So, i was on a road trip 2 days ago. left from home at around 3pm on saturday. reached rawalpindi around 6.00pm. in the way when i switched to petrol on motorway kallar kahar area, the mountains were echoing of the knocking sound from my engine So i got high octane filled in as soon as i reached isb. and the knocking went away hardly after 4-6kms!!!
The same day, CNG was opened.got cng filled it. 707rs... 9+ kg. parked over night. left for gujranwala next day at 12.45pm and got gas refilled after a total of 25-30kms. got 166rs gas and decided not to get any more refills until cng is completely consumed. rwp to gujranwala from GT road is around 220kms. ups n downs on the road, gear shifts from 3-4-5 at times. we were 4 passengers with trunk half filled with luggage. as i got cng filled around 20kms out of rwp, we reached gujranwala on without needed any refill. at that time i saw 198kms on trip A. ( i always reset Trip A for gas refill and Trip B for the complete trip mileage i.e. home-destination-home)
anyways, left from gujrwanwala at 6.30pm, same day, same gas. and finally, finally, gas finished at 211.8kms!!! now that is SUPERB mileage!! drove 7kms on petrol and then got cng refilled. this was only the 4rd time that the 200km barrier was crossed
here are the mileage shots (@ filling station, 7kms later) and the load on the car (note how the tire is inside wheel well due to load)
Few things might have contributed to this mileage.
First off, people say "pindi ki gas bohot alla hy" i dont know what that means but may be theres SOMETHING. secondly, there is a gentle slope towards lahore from rawalpindi on GT road. though u also have to climb at a few places but its over all downhill and thirdly, the avg speed was between 100-110km/h. had it been 80-90km/h, i think it cud ve done 250kms guess how much fuel we waste on motorway doing 120km/h on small engines
other then mileage, i just LOVED the drive due to brand new chimta bushes. very stable and predictable. i dont remember any car over taking me, did 130km/h for a long time. Really enjoyed the picturesque view and nice drive