.com...96/article.html
part4:: http://autospeed.com...11/article.html
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:19 AM

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QUOTE (kaylcar @ Nov 1 2010, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so why don't P1 and P2 post FC figures with the cars they sell? That way buyer can choose most economical? As in "normal" countries?




dun buy p1 and p2...


go buy hybrid car...and do this>> http://autospeed.com...87/article.html




p/s:of course noboy sane enuf to buy 130k car and plays with their electronic like that....and that guy deserve to be in "Extreme Ways To Reduce Your Car's Fuel Consumption"

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:59 AM

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QUOTE (rallychamp @ Nov 1 2010, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
well...for me..that wasn't really extreme....



but extrem in my book is to reduce fuel consumption by this>> http://autospeed.com...?popularArticle


and this is the complete guide to reduce FC for noob>>

part1:: http://autospeed.com...91/article.html
part2:: http://autospeed.com...97/article.html
part3:: http://autospeed.com...96/article.html
part4:: http://autospeed.com...11/article.html
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Thanks for the articles. Very informative and useful to me. My comment is about the published FC rates by the car manufacturers. Typically, their published FC rates are inflated because they test their cars on a "thread mill" -- not realistic of actual road conditions. Consequently, I read we are supposed to take two-thirds of the published FC rates as the true FC rate.

Chris