Originally Posted by Kichu
I was following almost similar to what you are doing right now, But Im really surprised by knowing the mileage you get from this. I believe both of our gearbox are same, isn't it?
This is the pattern I followed for a long period and I get the worst mileage from this pattern
My average always use to be approx 13-14kmpl(with or without AC). BUt whenever I do a complete HIGHWAY mileage test it gives a decent mileage too and the mileage test conducted by MASS on highway gave a 22kmpl. ......
Yes... I completely agree with you. That's what I exactly meant by not revving engine but giving engine enough time to attain required high rpm above 2k
and so on. Following the rpm is the best way to pamper the engine rather than being fully dependent on speed (kmph) for gear shift pattern. Give it enough time to breath, it will respond very butter smoothly and accordingly it enhances the FE of the Car. And here the skill comes into the picture which varies person to person depending upon the driving style like not being too gentle and at the same time not too harsh on engine to get going without jerks upon gear shifting and without too much revving. If You know what I mean
Even I do follow the same practice as yours tankfull to tankfull method and same petrol station.
And my shoes are 155/65/14
Originally Posted by envynicky
Congrats Yog for the awesome machine that you are owning. The pics are awesome and car looks as good as new unless you generously mention pre-owned to someone else. Please do add more pics, especially of the night as I see that you have put on many accessories in it.
I, myself is a fellow Waggie owner (2013, CNG Lxi) and I am all satisfied with the offering except the little body roll that one has to face because of the toll boy designs. You quote a very impressive mileage figures and I would be glad to have that for mine. I have never tested out Petrol mileage for my vehicle but believe it would not be more than 12-14 in city conditions.
The gear shift pattern is very interesting of yours as I drive on a very high range (not sure if I am doing right, whether its reasonable or not) and believe response is good from vehicle and I am not over stressing limits. My range is as follows and the range would be self-explanatory:
00-10 - 1st
10-30 - 2nd
20-50 - 3rd
40-80 - 4th
70 + - 5th
Thanks a lot envynicky. I am glad that you like my Waggie
Yes. I will upload the pics shoot at night in coming days.
And about body roll, Yes. I completely agree with you even I have also experiencing it but can't help it unless we do a DIY for fit in the some kind mats into the door panels to minimize body roll.
One of my friend, who owns a Petrol+ CNG Waggie and we had test drived each others car. IMO
his CNG car needed bit high rpm and speed to get going smoothly and not to stall and same was his opinion after driving my car that it needed less revving as compared to his car. But I am not sure though about other CNG car.
He more or less follows the same gear shift patterns like you and he is very happy with that.
Hope to get more guidance and suggestions from senior TAI
member like you in future.