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Old 07 May 2008, 15:20   #1
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Disco 4.0 V8 Consumption

What is it in real terms?
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About 20mpg

People are getting around 300-350 miles to a tank i believe.

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Depends on how it's driven and auto or manual - I would say 20mpg on a run but it could get as low as 14mpg in constant stop start traffic - then again there are so many traffic lights these days set to trap the motorist even a 1Litre Micra will do 0mpg sitting in a traffic jam!!!

I would get a DIY kit and gas it - still about 52p per litre - less in the right places.
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Depends on how it's driven and auto or manual - I would say 20mpg on a run but it could get as low as 14mpg in constant stop start traffic - then again there are so many traffic lights these days set to trap the motorist even a 1Litre Micra will do 0mpg sitting in a traffic jam!!!

I would get a DIY kit and gas it - still about 52p per litre - less in the right places.
I didn't know you could get a DIY gas kit. Are these DIY kits any good?

As for the economy, with petrol cheaper than Diesel and TDI's only doing 25 MPG it's a lot closer than one thinks in money terms. The Gas would swing it.

I guess there's more available power with the V8?
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I find the real advantage of diesel is the economy on short hops to work etc. I drive mine without the turbo even kicking in most of the time and it's cheaper on fuel than Sixy's old 1800 Golf.
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I didn't know you could get a DIY gas kit. Are these DIY kits any good?
Don't you need an installation certificate for your insurer? Can you get this for a DIY installation?

And... didn't Mr Darling ("don't call me Darling") hint that tax might be phased in for LPG in a couple of years time (yes, I know he might not be in the job that long!)

OMG I feel the need for another slant on a Blackadder quote!
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"You mean those kept in a vault in the Bank of England? Found 'em, nicked 'em, spent 'em!"
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I find the real advantage of diesel is the economy on short hops to work etc. I drive mine without the turbo even kicking in most of the time and it's cheaper on fuel than Sixy's old 1800 Golf.
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for what its worth d3 td sees about 26 driven with a light foot on these wiggly roads but town runs are rubbish..
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Don't you need an installation certificate for your insurer? Can you get this for a DIY installation?

And... didn't Mr Darling ("don't call me Darling") hint that tax might be phased in for LPG in a couple of years time (yes, I know he might not be in the job that long!)

OMG I feel the need for another slant on a Blackadder quote!
"Mr Brown, what about the gold reserves?"
"You mean those kept in a vault in the Bank of England? Found 'em, nicked 'em, spent 'em!"
The kits are exactly the same as the ones the pros use. You can either have someone examine your installation and give you a certificate or some people who supply the kit will do it for you but they aren't cheap. I don't think you HAVE to have one anyway.

The ultimate setup is to have 2 tanks where the fuel tank used to go and a smaller petrol tank in the wing. No loss of ground clearance and no loss of boot space.

The V8 is FAR nicer than any diesel to drive - smooth - loads of power - quiet and you hardly need to change gear!!!

Actually LPG seems to be getting less popular so they will prob leave the tax alone - I hope!!!

Talking of Gordon and gold - do you know what the Brown Bottom is???
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Talking of Gordon and gold - do you know what the Brown Bottom is???
I was aware that the auction of OUR gold happened at a 20-year low, but I didn't realise that lovely phrase resulted from the debacle until I googled it just now!
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20mpg ?? I used to use a LWB defender V8 at work and it did about 12mpg . That was the old 3.5 maybe the newer motors are better .
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