Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by DarKasH69 » February 11th, 2015, 5:45 am

For a side note : this is the second time I've filled her up and this tank averaged 8.86 lt/100km or 11.27km/1lt. The Truck now has 1300(odd)km on the clock. Still tight but good mileage so far.

Figures are to be expected due ti getting revs up higher through this period of tank. Plus I only used half a tank. Lower half would have been lighter and better mileage part of the tank I'd be thinking.
But good figures anyway. So far.
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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by DarKasH69 » February 26th, 2015, 7:33 pm

Third tank. Wanted to see how far I could drive after the low fuel warning came on. Lol. It did say 70km to go before it stayed on.
Filled up 73.5lt for a distance of 865.2km
Average of 8.49lt/100km. 11.77km/lt.
Getting better and I've been really getting the revs up and pushing it along.
That was with Caltex and 200ml of 2stroke

I've filled it this time with BP and added ( by mistake ) about 400ml. Whoops.

Might refuel after a few hundred km to level out the 2stroke percentage.
But not too worried.
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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by Nutta » March 1st, 2015, 2:56 pm

Christ mine was reading 16.9 lph this week!

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by crakrz7 » March 1st, 2015, 4:29 pm

Darkash69, if I read correctly, you filled her up with 73lts. Are you comfortable running around with 5 lts left in the tank? I wonder where impurities would settle. Won't be long until your sitting on the side of the road if that is common practice. Just my 2c.

The reason I mention this is- people always ask "how many k's do you get out of a tank?" I wouldn't have a clue as I would never let the level get below quarter. These are usually the same people that have injector and pump issues before everyone else.
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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by DarKasH69 » March 1st, 2015, 6:19 pm

Yes. True. Very true.
And normally I wouldnt.
But as its new and hasn't had time for sediment to settle in tank I thought I'd push the range out.
Now I know what I can get in a tight engine. I'm happy to know if I was ever stuck between a road and no servo , then I would know the distance before having to walk hahaha

If I was to leave TrucK sitting for a while and not use the fuel then yes sediment would start to build up.
But I'm sure the filter will catch any fine bit pushed through in the time I use a tank up.

Appreciate the heads up anyway. Cheers.
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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by mydmax » March 1st, 2015, 7:30 pm

Algae will grow if present, and left there, but there won't be any sediment build up if left for a while if there is no sediment in there in the first place.
The notion of a low tank picking up the stuff in the lank is a bit silly to me. If there is crap in the tank, during the use of many fills of fuel you will pick up the crap anyway. That is what filters are fitted for.
The only thing which will happen with a low tank is to suck up the higher concentration of crap in a shorter time and that will unexpectedly block a filter. Just a faster process than normal.

The filter system should, If working properly, catch the rubbish and provide clean fuel for the engine. Crap or no crap. Can't see how it will accelerate the demise of a fuel pump. Those contaminants are what is coming through as per normal.
There is a lot of Old Wives tales or Mates tales which people are happy to believe, not sure why!

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by DarKasH69 » March 1st, 2015, 8:56 pm

Yes. Very good point.
With fuel sloshing around within the tank. Any crap, if present, would be sucked up into the fuel line and eventually through filtration.
I suppose if running low often, and increasing the higher percentage of pickup of crap in bottom of tank, then changing the filter or at least checking it more often would be a wise choice.

I'm thinking of fitting up a clear bowl setup ( not sure the precise name of it ) so as to monitor it better.

At the moment I'm wanting better tyres for traction on the road lol. In the wet the standard tyres are CRAP( BECAUSE YA can't write *****). Lol
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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by Angry Collie » April 3rd, 2015, 11:00 pm

Hi Guys
New to the forum so howdy to all.
Have the new 2014 Collie in the auto dual cab well body.
Running 3 in lift and 265 70 17 with roof rack.
All city driving and currently sitting at 15.4lph.
On the occasional hwy run got 260 to half a tank.
Any thoughts as I'm thinking I should've kept my 2007 petrol

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by DarKasH69 » April 4th, 2015, 2:49 pm

Just did my 9th fill in the 2015 Collie

Did a run up to Maryborough from Gosford. Left 12.30am Friday and just got back to Gosford at 12.30pm Sat.
Yes Fukn. Tired lol
Anyway got a great long run test as you can imagine.
As you can see below the fuel range isn't too bad.
Again it's a Manual.
(9th fill)-53.07lt/721.5km BP
Average. 7.36lt/100km(13.6km/lt) no 2T

I notice also I have been getting more KM/LT without 2T Oil !!!
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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by riagan » April 5th, 2015, 8:59 am

5000km since the 15k service mines been averaging 13.7L/100km but its always towing

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by Sim79 » April 5th, 2015, 11:22 am

Done 28,000 now
9L is average

Anyone that's concered with there high fuel consumption, take a look at the mods you did.
They can all be removed and your fuel consumption will be back to stock.
E.g roof rack if you don't needed it everyday remove it, bigger tyres only fit them when going for a 4x4.
Just those to can save you 4-5L per hundred

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by DarKasH69 » April 5th, 2015, 12:04 pm

Great suggestion Sim79.
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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by Angry Collie » April 6th, 2015, 8:37 am

Hi Sim
Do you think this will be making that much of difference to my Ltr/p100.
Heard guys mention over fueling do you think this could be it.
Know of other guys ruining 4in lift and 33's still running at arpund 600km p tank city driving and even better on hwy runs.
Spoke to another guy who done some work for me who pulls twin axle trailer and usually carries a pack of bricks in the back of it ( build feature walls for pools) and always runs high 600's to a tank.
Mines just getting worse every tank. Last tank put in 72ltrs and didn't even make 500

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by DarKasH69 » April 6th, 2015, 10:50 am

Angry Collie wrote:Hi Guys
New to the forum so howdy to all.
Have the new 2014 Collie in the auto dual cab well body.
Running 3 in lift and 265 70 17 with roof rack.
All city driving and currently sitting at 15.4lph.
On the occasional hwy run got 260 to half a tank.
Any thoughts as I'm thinking I should've kept my 2007 petrol
Can I ask what suspension your running to get 3" lift ?
Cheers mate.
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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by Sim79 » April 7th, 2015, 6:54 pm

Angry Collie wrote:Hi Sim
Do you think this will be making that much of difference to my Ltr/p100.
Heard guys mention over fueling do you think this could be it.
Know of other guys ruining 4in lift and 33's still running at arpund 600km p tank city driving and even better on hwy runs.
Spoke to another guy who done some work for me who pulls twin axle trailer and usually carries a pack of bricks in the back of it ( build feature walls for pools) and always runs high 600's to a tank.
Mines just getting worse every tank. Last tank put in 72ltrs and didn't even make 500
Yes roof racks chew a lot more fuel as your messing with the airodinamis of the car, bigger tyres weigh more so it's harder for the engine to turn them.
It's hard to tell what your issue is as I don't know what you have done to your car or how many klm it has done.
May be get a holden dealer to check it out.

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