Save money owning/running a car!

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Re: Save money owning/running a car!

Post by Discostew38 » 04 Oct 2015, 17:21

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Re: Save money owning/running a car!

Post by RayB » 05 Oct 2015, 16:08

In a vague attempt to rescue this thread!!

Air conditioning

Fine when travelling at speed but best turned off in traffic and open your windows :thumbup:

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Post by M60NJP » 05 Oct 2015, 20:34

RayB wrote:In a vague attempt to rescue this thread!!

Air conditioning

Fine when travelling at speed but best turned off in traffic and open your windows :thumbup:
Explain please?..........

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Post by RayB » 05 Oct 2015, 20:48

Really??......

When driving at speed with your windows open it creates drag. AC on at speed has little or no effect on fuel efficiency due to the engine speed.

Urban or at idle in traffic the AC pump is putting an additional strain on the engine which results in poorer fuel efficiency

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Post by M60NJP » 05 Oct 2015, 20:51

RayB wrote:Really??......

When driving at speed with your windows open it creates drag. AC on at speed has little or no effect on fuel efficiency due to the engine speed.

Urban or at idle in traffic the AC pump is putting an additional strain on the engine which results in poorer fuel efficiency
So how do we know the extra power consumption needed each time you pull away to re-adjust the temperature (which has gone up whilst idling with the window open) is less than maintaining the temperature with the windows closed?............

Sounds like a smoker's solution to me!!

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Post by RayB » 05 Oct 2015, 20:55

It's not a smokers solution

You asked for money saving tips (not how to remain comfortable whilst saving money) and the above is a proven way of doing so

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Post by M60NJP » 05 Oct 2015, 20:59

RayB wrote:It's not a smokers solution

You asked for money saving tips (not how to remain comfortable whilst saving money) and the above is a proven way of doing so
Nah - need to see the energy consumed at idle to maintain temperature vs the additional drain to restore the temperature after idle with a/c off. Wil ldepend on ambient and chosen temperature of course too!!

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Re: Save money owning/running a car!

Post by RayB » 05 Oct 2015, 22:20

I thought the thread was about saving money not maintaining a given temperature within a car.

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Re: Save money owning/running a car!

Post by cockneyrebel » 06 Oct 2015, 10:04

When you think your windscreen wipers have bitten the dust,
put a drop of white spirit on a cloth & run it down the rubber ,
you could be suprised by the results. :thumbup:
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Re: Save money owning/running a car!

Post by RayB » 06 Oct 2015, 10:05

Do you use White Spirit on your outfits as well? =))

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