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Old 06-12-2014, 06:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings

Good day everyone!!

I've been following this forum for quite some time and I must say you are doing a great job!!

I'd like to share my experience with you.

I own a 1998 Rover 400, 2.0 Turbo diesel (same engine as a Honda Civic 2.0 diesel). Currently I'm getting 40 mpg (7 l/100 km) city driving and 70 mpg (4 l/100 km) highway which translates to a range of over 600 miles (1000 km) per tank.

Mods so far: installed an inter-cooler, changed wheels from 14" to 15" and tires from 205/55 to 185/65. I must say that the engine is NOT in any way electronically controlled, it's fully mechanical, so the result depends on the driving style.


Also I own a 2000 Honda CB500S. I keep wondering why people are getting poor mileage from this motorcycle. I don't use it for city driving, only highway and freeway. I have done about 6200 miles (10.000 km) this year and the results are the following:
steady driving through villages and accelerating up to 75 miles/h (120 km/h) of highways returns 70 mpg (about 4 l/100 km). I've checked it by simply adding 16 liters of gasoline on top of the reserve and just drove. The moment the speedometer showed 401 km (249 miles) I had to switch to reserve.

No mods so far, but planning to install one size smaller jets and change gear ratio to reduce rpm in 6th gear with 400 rpm.

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Old 06-12-2014, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That mileage for the CB500 really sounds good.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not sure though. Taking into account that even a modded FJ 1100 can return 70 mpg ..

fjowners.com/index.php?topic=7980.0

I will try to improve the CB. As I said, new jets, maybe needle adjustments, iridium spark plugs, smaller sprocket on the back and touring tires are on their way this summer. Oh, and a new thermostat ))
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to the posting side! Its good to hear from you. It sounds like you're getting pretty good mileage from both of your vehicles, good job!
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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gotta love desiels!!!!

how are your PSI???
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Third: Full underbelly pan
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Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am now running 10 PSI @ 2000rpm and 14PSI at 2300+RPM, but the engine never sees more than 3000 rpm.

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