Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle – better economy already

I'll be taking a few more trips to Newcastle over the new few months. My father is recovering well and we're helping him with a few jobs around the house. So there's a few chances to baseline the fuel consumption under fairly arduous conditions. Parameters: Tyres at 45psi Lower grill fully blocked Full tank of … Continue reading Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle – better economy already

Fuel Consumption trends – Fuelly.com

  I keep track of my petrol use on http://www.fuelly.com. It has a simple interface and lets you record all manner of details in one place.  You can compare your car to the same model; there's even 3 Trabants! Here's my stats and trends since January 2012: Fuel Consumption Average: 4.8L/100km Last: 4.6L/100km Best: 4.5L/100km … Continue reading Fuel Consumption trends – Fuelly.com

Prius Mods part 3.4 – DEFA SafeStart finally installed!

I have finally installed the DEFA SafeStart permanently.  We left the story at Prius Mods part 3.3 – DEFA SafeStart WarmUp cable installation with the cable attached to the coolant overflow bottle with a cable tie.  To warm the engine I had to open the bonnet (hood) to fit and remove the power cable.  Not … Continue reading Prius Mods part 3.4 – DEFA SafeStart finally installed!