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    D...

    I suppose if there was some noise to let me know what the engines doing I might paddle it,
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    After consulting "He who shall remain Nameless" I've driven the last 3 weeks or so in "S"
    still no paddles though...

    higher rev change points and does change down when slowing.. you can also feel ( just ) the changes up now..
    "How long since you've visited The Good Oil?"

    '93 V8 Rossi
    '97 to '07. sold.
    '01 V8 D2
    '06 to 10. written off.
    '03 4.6 V8 HSE D2a with Tornado ECM
    '10 to '21
    '16.5 RRS SDV8
    '21 to Infinity and Beyond!


    2017 Crusader Excalibur Prince
    A whole lotta Rosie-


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro_The_Swift View Post
    After consulting "He who shall remain Nameless" I've driven the last 3 weeks or so in "S"
    still no paddles though...

    higher rev change points and does change down when slowing.. you can also feel ( just ) the changes up now..
    Have you noticed any difference in fuel economy?

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    No sorry,, its not something that comes up often here...
    2.7T towing 2.7T at 117kph.... and you want fuel figures?


    I do think it tows better though...
    by better I mean average speed better..
    "How long since you've visited The Good Oil?"

    '93 V8 Rossi
    '97 to '07. sold.
    '01 V8 D2
    '06 to 10. written off.
    '03 4.6 V8 HSE D2a with Tornado ECM
    '10 to '21
    '16.5 RRS SDV8
    '21 to Infinity and Beyond!


    2017 Crusader Excalibur Prince
    A whole lotta Rosie-


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro_The_Swift View Post
    2.7T towing 2.7T at 117kph.... and you want fuel figures?
    Interested if you have noticed it using more fuel.

    My van is 3 ton. Best fuel economy is 13.8Lt per 100, worst 16.4Lt per 100 (hilly windy roads with head wind)

    Cheers, Craig

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    I will endeavour to take more interest.. Off to Longreach today but its only a hundred kays, we did fill up yesterday so only a dozen or less kays from full BUT will a hundred kays be a big enough sample?
    "How long since you've visited The Good Oil?"

    '93 V8 Rossi
    '97 to '07. sold.
    '01 V8 D2
    '06 to 10. written off.
    '03 4.6 V8 HSE D2a with Tornado ECM
    '10 to '21
    '16.5 RRS SDV8
    '21 to Infinity and Beyond!


    2017 Crusader Excalibur Prince
    A whole lotta Rosie-


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    You'd have to be bloody happy with 16!!!
    My V8 D2 got 16 just on it lonesome!!
    "How long since you've visited The Good Oil?"

    '93 V8 Rossi
    '97 to '07. sold.
    '01 V8 D2
    '06 to 10. written off.
    '03 4.6 V8 HSE D2a with Tornado ECM
    '10 to '21
    '16.5 RRS SDV8
    '21 to Infinity and Beyond!


    2017 Crusader Excalibur Prince
    A whole lotta Rosie-


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    around 120kays using 20l... so-- 6 kays per litre?

    which is just less than twice what I was getting towing on lpg with the D2
    "How long since you've visited The Good Oil?"

    '93 V8 Rossi
    '97 to '07. sold.
    '01 V8 D2
    '06 to 10. written off.
    '03 4.6 V8 HSE D2a with Tornado ECM
    '10 to '21
    '16.5 RRS SDV8
    '21 to Infinity and Beyond!


    2017 Crusader Excalibur Prince
    A whole lotta Rosie-


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro_The_Swift View Post
    around 120kays using 20l... so-- 6 kays per litre?

    Which is just less than twice what I was getting towing on lpg with the D2
    16.6L/100,so pretty good if at actual speed limit of 100Km/h or slightly above.

    Our old D4 would have used more,probably around 18.But it would be heavier.

    Not that i really cared i just drove the bloody thing,at the speed limit or just above if the conditions were good,if not slower.

    What i did find was towing we were always looking for fuel,tank size was a PITA.
    Paul

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    It was the Perfect Storm of Goodness...
    Average speed camera- so Cruise control set to 110- Check!
    Flat as a pancake- Check!
    Totally calm- Check!
    Zero traffic- Check!
    "How long since you've visited The Good Oil?"

    '93 V8 Rossi
    '97 to '07. sold.
    '01 V8 D2
    '06 to 10. written off.
    '03 4.6 V8 HSE D2a with Tornado ECM
    '10 to '21
    '16.5 RRS SDV8
    '21 to Infinity and Beyond!


    2017 Crusader Excalibur Prince
    A whole lotta Rosie-


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