Topic: 4AGE Fuel Consumption Trials

Hi Guys

I thought it would be a good idea to start a log of the mileage that you currently get with a specified amount of fuel.

I did a trial run since monday on the 20v and this is what i have gotten thus far.

Topped up R100 on reserve tank. It gave me 9.8 ltrs of gas.

I had to top up again this mornin with the tank level being more or less on par with the level on Monday.

I had done 111 km.

This driving involved stop and go traffic as well as highway driving. I tried to keep a light throttle as much as possible.. :rolleyes:

On the drive down to Cape Town i averaged between 600-650km per tank on a full load and 3 passengers.

I currently have the 5spd box in but i am quite certain that the 6 speed is much lighter on gas.

I would also like to see if the change in tyre size affects fuel consumption. I will do more logging and report back.

These should be our goals in this experiment.

1. What is the avg fuel consumption of a good running 4AGE / 4AGZE?
2. Does different brands of petrol give different consumption?
3. What are the other factors that affects fuel consumption? (tyre size, gearbox etc)

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Re: 4AGE Fuel Consumption Trials

Howzit Sam, I get around +-120 km on R 100 fuel. Thats driving in traffic stop and go. Also here I was as light on the throttle as possible. This with the long ratio 5spd box ( so rev to about 4000 rpm and change gear). Also my cab has 57mm xhorst and 17" tires all round).

I definately think that theres a difference in consumption according to what make of fuel you fill up with. I am currently very happy with Shell V Power 95. I noticed that the consuption gets really bad when I use Engen & Caltex fuel. Sasol and Shell give me around the same consumption but I use Shell as far as possible.

Just my 2c.....

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Thanks Kams....that some good feedback.

Ive been using BP consistantly now for the last few months......the 20v seems to like it.

I love V-Power as well and will give it a try later this week.

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Yep, my old man used to work for Shell and BP. He said that both shell & bp go through similar manufacturing processes. When I asked if Shell is the same as BP, he told me to shurrup and use SHELL VPOWER! I also tried BP the 20 likes it as well.

Another thing is if I fill Shell 93 I seem to get a few k's more, but she doesnt really have the overtaking power as the Vpower 95....

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The best consumption i ever got was 650km and that was with the 6-speed box and Engen unleaded.

I like BP and Shell, never notice a difference in consumption or performance though.

My take is that if a particular brand of fuel was superior in any way, everyone would be using it. But that isnt the case ;-)

On the long road, driving 200km to Montagu and 200km back, the 6-speed used half a tank, and thats taking it to 160 often.

The 5-speed used a bit more than half with the same driving style...

6-speed is definitely lighter cos of the 6th gear, 160 @ 4500RPM

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Howzit Guys,

I've got a 6 speed, and I've only been filling BP for a few weeks. On a R200 I have been getting 135k's constant (7.0l/100k), that's town driving only. I've tried Caltex, Engen and Shell, but my 20v seems to like BP 95 the best ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile
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Dev20V wrote:

Howzit Guys,

I've got a 6 speed, and I've only been filling BP for a few weeks. On a R200 I have been getting 135k's constant (7.0l/100k), that's town driving only. I've tried Caltex, Engen and Shell, but my 20v seems to like BP 95 the best ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile
I've got the std blade rims, Wildcat exhaust and branch....

That's very good for town driving.....very good indeed !


I remember my campus days with my 4AGZE Quest. Not sure what the price of petrol was back then but my record with R50 was just over 140 k's !

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TwincamSam wrote:
Dev20V wrote:

Howzit Guys,

I've got a 6 speed, and I've only been filling BP for a few weeks. On a R200 I have been getting 135k's constant (7.0l/100k), that's town driving only. I've tried Caltex, Engen and Shell, but my 20v seems to like BP 95 the best ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile
I've got the std blade rims, Wildcat exhaust and branch....

That's very good for town driving.....very good indeed !


