fuel equations

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00
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can some one give me an easy equation for working out ltrs per 100k
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Reply By: mal - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00
I don't know whether this will help you Tanya but the following conversion calculation tables might assist you...litres per 100 ks...miles per gallon etc...the calculator certainly helped me because I still remember mpg moreso than kpl's....try this site
www.metroyamaha.com.au/tools.htm
good luck......mal


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Reply By: geoff - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00
Tanya see if you can follow, if you done 485k and used 70L of fuel then do this 485 divided by 70 =6.928 this represents 6.928k to the litre you then do this, 100 divided by 6.928=14.49 which represents 14.49L to the 100 k Hope this helps


Regards Geoff
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Follow Up By: Royce - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00
I can't understand why we go to the litres per hundred ks. Why not just say how far you go on a litre?
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Follow Up By: Stephenf - Thursday, Aug 29, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 29, 2002 at 00:00
Because that's what the government decided when we went metric in the seventies. Don't change now - it's taken me 30 years to get used to it!!
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Follow Up By: Brian - Sunday, Sep 01, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 01, 2002 at 00:00
I am forever confused at why people use the l /100km system (has it something to do with percentile or is it a ploy to use an inverted system to confuse people into thinking they are getting better than they are (consperisy theory). It would seam a logical progression to go from mpg to k/l. I personaly stick to k/l because on a trip I am always calculating (mentally) and k/l makes the calcs easer (ie 640 km to go / 8k/l = 80l do i have enough Fuel ?...yes)
Or i have 1 full jerry can full how far can i get @ 7k/l.....=140km.
l/100km makes them much harder ie 640km/100 =6.4 * 12.5 = ???? what was that first number????
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Reply By: Andy - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002 at 00:00
Tanya
Easiest way is ;
Fuel Used ( Say 90ltrs) divided by the units of 100Ks travelled.
eg 90 divided by 6.7 ( 670Kilometres) = 13.43ltrs per 100K's.
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Reply By: Savvas - Thursday, Aug 29, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 29, 2002 at 00:00
The logic behing litres/100kms is that it reflects consumption and not mileage. That is the higher the result, the more fuel used. When using kms per litre and miles per gallon, the lower the number, the higher the consumption. Some bureaucrats in the International Standards Organisation felt it wasn't logical, so they confounded us all with litres/100kms.
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Reply By: Ken R - Thursday, Aug 29, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 29, 2002 at 00:00
Tanya..Andy's way slightly quicker.Six of one ,half a dozen of another way is add two 00 to number of litres (per 100) 9000 divide by number of ks. 670 =13.43.
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Reply By: Bill - Thursday, Aug 29, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 29, 2002 at 00:00
Tanya, Andy is spot on ... If you used 90 litres for 535km, express your distance as hundreds - 535km is 5.35 hundreds. Then divide your fuel by that eg ... 90 litres divided by 5.35 is 16.82l/100.
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