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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:29 am

Quoting Rara (Reply 49):
Hmm. My 1996 Polo uses more than 8L/100km. Granted it's an automatic, but I still wonder why it's so bloody much for a small car.

Well,,synthetic oil will (marginally) increase your mileage and (marginally) increase your horsepower and (marginally) increase torque. But I don't know....62 miles per gallon is pretty impressive in my book. But you may have to make several trips hauling 3,700 lbs. of ten-foot long 5X5's home up the hill  .
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:57 am

This thread has reminded me. I need to change my oil! Overdue to be changed 8000 miles ago!

2000 Altima which will soon be replaced. might treat to some synthetic soon.
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:15 pm

Quoting cptkrell (Reply 50):
But I don't know....62 miles per gallon is pretty impressive in my book.

8L/100km is just 29-30 miles/gallon  
Quoting Rara (Reply 49):
Hmm. My 1996 Polo uses more than 8L/100km. Granted it's an automatic, but I still wonder why it's so bloody much for a small car.

I think i got a very well run in engine, my polo before used about 6L/100km and had basically the same 1,05L 45HP engine, the 1991 needed less than 17s 0-100km/h, by spec it should have been 19.5 and topped out 160km/h instead of 143km/h by the book.
And i have a very calm driving style.....

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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:18 pm

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 47):

You do realize that his and your mpg aren't the same, do you?

So he's a hell of a lot more efficient.
 
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:24 pm

Quoting tommy1808 (Reply 52):
Quoting cptkrell (Reply 50): But I don't know....62 miles per gallon is pretty impressive in my book.
8L/100km is just 29-30 miles/gallon

Ooops...my bad math.

Thanks for the correction.
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:03 am

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 53):
So he's a hell of a lot more efficient.

No. 1 US mpg = 1.2 UK mpg. So he only thinks he's hell of a lot more efficient.
This is the sad part. The same fuel economy can be described by two different numbers with the same unit. But metric units are bad   . At least in the minds of those who aren't willing to abandon their medieval units.
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:30 pm

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 55):
At least in the minds of those who aren't willing to abandon their medieval units.

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Personally I like the SI units but doubt we'll start using them in my lifetime. Can you picture the 'quality' political discourse that a push toward the metric system would generate in the US!!? The internet would come off its mountings LOL
 
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:53 am

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 55):
At least in the minds of those who aren't willing to abandon their medieval units.

Canadians shouldn't be so quick to talk. Sure, you guys use liters and kilometers, but you still use plenty of feet, inches and pounds. My putative mother-in-law still knows F better than C.
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:01 am

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 47):
You do realize that his and your mpg aren't the same, do you?
Quoting N1120A (Reply 48):
Your gallons are bigger.
Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 55):
No. 1 US mpg = 1.2 UK mpg. So he only thinks he's hell of a lot more efficient.

Funnily I do know the difference which is why my current 4.5l/100km is 52mpg(US) and 62mpg(UK). Our 2001 diesel scudo van even managed 5l/100km 47 mpg(US) 56mpg(UK) over 1000km mostly autoroute with a full 750kg payload and consumes only a little more for conventional day-to-day use more lightly loaded.

On the plus side it means that our pints are bigger than yours. 
 
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:10 am

Quoting PhilBy (Reply 58):
On the plus side it means that our pints are bigger than yours

And I definitely love the British pint. Only a few bars here in the US will pour a real pint. Most that sell a "pint" are selling you 16 oz.

BTW, that's another funny Canadian thing. They pour beer in British (20 oz) pints.
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:19 am

Quoting smittyone (Reply 56):
Can you picture the 'quality' political discourse that a push toward the metric system would generate in the US!!?

I like the fact that you still use 'imperial' units. Did someone forget to mention that you're no longer part of the British Empire?
 
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:13 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 57):
Canadians shouldn't be so quick to talk. Sure, you guys use liters and kilometers, but you still use plenty of feet, inches and pounds. My putative mother-in-law still knows F better than C.

Old habits die hard, therefore may people use the old units that are illegal for many years. And many people, including young ones, use C for air temperature and F for water temperature.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 59):
BTW, that's another funny Canadian thing. They pour beer in British (20 oz) pints.

