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Old 17th January 2008, 12:05   #1
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Just wondering how many MPG people get with there toy-mota's.

or how many ,ile's/KM's to a full tank.
(please specify engine size, and fuel)

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Old 17th January 2008, 12:11   #2
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2.4 and 3.0 are much the same, up to 500km per tank if very carefull. 27mpg ish motorway

Sancho will tell you of the V6 i think it does 1 mpg and 5 km's to a tankfull when driven gently, the upside is if you dont use it it will hardly use any fuel at all
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It varies a lot. For generally driving round I get around 350KMs to a tank. If I do a solid motorway run at a constant 65ish mph I can get over 500KMs to a tank. This is in my 95 3.0ltr running Veg.
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Can i run my 19 2.4td on veg oil?

or would i need a pre-heater to warm the oil? and does it damage the engine/turbo at all?
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Can i run my 19 2.4td on veg oil?

or would i need a pre-heater to warm the oil? and does it damage the engine/turbo at all?
Yes up to 50/50 in winter and heaters are a good idea, a heatexchanger fromheater matrix is a good idea if you want to do that. Do a search for VOW2 DW thats an electric/coolant fuel heater. But itll go on it without a heater exchanger 50% winter maximum maybe more in summer, and it lowers your emmissions too
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Do a search on Veg Oil, and all your questions (and worries) will be answered,
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i take it you need a seperate fuel tank for the veg oil? or can you add it to the main tank as a 50/50 ratio?

at a guess- veg oil costs less per gallon too?
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Do a search on Veg Oil, and all your questions (and worries) will be answered,

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i take it you need a seperate fuel tank for the veg oil? or can you add it to the main tank as a 50/50 ratio?

at a guess- veg oil costs less per gallon too?
Add it to main tank wiv diesel, its about 68 p per litre just now, which is £3 per gallon
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Just in case anybody does not realise…..

I have a 3:0 V6 Petrol and can report that I get 16 mpg during normal driving. I have not worked out the consumption for motorway driving yet.
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