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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:43 am    Post subject: Whats your fuel economy like ? Reply with quote

Ok this is a topic thats come up a number fo times and I think it would be helpful for people to be able to compare their economy with others

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Name | Car | Year | Average | Best | Worse | period monitored

I'll start things off with my old B10:

Neil - B10 3.3 saloon - 1999 - 27.3mpg / 31.5mpg / 23.8mpg - (04/2000 - 08/2003)

if you can copy the previous entry and add yours to the end as with other threads:

Name | Car | Year | Average | Best | Worse | period monitored
Neil - B10 3.3 saloon - 1999 - 27.3mpg / 31.5mpg / 23.8mpg - (04/2000 - 08/2003)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats your fuel economy like ? Reply with quote

Name | Car | Year | Average | Best | Worse | period monitored
Neil - B10 3.3 saloon - 1999 - 27.3mpg / 31.5mpg / 23.8mpg - (04/2000 - 08/2003)
Charles - B3S Touring - 2003 - 25mpg - 31mpg - 19mpg - (03/2003 - current)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd also be interested to know if anyone else's car tells fibs- the mpg average between fills per the OBC on my B3S is consistently about 3-4% optimistic compared to a brim-brim manual calculation.

Not a big prob in itself, but a bit worrying when you are running on fumes as the range reading is bollox. Therefore worth checking...

It would also be interesting for people to note what brand of fuel they use typically- we might be able to get an idea of whether the uber-fuels are worth the extra outlay, which is best, or whether we can stick to Asda 95...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is my experience that all OBC are optimistic

For my readings I was using either shell / BP super unleaded. - this was a few years back so don't think the optimax / ultimate tags applied.

Charles is a optimax / V max user.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert,

Twice now I have gone to zero and beyond on the computer range. The worst was when I did about 20 miles on a screen displaying dashes.

When I filled up I put in just over 61 litres in a 63 litre tank.

My guess is that the zero point means that you are on a reserve gallon.

I could be wrong, but both times when I refilled, I put in less than 63 litres.

Secondly, I would strongly recommend against using supermarket fuels - the quality of the additives and detergents are inferior to those put in by BP, Shell and the other branded oil company fuels. As Neil has indicated, I have been using Optimax (and now V Power) as religiously as I can for the last 2.5 years and before that stuck to quality brands (primarily BP & Shell) before that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name | Car | Year | Average | Best | Worse | period monitored

Gazoo | B3S | 2002 | 26.6 | 33.4 | 15.3 | March 2006 - Jan 2007


My Stats since March 2006

Petrol Cost 1555.26
Miles Per Gallon 26.60
Miles Driven 9112
Pence Per Mile 17.07
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name | Car | Year | Average | Best | Worse | period monitored

Jim | B10 3.2 | 1998 | Average 24.3 mpg as calculated by the OBC from September 2002 until present. That was when the battery was changed and it has not been disconnected since.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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B10BRW | B10 V8 | 2000 | 26.2 | 28.4 | 16.3 | Apr 2004 - Jan 2007.

Managed to get 445 miles out of one tank full on a trip to Italy Very Happy , crept to a garage of the motorway at Modena put 73 litres in a 70 litre tank Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't know the E39 had a crummy 70l tank as well - such a bummer that you can't specify long-range tanks in Alpinas anymore...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hythe wrote:
Didn't know the E39 had a crummy 70l tank as well - such a bummer that you can't specify long-range tanks in Alpinas anymore...


I agree Hythe, I did not want to get off the Motorway at that point as I was having a great dice Twisted Evil with a E60 M5, spoilt my fun Crying or Very sad .
I have found that the higher average speed I maintain the more ecconomical the B10 becomes Very Happy
Remarkable proof of Burkhard's genius in engine management.
I certainly could do with a bigger tank, it would then be a real continent cruncher Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to admit I did enjoy bring the B8 back from down south and parking it in the garage and looking at the petrol guage and it still being full !

I didn't enjoy using 1/4 tank driving in and out of Nottingham a couple of days later though !

The extra tank is certainly going to come in useful - although I'm not sure I'm ready for the 100+ cost to fill it all.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

50+ mpg at 70 mph Over 600 miles to a 63L tank,
In other words fill up in Portsmout and drive to Glasgow with more than 1/4 tank of fuel remaining Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Steve|c32amg|2002|19|24|13.3|since june2005

This is one reason the D3 will be a perfect weekday car i'll save close to 400quid a month that i can put towards depreciation on another motor Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to keep things all together:

Name | Car | Year | Average | Best | Worse | period monitored
Neil - B10 3.3 saloon - 1999 - 27.3mpg / 31.5mpg / 23.8mpg - (04/2000 - 08/2003)
Charles - B3S Touring - 2003 - 25mpg - 31mpg - 19mpg - (03/2003 - current)
Gazoo | B3S | 2002 | 26.6 | 33.4 | 15.3 | March 2006 - Jan 2007
Jim | B10 3.2 | 1998 | Average 24.3 mpg as calculated by the OBC from September 2002 until present.
B10BRW | B10 V8 | 2000 | 26.2 | 28.4 | 16.3 | Apr 2004 - Jan 2007.
Steve|c32amg|2002|19|24|13.3|since june2005
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