If we're lucky. Many new glasses are half liter now. Another funny fact is that our beer bottles hold 12 imperial fluid ounces - 341 ml, but we use American cans that hold 12 US fluid ounces - 355 ml.

Quoting PhilBy (Reply 58):
Our 2001 diesel scudo van even managed 5l/100km 47 mpg(US) 56mpg(UK) over 1000km mostly autoroute with a full 750kg payload and consumes only a little more for conventional day-to-day use more lightly loaded.

Yes, diesel engines from that era were very economical. Won't happen now due to current ecology requirements.
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:29 pm

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 61):
Won't happen now due to current ecology requirements.

If anything they're more economical now.

The last diesel volvo v40 is rated at 71 mpg (US mpg which means 3,3L/100km). And we're talking 190hp, a more than respectable figure.

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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:48 pm

Quoting JJJ (Reply 62):
The last diesel volvo v40 is rated at 71 mpg (US mpg which means 3,3L/100km). And we're talking 190hp, a more than respectable figure.

And where is this figure coming from? Isn't it, by any chance, a calculation from the CO2 emmision figure?
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:07 pm

Yes. Every 15000km which is what the owner's manuals for my latest two cars recommended. I've being doing that since 2003. Never had a problem. The first one was totalled in perfect condition at 83000km with lots of life still in it if it weren't for an unfortunate flood .  
 
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:49 am

Quoting JJJ (Reply 62):
And we're talking 190hp

Nope it's 177hp, I dislike these over inflated MPG numbers, in real world driving nobody can get close to them, the EU test cycle is a joke and in real need of being revised.
 
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:13 am

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 65):
I dislike these over inflated MPG numbers, in real world driving nobody can get close to them

3.3l/100km seems perfectly feasible for a modern engine in ideal driving conditions. I know a few people who routinely get 4l/100km in 'real world driving' with such high-tech top of the range beasts as the 2006 vw polo.
 
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:12 pm

Quoting PhilBy (Reply 66):

3.3l/100km seems perfectly feasible for a modern engine in ideal driving conditions.

I'm lucky to get 6l/100km from a 1.6 litre diesel MINI Countryman, on longer trips I can get it into the mid to low 5's, my wifes 2.0 TDi Touran DSG gets 6.2l/100km daily driving, we get onto the 5's on a long trip. I had a petrol Audi A1 for a weekend, in over 500km of driving I got 6.7l/100km, this is with the latest 1.4 TFSi engine. To get 3.3 you'd have to have a very light foot and never approach a motorway or highway.
 
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:57 pm

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 63):
And where is this figure coming from? Isn't it, by any chance, a calculation from the CO2 emmision figure?

Coming later this year

http://green.autoblog.com/2014/03/04...e-can-be-more-efficient-than-a-to/

CO2 figure seems to be 84g per km, which is slightly better than a Prius.

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 65):
Nope it's 177hp, I dislike these over inflated MPG numbers, in real world driving nobody can get close to them, the EU test cycle is a joke and in real need of being revised.

That's the current one, rated at 4,4 l/100km. I was talking about the new drive-e engine to arrive late this year.

Now regarding the fuel cycle, my Mondeo gets just slightly worse mileage than claimed, and I don't generally care much about fuel efficiency when driving.
 
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:30 pm

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 67):
I'm lucky to get 6l/100km from a 1.6 litre diesel MINI Countryman, on longer trips I can get it into the mid to low 5's, my wifes 2.0 TDi Touran DSG gets 6.2l/100km daily driving, we get onto the 5's on a long trip. I had a petrol Audi A1 for a weekend, in over 500km of driving I got 6.7l/100km, this is with the latest 1.4 TFSi engine. To get 3.3 you'd have to have a very light foot and never approach a motorway or highway.

As I said our (very) old scudo averages just over 5l/100km including autoroute. My 2002 206 estate averages 5 with kayaks on the roof and below without. Maybe you got unlucky.
 
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RE: Do You Use Synthetic Oil For Your Car?

Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:12 pm

Quoting JJJ (Reply 68):
That's the current one, rated at 4,4 l/100km. I was talking about the new drive-e engine to arrive late this year.

You can already get S & V 60's with the drive-e diesels.

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