Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 17:14:33 +0200
From: "Simon Putz" <simon.putznopsamline.de>
Subject: Re: fuel economy and thermostat problem


Hello, > 2. OK so I figured out from my first tank of gas (and the advice of Kelvin > Wright from Dunedin) that the car prefers 96 octane fuel over 91. For my > first tank on 91 I got only 7.2km per litre (a lousy 61.9 litres to travel > only 448kms). The second tank of 96 doesn't seem to be much better, but > I'll confirm that next time I fill up. The car is an auto 2.3 low pressure > ECO turbo which is supposed to be economical. My last car (a 2.0 fuel > injected Galant) always got more than 10km per litre. Can anyone tell me > what sort of fuel economy I should expect? I should also mention that my > wife and I have driven the car very gently since we bought it just over > three weeks ago. if you drive your car gently, it makes no difference if you use 91 or 96 octane fuel, you know .. its only the knock sensitivity.. and i dont think if you drive the car at 2-3 K rpm you can get any knock with standard turbo pressure / compression but for your problem, could be air intake/exhaust system or the AMM bye simon putz

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