Chippa wrote:Not sure about the 8.6/100 testing environment for the new wagons but I do know that in mine get downt to 8.4/100 on my trips to newcastle from the gold coast...but.....
I dont stop... I get to 5 k's above the speed limit and thats it..... I start the trip on a full tank at 4 am..... I honestly think the cooler air is why I get such good economy on a full tank.
I dont double pump on down changes and Im the only one\thing in the wagon (less tool box, water, spare jocks and sox, recovery gear and air compressor)
On the return trip, on the exact same piece of black stuff I get 8.6/100... if anyone has a rational explaination for this please feel free to share... Im completely stumped as to why, especially when I leave at 4 am for the return.....
Around town Im getting 9.1/100 and im noticing a little bit more black smoke.... might be time for another service i think...
A colleague at work recently took a 2010 st-l manual for a blat and it averaged 9.2/100 between the gold coast and gympie... His response after I talked up the pathie was "I dont believe these claimed figures at all..."
Could it be because the engine is still tight..????
Dont question the figures, just be happy!! i think anything under 11lt per 100 is good for the size and weight of the vehicle, if people wanted to get the figures below 9lt per 100 get an i30 !!
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