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    Default Has anyone heard this before..?..

    A bloke I work with heard that taxi driver’s recon they get better mpg when they keep the tank topped up.

    Surely you’re carrying more weight more of the time?

    Or are there other factors at play?

    Anyone else heard this/can confirm/deny???

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    i cant see that as you say because of the extra weight

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    i have heard people saying they never fill up because of the extra weight but seriously how heavy can 60 litres of fuel be?

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    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_d...sel_fuel_weigh

    1.9 pounds ish per litre so what 110 pounds ish for a full tank of diesel, that doesnt seem like a lot in a car that weighs what a vectra does.

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    I always brim my car and I've never noticed any difference in mpg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J P S View Post
    i have heard people saying they never fill up because of the extra weight but seriously how heavy can 60 litres of fuel be?
    55 ish kgs

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    Apparently 1 litre of fuel weighs 0.711 kg at 60deg F so a full Vectra tank of 61 litres would be 43.4Kg (42.6Kg for the estate as it's only got a 60 litre tank).
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    exactly, 55kgs is nowt really imo.

    i always brim mine too but only cos it means i dont have to go back to the garage so soon lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    Apparently 1 litre of fuel weighs 0.711 kg at 60deg F so a full Vectra tank of 61 litres would be 43.4Kg (42.6Kg for the estate as it's only got a 60 litre tank).
    I stand corrected on my 55kg then

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