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Old 12-10-2015, 06:52 PM   #51
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Doug, what did you get when towing?
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:35 PM   #52
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I'm confused?? If the best was 9.3 and the average was 14.8 why be best??
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We measure in number of litres required per 100 kilometers ( kilometres ), so using fewer litres is better.

For Americans, and this spell check ( not cheque ), that is "liters".
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14.8 litres/100kms = 19.1 miles/gal = 15.9 miles/gal (American)

9.3 litres/100kms = 30.4 miles/gal = 25.3miles/gal (American)
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Doug, what did you get when towing?

Drove from southern Alberta to Chilliwack (Escape) then up to Prince George BC then home and averaged 17.2 Imp. on that trip.

2015 GMC Sierra, 6.2, 8 speed, crew cab 4 X 4

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I see now, less fuel is being consumed....per distance, totally opposite of mpg down here
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Here is a link to a recent Titan XD review where several flaws are mentioned (1) for the price of an XD a 3/4 ton truck is better and (2) no diesel brake
2016 Nissan Titan XD Review - AutoGuide.com News
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14.8 litres/100kms = 19.1 miles/gal = 15.9 miles/gal (American)

9.3 litres/100kms = 30.4 miles/gal = 25.3miles/gal (American)
All these numbers makes my head hurt......must be too much pole dancing
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:14 AM   #59
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My truck got 9.3 per 100 KM, that's 30.32 MPG Imperial, that's pretty close isn't it?
5/6 of the way there!

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Who uses Imperial?
Not even England, me thinks.
I've never understood why someone who has purchased fuel in litres and measured distance with an odometer in kilometres would then convert both of those numbers to an antiquated system of units to calculate miles per imperial gallon, but lots do.

Although the UK went metric decades ago, as did Canada, they are highly obstinate (and anti-European continent in some cases) and both speeds in miles/hour and fuel economy in (imp)MPG. Example - a UK fuel economy website.

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14.8 litres/100kms = 19.1 miles/gal = 15.9 miles/gal (American)

9.3 litres/100kms = 30.4 miles/gal = 25.3miles/gal (American)
Yes, but maybe it is more clear to build the "imperial" or "US" right into the units:
  • 14.8 litres/100kms = 19.1 miles/ImpGal = 15.9 miles/USgal
  • 9.3 litres/100kms = 30.4 miles/ImpGal = 25.3miles/USgal
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Here is a link to a recent Titan XD review where several flaws are mentioned
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no diesel brake
The article said no diesel exhaust brake. Since a diesel doesn't have a throttle, engine braking isn't very effective unless something else holds back airflow through the engine.

Exhaust brakes are the usual light-duty diesel substitute for the more effective but problematically loud compression-release brake (or "Jake Brake"). Lots of light-duty diesel vehicles are missing the exhaust brake, but they all have a turbocharger (or two) and if it is the variable-geometry type then it can be used to some extent as an exhaust brake. The article said that the downhill speed control system "works well", so the engine must still be capable of useful engine braking, maybe using the turbo.

I don't know if either the Ram's EcoDiesel or the Colorado/Canyon's Duramax have an exhaust brake (I'm sure they don't have compression-release brakes).
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