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Old 06-06-2017, 07:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Was it available only with the 2.0L engine in Australia? Here in Brazil there were 3 engine options, the early 8-valve 2.0L, then a 16-valve 1.6L and a 16-valve 2.0L, and 1.9L turbodiesel versions for export to Argentina and Uruguay. IIRC only the 2.0L 8-valve and the turbodiesel had never been available with automatic transmission.
I don't know about the 8-valve engines but the 1.6 and 2.0 16V were both available here and I actually had both. The 1.6 was a K4VM and the 2.0 was the F4R that was mated with the Auto. Having had both I actually prefer the 1.6 K4M but they are cheap crappy engines and the mechanics hate them.

Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
How did you get that fuel economy improvement in the L300? Adjusting the carburettor to run leaner or keeping lower RPM in a taller gear?

I had an electric water pump and a switch. I'd pump water into the carby with a spray module. It was calibrated to work best at 1100 rpm which was low speed driving.

Due to the increased torque I could drive in the next higher gear.

I found that I could run 50% water by volume and that would give 30% fuel saving going from 14L/100km down to 9L/100km. It also got a lot more power so the life of the vehicle was extended by an extra 10 years over what it was designed for.

A closeup on the next car:

It was great to own and drive. I didn't have a good enough system for it to be saleable but it suited what I needed it for.
2003 Renault Scenic - 30% more power with no loss in fuel economy.
1991 Toyota GT4 - more economical before ST215W engine-swap.
previous: Water-Injected Mitsubishi ~33% improved.
future - probably a Prius

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