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PostSubject: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:22 pm

we've recently covered 964 miles on a round trip in our Ronnie and got an average of 32.93 miles to the gallon.
Ours is water-cooled....out of interest, do we all get similar figures whether its water-cooled or not.... and has anyone a claim of achieving great mpg?

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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:08 pm

My best over the last 360 days is 36.24. I seem to recall getting 38 once but can't provide evidence Smile My worst is 25.39.

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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:14 pm

I don't reach 'great MPG' in mine but to honest I knew this when I bought it. It's not my daily driver and I've always had the philosophy that it's smiles per gallon that matters more.
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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:28 pm

My last big run from Yorkshire to home doing 60mph measured by the gps I managed 35.007mpg, thats also allowing for the difference in speedo/odometer reading

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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:33 pm

Yesterday on the M25 Max was in the outside lane, flying past traffic with his afterburners fully ignited. The smiles per gallon gauge had its needle buried in the 'max' zone. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:06 pm

I get 24 mpg (was 22mpg before I got stainless steel exhaust!). Aircooled.
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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:46 pm

@TimV wrote:
Yesterday on the M25 Max was in the outside lane, flying past traffic with his afterburners fully ignited. The smiles per gallon gauge had its needle buried in the 'max' zone. Cool
lol Smile
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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:58 pm

@dazdub wrote:
@TimV wrote:
Yesterday on the M25 Max was in the outside lane, flying past traffic with his afterburners fully ignited. The smiles per gallon gauge had its needle buried in the 'max' zone. Cool
lol Smile

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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:09 pm

@TimV wrote:
Fffffffffuuuuuueeeeeegggggo!
What, one of these?

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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:28 pm

Yeah that's the one sunny! Poor mans Porsche ... oh hang on a mo ...

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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:33 pm

We regularly get 35mpg on longer journeys, drops to around 30mph when only doing short runs around town, work/school runs.

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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:53 am

not worked it out yet mainly as erratic fuel guage means i always fill up at 400kms on the trip which seems to require roughly 30 litres of fuel to fill which equates to 38mpg which is probably a bit high so i would guess if i bothered to look properly it will be in the 35mpg zone, i've got michelin energy saver tyres though Smile as TimV said its smiles to gallon that count really!
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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:23 am

Seriously, when I'm not flooring it I reckon Max does 25/26mpg on average. The contraption going on behind me is worth giving up 7-10 mpg.

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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:24 am

seems about right for aircooled doesnt it Tim i assume the sport kombi is if its 2004?

its not the sort of thing to worry about unless its really bad indicating a problem, would be amazed how many people probably cart around lots of stuff they dont need everyday like chairs as they take them camping and cant be bothered to take them out, water in the tank, roof rack etc are all mpg sapping until its £5 per litre in dont think we will see any Aerokits for fuel saving Kombi's Smile
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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:10 am

@RayC wrote:
seems about right for aircooled doesnt it Tim i assume the sport kombi is if its 2004?

its not the sort of thing to worry about unless its really bad indicating a problem, would be amazed how many people probably cart around lots of stuff they dont need everyday like chairs as they take them camping and cant be bothered to take them out, water in the tank, roof rack etc are all mpg sapping until its £5 per litre in dont think we will see any Aerokits for fuel saving Kombi's Smile

You're spot on Ray. I take pretty much everything out that isn't required unless camping. I know some who don't - you know who you are Wink - but I'm sure it's more to do with storage.

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PostSubject: Re: who gets the best miles to the gallon   Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:56 am

On our trip to Bakewell and back fully loaded including two bikes we averaged 35 mpg and Jo still wants me to put the roof rack back on scratch

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