Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Nozza, Jul 18, 2018.
It is brilliant. If I am depressed or anxious, the "crazy dog" session fixes me up.
I probably should be in the Kombi Dogs thread now......
Awwwwww - this makes me happy
A bit wild on the Bay this morning for much.
Almost too wild for our beach walk.
Still a good morning for Sam.
Yep, Melbourne weather is a bit feisty today!
Shortened some twist lock poles for the edges of Sam's side awning.
Poles were OK but when folded were too long to fit in the "wardrobe" cupboard.
Had to take 70mm off each, stressful to make sure I wasn't destroying the twist lock, or making them too short to do the job.
Not just MEL..... we had the coldest summer day in 32 years today.
Another wild morning in Melbourne.
Another trip to the beach in Sam with Willow.
Another abbreviated beach walk with Willow, but really enjoying driving Sam.
Bit of a white knuckle trip to the Island with 30 knot crosswinds most of the way.
Trial run on the side awning and poles.
All went together extremely well - very pleased.
Return trip from the Island in similar 30 knot cross winds.
Sam performed really well, sitting on 80 - 90 km/h without too much trouble.
Amazed by the fuel consumption - around town he gets 18 - 20 litres / 100km, on this return 250km trip he got 13 litres / 100km in pretty unfavourable conditions.
Also amazed by the joy he continues to spread - when I was filling up pre trip, a truckie fueling up commented on how wonderful he looked.
Then fueling up after the trip a bloke yelled out "Yes" and gave me the thumbs up.
Driving home, I was surprised the car behind me waiting to turn on to Boundary Road hadn't passed me as we pulled out - it was because he was pacing me taking photos of Sam on his phone. He tooted and gave me a thumbs up too.
Loving it but will hand Sam over to Louise shortly.
Wow ! 18-2oltrs/100 km seems a LOT of fuel.....
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Agree with Mark.
18 a horrible number.
Worth running thru the system and getting settings fine tuned.
I know how to calculate fuel consumption.
Has taken a lot of tuning to get him to where he is.
Would like it to be better, but 5 minute trips with 5 minutes warm up time aren't going to return spectacular results.
What do others get, honestly?
Even my very thirsty T3’s do 15.4l per hundred at worst, when driven hard.
13 to 15 is by my reckoning 0.86% difference.
Or maybe it's 2 % depending on how you calculate it.
Not bad for a vehicle 20 (?) years older.
Difference to 18 is similarly small.
It's an auto.
I have older Jags that get worse economy, despite what is claimed.
Enjoy my joy, not my fuel consumption!!!!
Short cold trips will throw the average out.
Prob still too cold weather wise to back off choke .
Refreshed motors and carbs on 2l regularly achieve 10.5-11 on hwy.
An average for most with miles on them and untouched carbs tend to do 12-12.5. hwy.
Would expect a bit higher for auto.
Can't remember what the kids one was .
Probably a litre at least.
Around town is dependent on type of traffic but usualy a loss ( manual) from 12 hwy to 15 ish town running on an average Kombi.
All I do normally is short cold trips.
Again, differences small percentages
If you’re happy with those figures, that’s all that matters
I just know that a stock engine is capable of better ....
My 2ltr dual carb, manual...all stock .....returns 12 ish around town based on a 25 km commute each way and anything down to low 10’s on a freeway run.....it’s a fully loaded camper driven every day.
Another enjoyable morning with Sam.
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