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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:02 am 
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Rapier wrote:
you have to compare ure ave L per 100 k's to ure ave km/h as well the higher ure ave km/h id suspect the lower your ave L/100km

mines aroudn 12.9 L/100k at an ave of 39km/h which is pretty good


im at around 13.5 average 39.6 km/h ED 4.0 fairmont auto.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:01 pm 
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i just cxhange dmy thermostat to a ford 91degree one. how do i blead it or do i just drive it and pay attention to my water levels.

my old thermostart was 92 degrees and had a small hole drilled onit (5mm) on teh flat part. i sthat normal?

my currnet fuel consumption is 18/100km advergae speed 33km
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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:12 pm 
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old ladys EL sits on around 10/100
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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:27 pm 
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Mines an EL 5 speed on LPG.

I've never been able to get it above 14 / 100km, it averages 10-11/100km with combined city/country driving. Average of 500-550km to 60 litres of LPG.

I used to only get 350-400km which was crap and then I bothered to check what the o2 sensor was telling the ECU. It was completely rich, spitting raw LPG out the exhaust. I traced it to the mixer feeding too much fuel, altered the spring in the mixer and bobs your auntie, its fixed.

At idle you wont get anything, you need to check what the o2 sensor is doing while the car is under partial to medium load above 1500rpm.

If you want to check it get a FET input analog multimeter, should be able to get one for next to nothing secondhand. Put it on the 1v scale, ground probe on the body and tap the positive probe into the o2 sensor signal. If its always at 1v, your engine is running rich. If its swinging once/twice per second between 0-1v then all is most likely good with mixtures, your fuel system and air metering system. You may have an auto fault, dragging brakes or some other issues.
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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:56 pm 
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on the high way i get between 8-10l per 100kms

around town 13-17l per 100kms depends on how i drive it

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:20 pm 
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You dont need to bleed the fords. Thats a stupid holden thing.

What you do on a ford is leave the overflow bottle cap off and fill it to max. Then go turn your heater on the hottest it can go and run the car to running temp. Then check the overflow bottle. It should have dropped or atleast when you filled it, it should have dropped. Thats the air coming out the system.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:08 pm 
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stomper wrote:
You dont need to bleed the fords. Thats a stupid holden thing.

What you do on a ford is leave the overflow bottle cap off and fill it to max. Then go turn your heater on the hottest it can go and run the car to running temp. Then check the overflow bottle. It should have dropped or atleast when you filled it, it should have dropped. Thats the air coming out the system.


Dead right! The small hose from the top thermostat housing is actually a bleed hose, same with the small one coming out of the top of the radiator. These hoses allow any trapped air to bleed back to the header tank.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:41 pm 
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koolies. looks like fuel consumption is now at 15 still 2 early to tell any thing though
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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:38 am 
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gros20 wrote:
i just cxhange dmy thermostat to a ford 91degree one. how do i blead it or do i just drive it and pay attention to my water levels.

my old thermostart was 92 degrees and had a small hole drilled onit (5mm) on teh flat part. i sthat normal?

my currnet fuel consumption is 18/100km advergae speed 33km


im sure thats normal...cause my old one had it and so did the new one i put in.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:26 pm 
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Mine sit on "A" or "L" in the temp guage witch i know is a bit low. It is a genuine ford thermostat but there is alot of corrosion around it could that also affect it not getting warm enough and thus bad fuel economy?

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:37 pm 
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Mine sit on "A" or "L" in the temp guage witch i know is a bit low. It is a genuine ford thermostat but there is alot of corrosion around it could that also affect it not getting warm enough and thus bad fuel economy?

Sure can mate
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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:26 am 
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daggy082 wrote:
Mine sit on "A" or "L" in the temp guage witch i know is a bit low. It is a genuine ford thermostat but there is alot of corrosion around it could that also affect it not getting warm enough and thus bad fuel economy?

Sure can mate


A and L is fine. Im sure than when they come from factory it would be on M but as long as its above the bottom of the bracket it should be fine.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:56 pm 
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how much are new thermostats? Ill replace it ne way. Im getting a perfect condidtion second hand Oxy sensor from madmax and it was only in is car 4 2 weeks and it perfect so hopefully one of them would fix my economy problems and well as new fuel filter and plugs and leads

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:37 pm 
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thermostats are around 25.

 

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