Km/l or l/100 km - Page 3





Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 41 to 60 of 60
  1. #41
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Hillrise, Kempton Park
    Age
    65
    Posts
    1,668
    Thanked: 741

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Lyk my julle ouens het nie werk nie.

    Wat verkies jy? Rooikop of blondekop?
    Isuzu 300 d-tec
    MB Gwagen G350 Bluetec
    Nissan NP300 2.4 4x4
    BMW R1200GS & GSA

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Wartburg
    Age
    59
    Posts
    1,371
    Thanked: 1117

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post
    "Consumption" means something is consumed.
    In this case fuel is consumed, so if you refer to "fuel consumption" it has to be l/100km.

    km/l refers to fuel economy (unless of course you think the "consumption" is the number of kms "consumed" per liter of fuel.

    (Your energy consumption in your house is measured in kW/month / hour not months / hours per kW)
    Nor months / 100kW


  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Somerset West
    Age
    49
    Posts
    187
    Thanked: 312

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    L/100km. Virtually every motoring magazine and vehicle manufacturer use this. Works for me.

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Kempton Park
    Age
    64
    Posts
    245
    Thanked: 14

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    To me it depends on context. In an informal environment both are acceptable but scientifically consumption has to be l/100km, or something similar.

    So...

    For the "have to be l/100km supporters do you say "the sun rises" or "the earth rotated so that the sun appears above the horison at my current location"?

    Fun thread
    Last edited by jcdup; 2019/06/26 at 02:43 PM.

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Wartburg
    Age
    59
    Posts
    1,371
    Thanked: 1117

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Quote Originally Posted by jcdup View Post
    To me it depends on context. In an informal environment both are acceptable but scientifically consumption has to be l/100km, or something similar.

    So...

    For the "have to be l/100km supporters do you say "the sun rises" or "the earth rotated so that the sun appears above the horison at my current location"?

    Fun thread
    And the rotation rate should be degrees per 10 hrs

    As an aside, my wife prefers consumption in her FL2 shown in l/100km. She normally gets between 7.5 and 7.8

    In my V8 D3, I set my consumption to km/l. When I drive very carefully, my figures are close to her's 8)


  6. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to mikeml For This Useful Post:


  7. #46
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Barberton
    Age
    62
    Posts
    5,612
    Thanked: 973

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    The one is consumption and the other one is range.
    The Yanks use miles/gallon, but they don't talk of consumption, they call it "mileage". Higher consumption equals less miles.
    On this forum it often happen that a L/km guy will complain about a drop in "consumption", when in actual fact he is experiencing a drop in range.

  8. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RoelfleRoux For This Useful Post:


  9. #47
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Wartburg
    Age
    59
    Posts
    1,371
    Thanked: 1117

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    The one is consumption and the other one is range.
    The Yanks use miles/gallon, but they don't talk of consumption, they call it "mileage". Higher consumption equals less miles.
    On this forum it often happen that a L/km guy will complain about a drop in "consumption", when in actual fact he is experiencing a drop in range.
    Semantics. Nitpicking. If you want t be strictly correct, range is distance. There is no litre component in a range.

    Consumption is a rate like L/hr, L/km, L/100km. "Mileage" is just another form of consumption. Miles per gallon. km per litre. Obviously the range per litre is easier to calculate from km/l than from l/100km. Range can be calculated from either.

    If l/100km is predominantly used, it does not mean that km/l is incorrect. Both are effectively rates of consumption. Use the one you are most comfortable with.


  10. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to mikeml For This Useful Post:


  11. #48
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Gauteng
    Age
    51
    Posts
    1,039
    Thanked: 923

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    It can be mpg, km/l, l/day, days/l, gallons/week, drums/month or l/100km.....that thing costs the same to refuel regardless....

  12. #49
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    cramond outside Pietermaritzburg
    Age
    68
    Posts
    313
    Thanked: 61

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    I think it depends on your age
    I grew up when miles per gallon and 0 to 60 mph was the norm in all discussions of motoring matters
    When South Africa converted to the decimal system we had legislation passed making L per 100 KM the law. Anyone remember Decimal Dan and all the media coverage when we converted ?
    My car at the time had a miles speedo so when refuelling used to divide litres by 4.5 to get gallons and then get miles per gallon.
    When car had KM speedo worked out km per litre then X 2.8 to get back to miles per gallon
    Long time ago but even now km per litre makes more sense to me personally
    Ford Ranger Supercab 3.2 auto 4 x 4
    Blinkgat camper, Stofpad sump and gearbox guard,ironman snorkel,maxxis bighorn,firestone air springs
    Mazda MX5 _ sold after 5 happy years
    Polo 2.0 wife
    Retired

  13. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to richarda For This Useful Post:


  14. #50
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Friemersheim, Southern Cape
    Age
    57
    Posts
    3,806
    Thanked: 2144

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Quote Originally Posted by richarda View Post
    ..... km per litre makes more sense to me personally
    ...and there we have it folks!
    1998 Daihatsu Rocky 'The Kitty'
    2002 Daihatsu Rocky 'The Bully'

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Prof For This Useful Post:


  16. #51
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Skelmbos
    Posts
    205
    Thanked: 46

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    Lyk my julle ouens het nie werk nie.

    Wat verkies jy? Rooikop of blondekop?

    'n Rooikop laat my voel ek werk! (range)
    Die blonde maak dat my beursie oortyd werk (consumption)


    :-P :-P :-P :-D

  17. #52
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Hillcrest
    Age
    64
    Posts
    186
    Thanked: 14

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Now say you refuel 63 litres and your car does 5.7 km/l. Sorry but where is the easy bit?

