Advice 1: How to reduce the fuel consumption of KAMAZ: simple rules

KAMAZ has for several decades considered to be one of the most popular commercial vehicles on the territory of Russia and CIS countries. KamAZ trucks are used in almost all spheres of the national economy, as military vehicles and these vehicles have repeatedly become winners of international rally.
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KAMAZ – a great help and a real worker of the national economy, this car is extremely reliable, it also has excellent cross that in the conditions of Russian roads is almost the most important factor. There are, however, this vehicle and its shortcomings, of which the main – fuel consumption. KAMAZ, however, as most cars are heavy, spends for every hundred kilometers from 30 to 40 liters of fuel, and this figure can hardly be called economical.

A bit of theory

According to statistics, the fuel consumption depends on vehicle weight. With regards to cars KAMAZ, it is possible to result following examples: "national worker" KAMAZ 55102 with a full load (7 tons) and speed of 80 km/h uses up to 31 liters of fuel per 100 km and the model with the index 55111, carrying capacity of which is 13 tons, one can "eat" and 39-40 liters for every hundred.

Given these figures, experts of the Kama automobile plant are constantly working to reduce the fuel consumption of "child", improving the engine and other nodes. Will have to make the car more economical – time will tell, but until the driver had to rely only on themselves and on their driving skills.

How to reduce fuel consumption through driving

It turns out that to reduce fuel consumption on a truck is feasible, however, it is necessary to observe some rules of driving. To start moving on this car is after full warm-up of the engine. When riding it is advisable to avoid sudden jerks and hard braking.

On the descent, you should increase the speed (properly dispersed). If the road goes uphill, the car will overcome the rise due to the inertia and thus the engine will save fuel.

To choose the optimal route is necessary so that on your way as little as possible across the traffic lights and other areas where you need to slow down or even stop the movement. Frequent braking and driving significantly increases fuel consumption.

Fuel consumption is also influenced by the lighting, so it is necessary to include them only when necessary. The same applies to the receiver.

In addition, the fuel consumption may be affected, and the faulty condition of the vehicle, so it is advisable to carry out its maintenance in the terms established by the manufacturer.

Advice 2 : How to reduce diesel fuel consumption

During long-term operation of the diesel engine consumption of fuel may increase significantly. This is due primarily to the wear of certain parts of the unit and changing the properties of lubricants. Following some recommendations, you can extend the validity of a diesel engine and to reduce consumption of fuel.
How to reduce diesel fuel consumption
Use to reduce consumptionand fuel optimal driving style of the car. The movement should be quiet, and the engine speed it is desirable to keep within the 1600-2000 rpm. Significant consumption of fuel occurs when the car switches to a higher gear at high revs. So try not to increase speed too much in order not to increase the burden on the units.
Inspect the air filter of the diesel engine. To do this, disconnect it and visually check for clearance. If the filter does not transmit light, it must be replaced. Replace the filter with a new one and periodically check its status. The new filter allows the engine to run at lower RPMs and significantly reduce the consumption of diesel fuel.
Use engine oil with low viscosity. Choose high-quality materials trusted and recognized manufacturers. This measure also extends the service life of a diesel engine and reduces the consumption ofa fuel by a few percent. Follow the manufacturer's set the replacement time of oil.
Check with those in the vehicle's technical documentation standards for tyre pressure and increase the recommended settings on 0.2 atmosphere. This will reduce the drag of a car rolling and, accordingly, the consumption of diesel fuel. Use this method carefully, because overinflated tires make the vehicle more rigid and can shorten the life of the suspension.
Stay tuned to the turbine, which is equipped with the engine didn't pump too cylinders because of the active pumping leads to increased consumptionand fuel. If the operating rules allow, disable the turbine. Note, however, that traction motor is reduced significantly. Select what is important to you – pull or saving fuel.
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