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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby nevill3 » 04 Aug 2012, 11:37

Just resurrecting an old thread with an update, this years trip to Cornwall saw me driving at 60-65 mph all the way (Except the big hills of course where this year I just eased up them instead of going at it full bore with my foot flat to the floor) and I have just calculated that I returned 36.82 mpg. That's mostly motorway fully loaded with enough tins of beans & food for a fortnight two adults and two children (One is a large canine). So really impressed with the fuel saving that driving 5- 10mph less saves you. Also a change from synthetic oil back to mineral meant that practically no oil was used whilst last year I used at least a litre if not a bit more.

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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby Cruz » 04 Aug 2012, 13:36

My vans mpg considerably increases....................until I drive it :lol:

Thank the lord for LPG

Thank the lord for converting 6 years ago

Thank the exchequer for increasing the price from 39.9p to 69.9p :evil:
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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby AdrianC » 04 Aug 2012, 19:09

"Synthetic" or "Mineral" isn't enough information to say if it's the right oil, and it certainly isn't enough to say it's "too thin"

What viscosity oil?

Oil with a given hot viscosity number is the same viscosity hot whether it's mineral or synthetic. The only difference is how stable the oil is over time and use.
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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby kevtherev » 04 Aug 2012, 19:28

AdrianC wrote:"Synthetic" or "Mineral" isn't enough information to say if it's the right oil, and it certainly isn't enough to say it's "too thin"

What viscosity oil?

Oil with a given hot viscosity number is the same viscosity hot whether it's mineral or synthetic. The only difference is how stable the oil is over time and use.


There's more of a difference than that Adrian.
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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby AdrianC » 04 Aug 2012, 19:34

Go on...
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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby kevtherev » 04 Aug 2012, 19:39

ever heard of google?
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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby AdrianC » 04 Aug 2012, 20:07

Not like you to back off on an explanation, Kev.

But, yes, I could Google and find a bunch of links from proper sources with reasoning and solid science, like http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/motor-oil-101/
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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby nevill3 » 04 Aug 2012, 20:20

Oooops Iv'e opened the can of worms that is the perennial oil discussion

In my experience I have found that the synthetic VW (silver coloured bottle) oil that I usually purchase for my Golf mk IV 1.9 TDi was used for the 1.6D camper last year and I found that I had consumed enough oil on the 400 mile journey to take the level to the minimum mark on the dipstick. This year I switched back to the mineral and have used hardly any oil at all.

I did drive a little more conservatively this year so please take from these facts what you will!!
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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby dansimpson » 07 Aug 2012, 22:27

nevill3 wrote:Oooops Iv'e opened the can of worms that is the perennial oil discussion

Ooo, you lil' devil you :run
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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby sarran1955 » 23 Aug 2012, 18:28

Hello,

Just to get back on topic..

Neomydium magnets claiming to improve fuel consumption have been around for ages.

So have 'lucky pebbles' :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

University research in Japan has shown an improved efficiency in gas flow when a powerful magnetic field is focussed into a gas line.

However to produce economies of any useful scale their use is restricted to gas pipelines, communal heating systems and such.

Clean filters and a well set up motor is still the way to go...

Cordialement,

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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby kevtherev » 23 Aug 2012, 18:37

and snake oil..
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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby andyb » 23 Aug 2012, 19:13

Without sounding critical - Im impressed by the 70mph from 1.6na engine - making me think Ive an unidentified problem with my set up.
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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby nevill3 » 23 Aug 2012, 20:32

I should point out that my van will do more than 70mph, it tops out at about 74mph indicated and I have slightly larger tyres fitted too. The engine has been reconditioned by a previous owner and the receipt I have says oversized pistons were fitted so it probably included a rebore I think.
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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby axeman » 27 Aug 2012, 19:38

the best thing to improve you fuel economy is to install one of these, it will aso give a accurate indication of the condition of you engine.
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Re: 10% fuel saving (Edited)

Postby dansimpson » 28 Aug 2012, 16:53

axeman wrote:the best thing to improve you fuel economy is to install one of these, it will aso give a accurate indication of the condition of you engine.


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