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      12-19-2010, 04:51 PM   #67
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No matter what I do, I can't get under 11.9L/100km...arrgh.
Are you using 98RON fuel (or the NA equivalent?)

I find that I use a lot less when I get a good batch of 98 RON, than when I fill up with a 95 RON (minimum spec fuel).
Regrettably, we cannot get the 100RON here as easily as we used to.
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      12-19-2010, 05:24 PM   #68
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Are you using 98RON fuel (or the NA equivalent?)

I find that I use a lot less when I get a good batch of 98 RON, than when I fill up with a 95 RON (minimum spec fuel).
Regrettably, we cannot get the 100RON here as easily as we used to.
I'm using 91 octane up here in Canada, not sure how that translates into RON.
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      12-20-2010, 03:50 AM   #69
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I'm using 91 octane up here in Canada, not sure how that translates into RON.
check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating
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      12-20-2010, 01:50 PM   #70
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I'm using 91 octane up here in Canada, not sure how that translates into RON.
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Thx, so according to that link, I'm actually 95 or 96 RON.


to fellow Canadians>
Is 91 fuel good enough as I've seen 94 at some Petro-Canada pumps. Not sure if it makes a diff. I know using 89 is not good for the car in the long run.
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      12-20-2010, 02:01 PM   #71
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Hey Tranquility,

I usually stick with Shell V-Power (91), but do sometimes fill-up with Sunoco's (Petro-Can) 94.

I haven't noticed any difference between the two really, so generally just stick with the V-Power 91

Dave

EDIT: meant to add that I've been able to keep mine under 10L/100km when highway driving. City on the other hand, right around what you're getting....11L/100km.
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      12-20-2010, 02:12 PM   #72
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Hey Tranquility,

I usually stick with Shell V-Power (91), but do sometimes fill-up with Sunoco's (Petro-Can) 94.

I haven't noticed any difference between the two really, so generally just stick with the V-Power 91

Dave

EDIT: meant to add that I've been able to keep mine under 10L/100km when highway driving. City on the other hand, right around what you're getting....11L/100km.
I finally went down to 11.8 overall Thought my mileage indicator was permanently stuck at 11.9 lol.

I'm presently using 91 Petro-Canada...is there any diff vs Shell's 91? I guess you believe Shell's 91 is the best for the car? Thx, Dave.
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Tranquility, I am definitely not a fuel expert. Unfortunately, I couldn't tell you if Shell VP is any better than Petro's or Esso's for that matter. I generally fill-up with the Shell VP because there's a HUGE station right near my place & never any waiting!

There are a ton of articles on the subject, out there to read up on. I just don't have the patience (or technical background) to plow through all that information.

Frankly, I think any fuel you buy in Canada from a Tier 1 reseller, at the 91+ rating is going to be very suitable for your car(s).

Merry Christmas Tranquility!
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      12-20-2010, 04:21 PM   #74
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Tranquility, I am definitely not a fuel expert. Unfortunately, I couldn't tell you if Shell VP is any better than Petro's or Esso's for that matter. I generally fill-up with the Shell VP because there's a HUGE station right near my place & never any waiting!

There are a ton of articles on the subject, out there to read up on. I just don't have the patience (or technical background) to plow through all that information.

Frankly, I think any fuel you buy in Canada from a Tier 1 reseller, at the 91+ rating is going to be very suitable for your car(s).

Merry Christmas Tranquility!
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Ya, I feel that same way re fuel. I have the worst patience and tech backgrd lol. Thx and Merry Christmas to you also!
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      12-08-2011, 03:20 PM   #75
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I'm just over 1,000kms, driving mostly city:
18 US MPG | 12.5L/100 kms | 22 IMP MPG | 8 kms/L

Does mileage get better with age?

Here's a good converter to use:
http://www.tdiclub.com/misc/conversions.html
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I'm now under 7,000kms, still driving mostly city and now taking it easy since it's wintertime. Still, my mileage remains relatively high (although better than b4):
19.7 US MPG | 11.9L/100 kms | 23.7 IMP MPG | 8.4 kms/L
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I finally went down to 11.8 overall Thought my mileage indicator was permanently stuck at 11.9 lol.
Just an update (over 41,000km/25,476miles): I've been doing a LOT of highway driving, so the mileage went way down. Not sure if it's one of the lowest here, so let's find out:
25.0 US MPG | 9.4L/100 kms | 30.0 IMP MPG | 10.6 kms/L (pls use my fuel mileage converter above)
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      12-08-2011, 06:21 PM   #76
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Dudes, could you provide an update on fuel consumption of your E89 (just for comparison)? Your help is appreciated.
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Model: 30i manual
Engine idle rpm: 600
Mileage: 5569km (3460 miles)
Fuel consumption: 9.3 km per litre (21.87mpg)
never check and i dont care.
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      12-08-2011, 10:12 PM   #77
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Just an update (over 41,000km/25,476miles): I've been doing a LOT of highway driving, so the mileage went way down. Not sure if it's one of the lowest here, so let's find out:
25.0 US MPG | 9.4L/100 kms | 30.0 IMP MPG | 10.6 kms/L (pls use my fuel mileage converter above)
Are those figures coming from the car computer? If so they are probably not that accurate. Best way is just to dl an fuel log app. For both my cars I found it to be about 1km/L less than the cpu stats. That's around 10% off. As of now my average fuel consumption is 8.54km/L driving in hk with my current mod set up. I clear my on board stats every time I fill up and I almost get close to 10km/L but that's no where close to reality.
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      12-09-2011, 12:41 AM   #78
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Are those figures coming from the car computer? If so they are probably not that accurate. Best way is just to dl an fuel log app. For both my cars I found it to be about 1km/L less than the cpu stats. That's around 10% off. As of now my average fuel consumption is 8.54km/L driving in hk with my current mod set up. I clear my on board stats every time I fill up and I almost get close to 10km/L but that's no where close to reality.
Yes, the 9.4 is from the computer.
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      12-09-2011, 07:23 AM   #79
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Whatever my Fuelly badge says.

IMHO Fuelly is great for keeping track of your mileage compared to others. We could use more E89s in their DB!
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I'm only getting 16.9 mpg (US) in my 35i DCT after ~5000 miles. I guess I really have a lead foot...
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      12-10-2011, 10:38 PM   #81
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My 35i usually hits my target/goal of 21mpg in the city. My last road trip from LA to Monterey I got 33.1mpg going up with some air conditioning and roof up. Coming back I got 35.0 without any a/c. 65/70 mph average speeds.
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      12-11-2011, 01:47 PM   #82
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City shorts trips 16.4 mpg
Highway at 65mph cruise 28-32 mpg

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      12-11-2011, 04:11 PM   #83
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looked at wikipedia ron rating for petrol...
I use 95 ron eurosuper or one of this:
Shell V-Power in Italy and Germany 100ron
Eni(or Agip) Blu Super +(or Tech)( in Italy) 100
IP Plus 100 in Italy 100ron
Tamoil WR 100ron in Italy
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Still getting 11.0 litres per 100km.
Still driving it like I stole it.
22,000 kms down.
35is.
Life is short.
Fuel is cheap.
Fun is the answer.
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I get 15.7 mpg in my 35i (13k miles). LA Traffic = brutal.
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I get 21-23 around town and 26-27 freeway locked on 81. Three less than my '10 535i. go figure.
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I get 15.7 mpg in my 35i (13k miles). LA Traffic = brutal.

I do 100% city driving in sport mode and average 15 mpg using 89 octane gas with my 35i DCT in a medium sized town. If I take a trip on the highway I get a little over 30 mpg.
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