V6 fuel consumption!

What's the MPG like? Can I use chip fat and veggie oil? What about LPG?

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V6 fuel consumption!

Post by BernieBongo1955 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:50 pm

Hi Bongonauts,
Just wanted to ask if 23/24 (at best) mpg is normal ish for a 2001 V6 2WD. The Bongo is well maintained, runs immaculately, and is smooth and powerful with 68,000 miles on the clock :D It has an Outback rear conversion, pop-top, running, with 38 psi all round and has Millers additive. I guess a 2.5 V6 is never going to be super econimical but I just wondered what other V6 owners were getting in terms of their mpg?
Thanks in anticipation
Paul... Apologies if this has been covered before.
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Re: V6 fuel consumption!

Post by Bob » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:42 pm

Mine's diesel, but from being here a while that sounds about right to me. 8)
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Re: V6 fuel consumption!

Post by g8dhe » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:33 pm

My V6 over the last 12 years averages around 21MpG over the year, with sub 20MpG during the Winter local travel, and above 25MpG during the summer on longer runs.


I also did a test run the length of the country using different fuels see here https://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum ... 12&t=74153
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Re: V6 fuel consumption!

Post by BernieBongo1955 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:17 am

Thank you Gentlemen for your prompt replies, Geoff that graph is amazing, it must have taken a lot of time and effort to assemble. Also thanks for the link to other topic, really interesting data. It looks like my own MPG is ok after all, Bernie is a loaded van, but the good times it brings are completely worth it ! :D Its great to have such an amazing font of knowledge here at Bongo Fury.
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Re: V6 fuel consumption!

Post by Joe_anne123 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:24 pm

I track my mpg on Fuelly. You can see stats for V6 Bongos on this link:

http://www.fuelly.com/car/mazda/bongo?e ... bmodel_id=
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Re: V6 fuel consumption!

Post by BernieBongo1955 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:13 pm

Thanks Joe_anne123,
Looks like a really useful website
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