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Fuel mileage 7 months 3 weeks ago #31343

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Ah, the joys of Imperial gallons vs U.S. Gallons vs Liters per 100 kilometers vs miles per gallon !
That's why I stay Ole School with M.P.G.  I simply can't grasp kilometers per liter.

Even simpler:  When it quits.....you're close to empty......switch to Reserve.  When that quits....your walking !   While hiking to the closest gas station you can calculate steps per 100 meters !  

That would be 124.  We had to know that in the Army.
 
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Fuel mileage 7 months 2 weeks ago #31344

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"That would be 124.  We had to know that in the Army."

Air force:  Lbs of fuel-burn per minute at Full Combat Power setting.  I'll take the smell of Jet-A over a pair of stinky marching boots....any day !
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Fuel mileage 7 months 2 weeks ago #31350

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Just a little off with the math Holger. He traveled 272.7 Kilometers using 13.285 liters. 272.7 KM= 2.727  100KM

13.285 liters / 2.727 (100 km) = 4.87 L/100 KM

@ KawBoy: Thanks, gives a good insight into my abilities in math

Did he go behind a trailer @ 80 k ms/ hour for the whole distance. That is a very good rate ...

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Fuel mileage 7 months 1 week ago #31352

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"Did he go behind a trailer @ 80 k ms/ hour for the whole distance."

    Good one !  

I leave the "drafting" to the Budweiser Team !    I did however play leap-frog with one transport truck for 30 K. . 
Many years ago I did draft a transport, up close and personal.  It was quite remarkable how much throttle could be backed-off.   The driver apparently didn't appreciate my initiative to save fuel so he tapped the trailer brakes enough to give a good puff of smoke.  I got the message !   I never did like the smell of burning rubber
   
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Fuel mileage 7 months 1 week ago #31357

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I did that once on a Honda V65 Sabre and it was like riding in a vacuum.  After the engine temperature rose to the point of activating the fan, I moved on.
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