mpg for 2.0 over 4800km

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mpg for 2.0 over 4800km

Post by knpenny » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:17 pm

Just completed trip from Franche-compte to isle of man to salisbury to stourport to edinburgh to isle of skye and back to Franche-comte,
With conversion tintop bike rack roof rails and quite a bit of gear inside, 31mpg mostly motorways but did do alot of back roads round scotland. Quite pleased overall :wink:
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Post by Bob » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:28 pm

Sounds pretty goo to me. 8)

And good to meet you both at Stourport. :D
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Post by knpenny » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:35 pm

Hi bob, hope the rest of the bash went well and it was really nice to meet you and the missus, hope i didnt kill your ears with "its a kind of magic" anyhoo, I was fair chuffed with that and used the sat nav to good effect by finding supermarket fuel stations along most of the route. :wink:
Incidently the cheapest place we got fuel was on the isle of wight at 1.13 per litre. But to be honest i'll not be going there again as its not really wild camping friendly, and you have to pay for parking in most places. :roll:
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Post by Flanners » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:13 pm

Just had 4 days away with days out and 'wild camping' on the North Norfolk and Suffolk coasts (did about 500 odd miles)...great weather too. Two of us in a converted van, Bongo returned as always circa 30mpg. Got back midday today as the rain set in for the Bank Holiday :cry:
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Post by Flanners » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:30 pm

Actually got the receipts out and re-did the calcs, got 32.8mpg. Found that 2500rpm at roughly 56mph was the sweetspot.
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Re: mpg for 2.0 over 4800km

Post by BongoBongo123 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:41 pm

Good for a petrol, I doubt I get that from my 2.0 petrol car.
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Post by teenmal » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:20 pm

BongoBongo123 wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:41 pm Good for a petrol, I doubt I get that from my 2.0 petrol car.



My car is a 1.6 Hdi 6 speed all the bells and flutes,£20 a year road tax 52 MPG around town 70 MPG on a clear run, and it goes like a bat out of hell. :D
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Post by mikeonb4c » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:29 pm

teenmal wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:20 pm
BongoBongo123 wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:41 pm Good for a petrol, I doubt I get that from my 2.0 petrol car.



My car is a 1.6 Hdi 6 speed all the bells and flutes,£20 a year road tax 52 MPG around town 70 MPG on a clear run, and it goes like a bat out of hell. :D
But can you kip in it, cook in it, crap in it etc ;-) :shock: :lol:
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Re: mpg for 2.0 over 4800km

Post by teenmal » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:29 am

mikeonb4c wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:29 pm
teenmal wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:20 pm
BongoBongo123 wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:41 pm Good for a petrol, I doubt I get that from my 2.0 petrol car.



My car is a 1.6 Hdi 6 speed all the bells and flutes,£20 a year road tax 52 MPG around town 70 MPG on a clear run, and it goes like a bat out of hell. :D
But can you kip in it, cook in it, crap in it etc ;-) :shock: :lol:



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Re: mpg for 2.0 over 4800km

Post by mikeonb4c » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:52 am

teenmal wrote: Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:29 amYip, kip and cook , CRAP NO I am civilised and house trained. [-X [-X :lol:
Oh dear. No wild camping for you then m'lad (short of the dreaded trowel option - now that IS uncivilised)
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Post by teenmal » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:05 pm

Well if you are talking about camping , I would use my Motorhome it has all the luxuries that one would require. I mainly use the bongo as a van for carting stuff about. :D and the car for social events and going to the Bookies. 8)
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Post by mikeonb4c » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:05 pm

teenmal wrote: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:05 pm Well if you are talking about camping , I would use my Motorhome it has all the luxuries that one would require. I mainly use the bongo as a van for carting stuff about. :D and the car for social events and going to the Bookies. 8)
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Re: mpg for 2.0 over 4800km

Post by BongoBongo123 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:43 pm

There is much to be said in terms of MPG for a modern computerised engine and a lightweight car.

My car is very heavy, has a SOHC engine design, is 3 speed auto 21 years old. Efficient it is not
but has been very reliable and zero rust so I am kind of happy. The 30MPG bit is less satisfying
but it keeps the town miles off the Bongo components. The Bongo only does easy on the drive train
miles.