Originally Posted by hdave Does it make you waste more gas Curious question ... Just because the engine is turning doesnt mean its having any fuel put in. Youll still get engine braking due to the compressiondecompression cycle. (Think the truckers call that Jake Brake) Probably difficult to figure out whether its burning any petrol though while engine braking.
I have this vision of American freeways and all the cars are driving from point A to point B in a series of 0-60mph acceleration runs. By the way do you guys talk about fast cars and quick cars Fast cars usually have a big powerful engine and rapid acceleration times. Quick cars (like the CT200h) are usually compact smaller engined cars with more modest acceleration. On an interstate run in Australia
People it all depending how you drive. If you want to drive on Sport mode why to buy CT200h Pointless. Better to buy sport version of Audi A3 TDi. You will get speed power and good MPG. CT200h is good if you dont care much about speed but more about economy. I get 60 MPG usually. But on motorway I drive about 60- 65 Mph. If you want to drive 70- 80 Mph then quiet obvious you get low MPG. U dont use hybrid at all only petrol engine. Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Originally Posted by mecfal People it all depending how you drive. If you want to drive on Sport mode why to buy CT200h Pointless. Better to buy sport version of Audi A3 TDi. You will get speed power and good MPG. CT200h is good if you dont care much about speed but more about economy. I get 60 MPG usually. But on motorway I drive about 60- 65 Mph. If you want to drive 70- 80 Mph then quiet obvious
Remember that our CT has one of the most silent motors under 60 mph and also we get used of the motor stopping many times a day (complete silence). So when in the highway motor keeps pushing all time making it even more obvious. I compared with a Db meter to a new petrol BMW 1 and our CT is almost 20 db quiter on higway ) Think of putting sport mode before accelerating to more than 60 mph it has a much smoother sound.
amount of unleaded just for the sake of some fun. I didnt expect that at all particularly from a company who apart from a couple of loony moments seemed more interested in building those heartless hybrids than soulful sporting saloons. The new GS 350 is one of those cars that is easily worth the asking price. And of course if your budget simply cant stretch beyond stock 328i prices the lexus
Running the petrol in the tank low - shouldnt be an issue. I think the sediment that everyone talks about is an issue for old cars and old petrol pumps. Saying that though Ive never had chance to look inside a petrol tank. If anyone knows people who has switched a petrol tank or otherwise seen one come off a car ask em what the condition of the tank was. Modern fuel injection usually works off a ring
I am not Australian either but I can assure that nothing will happen to your CTs beloved engine The faithful 2ZR family Atkinson engine was designed with apettite for low octane gasoline. This Chinese made engine is quite robust and very durable it is the powerplant of choice for smaller Toyotas exported to third world countries. BTW I understood that you filled the gas tank with BP 91 unleaded Not
understood that you filled the gas tank with BP 91 unleaded Not your engine block where you add motor oil If you did fill your engine block with BP 91 gasoline you have to flat bed the vehicle to a shop and flush the gasoline (petrol) out of your engine block immediately and you must not start the engine. Please reference your source for your assertion that Chinese made engines are installed in lexusToyota
Dont you mean filling the Gas or petrol tank Oil is for engine lubrication or is it just that you Aussies do refer to the fuel tank as an oil tank Oh and I know youre not a 3rd world country. Originally Posted by chuchuhorse Hello fellow CT owner I live in Melbourne Australia and yesterday I made a mistake of filling the oil tank with BP 91 unleaded not the recommended 95 unleaded. Im feeling bad. Could any of the Australian car owners here give me some advice on what damage could occur Thanks
NOT made in China but Japan so forget all about that nonsense. Secondly most cars these days are fitted with electronic sensors that adjust the timing within a range to adjust to different grades of petrol. For example in the outback you might have no option but to fuel your car with lower grade petroleum. Finally to properly allay your concerns why dont you speak to the service manager at any lexus
With respect Im not sure myself if about two seconds on a 0-60m.p.h. time is all that important to me. Ive owned a few cars over about fifty years and Ive never once been inclined to measure even one of them against the stopwatch. But I digress. People within lexus have spoken of a CT300 as they have different body styles but there seems little hard evidence. The CT was designed primarily for a European
