Thursday, 24 September 2015

Exceeded 750 km on one tank

The challenge to better the One Tank 750 km mileage was first conceived on May 7, 2015.

You can read more here at my initial attempt.
http://eco-hondacar.blogspot.sg/2015/05/pacing-to-750-km-on-1-tank_7.html

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Vehicle setup

Stock setup - Honda Stream RN6 - Compact MPV
Similar engine to some Honda Civic: R18A - 1.8 L Auto
Motor Oil:  Shell Helix 5w-40
Fuel: Caltex 92
Tire: Goodyear Triple Max, Pressure between 32 to 36 PSI
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Finally on Sep 24, 2015, I succeeded with 753 km.

What is more impressive was the low fuel lamp lit up at 732.8 km compared to the previous tank at 642.2 km.

The tire pressure at end was 227 kPa (32.9 Psi) and it was not maintained at my usual 245 kPa (36 Psi) for some time.

http://www.fuelly.com/car/honda/stream/2008/ecohonda/336534

Left: Receipt Sep 14, 2015  /  Right: Receipt Sep 24, 2015

Here is a series of dashboard shots of distance vs fuel level






Finally the 750 km mark





Here is the 14.1 kpl average on 8,768.7 km accumulated so far.

This is a comparison to the similar engine type sedan (Honda Civic 1.8)

The difference is the body profile and weight.

Kerb weight Civic (Sedan) vs Stream (Compact MPV)
2600 lbs (1179 kg) vs 3020 lbs (1370 kg)

Not bad for a compact MPV to be driven efficiently to be placed in the same 14 kpl range as the sedan cousins.

You can find articles of my ride at eco-hondacar.blogspot.sg