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    Thumbs up Vitz - Amazing Impact of Changing wheels & Alloy Rims

    I have Vitz 2003 model (4 cylinder), automatic. I changed it's wheels from Dunlop (175/60/13'') to BridgeStone (185/70/13'') [model B250].I also had to use packing in it's rear suspension. It's ride has become much smooth now but I have noticed improvement in fuel consumption as well. My car model shows 8 petrol gauge lines. After wheel change I got it's petrol tank completely filled. Now before wheel change it was normally giving me 60-65 for first petrol gauge line drop (First line drop gives some extra because while filling tank completely they add some more fuel litre or so above level)i.e. average 55 km/line i.e. 55 X 8= 440 kms per tank. After wheel change it gave me 76 kms for first line. Now I am confused because following points are knocking my mind again and again.

    Has wheel change impacted this? But I don't think wheels can have this much impact.
    I also got petrol tank filled from total petrol pump. Mostly i uses PSO. Has this some impact?

    This is no other noticeable thing done with car.

    I am quite happy with my tyres and rims. I got them in 33,000 including old tyres exchange. The current bridgestone tyres have Tread Wear value of 200 i.e. 200 X 30,000 miles= 96,000 kms life. But if we consider pakistani road conditions and other factors then even if they give me 60,000 for their life then it would be really good.


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    dear u must re-check ur calculation because the swap u mentioned has must increased your fuel consumtion more than 8% theoratically.
    to me either the mentioned tyre size is not correct or there was some problem with filling.
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    Worn out tyres significantly increase your fuel consumption due to more pressure loss and more rolling resistance. I bet if you replaced the same Dunlop tyres with new Dunlop tyres, you would have observed similar changes.

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    share your experience again dear
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    I think its all Total Fuel Station
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    Default My Vitz recent average

    Currently its giving 410-420 KM's in 40 litre tank with A/C and within city. My calculations are precise as I calculate mileage with full tank . So with A/C it's giving me 10.25 km/l within city. I believe that my new tyre width would also have been consuming performance. Might be with 175/60 or 165/55 etc I will get more mileage. The above calculations given are with PSO petrol. Now these days I am checking my car's mileage with Total petrol again and let you know the results.

    I believe it's decent. The reason for this is that my car is 4 cylinder, 3 cylinder gives decent mileage as compared to 4 cylinder car. I don't want to do much experimentation with my car now for performance. Currently I am facing one problem i.e. at speed higher than 100 km/h the car stearing vibrates a bit. Can anybody help me in this regard?

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    Wheels didn't have this profound impact. The petrol from the total pump did.

    I filled up total petrol and am able to run slightly advanced timings whereas on PSO & Shell petrol the engine would knock quite loud.

    Vibrating steering above a certain speed is because of unbalanced wheels. Get them balanced, but get them aligned first.


    Using semi synth/synthetic engine oil and with total petrol you can push up your mileage per litre up to 13/14kms (on a light, non-racy foot).
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    its because of the fuel station ... i have same ride and my ride gives me 15 Km / liter and i am using 185 / 65 / 14 BridgeStone when ever i fill my car from PSO it never gives me more then 11 km / liter I get my car filled from Caltex its the best...
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    trust me dude i have done all my research ... Caltex is the best petrol .... gives more mileage then any other ...

    1 : Caltex
    2 : Total
    3 : Shell
    4 : PSO (the most pathetic)
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    Quote Originally Posted by aantherax View Post
    its because of the fuel station ... i have same ride and my ride gives me 15 Km / liter and i am using 185 / 65 / 14 BridgeStone when ever i fill my car from PSO it never gives me more then 11 km / liter I get my car filled from Caltex its the best...
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    Quote Originally Posted by salmanghiyas View Post
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    and always go for Caltex HOBC ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aantherax View Post
    trust me dude i have done all my research ... Caltex is the best petrol .... gives more mileage then any other ...

    1 : Caltex
    2 : Total
    3 : Shell
    4 : PSO (the most pathetic)
    in Peshawar PSO is best
    Caltex walas r thieves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aantherax View Post
    trust me dude i have done all my research ... Caltex is the best petrol .... gives more mileage then any other ...

    1 : Caltex
    2 : Total
    3 : Shell
    4 : PSO (the most pathetic)
    my experience is opposite. I use only PSO - company operated
    1) Pso house clifton 2) pso karsaz end 3) pso at the creek avenue

    best mileage from above 3 ,

    previously used shell. Once I bought petrol for generator, shahrae faisal one, the petrol was orange (expired)

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    Petrol has a pinkish colour.

    I haven't tried caltex but I think caltex and total have the same source refinery. Total is good for sure. Everyone should try total petrol at least once. You'll feel quite some difference. Especially those with the newer generation cars with high compression engines such as the japanese imports and the dual vvti engines will experience noticeably better performance as well as increased fuel economy
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    why are you using such fat profile tyres on your car?? I dont know what you are calling amazing impact, I would be amazed at the bad drive I would end up with.
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    petrol petrol hota hai neela ho peela ho petrol full hona chahyeay tankey mai

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    company operated stations are face of the respective company, hence they are better!

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    In Lahore I use only Shell Petrol from Girja Chowk ... always works for me... but have to give Caltex a shot too...

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