I remember my campus days with my 4AGZE Quest. Not sure what the price of petrol was back then but my record with R50 was just over 140 k's !

Aaaah the good old days..  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile

Ya thats if you resist all temptaion to make that charger roar!!!!

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mm...and that was very hard indeed...!

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Howzit Gents,
I drove down to Durbz this weeknd and decided to check my fuel consumption there and back. Filled up in Jozy with Shell V Power (95) - on the trip down I was amazed at the fuel consuption -- 701 kms and I still had exactly quarter tank! (my best consuption ever) This was driving down averaging around 140km/h.

On the way up I filled BP 95 - Did 654 kms to home and the petrol light came on just as I turned into my driveway. Coming up I had a load and was also buttoning it to reach home before dark.

This 5 speed long ratio box goes awesome on long distance.

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sup guyz, although mine is jus a 16v, shell seems to be the better fuel all round, i managed to do 750k, best i got out of the cab, fillef up with BP, did the same driving, stop n go, distance, the usual n jus managed to get to 650k

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use R1 for every 1km on Shell & BP...sumtimes i can push out a bit more on these brands
I avoid Engen, Sasol - will occassionally use Caltex & Total if the above two are outta reach.

Found Shell to give good mileage on daily driving & when i used to run ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/wink
Total = best mileage so far

PS. this is with 15s and 17s - 6spd F-T-W!!! :mad:

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@ Kamz- Good mileage there bru but u have to understand that the mileage aquired on your trip from durbs to jhb was a nice long stretch with hardly any stop and go's.
Although, will all that said, its good to know that there are still 20's out there that get great mileage still. Well done Kamz. Keep her in good nick and she 'll run very well!!

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Hey guys, i have been using engen fuel for quiet some time now but for no apparent reason, just cos is just around the corner from home and its convenient.

With all the comments made, im definately gonna try  bp and shell next time i fill.

Sam, i just thought id mention something, after my new motor went it, i tried my fuel consumption on numerous times. U know, that i always fill my tank up!!!

My test was done on everyday driving in durban with plenty stop and go's. I manage to get around 740km/ tank by the time im empty and thats with tearing it here and there. When driving like a ferry, i pull close onto 790km/tanks.

Just an illustration, im currently doing 477km's and its sitting a fraction below the half mark. I really seem to be enjoying th car. As for the oil, thats a whole differnt ball game compared to the previous motor. I hope this helps in some way!!!

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734km on a single tank!!!

2 passengers every day, Mitchell's Plain => Town => Tygervalley => Town => Mitchell's Plain

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sorry guys, this was done on 15's and with the big 6

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With the current fuel in the car, im definately gonna try and push 800+. Will let u boys know how that goes.

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I fill R150 n get 160km :lol: dats wid lift moohahahaha 4age madirs! (runs n hides in da 2zz section)

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about 2 weeks ago i filled R150 and got 200km
extrapolating that , its 600km on a tank... but that remains to be seen... how you get 700km i have no idea... the highest mileage i ever got was about 620, and that was keeping it under 3000 RPM

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Highest mileage I ever got was driving back from Cape Town.
Got 810km on full tank with timing set at 13deg, driving at a constant 120km/h.
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Great stuff guys!

I have found that my fuel consumption has increased with the 5spd gearbox. Having the 6 speed in was a pleasure to drive around with 17's on a 20v. The problem with the 5 speed is that it's ratios are longer and thus the car loses that low down grunt and eagerness. You are thus forced to drive the car slightly harder than you normally would as compared to the 6 shooter.

The solution : Keep 15's on when using the 5 speed box.

Im sure that we can logically deduce that the average good running 20v will get at least 600km on a tank... Even in stop and go traffic?

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mmm i think my O2 sensor might be the reason for my bad consumption? eish

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@Evolvee: I think you are talking about the Yaris there ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/tongue

Nope, on the 20V, check your O2 Sensor and spark plugs.

The Yaris got 820km/tank ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2