Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fuel Saving Methods


  • Engine to be in good condition and tuned up
  • Spark plugs must be in good condition.
  • Regularly serviced, as per recommended intervals.
  • Dirty air cleaners restrict air flow into your engine.
Wheel Alignment & Tyre Pressure
  • Wheels must be properly aligned
  • Tyre pressures must be correct. Under-inflated tyres will result in poor fuel consumption.
  • Wider tyres use more fuel.


  1. Minimise engine idling
    • A running engine in a stationary car gets zero kilometres per litre.
  2. Do not place foot on clutch (MT)
  3. Be gentle with your right foot
    • Accelerate gently. Excess fuel pumped into the cylinders gets blown out through the exhaust.
    • Keep the engine revolutions low; find the ‘sweet spot’ in your engine. (usually around 2,000 rpm)
    • Try to keep RPM below 2,000 rpm.
    • Minimise ‘lugging’ (rpm too low)
  4. Anticipation
    • Anticipate traffic situations, lift off when approaching traffic lights – minimise your braking.
  5. Get to 4th gear ASAP (AT)
    • Driving too slow will cause transmission downshift.
  6. MT – Get to 5th gear ASAP
    • Driving too slow causes ‘lugging’
  7. Minimise weight
    • Do not carry unnecessary weight in your vehicle.
  8. Air-conditioners need fuel
    • Run with air-cond off when the weather permits.
  9. Minimise weight
    • Do not carry unnecessary weight in your vehicle.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Never Sick Again

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