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How many miles to a tank? Gen 4

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28 Feb 2020 21:15 #219204 by Bill Portland

Beaverhausen wrote: I'm still wondering about the auto lights, as mine go off even driving under a motorway bridge for a nanosecond, then stay on for a good 10 seconds afterwards. Mind you I don't mind if the driver in front thinks I'm a c*ck - they haven't got a Jimny :-)


They're designed to stay on for a minimum of 8 seconds to avoid looking like they've just been flashed. Didnt prevent a minibus pulling out in front of me though!

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28 Feb 2020 21:18 #219205 by facade

Grima wrote: There is a temp sign on dash, blue when cold,goes out when warm, RED over heat. so no need for gauge. Auto wipers bad, dust /mud/sand on screen can fool sensor. Just chews up wiper blades.


I think the red light is like the one on the early ecoboost- engine failure in 3,2,1 too late! I'd much rather have a nice needle to glance at, or even a degrees C to keep watching.

Clearly I'm in a minority though, or the marketeers at Suzuki would fit one instead of, for example,a shaky steering wheel when I change lanes and a red "CRASH IMMINENT DANGER DANGER!!!" sign every time I slalom through parked cars.

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)

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28 Feb 2020 21:23 #219206 by Beaverhausen
Thank you for reminding me!. I'll take the odb reader from Jimny 1, and prop my phone with Car Scanner in the dashboard tray, now I do not need the phone for Waze any more!!

Lots of dials to look at there :-)

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28 Feb 2020 21:42 #219207 by Grima
All car's including trucks fitted with "autonomous braking" do the DEATH, DEATH waring when going around bends with parked cars,some worse than other's not just the Jimny. "Lane departure", use the indictor when changing lanes helps.

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29 Feb 2020 01:24 #219212 by 300bhpton

facade wrote:

Grima wrote: There is a temp sign on dash, blue when cold,goes out when warm, RED over heat. so no need for gauge. Auto wipers bad, dust /mud/sand on screen can fool sensor. Just chews up wiper blades.


I think the red light is like the one on the early ecoboost- engine failure in 3,2,1 too late! I'd much rather have a nice needle to glance at, or even a degrees C to keep watching.

Clearly I'm in a minority though, or the marketeers at Suzuki would fit one instead of, for example,a shaky steering wheel when I change lanes and a red "CRASH IMMINENT DANGER DANGER!!!" sign every time I slalom through parked cars.

Since the mid 1990's many cars, despite looking like they have a temp gauge don't. They essentially show the same as the warning light; cold, normal, hot. They just fool you into looking like a gauge. But only actually have 3 positions.

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01 Mar 2020 19:04 #219256 by treps
I get around 500 kms a tank. And that is with standard 95 octane.
Is it worth running the Gen 4 on 98 octane? Much difference on mpg or performance?

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03 Mar 2020 06:26 #219309 by vecernik87
@treps: Higher octane number does not mean better efficiency or performance. It just means it will not "kick" (i.e. ignite prematurely due to pressure and heat, before spark plug sparks). That happens typically in engines with high compression ratio. Unlikely to happen in Jimny...
(also, good to differentiate between different octane numbers: RON/MON/AKI...)
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03 Mar 2020 06:46 #219310 by Lambert
On the odd occasion of putting higher spec fuel in Dreadnaught there have been limited improvements in performance but not in the kind of way that the additional cost of the fuel could be justified or that the increase could be could be repeatedly quantified. It's not like the difference between running a jdm engine mapped for 100 octane on 95 vs 99.

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03 Mar 2020 16:51 #219331 by treps
Thanks. So what is the recommended fuel for the Gen4?
From the definition, am I right is concluding that putting 98 is a waste?

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05 Mar 2020 20:46 #219438 by petejones69
I get around 200 miles from a tank full, standard petrol.

1999 Jimny with 3" lift, Redacted transfer box, under-body protection, Cooper STTs and folding cup holders...

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05 Mar 2020 20:54 - 05 Mar 2020 20:56 #219440 by 300bhpton
290 miles on the trip tonight. Managed to squeeze in 35.02 litres.

Trouble is, you are driving completely blind. I accidentally reset the mpg trip at the last fill up and it hasn’t quite risen to the same number yet (still climbing). I also forgot to fill up last night and the fuel light came on this morning on the way to work. Sadly I don’t pass a Petrol station. Had to take a detour on the way home to find one. But as it turns out I could easily have made it home and then onto the local petrol station. If only the car was able to tell me how much fuel was actually left onboard :-(
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