Lol - keep it civil people Performance chip - a chip change type system does exist called the PICC Frequently Asked Questions But I wouldnt recommend it. Its to go with a Plug In Hybrid conversion kit for the Prius which does stuff like allow EV only mode at up to 70mph and almost certainly lots of other little changes. It might even unlock the 90bhp engine 74bhp motor is limited to 134bhp combined
Originally Posted by Sleepypete Lol - keep it civil people Performance chip - a chip change type system does exist called the PICC Frequently Asked Questions But I wouldnt recommend it. Its to go with a Plug In Hybrid conversion kit for the Prius which does stuff like allow EV only mode at up to 70mph and almost certainly lots of other little changes. It might even unlock the 90bhp engine 74bhp motor
and in this case it&8217s only one aspect of a surprisingly dynamic performance. Let&8217s not forget that this is a big and weighty D-segment sedan. And yet it displays a talent for sparkle and agility that makes getting behind the wheel an engaging prospect. Don&8217t expect the uncompromising rigidity of a sports car nor the raw-edged kick of a muscle sedan this is a classier act. The lexus
I like to have enough reserve power available to allow me to do say 40-60 or 50-70 without changing gear or flooring it. Normal doesnt really have that Lean-On power but Sport definitely does. The gearbox is slightly more responsive especially when combined with the different throttle pedal - throttle input profile. Motor power - 650V is available for Normal and Eco at full throttle (theres a lexus
Here in the Netherlands lexus stated it will have a CO2 output of 99 mgkm. For us thats important for tax reasons (14% instead of 25%). That means the petrol engine almost certainly will be the same as the Prius one (100 hp). But they also state it will have 2 litre performance (about 150 hp). The only possibility I see is a larger electric motor than the 80 hp one in the Prius.
for a 530i with the 272hp (DIN) direct injected N53 engine though but I dont think that will happen for the US market unfortunately. But then the super-ego kicks in. I would really enjoy an E60 528i and itd be a very pleasing car to drive. But it would be very uncool to have spent so much on a car only to still get a butt whooping from a... - Toyota Camry V6 (268 hp) - Toyota Avalon (268 hp) - lexus
Originally Posted by MyCar Thanks guys I have been reading this forum for some time now and learning. I was wondering about the type of fuel to put in and the options are premium or ethanol blended there is actually a sticker above the fuel cap that says ethanol ready. We have 10% ethanol blended petrol here in Aus and I rang lexus to confirm if it was ok to use ethanol blended fuel and they said yes.
95 RON here which is the standard for the UK. We have the option at most garages to use 98 or 99 RON (Super unleaded) but in my experience all that achieves is A bigger petrol bill (approx 10p per litre) Lumpy running for the first 10 miles or so (the engine management adjusting to the higher octane) No improvement in power or mpg My advice - stick to a garage you trust for consistency in the petrol
Quote Originally Posted by danrieke Bought my 3rd GTO (2005 BlackBlack w6 speed) here in SoCal. Have driven nearly every performance car brand on the road Ferrari Porsche Audi Saab lexus BMW Jaguar Corvette Dodge Ford... and been into performance cars for forty years. Thought Id start a thread about engine break-in and share what Ive found so far. First my uncle and cousin both serious pro mechanics
Im a UK family physician most drives are 5 miles done 5k miles and averaging 49 UK mpg. As said above its not really the same type of car as a C classbeing a smaller greener hatch. Its great fun to drive and the seats are awesome. Id say the power drivers seat was a must Nav is great but is bit pricey. I have leather red outside cream in and I think its just the business. The hard disk with the nav
4G 2011) Audi A6 Class 2.8L V6 3.0L Supercharged V6 2.0L I4 Diesel 3.0L V6 Diesel European engine choices for the 2011 A6 include two petrol engines - a 2.8 liter FSI V6 with 204 horsepower (152 kW) and a 300 horsepower (224 kW) 3-liter supercharged FSI engine - and three diesel engines - a 2-liter inline 4-cylinder and two 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engines So the 3.0 supercharged version is
Mac mini I just bought. Im half way through with the project but Im leaving for Paris tomorrow and will be back next week and also get the V280 few days after Im back. After swapping the beautiful interior of the V280 my next project will be keyless entry and start.. Im going to order the parts after Im back. This is what Im talking about and the exact same kit Im getting (I will just get the lexus
they do tend to be more problematic when new then go for a while without any problems. Of course later in life they tend to develop more problems but there does seem to be a good period of worry-free driving for the most part. If you donĂ‚„t have the mechanical inclination and donĂ‚„t want to be hit with the rare but ridiculously expensive repair then by all means either buy a warranty or a new lexus.
