CR-V Not about THAT specifically, crusing....

Discussion in 'Lounge & Gossip' started by Chrispike, Monday 10th Sep, 2018.

  1. Chrispike Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Trying to gain maximum MPG from my CDTI CR-V-

    Im doing A/B roads, doing anywhere between 30-60 at various points, what gear should I be in to maximise MPG?

    I've been doing

    30 - 4th
    40 - 5th
    50+ 6th

    But i'm wondering if 6th is more of a 70mph gear and if i'd do better in 5th at 50/60 and 4th at 40.

  2. 1066Boy Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Throttle position is more important. Light throttle sitting 2-3000 revs. :Smile: Works for me.

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  3. Chrispike Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Nice 1066boy! Is that a petrol though?

    Light throttle I can do. Just need that sweet spot of engine revs to hold it at (And to stop using cruise control all the time)
  4. 1066Boy Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Yep, 1.8 petrol Civic Type-S. Check what revs you are at, 90Km or 56Mph in top gear. :Smile:
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  5. Chrispike Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Right, did a test run today, 40 odd miles.

    I was at just over half a tank left and about 43.7mpg according to computer. I switched to B outside Gloucester and reset it. After my run to Malvern and back, being a gear lower than I otherwise would, I arrived in work on 50mpg and got home on 48.6 MPG based on my trip of just over 40 miles. The A reading for MPG (the tank so far) has gone up to 44.2mpg.
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  6. Davej5 Premium Member Club Supporter

    Dave Cornwall
    You want to keep it at maximum torque which on a diesel is about 2000 RPM.
  7. Chrispike Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thank you! Today, i've been changing up at around 2000rpm, but a few of the gears do seem to sit near that, i'll try to keep it closer to 2000rpm tomorrow and see what happens!

    A 4mpg increase (assuming the computer can be relied upon) will mean an extra day per tank!
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  8. 1066Boy Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Sitting at 85 mph for hours on end on the French toll roads. All done on a light throttle. :Smile:

    - - - Updated - - -
    This included 700 miles+ each way and a couple of hundred miles of playing in the mountains with 2nd gear hairpins.
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  9. Chrispike Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I've been working on light throttle. B has setted at around 47.8mpg and A has gone up to over 45mph now. The higher revs are working!
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  10. Chrispike Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    New week, new tank!

    After my journey of 40 odd miles today, am on 47.5 MPG! Its working!!
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  11. Chrispike Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Finished up on over 45mpg by the computer. Filled up and put the details into fuely. 41mpg :Frown: