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[Discussion] Technical - Fuel Consumption


Which type of s4 has the best fuel consumption?  

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  1. 1. Which type of s4 has the best fuel consumption?



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Hi, new to this forum. :cheer:

 

Some doubts that i wish to clarify, riding a FS plate VTEC 1.

 

1. wat is the fuel consumption of a average S4? i ride @ 7000 rpm most of the time, travel at most till 300 km on a full tank only. :pity:

 

2. What is the fuel capacity of the bike? everytime i pump, it goes to 16 litres or so.. works out to have 20km or so for 1 litre......

 

3. Anyone realise that different brand of same grade petrol actually shows a difference? i tried with a few brands, realising that some are more powerful though they are of the same grades......

 

Thanks for reading and i hope someone helps with the questions. :smile:

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well, i put in my bike's (FN Version R) data for ref/comparing :

 

1. wat is the fuel consumption of a average S4? i ride @ 7000 rpm most of the time, travel at most till 300 km on a full tank only.

 

I pump $10.00 worth of Shell Fusion each time. usually i pillion my galfrd most of the time and RPM seldom goes over 7000. Usually, the $10.00 can last me 170-195km.

 

2. What is the fuel capacity of the bike? everytime i pump, it goes to 16 litres or so.. works out to have 20km or so for 1 litre......

 

The max I pumped before is $21.00++ of Shell Fusion petrol. that is including reserve fuel. Full tank plus reserve, i think mine can do 320-390km.

 

3. Anyone realise that different brand of same grade petrol actually shows a difference? i tried with a few brands, realising that some are more powerful though they are of the same grades......

 

Shell V-power does produce a bit more power for my bike, but its seems like the engine LIKES 2 drink it....so $$ offset the power. therefore, i stick with Fusion ever since.

 

any1 else riding Version R? yr bike's ful intake varies diff from mine?

 

by the way, my idiling is set to 0.8rpm. might have a minor effect on the fuel intake.

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Forget to say that i riding a Vtec 1.

 

Think the way i ride is a bit on the high revs side... i mainly pump 98 petrol.. so that will bring the cost up to $18 or so... pump only when i reaching empty.... or normally when my bike reaches 260km.

 

how to know when you are using reserve.... the only times that i feel that the bike doesn't really respond to the throttle are times that i panic that i am running out of petrol.... IS the red LED on the console the warning?

 

Regarding the different brands.... i find SPC, Caltex, BP petrol giving my bike more power over Shell.... of the same grades... When i pump V power... bike is quieter but drinks a bit more..... used to add a bit of additives to the petrol to get the power boost... something my dad passed me... so between the different manufacturers.... got difference??

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super4 tank capacity is 18litres

hits reserve at 15litres

my consumption rate is about 22km per litre onwards

the last time i pump is RM22.50 for 380km

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highest i tried was close to 410km with RM$26.00 worth of V-power. (neber think of mavrypower tat time :lol: )

 

work out to be close to 23.5km/litre.

travelling at 90-110km/hr...

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okkie... thanks.

but it happens then go back to 1 bar rite... then how much fuel am i supposed to have left?

 

when the bars start to blink or run from right to left, u have hit reserve. that's about 2 to 3 liters left.

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Actually mileage not only has to do with rpm and brand of petrol.

 

V power is actually 98 with addictives. It doesn't burn fast, it is just very volatile, i.e. evaporate very fast.

 

Other factors like tyre pressure, sprocket ratio, whether you travel on expressways/small roads more often all play a part too. If your tyre pressure is high, i.e. 36-38 psi, you will gain more mileage. Sprocket ratio if drop to 44 or 43 will gain mileage. Frequent travelling on expressways over long distances also lets u attain higher mileage.

 

Just my personal experience. Hope it helps.

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Actually mileage not only has to do with rpm and brand of petrol.

 

 

This is not very true. With V-power, I hit reserve at 340km. But with mobil or Petronas, I hit reserve at 400km, which is 60km difference.

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:offtopic: just asking... since someone mentioned about tyre pressure....

how much should one pump?? i normally ride with my gf as pillion..... total of 120kg +/- .... i putting 29PSI.....

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I think the way we ride our S4 also do counts.... If i travel around 80Km/h ~100km/h which is still below 7k rpm, my fuel comsumption is very good.Can go to 300++ before hitting my reserve. However if i keep dragging my bike, around 260+ will hit reserve.

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:offtopic: just asking... since someone mentioned about tyre pressure....

how much should one pump?? i normally ride with my gf as pillion..... total of 120kg +/- .... i putting 29PSI.....

 

You can try 32/34 psi for front, 34/36 psi for rear. But do be careful when you corner, cos the bike is a little 'lighter'. I'm doing 32 psi for front, 34 psi for rear

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wow... been cheated... saw at the back... somewhere on the bike say 29...

does that also account for my low milage??

