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Old 14 November 2007, 18:04   #31
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Odd-Scania are normally pretty good. We consistently used to average an extra MPG over the Volvos we ran. Saying that, from what I've seen the best for fuel consumption is DAF. Just avoid the autobox as it's appalling.

Most of my miles are motorway for a start which will make a dramatic difference. If I go out only on single carriageways I see consumption go up to 6mpg. 10mpg is only achieved trunking along the M4 where it's quite flat-and it's on cruise control most of the time.

Is the 240 a 28 tonner too?
No its a 18,(I took the bolt out of the chassis) but its consumption was nearer 17 mpg (if I remember rightly) But I didnt think adding 10 tonne GVW (when running laden) and an extra axle would have halved the mpg on an average basis with only a slightly bigger engine
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No its a 18,(I took the bolt out of the chassis) but its consumption was nearer 17 mpg (if I remember rightly) But I didnt think adding 10 tonne GVW (when running laden) and an extra axle would have halved the mpg on an average basis with only a slightly bigger engine

I'm surprised. My old 93m 220 did 12.4 on average-and most of that was motorway.
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I'm surprised. My old 93m 220 did 12.4 on average-and most of that was motorway.
Was that on a unit though ?
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Was that on a unit though ?
No, it was a rigid box.
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