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Old 12 Apr 2005, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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fuel economy... does this help?

budget is a little strectched this week (car tax is due ) so I am trying to eke the go juice out in the car. What I've been doing is giving myself a revlimit of around 3-3.2k

My question really is wether its worth it, will I see a noticeable reduction in consumption by doing this? My daily driving is mainly NSL roads & dual carrigeways but I have a good solid 9 hard acceleration zones in my round trip and I'm avoiding overtakes except of _really_ slow movers.
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well at that rpm mate you should be using very little if no boost a better economy for sure but I think you generally get good runs when you can cruise on the Motorway at say 70-80 without changing down up etc......I have seen as high as 28-30mpg

I think Scoobs drink fuel regardless matey - On the trip up to Banbury even with 3 up I got a very good return but I was using gentle acceleration and tried not to go on boost whenever possible........
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I tried this just after I got mine.... makes not a lot of difference mate so have resorted to booting it everywhere now :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: once warm, naturally :wink:
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are scoobies thirsty cars then?
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are scoobies thirsty cars then?
:shock: unless u drive at 20mph everywhere :wink: :wink:
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 10:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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are scoobies thirsty cars then?
They are the oliver Reed of cars mate. Who cares though huh!. You dont buy a scoob for fuel economy!!
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 11:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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well my usual driving style would be to shift at 4.5-5k (5.7-6.2k if overtaking something) as welll... y'know its a scoob isnt it? ops:

I'm still suprised though how many things I pull past pretty easily up slip roads and things (particularly uphill)

Don't worry guys I'm not wussing out or anything here its just a thing untill I get paid this friday!
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 11:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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think Buzz done an experiement with the rev limiter setting on the STI - Maybe PM him>?
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 04:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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absolutely wetting myself at replies...."at least 9 hard acceleration points"!! haa haa.... had same prob myself though. expected high fuel consump but still got shock.. tried pottering to work (back roads etc-7 miles) but the urge just creeps in doesnt it? you only live once... i used to be into big sports bikes and i can only liken driving one of these things to that. you have to think so far ahead of yourself cos before you know it you're there!!! bugger the petrol.... going slow makes very little difference.. roll on £4 a gallon!!!
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ive been running a diesel for the past year, im not made of money!!!! i may have to accidently forget to pay when things get tight
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Sure did try an experiment, chose a 3k rev limit for a tankfull.
went from the usual 270 ish to 310 before the warning light came on, but it was hard not to break it, ony went above on a few occaisions.

it just had to be tried :roll: 9 dont think I wil be repeating it too often) :wink:

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Sure did try an experiment, chose a 3k rev limit for a tankfull.
went from the usual 270 ish to 310 before the warning light came on, but it was hard not to break it, ony went above on a few occaisions.

it just had to be tried :roll: 9 dont think I wil be repeating it too often) :wink:

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40 miles advantage for being boring aint worth it is it? :P :wink:
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oh well... if nothing else it is proveing to be an exercise in self-control!

it does appear to have helped over the last coupla days... mind you I have been very nearly late for work the last two days as well! :roll:
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Sure did try an experiment, chose a 3k rev limit for a tankfull.
went from the usual 270 ish to 310 before the warning light came on, but it was hard not to break it, ony went above on a few occaisions.

it just had to be tried :roll: 9 dont think I wil be repeating it too often) :wink:

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Hi 270 usual :shock: I only get 240, not quite empty. I put 44ltrs Optimax in ever week. Perhaps get another 30 but that gauge goes down fast. Perhaps I'm running a bit rich?

Kev 8)
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Are fuel tanks the same capacity on the turbo and the sport?

As i would love to do the test that buzz has done in his........
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