My 1977 6.9 with the standard engine - best 17 miles per imperial gallon, worst 9 mpg. Averages 13-14 mpg. For the record, my main family transport is an electric Dutch "Mama Fiets" with two child seats.
along with the brown unregistered one i put up on the last page, the seller reportedly had this one. I have no details barring a FB post noting a chap had bought it. It was in Lismore reportedly and got submerged in the horrendous floods. If its as bad as the interior looks, I cant imagine much could have been saved on this one.
I note the round about of #6032 continues (see earlier), this must be the 4th or 5th time ive seen it advertised in the last few years. The silver green, they want 40k on carsales. Its done 3km since last year according to the odometer pictures! Doesnt look bad, but odd...
so #5899 has popped up in the ACT, not a common spot for 6.9s despite our former prime minister owning a 116 during his tenure. Silver on blue, its an auction site so not sure on finishing price. An australian Lanes (Melbourne) delivered car, it has 198,000km on it. The car is tidy, not mint but relatively low kms. It has seome very deep blue door cards which look like they probably did when new. It has a round suspension knob of interest, otherwise nothing out of the ordinary and the website gives little details.
Last post by goldacre - 03 December 2022, 09:00 PM
My 1979 450SEL (4.5 ltr) low compression Australian delived car on its best run was 13.1 litres per 100 klm on a 45 degrees Celsius day (damn hot) AC on and cruising at 100kph and was very happy with that.
On other runs where traffic driving, freeways etc it ranges from 14 liters to 18 liters per 100klm.
I find using the low octane fuel which is reported to be 91 octane increases consumption by 1 ltr per 100klm from experience but do run hi octane at 98 on long trips when weather is hot but have been told would need to tweak engine timing to get full benefit? Slightly more advanced apparently?