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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:25 pm 
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ive got a real cold thermostat in my el and the fuel economy did not change on a trip it would stay at 8.2/100ks around town it was 9/100ks


My El has the same fuel economy as you and i run an 82 degree thermostat.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:40 pm 
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YAY TO ME AND 18L/100KM!!!!....god trying to find the problem requires too much effort at the moment.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:02 am 
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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:10 am 
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stomper wrote:
What the hell. Soo many people have different fuel economy.


not quite comparing apples with apples though are we.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:18 pm 
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Damn you stomper.
After reading this, i decided to change mine. It wasn't a good idea to do it so late in the day. I ran out of daylight, and coolant. Luckilly i caught the coolant i drained from the car. But i'm cut, bruised and my hands smell like old stinky coolant. I hope it was worth it. :lol:


hahahaha sorry. Took me 20 mins including warming it up a bit.

I didnt drain the system. I took off the top hose and bent it up onto the EFI manifold. I lost a couple liters from it.

I didnt fully use a the 4L.

When i first put it in it took a while to get steady. Like it would heat up to the top of the M then down to the L. Now it usually sits on the A.

When i thrashed the car last night i got up to 13.5L but with some ok driving, eg no hard gunning and being a P plater i get 12L.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:30 pm 
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Mine used to run under C in winter and damn near H in summmer. Chewin its way through 14.4L/100

I recently replaced the thermostat. Sits pretty now dead in the middle and fuel usage dropped to 13.3/100 at avg speed of 40. Highly recommend anyone with abnormal temp and high fuel usage to change. I now get near 500km to a tank!

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:24 pm 
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Yeah i suggest changing it over if you have high fule proplems. Its realy worth it.
And it will pay for its self after a tank.

Now i just need a new cam, exhaust, springs, LSD, arrrr wrong forum.

Phong....Fix that monty or give it to me...

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:24 pm 
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My temp gauge rarely hits the first line of the bracket around the NORMAL. On a hot day I might hit the L and if I'm pushing it up the range like I do regulary I just reach the A. But my fuel economy can sit around 15-18L/100km. Right foot and acoustics are to blame me thinks.
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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:34 pm 
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My temp gauge rarely hits the first line of the bracket around the NORMAL. On a hot day I might hit the L and if I'm pushing it up the range like I do regulary I just reach the A. But my fuel economy can sit around 15-18L/100km. Right foot and acoustics are to blame me thinks.


Thats what i had. I changed to a 91° and it goes to M or A and uses less fuel.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:34 pm 
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My temp gauge rarely hits the first line of the bracket around the NORMAL. On a hot day I might hit the L and if I'm pushing it up the range like I do regulary I just reach the A. But my fuel economy can sit around 15-18L/100km. Right foot and acoustics are to blame me thinks.


Thats what i had. I changed to a 91° and it goes to M or A and uses less fuel.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:20 pm 
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For my money if you are having perceived fuel ecomony problems (given the variation in everyones driving style) the only way to try and work it out properly would be to put it on the dyno and check the mixtures at cruise and under load. If they are pretty goo then I would say that it is your driving style. If the mixtures are not where they are supposed to be then you can start looking at why. I don't think that it is good practice to speculate on your fuel economy without checking the most fundamental of things like the air fuel ratios.

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:28 pm 
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Yeah i suggest changing it over if you have high fule proplems. Its realy worth it.
And it will pay for its self after a tank.

Now i just need a new cam, exhaust, springs, LSD, arrrr wrong forum.

Phong....Fix that monty or give it to me...


fix it for me :P i don't get time too.....luckily i already have exhaust, springs and LSD......need cam and new injectors BOOO...ill do it just before my birthday party in rye...don't want to empty out my tank before i get to rye.

phong =P~

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:19 am 
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Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:33 am 
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i get around 17l/100, i like the sound of my car on full noise :)

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:56 pm 
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I don't think mine is a temp issue other than it is a brand new radiator installed recently. But I would like to put it on a dyno as Nelpd96 said (have always known this is the most sensible plan).
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