Id second what pardo says. We have a great car but it could do with more grunt in the engine. The motor has enough power to let the CT do electric only at 45mph on the flat but the engine can struggle to maintain 70 on its own without using more throttle than is economical. However - the brain behind the CVT gearbox makes up for having less power available by making the most of what it has. Sport mode
Quote Originally Posted by 645333 Hi Whilst I have never had that warning light there have been occasions when the car was lumpy on tickover but it soon passed when I revved the engine or it got warmer. It was not a regular thing but noticeable when it happened. I do not know how many miles on the clock but you may find there are some things which may mitigate it happening in the future especially if your local dealer said there were no codes registered. The local independent specialist didnt even plug the reader into the car as there were no fault codes showing on the iDrive or dashboard...should he have still checked My car is currently at 84k miles. So its not only me who has a lumpy cold start idle every now and again... Quote Originally Posted by mayhs Must be something to do with the weather. I have a 04 645ci and never had a problem with it at all but yesterday started it up and had the same problem. Very rough idle with the same message displayed on the iDrive. I did not attempt to revv the engine but just turned the car off and restarted it and nothing came up. Since then I have started and run the car numerous times with no problems. Hoping its nothing serious... Glad to know I aint alone on this I was really scared Do you think its to do with the UKs cold weather Mine hasnt come back also...but then Ive only driven it twice since then (on holidays at the moment so I dont need to use the car). Maybe its a common 645 issue when the temperature gets colder Please update me if you have any future issues or the fault is diagnosed - I will really appreciate it. I will do the same also Quote Originally Posted by 645333 Hi I see you have 645s so they may have some mileage on them so as a preventative measure that really does have an impact is to clean the injection system with BG44K comes in a can follow the simple instructions make sure you have a full tank this stuff really works Also consider if you should clean the MAF sensor it requires a special cleaner which is available but you really must follow the instructions it is a very easy thing to do BUT do it wrong you can damage the sensor and that is not cheap. Both these things are worth doing anyway not expensive and can make a real difference if you have any kind of rough or lumpy running. Finally if it persists and you do have high mileage consider changing the fuel filter it should be changed at some point in time anyway again easy to do just a bit smelly with the petrol that naturally comes out when you strip it out Hope these things help or at least worth considering even for prevention..... Thank you for the advice matey Where can I get this BG44K cleaner from How often is the fuel filter meant to be changed and how do you carry out this change Dont think mine has ever been done Im guessing this BG44K is just like the Redex where you pour it into the the fuel tank full of fuel Quote Originally Posted by mayhs Ah thanks for the advice will buy a can of cleaner when I get a chance and report back. My E63 has done just over 65k miles now had 58k when I brought it 9 months ago and has since had a oil service and new spark plugs and is only run on Shell V-power. Currently running perfect but will run the cleaner through the system anyway and see how it goes. Could do without any surprise expenses just before Christmas I will probably do the same myself Lets hope none of us face a large expense Quote Originally Posted by 645333 BG44k should be used every 20k or so on mine it did improve running even consumption but knowing the injectors and tops of the pistons got a decent clean makes it worthwhile just for the record lexus Bentley etc. put this stuff in at every service...... Hmm thats reassuring
Originally Posted by ct200anon Thanks guys I am in Canada around freezing temperatures for the past week so it sounds like that is the main culprit. I will wait until after the first fill-up to do the math properly. I really like the car otherwise. I know what you were feeling there ... The CT I test drove was registering 55mpg on the computer. It had quite friendly roads to test drive on around Lincoln
In theory it shouldnt affect the calculation at all. I dont know the exact sum our CTs use but it seems daft to do anything except Avg MPG How many miles have I done (from the odometer) divided by How much petrol have I squirted into the engine (from the engine management) The cruising range calc will be looking at MPG multiplied How much fuel do I think is in the tank but I dont think the Avg
Originally Posted by pcdokan In Australia there are five grades of fuel 9110% ethanol 91 95 98 and 100 100 RON (Research Octane Number) Ive never seen this grade of fuel in any petrol stations. BTW 91 RON is equivalent to 87 in the U.S.