 

if the back says 29, then that's the correct pressure. if u are gonna pump too high, it's not gonna be healthy for your tyres. unhealthy tyres means early replacements which also equates to spending money faster. which one u wanna save, gas or tyres? do a bit of calculations here and u'll see it's all back to square one.

however, depending on conditions, u may pump it just a little higher. not too much.

tyre pressures do affect milage but did u check on other things that affect your milage as well such as air filter, carb, riding styles and so on...

u might wanna add how much km u ride before your tank dry up?

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if the back says 29, then that's the correct pressure. if u are gonna pump too high, it's not gonna be healthy for your tyres. unhealthy tyres means early replacements which also equates to spending money faster. which one u wanna save, gas or tyres? do a bit of calculations here and u'll see it's all back to square one.

however, depending on conditions, u may pump it just a little higher. not too much.

tyre pressures do affect milage but did u check on other things that affect your milage as well such as air filter, carb, riding styles and so on...

u might wanna add how much km u ride before your tank dry up?

 

 

I agree with bro smokin. Actually there is a guide written on the chain guide (If you notice it). If you don't know just refer to the recommended one. My cousin last time always pump in higher pressure. End up kanna a few tumors on his tyre after some time.

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well, i put in my bike's (FN Version R) data for ref/comparing :

 

1. wat is the fuel consumption of a average S4? i ride @ 7000 rpm most of the time, travel at most till 300 km on a full tank only.

 

I pump $10.00 worth of Shell Fusion each time. usually i pillion my galfrd most of the time and RPM seldom goes over 7000. Usually, the $10.00 can last me 170-195km.

 

2. What is the fuel capacity of the bike? everytime i pump, it goes to 16 litres or so.. works out to have 20km or so for 1 litre......

 

The max I pumped before is $21.00++ of Shell Fusion petrol. that is including reserve fuel. Full tank plus reserve, i think mine can do 320-390km.

 

3. Anyone realise that different brand of same grade petrol actually shows a difference? i tried with a few brands, realising that some are more powerful though they are of the same grades......

 

Shell V-power does produce a bit more power for my bike, but its seems like the engine LIKES 2 drink it....so $$ offset the power. therefore, i stick with Fusion ever since.

 

any1 else riding Version R? yr bike's ful intake varies diff from mine?

 

by the way, my idiling is set to 0.8rpm. might have a minor effect on the fuel intake.

 

hey u ridin ver R ah...care 2 share hw the bike rides???coz mayb gettin 1...sorry :offtopic: abit... :sweat:

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hey u ridin ver R ah...care 2 share hw the bike rides???coz mayb gettin 1...sorry :offtopic: abit... :sweat:

 

Hey, its a great feeling knowing ppl have an interest abt this bike! :-)

 

well, for a start...its not HIGH-TEC like the Specs1/2 nowadays...BUUUT, thats the beauty. no digitals = analog = cheap servicing = DIY capable. even my fuel meter is analog. plus i have a phycial reserve switch!! so i know i can still travel 30-40km after hitting it.

 

maintainence-wise, same same. onli that rear type can onli max put on 150mm. wanted to put BT010 160mm but murphy's law says it will screw up the handling and compromise safety.

 

fuel comsumtion, as my posting b4...

 

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funny leh my vtec always hit reserve ard 260 or 250 one leh....something wrong with my bike? anyway abt the tyre pressure rite i pump 230 in front and 280 behind is that ok notz ah? seems like my bike fuel comsumption quite high leh considering i seldom kick the vtec in leh.... :giddy:

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funny leh my vtec always hit reserve ard 260 or 250 one leh....something wrong with my bike? anyway abt the tyre pressure rite i pump 230 in front and 280 behind is that ok notz ah? seems like my bike fuel comsumption quite high leh considering i seldom kick the vtec in leh.... :giddy:

 

psi for most tyres are pretty standard 42psi. check the tyre wall how much ui shud pump in.

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I agree with bro smokin. Actually there is a guide written on the chain guide (If you notice it). If you don't know just refer to the recommended one. My cousin last time always pump in higher pressure. End up kanna a few tumors on his tyre after some time.

 

Yup yup... thats the one i toking about... its stated there that tyres be pumped to 29PSI... but in the later post.. i see people saying 42 PSI.... so how ar?? :confused: :confused:

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Yup yup... thats the one i toking about... its stated there that tyres be pumped to 29PSI... but in the later post.. i see people saying 42 PSI.... so how ar?? :confused: :confused:

 

 

Dunno Leh. How come they go so high? But if I were you, I will stick to the recommended. Unless they have special reason.

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