    Wrangler Sahara 3.8
    Ex: 2004 Grand Cherokee 4.7
    Ex: 2001 Cherokee XJ 4.0
    Ex: 1997 Cherokee XJ 4.0

  18. #53
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Wartburg
    Age
    59
    Posts
    1,371
    Thanked: 1117

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Quote Originally Posted by Tadek View Post
    Now say you refuel 63 litres and your car does 5.7 km/l. Sorry but where is the easy bit?
    Not in the paying bit - must be painful


  19. #54
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Edenvale
    Age
    52
    Posts
    1,433
    Thanked: 724

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Km/l is an "instantaneous" measurement, "going up this hill, at 160km/hr, at a gradient of 25%, my consumption is 14.2l/km"....

    "I drove to Durban, up and down hills at many different speeds...My consumption was 7l/100km."

    Thats how I see it..If you only drive 1 km then your km/l consumption will change as you accelerate, slow down etc...

  20. #55
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    East London
    Age
    67
    Posts
    2,159
    Thanked: 2771

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    How you calculate does not change the "consumption / range" - it's all mathematics.

    You can express instantaneous as well as long term / range "consumption" in either km/l or l/100km.

    The conversion is very easy as well:

    100/(km/l) = l/100km

    100/(l/100km) = km/1

    That is why 10 l/100km = 10 km/l
    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity" - Martin Luther king Jr

    2006 VW Touareg V10 TDi
    (currently done more than 407 000 km)

  21. #56
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    1,060
    Thanked: 69

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    ... rather not
    Last edited by Makaira; 2019/07/03 at 02:52 PM.

  22. #57
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Montana
    Age
    66
    Posts
    421
    Thanked: 106

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Not using either of them, only Rand per km..............currently my vehicle is about R2 per km.

  23. #58
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Tshwanetoria
    Age
    66
    Posts
    1,543
    Thanked: 618

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Lol, symantics. My vehicle get X km / l which is the logical yard stick for knowing how much mileage you get for your buck. Call it what you want.
    And all along I thought there is a reason for semantics?



  24. #59
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Loevenstein, Bellville
    Age
    39
    Posts
    2,335
    Thanked: 356

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post

    (Your energy consumption in your house is measured in kW/month / hour not months / hours per kW)
    Technically that is kWh / month or just kW (1 kWh per hour = 1kW).

    But your argument is spot on. W is energy per second, i.e. consumption of energy.
    Niel
    2012 BMW F800GS
    2010 Nissan Navara 2.5 dCi 4x4
    2015 Bush Lapa Miskruier (B503)

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to Musashi For This Useful Post:


  26. #60
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Bosveldsig, Nylstroom/Modimolle
    Age
    64
    Posts
    1,823
    Thanked: 177

    Default Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    Our 3.2 Ranger on 140 000 km is averaging 10.6L/100km over the distance, that includes 4x4 and towing the BL - Kewer (Echo 4 before that).

    Other way around is 9.4 Km/L

    Prefer L/km, just works better for me.
    Consumption and distance normally known so easy to estimate.

    The Ranger has a little knob that will give you how far you can travel with the amount of fuel left in the tank with current consumption.
    Last tank gave 880 km and took 80 L when we reached town, no 4x4 and 200 km of towing at a very steady pace.
    Danie & Marinda - die wiele is rond, dus moet hulle hardloop - afgetree nou leef ons net.
    2017 BL - Kewer B1115 RUS WA GP - bos en kamp tyd
    2016 Ford Fiesta Ecoboost - daaglikse ryding
    2013 Ford Ranger 3.2 DC XLT 4x4 - nuwe rondloop ry ding, nou sleep ons! (2017)
    2011 Echo 4, die RUSWA-ZN - (verkoop 44 000 km)
    2010 Ford Ranger 2.5 DT DC XLT 4x4 - rondloop ry ding met "bietjie ekstra" krag (Verkoop 177 000 km)
    2005 Chev Aveo - Afgeskryf (2016 130 000)
    2005 Opel Corsa 17DTi - Geruil (warm enjin 180 000)
    2003 Opel Corsa 17DTi - Geruil (warm enjin 150 00)
    2000 Nissan Hardbody - Geruil (pyne by die duisended 52 000 km)
    1998 Opel Kadett - Dogter se wiele geword in 2003 (baie warm enjin 116 000 km)
    1990 Datsun 1800 short wheelbase - Pa se ou plaas bakkie, na die Nissan die pad gevat het met sy probleme in 2003 (117 00km)
    1990 Hilux 2.4D - en hy kon loop, pomp en top gewerk aan.
    1984 Opel Commondore - het gehardloop
    1983 Safary 3 karavaan - verkoop en begin tent in 2000 (51 000 km)
    1980 Ford Granada 3.0 - warm enjin afgeskryf
    1969 VW 1600 TL - geen einde nie, warm enjin en geruil
    1968 VW 1600 L - geen einde en baie warm enjin, verkoop in 1998 (328 000 myl/525 000 km)

    .

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2011/11/10, 10:18 AM
  2. Brandstof verbuik
    By CrossMonster in forum General 4x4 Discussion
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 2011/09/29, 03:40 PM
  3. km...km/l...faults...happy?
    By Appels in forum GWM / Haval
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 2011/06/13, 06:50 PM
  4. Discovery 3 Fuel Consumption?
    By Phoebus in forum Land Rover
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 2009/05/08, 10:42 PM
  5. Interesting article on why to use L/100km and not Km/L of MPG.
    By roadhawg in forum Vehicle & Technical Chat - General
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 2009/03/23, 07:53 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •