What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

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Re: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

Post by e m p i » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:51 am

readyboy61 wrote: I have a filter king also, anti clockwise to reduce pressure? I didnt need to change mine as it was about 3psi out of the box
I've left the settings as they were out of the box and it's been fine. When I fitted it I looked at the instructions and put the fuel hoses on as the diagram shows and it ran like a bag of nails. I looked at some pics online of them fitted and the hoses were round the IThe way to the instructions so i called Eurocarb and they confirmed that the diagram instructions were wrong. Swapped the hoses round and bingo :cheers:
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Re: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

Post by orb » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:02 am

If you want better mpg then fuel injection is the way forward.

I'm getting 32mpg crushing at 60mph - nothing special about that reading this thread but I'm running a 2332cc making 200hp!

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Re: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

Post by Hongkongphooey » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:03 pm

orb wrote:If you want better mpg then fuel injection is the way forward.

I'm getting 32mpg crushing at 60mph - nothing special about that reading this thread but I'm running a 2332cc making 200hp!

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Re: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

Post by e m p i » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:08 pm

Hongkongphooey wrote:
orb wrote:If you want better mpg then fuel injection is the way forward.

I'm getting 32mpg crushing at 60mph - nothing special about that reading this thread but I'm running a 2332cc making 200hp!

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Re: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

Post by flatbeat » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:41 pm

I get the same 30-32 mpg cruising at 70 fully loaded...including 9 stone dog...and that's a genuine milage/speed according the GPS. That's with Rustina's 1800 Stroker single port....awesome engine :D

I get something less with the Turbo 15 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

Post by orb » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:41 pm

e m p i wrote:
Hongkongphooey wrote:
orb wrote:If you want better mpg then fuel injection is the way forward.

I'm getting 32mpg crushing at 60mph - nothing special about that reading this thread but I'm running a 2332cc making 200hp!

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The main reason I went for efi is because it was cheaper than a set of 48's - I don't have a bottomless pit and I have many stupid vehicles to run so I'm always looking for the cheapest option where possible :wink: add to that the fact that I went from 15mpg to 30mpg and it pays for itself pretty quickly and that's without the better starting, better running, more power, lower emissions etc that comes as standard with efi - there's a reason you'll struggle to buy a new car or bike today with carbs :D

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Re: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

Post by wizard 1066 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:07 pm

Whats the cost in converting to EFI on something like a mild 1776 motor.

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Re: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

Post by paul_f » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:43 am

A mild 1776 I'd go for the Mexican efi.

Something like this

http://www.thedubshop.net/products-c17av

Or if you want twin throttle bodies something like this
http://www.vwspeedshop.com/product.php? ... 394&page=1
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Re: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

Post by orb » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:30 am

wizard 1066 wrote:Whats the cost in converting to EFI on something like a mild 1776 motor.

Yep, what Paul said.

The other alternative is the CB Performance kit
http://www.cbperformance.com/product-p/7075.htm

Very complete and includes the fuel pump, which the Speedshop one doesn't plus great backup support for the guys at CB, if you're experiencing problems they can proxy in online and make map changes in real time or trouble shoot if needs be.

This is the gen 4 kit, I've being running the gen 2 self tune system for 5 years.

You could probably save some money by buying all the bits separately but you'll still need someone to map it once fitted.

Throttle bodies are cheap (£425) a decent OMEX ecu can be found for £600 or so plus some wiring and sundries and you have a kit - all then depends on your spannering skills :wink:

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