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I left the suburbs on Saturday morning with a full tank of 95RON and ~630 Kilometres on the Odometer. Drove ~640 Kilometres trying to vary the speed, with periods of cruising speeds up to 120Klm/hr, a number of WOT overtaking moves and some grinding around Country towns/cities and traffic jams back in Melbourne (roadworks).

Trip computer showed 11lt/100Klm (25.68 miles per imperial gallon). Filled with 64 litres which worked out to over 28 MPG.

Therefore the Trip Computer is pessimistic, everything is still tight and I was not driving economically - the result is very good. :fing26:
 

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That sounds like a great result and I'm very envious of your opportunity to put so many K's on in one weekend! I still have not had the chance to get my Wife in the car for a drive but my almost 3 year old reckons it a "tough car".

I've managed a lowly 80km's or thereabouts since Thursday night and I'm burning about 22l/100km as it stands right now due to stop/start in city traffic and I'm loving the note at about 50% throttle and 2500rpm.:biggrin:
 

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snoopdolks said:
That sounds like a great result and I'm very envious of your opportunity to put so many K's on in one weekend! I still have not had the chance to get my Wife in the car for a drive but my almost 3 year old reckons it a "tough car".

I've managed a lowly 80km's or thereabouts since Thursday night and I'm burning about 22l/100km as it stands right now due to stop/start in city traffic and I'm loving the note at about 50% throttle and 2500rpm.:biggrin:
kinda makes me feel ok at using 16.5- 17.5L pre/100kms city
the first 100kms I did however were at 21L per/100kms city
Does anyone have a slight knocking noise in engine while idle that u can only hear with windows up in a quiet place? Normal and/or I'm paranoid??
 

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I have noticed mine to be a bit "knocky" when cold. I seem to recall a thread many moons ago about the same thing from other Forum members reporting this "feature" and that it isn't an issue.
 

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I have noticed mine to be a bit "knocky" when cold. I seem to recall a thread many moons ago about the same thing from other Forum members reporting this "feature" and that it isn't an issue.
Slight tapitt sound I think.....I just dont like noises! if it's not really meant to be there I dont want it there, lol
someone told me to just "turn up the radio"
 

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I gave HEMI 57 another run in the country over the New Year weekend. Headed north up the Hume sitting on 111 Klm/hr up to Albury with the temperature showing 44 degrees C, then on up to the Southern Highlands in NSW. Two days later headed home and did a fill at Albury with the trip at 625 Klm, she took 70 Litres, which equals 11.2 litres/100Klm (~25 MPG (imperial not US)). Headed south on the Hume at 111 Klm/hr and she was showing 10.8 litres/100Klm, then I got on the Craigieburn bypass and settled on 100 Klm/hr. By the time I exited the Monash she was showing 10.2 litres/100Klm.

So it seems the Hemi is a lot more economical at 100 Klm/hr than 110. I now have 3000 Klms clocked up and she may still free up and get better as time goes on, based on other Forum member's experiences.
 

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Hi All. Finally got the chance to take the beast for a good drive over XMas/New Year and was pretty amazed with the economy I was getting considering less than 500km on the clock when I left. On 95Ron fuel from Melbourne to Echuca with a full load of kids, bike, pram, cot, food and associated other stuff (all in the boot by the way) I returned a pretty good 12.1 L/100 based on trip computer and an amazing 11.8L/100 at the pump. Had the cruise set at about 105km/hr for most of the trip with a few splurts for overtaking.

Trip south down the coast over NYE returned slightly worse economy (13.5l/100) which I attribute to 1.5 hours sitting in traffic going absolutely nowhere...but a pretty amazing result all the same.
 
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