Just got myself a diesel yaris

Discussion in 'Diesel powered automobiles' started by vtec-e, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    61.8 mpg U.S. is excellent fuel mileage. :D
  2. vtec-e

    vtec-e Celtic MPG Warrior

    Thanks guys. I'm still on my second tank but this coming week might see another fill. Mostly steady state driving at 80 to 90 kph. No 120kph runs at all so i should see some improvement on this one. There was a few frosty mornings but i had the grille completely blocked so warm up was quicker. Well, about 10 mins for the blue thermometer light to go off.

  3. Harold

    Harold Well-Known Member

    Boy those are great numbers for tank # 1! You should improve considerable on that? H
  4. vtec-e

    vtec-e Celtic MPG Warrior

    I filled up last night and the results weren't as good as i'd hoped.:( I "only" got 3.91 L/100k. Which is still great, don't get me wrong. It's just that i was trying more than my last tank and did worse. Having said that, there is the issue of the recent cold(er) spell which must have hurt my mpg more than the last tank.
    I also found a place to buy a scangauge here in Ireland! I rang the guy and he said he had some and sold loads in the run up to Christmas! So it seems there are some closet hypermilers around here....:D
    I hope to get one next week and then the real fun can begin.:Banane09:

  5. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Still excellent, Ollie. :thumbs_up:

    You are going to have a ball with the SG!! :D
  6. vtec-e

    vtec-e Celtic MPG Warrior

    Had to fill up sooner than i'd have liked. I got 664 miles out of 43.38 litres. Thing is, i was trying hard and expected more. I thinking this soot build up is the cause so i'll need to do some hot runs to clear her throat so to speak. Still no SG so i'm flying blind.

  7. vtec-e

    vtec-e Celtic MPG Warrior

    I had to drive in the snow yesterday (4 to 5 inches) and found that my little yaris is a closet snowmobile!
    There were suv's and cars skidding into ditches and each other. I was going up a hill and i just cruised on by, without even a hint of wheelslip! I thought the torque would cause problems but i think it actually helped. What surprised me even more was that i didn't have to bring the tires down from sidewall max. Plenty of grip and only the odd bit of ABS going off. Oh, and i ordered my scangauge. Should have it before the weekend.:woot:

  8. vtec-e

    vtec-e Celtic MPG Warrior

    Got my scangauge and i think its dialled in correctly. Well, the speed matches the cars speedo. Anyway, a 15km return trip today got me 3.2L/100k which is a relief since i replaced the rear hub last week. It got real noisy and must have been dragging like a good thing! The junkyard replacement is slightly noisy but free as a bird. It cost 50 euro compared to a 250 euro new one. I might have to get a new one at some point.
    I've noticed how much the cabin fan affects the load on the engine. About 1 or 2 percent. Thats a lot! Man i love the scangauge! Also noticed that the engine takes FOREVER to warm up. Out comes the cardboard!


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