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High mileage club

naki_k
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Re: High mileage club

Postby naki_k » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:38 pm

katar83 wrote:
naki_k wrote:
katar83 wrote:


Covid did even a better job, I haven't put petrol in it since March, although used 2 tanks of LPG... :lol:


It’s somewhat annoying that LPG has not gone down at all, despite crude oil prices dropping through the floor. Talk about the biggest con! I assume it’s the same aroumd your way. Most Places up here are still charging 62-70p/L!
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

naki_k
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Re: High mileage club

Postby naki_k » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:41 pm

abercanadian wrote:
katar83 wrote:Clearly Larry has an elephant foot or/and drives mainly in town :lol:
Mixed driving should always generally give 20+ mpg, especially with us gallons. If it doesn't - something is not right. Main culprits would be old o2 sensor, leaky injectors, tps not correctly setup, air leaks, fuel pressure regulator, etc, etc.

Well no US gallons here, we use real gallons but have more traffic lights than you can shake a stick at - I have to negotiate about a dozen intersections every few hundred yards on a cold engine before I get out of town and that does not help with the overall consumption.

Things that have been replaced :
o2 sensor
Maf
ICV
injectors
TPS calibrated
No air leaks
FPR.
Temp sensor
All other sensors etc
Air Filter
Intake cleaned out every spring.

I do drive rather "spiritedly" and tend to boot it at traffic lights :lol: but on a long run can get 12-13l/100k.

Keep in mind the Canadian cars are fitted with EGR and air pumps and I believe slightly lower compression than UK cars - plus I run regular gas not premium (and have for several years with no ill effects).



The only things that haven't been changed are the ECU and the catalytic converters, but I'm not short on power so it would take a lot of aggro to get me under there eff'ing around with exhaust clamps etc.

Main thing is, I really don't care about the MPG, it's just the cost of owning an XJ40 as a daily.

Larry

That’s a good point on the EGR/ emissions stuff. They do sap power, which means you have to push the pedal harder.
Can you get away with ditching it, or is that a big no no?
People in the U.K. (especially with Land Rovers) seem quite keen on EGR blanking/ delete over here.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

katar83
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Re: High mileage club

Postby katar83 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:48 pm

naki_k wrote:
katar83 wrote:
naki_k wrote:


Covid did even a better job, I haven't put petrol in it since March, although used 2 tanks of LPG... :lol:


It’s somewhat annoying that LPG has not gone down at all, despite crude oil prices dropping through the floor. Talk about the biggest con! I assume it’s the same aroumd your way. Most Places up here are still charging 62-70p/L!


Luckily I have an LPG station, 3 minutes from home and they have it for 55.9p for the past 2 years I think now.
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1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
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naki_k
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Re: High mileage club

Postby naki_k » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:25 pm

katar83 wrote:
naki_k wrote:
katar83 wrote:
Covid did even a better job, I haven't put petrol in it since March, although used 2 tanks of LPG... :lol:


It’s somewhat annoying that LPG has not gone down at all, despite crude oil prices dropping through the floor. Talk about the biggest con! I assume it’s the same aroumd your way. Most Places up here are still charging 62-70p/L!


Luckily I have an LPG station, 3 minutes from home and they have it for 55.9p for the past 2 years I think now.


That’s good going relatively, but the whole point with it, is it supposed to be priced in line with petrol prices. So it should have gone down, but of course hasn’t. Just watch though, they will happily put it up.
I was considering another Lpg vehicle, but I have held off for now.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

abercanadian
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Re: High mileage club

Postby abercanadian » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:54 am

naki_k wrote:That’s a good point on the EGR/ emissions stuff. They do sap power, which means you have to push the pedal harder.
Can you get away with ditching it, or is that a big no no?
People in the U.K. (especially with Land Rovers) seem quite keen on EGR blanking/ delete over here.

I suppose I could plug the throttle body inlet and blank off the valve but to be honest, after all this time I don't feel motivated to potch about with the car ..she's running fine, starts right up and never lets me down.

What more can you ask of a 26 year old daily?

Larry
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