my consumption, does this sound about right?

Discussion in '5th Generation (1992-1995)' started by Zoaib, Friday 20th Nov, 2009.

  1. Zoaib Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    i got a EG bali 1.3

    there isnt much power, its only a 1.3, but im only really getting like 220 miles for a full tank (i think its a 45 litre tank inc reserve).

    its near enough 5miles for a litre of petrol. i don't drive at ridiculously high revs, if im late for uni then i put my foot down and rinse it abit but don't go over 5-6k revs.

    in general i shift at around 3k. i think its not too bad, but being a 1.3, i don't get to a great speed shifting at that sort of range.

    anyhow, my brothers got a 1.8 astra, and that gets him like 350 minimum on a fulltank. im thinking wtf. a 1.3 should be atleast a bit more economical wouldn't you say?

    what you think?
  2. Edd Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Do some weight reduction, your right foot is a good place to start.
  3. slinky1989 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    It depends entirely on your driving.

    In my old DX I used to get 350 by driving like a complete saint, but if I just drove normally, I often surprised myself with how heavy my right foot was when it turned out I was getting about 250.

    Basically, you may not know you're doing it, but you're probably revving higher more than you think.
  4. Zoaib Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    i forgot to mention, im having a few idle problems and alot of knocking noises aswel, which should be sorted this week,

    sometimes if i let it idle, it drops realy low and cuts out after about 5-10 seconds, so i hold idle at around 1k when im waiting at traffic lights, but only rarely when the idles playing up alot. i don't think that should affect how many miles im getting too much, should it?
  5. Jonnay Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    You're getting less MPG than i am in a b18 EG :|
  6. pickles2010 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    haha i only get 220 miles to my tank with b16a2 haha but i do have a heavy right foot :s
  7. tomcyk Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    that don't help the chap lads :Smile:

    if its 1.3 try air filters, if you get a lot of knocks, maybe injectors ?? (does it have injectors? )sound like fuel/air problem for me, don't get enough of air....
  8. ek-greeny Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    It's carb. Give it a service Inc new fuel air and plugs, drive consistently for a tank of fuel and see what you get. I used to get 300+ from my eg3 from a tank
  9. LIMER Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    its because it's a carbed engine they are truely shit on fuel the eg3's
  10. Zoaib Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    yea its a carb, done a thorough carb clean a month ago, and a few quick ones every week . got it serviced around 2 months ago. the oil is still quite black though, i was thinking to change that again and see if it helps.

    but yea, im sure i should get more MPG. anyone know what i should do for my low idle, should i adjust it?

    btw thanks tomcyk
  11. ek-greeny Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    What's it idling at. Also do you let it warm up before driving or jump in and go in the mornings?
  12. Zoaib Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    id say between 500-300ish. as in less than 1k. so it switches off easily.

    NA the engine has a "warmup" procedure, where it warms up to 3k, then drops down to normal idle. so i always sit in the car while the engine warms up evryday for about 2minutes
  13. PittStop Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    stop/start driving uses ALOT of fuel, i probably use 70% more fuel waiting in traffic getting into uni than driving there on the motorway
  14. johnb25-6 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    mines exactly the same but runs basically perfectly from what i can tell

    eg3 carbs are cursed with shit economy from everything I've seen.
  15. ek-greeny Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Sounds normal to me. My eg3 ran mint, there good cars, well as good as the person that looks afta it
  16. warnic05 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    My eg4 averages out at 25-30mpg.. They just seem to love the fuel, esp with a heavy right foot. lol
  17. ek-greeny Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    My eg3 could use a quarter tank in 20mins if I caned it or if it went steady the same amount could last me 2 days
  18. Zoaib Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    im experimenting this week, im not going above 2.5k revs for a shift and i won't put my foot down.

    but im sure i stil won't get more then 250, 280 miles...
  19. johnb25-6 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    for all the hassle its worth to get an extra 40 miles out of a tank i can't justify driving like a granny
  20. murgy Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    all about fuel compsumption my car started life a d15b2 and now siince i put the b16a2 in it seems tog ET better MPG to be honest like idk wht it just does :Smile: and it had 2 d15b2's in it and this is now my 1st b16a2 unless i have my foot down it drinks it fast yeah but it overall seems better