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post #8221 of 14185
Seems like a 2.0 of this


I know Ford and Lexus etc. have something similar.
post #8222 of 14185
Just filled up my car and HOLY SHIT my MPG is 14.2!

This is mixed highway and city driving (70% city, 30% highway) and yes I do have a lead foot, but 14.2 MPG? That's freaking V8 territory..

Good thing I only fill up once a month on average.
post #8223 of 14185

Dude, what do you actually drive? I have no idea. I get 18+ on a V-12 and 20+ on an S54 ///M I-6 that sits at >3krpm on the highway and has a propensity to hit 7k with a disturbing propensity when not.


Edited by Huntsman - 1/19/13 at 6:21pm
post #8224 of 14185
an e46 330i!

how the f do you get 18 mpg with a v12?

and you mean inline 6 bigstar[1].gif
post #8225 of 14185
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Just filled up my car and HOLY SHIT my MPG is 14.2!

This is mixed highway and city driving (70% city, 30% highway) and yes I do have a lead foot, but 14.2 MPG? That's freaking V8 territory..

Good thing I only fill up once a month on average.

wtf, do you even drive?
post #8226 of 14185
Not when I'm on the road 4 days a week.
post #8227 of 14185
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

an e46 330i!

how the f do you get 18 mpg with a v12?

and you mean inline 6 bigstar[1].gif


Duh. That may have been the stupidest thing I've ever said on SF.

 

The e46 is nice. Quite honestly, if my mileage was that bad and I had not spent hours and hours at idle, I would think something was wrong with my car. I got better mileage from my 3500lb '79 Dodge with a 318cid (5.2L) V-8. The 25 year old 5.3L Jag V-12 does 16-18mpg pretty easily, so I'd be a little concerned. Or maybe your math/computer is off a tad.

 

~ H

post #8228 of 14185
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Duh. That may have been the stupidest thing I've ever said on SF.

The e46 is nice. Quite honestly, if my mileage was that bad and I had not spent hours and hours at idle, I would think something was wrong with my car. I got better mileage from my 3500lb '79 Dodge with a 318cid (5.2L) V-8. The 25 year old 5.3L Jag V-12 does 16-18mpg pretty easily, so I'd be a little concerned. Or maybe your math/computer is off a tad.

~ H

The math is definitely correct, as I simply divided the miles on my odometer by the # of gallons I pumped. But you're right, it's very, very low. I normally get ~20 MPG, and even then, I think that's low for a straight six. It's probably just my driving habits satisfied.gif. I'm of the belief that it's better (read: more fun) to accelerate with your pedal to the metal until you hit cruising speeds. Then I ease off the gas.

Can't wait to see what kind of mileage I get once I drive a V8.
post #8229 of 14185
The only way you're getting that mileage is if you idle in traffic for hours, or you only drive on the dragstrip
post #8230 of 14185
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I was thinking last time and thought the Lamborghini Countach LP-400, like the one posted, was among my favorite design for a production car. I was already daydreaming of one completly refurbished yith a recent Lamborghini engine, everything upgraded, rear view camera etc... Then I'd go grocery shopping with it.

That car was supremely unreliable. If I recall it was not afraid to catch fire. Or was that the Muria?

I was about 10, I'll never forget once seeing a red 308 (Magnum PI) broken down with the back engine bay open. I idealized those cars, so the notion of a breakdown had no frame of reference. Note this was the era of the Crysler K car and Lee Iaccoca if we need a measuring stick for what you'd normally see on the side of the road.
post #8231 of 14185
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Just filled up my car and HOLY SHIT my MPG is 14.2!

This is mixed highway and city driving (70% city, 30% highway) and yes I do have a lead foot, but 14.2 MPG? That's freaking V8 territory..

Good thing I only fill up once a month on average.

I would check the tire pressures first. If that's ok then change air filter, clean maf, check spark plugs. I averaged about 22 mpg in my old e46.
post #8232 of 14185
if all that fails replace dmtl pump
post #8233 of 14185

I really don't think any of that would account for an 8pt drop in mpg. Maybe all of it together, but still -- running that rich would have to be noticeable. More likely, the last fill-up didn't top off the tank, thus, the miles driven on this tankful was far less since it wasn't a tankful.

 

GF, do you keep a running log? My father quite literally keeps a notebook in his car and has recorded every fillup/maintenance, etc., over the life of each of his cars. Since it is tied to date and odo reading, he has a running MPG tally -- localized errors due to the above are notable as a sharp MPG drop that does not recur.

 

~ H
 

post #8234 of 14185
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

I really don't think any of that would account for an 8pt drop in mpg. Maybe all of it together, but still -- running that rich would have to be noticeable. More likely, the last fill-up didn't top off the tank, thus, the miles driven on this tankful was far less since it wasn't a tankful.

GF, do you keep a running log? My father quite literally keeps a notebook in his car and has recorded every fillup/maintenance, etc., over the life of each of his cars. Since it is tied to date and odo reading, he has a running MPG tally -- localized errors due to the above are notable as a sharp MPG drop that does not recur.

~ H

 


I use the Gas Cubby app on the iPhone. that way you can just update on the spot when you fill up.

I get OCD when I know I'm going into a great MPG situation and will fill up before a trip and immediately after. For instance I just got back from a hike at Sterling Forest (upstate NY 50miles from brooklyn). total trip I was averaging almost 50mpg but then got stuck in traffic at the FDR/SoHo/Williamsburg Bridge then drove around queens for dinner and went back down to 41mpg.

I have to be OCD though (I take pictures of all the gas receipts) because any mistake in filling up with bad diesel could result in HPFP failure (a near $10,000 repair) which might not be covered by warranty if not proven to be bad diesel.
post #8235 of 14185

"I have to be OCD" sounds exactly like what you would say if you were OCD. It has a certain beautiful circularity. I presume you drive a VW TDI? Having to document my fillups in order to shift liability in case of pump failure would drive me nuts.

 

~ H
 

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