Yes it is possible to put a turbo on a hybrid. Theoretically it should not affect the hybrid in a too negative way. A turbo will increase some pollution true but with more torque coming from the petrol engine it is possible to charge the battery quicker. Good configuration will be required though.
IMHO forget the lexus and give the CDI a try - if the experience of any of us is anything to go by you will never look back. Although a good price on a V8 petrol GL might be tempting today resale may take a substantial dive in the longer term with fuel prices rising... Although the MB V8 is certainly a beautiful engine
Originally Posted by mdman The kinetic energy of the car at rest is zero. At any given velocity v the kinetic energy 12 mass (v)2 The energy to move the car from zero to v comes from the petrol and or battery. If a car travels from A to B at an average of v mph the acceleration to get from zero to v can vary widely without making much difference to overall fuel consumption. Im not surprised the
Doing 45.8 (ImpGal) here after just a quarter of a tank Ill hope for more on a long run. Need to show off the car to the parents to get the chance for that -) The 45.8 is on a mix of Eco Normal and Sport where Ive gone for Sport when Im throwing the car around roundabouts. I go for Eco in nose to tail stopstart traffic where the dulled throttle responses aid Chill Out mode. My driving so far has been
Lol Jimbo - me too. Ive gone from a 28mpg (UK) in town car to one that does 46-48 in stop start. Thats how most of my trips happen. Ive gone from 36mpg on a run to 50 and was seeing 70mpg on the computer when in a 40mph speed limit roadworks zone that went for maybe 20 miles after filling up. And thats before mentioning chassis response and responsiveness of the engineMotorCVT combination. The 0 to
Why is 187 Hp wimpy I dont think you get the concept of this car.. I dont think it will get 187 hp tough since the Prius has only 134. The seperate engines of the Prius are 100 hp petrol and 80 hp electric. Making 180 hp..
and I clear the KM meter every time when I fill up the gas so I know how much gas I was actually using. Now I only have half tank left and have a mileage of 270KM. If I am doing the math right if my CT has 45L gas tank for the full tank I should be able to run around 950KM( 45L tank 4.7L usage 100KM ) Im now only have half tank left and have a mileage of 270KM and the meter indicates that for this
Quote Originally Posted by gEEkChris The whole concept of a hybrid is for political purposes not sound engineering. If you are looking at it from an environmental point of view the impact due to the nasty batteries is far worse than the impact of driving a similar car with reduced mileage. If you simply want the best MPG a TDI concept is much better. Why do I want to have something where I will need
question as it would be given from one informed buyer to another. The BMW F10 or the current 5-series is based on the next generation modular platform for thee BMW lineup. This platform is focused on providing a customized and efficient driving experience. The current X5 is based on the tried and tested E-series platform. This is considered by some purists as the last of the true BMWs. The lexus
impossible. Also Asian car companies subscribe to very low standard oil specifications due to the different markets they build for thus conventional generic low quality oils are a criteria for their engines. However as Toyota found out with their V6 conventional oils are rapidly losing ground to the strict emissions and extreme heat generated in order to comply with those requirements. Toyotalexus
Now come on guys... Firstly you cant get anywhere near the same economy from a petrol engine that you can from the new CDIs. For example try getting 1000 miles from a petrol engined S-Class (you can from a CDI). You should stop reading all the propaganda US fuel companies put out about diesel fuel. The new M class CDI is far more economical than even the lexus Hybrid (not to mention a hell of a lot
Quote MercedesMax - 9202005 455 AM Now come on guys... Firstly you cant get anywhere near the same economy from a petrol engine that you can from the new CDIs. For example try getting 1000 miles from a petrol engined S-Class (you can from a CDI). You should stop reading all the propaganda US fuel companies put out about diesel fuel. The new M class CDI is far more economical than even the lexus Hybrid
Quote Originally Posted by boyce 06 330 Using your definition of half asses shouldnt we include the fact that lexus flagship SUV has always been indistinguishable from the Land Cruiser or the fact that the QX56 was indistinguishable from the Armada until two years ago Have you seen the new NSX Its far from half asses You mean the new NSX that will be based off the Accord platform and feature the same