LPG Fumigation: economy of 6.5 Chev since removal

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 13:09
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G'day,
Just in case anybody might be interested......

As one of the weight reduction initiatives I employed back around September 2008, I decided to remove the large LPG cylinder on the Patrol with a possible idea of later adding a smaller tank if the economy was thought to have been too adversely affected.

Well, I've finally got around to working the numbers out.... (only because I'm scratching around, trying to find reasons to stay inside out of the 43oC heat)....hahahaha

So, I did the calculations from April 07 to 9/9/08 (when the LPG was running constantly). Over a distance of 35,001 klm I used 5,511.60 litres of diesel = 15.74 L/100 or 6.35 Klm/litre (plus the LPG which was a total of 1,502.12 litres).

Since the LPG was removed, I have used 1,242.53 litres of diesel to cover 7,682 klm = 16.17 L/100 klm or 6.18 Klm/litre.

Also, I haven't noticed any loss of power without the LPG onboard.

So, the decision has been made...... the LPG will not be re-fitted.

Cheers

Roachie
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 13:33

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 13:33
Yerrr Bill...nothing in it, eh?

Anyway now you are shod of the weight you can carry more stuff somewhere else...lol

BTW if you want to type a ° (degree indicator) type Alt 248 on the keyboard and it will show up after the numbers.

Yeah, I'm hiding in the house as well!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 13:57

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 13:57
Okay, just testing that suggestion (never heard it before)

43Alt 248

Hmmmmm, my puter must be different to yours mate....

Roachie



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Follow Up By: DesF - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:02

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:02
Hi Willem, can you explain the procedure to get the degree sign to appear, have tried above but no luck "alt 248" is all I got .
Cheers Des.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:04

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:04
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:04

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:04
48 ° c
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:11

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:11
My puter must be like Willems, by pressing the 'alt' key and at the same time type '248' on the number pad it will work. ie 43° I'm not sure that it will work if you use the numbers on the top of your keyboard.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:33

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:33
° IT got to be on the numeric keypad

If you google "ascii character map" you'll find many others


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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:18

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:18
Ok that explains it....I've got a laptop so no main keypad for numerals... but I wonder if Alt + Fn + 248 will work?

43?

Hmmmmmm; what's that bloody thing?????? hahaha
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:14

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:14
to find the character map on your puter click
"start"
"all Programs"
"accessories"
"system Tools"
"character map"

if you click on a character it shows the shortcut keystroke on the bottom right hand side of the table or you can just select copy and paste
eg
? + ? = ?
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:19

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:19
what happend to the copy once i posted it?

that didnt work...hahahaha

what about alt+0176 for the degree symbol...here goes
°
that works when typing but what happens when i submit it?
here goes
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:23

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:23
?+?=?


lets see if that works
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:24

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:24
looks like you can only copy some characters
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:25

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:25
Thanks to some info I just obtained from thread number 65600, I have worked out that if I hold down the "Fn" and "Alt" buttons and then use my tongue to press the "ku8" keys, I will get...... 43°.....

daaa-daaa!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 18:29

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 18:29
wheres the Fn button
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 19:18

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 19:18
On a Laptop "function"
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:13

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:13
Roachie

do you have to add the two fuel amounts together and get 7013.72 liters of fuel for 35001 km's traveled?

because that = 4.99 km/liter now I'm no bank manager but thats not good is it? now I've any been out of bed 1 hour, LOL, so a little slower than usual..

by the way it's only 36 ° c here in Perth.

Cheers

Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:23

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:23
It's only 29°C here in Darwin and a beautiful sunny day..... Eat ya heart out guys.....
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:24

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:24
G'day Richard,

No, as I said in the original post (quote): "So, I did the calculations from April 07 to 9/9/08 (when the LPG was running constantly). Over a distance of 35,001 klm I used 5,511.60 litres of diesel = 15.74 L/100 or 6.35 Klm/litre (plus the LPG which was a total of 1,502.12 litres). " (unquote.....)

So I used 5,511.60 diesel + 1,502.12 of LPG for the period between 04/07 and 09/08 during which period I did 35,001 klms.

The 2nd lot of figures are from 09/09 to 01/09 and are totally separate; NOT to be added.

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:38

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:38
Thanks

I think that makes sense.. :-)

Cheers
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Reply By: DesF - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:27

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:27
HI. Thanks for that, when I did Num Lock on the laptop it worked ok, they are a pain without the full keyboard.
Thanks again. Des. 42° today.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 23:19

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 23:19
Here is a paper on the subject written by an automotive engineer - with no axe to grind - he has no pecuniary interest in them.

LINK

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