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How much fuel do you use?

Post by stationary stu on Wed Aug 19 2009, 12:22

How much fuel do you use if you run an engine all day at a rally, say on a Lister D.

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i used around a

Post by RAB on Wed Aug 19 2009, 12:39

gallon and half, over 3 days, thats engine running all day though

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Re: How much fuel do you use?

Post by Triumphline on Wed Aug 19 2009, 21:35

My hit and miss engines are very good on fuel but the throttlers are murder. The 12hp R&V would be lucky to use a litre a day while my Buzacotts or the throttle governed YC Stover go through 3 or 4 litres a day (sometimes more). The little R&Vs actually go through more fuel than the big one!
My Austral's fuel consumption varies on weather conditions. It goes through much more fuel on a cold day than a warm one. On a cold day it throws a lot of unburnt kerosene out of the exhuast due to it not vaporising correctly.

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Fuel consumption

Post by davec on Thu Aug 20 2009, 14:25

My engines
Wolseley WDII Pet/Para running at 550RPM, powering hacksaw = 0.5 pints an hour (petrol)
Lister DK sludge pump, 1 tank = 12 hours running (TVO)
Lister D 1000 Watt lighting set = 1 pint an hour running at full load & 1000 RPM
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Re: How much fuel do you use?

Post by stationary stu on Thu Aug 20 2009, 16:12

Thanks for all your help guys, now I can work out how much fuel I need for my first rally scratch (health going well) which i'm nervous about and the last thing I wanted to do was run out of fuel half way though the day Laughing .

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dont be nervous

Post by RAB on Fri Aug 21 2009, 11:15

stationary stu wrote:Thanks for all your help guys, now I can work out how much fuel I need for my first rally scratch (health going well) which i'm nervous about and the last thing I wanted to do was run out of fuel half way though the day Laughing .

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i usally fill the tank before i leave and then carry a full spare can, not many people agree with filling before you leave, but if your a steady driver youl be fine lol! is there someone you can go with on your first rally to show you the ways afro i made friends with a couple of lads down here so it were easy for me, which rally is your first anyhow

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Re: How much fuel do you use?

Post by stationary stu on Fri Aug 21 2009, 13:21

No I don't have anyone to attend with I've tried a few guys around here but no one will commit to going so the first event (all going well after my op.) will be Sept 6th. it's just a one day event, but I'm sure I'll make friends once I get there as a new face I think they'll be interested to know about me Laughing . The only other event I'm planning on this year is not till the beginning of Oct. and I do know 1 that will be showing and camping so that won't be to bad.
As for the fuel I'll just take some with me, I just don't want to buy to much over the winter and it going stale, or have a garden crank up every weekend Laughing

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i know its a distance

Post by RAB on Fri Aug 21 2009, 13:26

but you wanna get down here one day, we will all make you feel welcome, proper little family down here

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Re: How much fuel do you use?

Post by stationary stu on Fri Aug 21 2009, 13:47

Ryan it's something we'd love to do, as I know you'd make us very welcome, and thank you for the offer. I know I keep going on about my back problem but it rules my life on just how much I can do and even to drive down there would take me days as it's about 450 miles and around 150 miles is my limit for 1 day. But if one day I could feel well enough to make the trip WE WILL do it. Just a bit of planning to take in a few rallies and one place thats not a rally but I'd realy enjoy going to is Mike's (benz) as he has some wonderful stuff there that I'd love to see. Also you'd have to drag Chris (Jonesey) along so I could meet him, of course not forgetting your crew Laughing So maybe a forum crank up on the cards in the next year or two Very Happy . or you could always get a 40 footer from work and head our way lol! .

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some of us are going to

Post by RAB on Fri Aug 21 2009, 13:49

Astle park next year if thats closer, we could all meet then

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Re: How much fuel do you use?

Post by stationary stu on Fri Aug 21 2009, 14:10

Yes it's a lot closer to us, so lets see how things go Very Happy

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