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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:38 am 
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On Petrol I wouldn't know, I hardly use it, just to start and for short drives here and there, though I only use Premium.

LPG I get around 660-700km a tank, about $40 to fill from empty on average.

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 Post subject: Re: How many K's do you get out of a tank?
Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:40 am 
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wow i have got 4,11 in my nl and get 230 to 250 a tank but i enjoy evey k of that
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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:45 pm 
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wow i have got 4,11 in my nl and get 230 to 250 a tank but i enjoy evey k of that


Wow! It must be a beast. What kind of mods are you running? Boost?

 

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 Post subject: Re: How many K's do you get out of a tank?
Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:56 pm 
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uniacidz wrote:
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wow i have got 4,11 in my nl and get 230 to 250 a tank but i enjoy evey k of that


Lol that's shocking

That's bout 28 litres / 100kms


yess where is all this fuel going ?

ahhh ive done about 25L/100km its stupidity though

just curious what should a 3 speed EA do , city driving MPFI
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 Post subject: Re: How many K's do you get out of a tank?
Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:33 pm 
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nah no boost just a warmed up 8 n mabey dit of a heavy foot, all round town thats why i have 4,11s
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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:39 pm 
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ryanpatrick42 wrote:
On Petrol I wouldn't know, I hardly use it, just to start and for short drives here and there, though I only use Premium.

LPG I get around 660-700km a tank, about $40 to fill from empty on average.

1998 Hybrid EL Sedan.


What size LPG tank do you have, i dont think i have seen anyone get anywhere near that amount of k's from gas

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:12 pm 
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michael.kerkman wrote:
on E85 i get between 400-500 k's highway driving and costs $65 to fill up 65Litres on normal petrol gets around 500-600 k's depending how much i flog it but cost me $100 to fill up sometimes $130 depending on who wants to rip me off with thier s**t fuel prices


You run E85? Is it tuned or a timebomb waiting to happen?

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:19 pm 
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I had a look at my fuel usage before on the trip computer in my EL Fairmont wagon and around town I'm averaging 12.8L per 100 Kilometers. Don't know if thats good or bad. I'll be heading down to Melbourne next week so I'll see how many litres it goes through on highway usage.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:29 pm 
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uniacidz wrote:
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I had a look at my fuel usage before on the trip computer in my EL Fairmont wagon and around town I'm averaging 12.8L per 100 Kilometers. Don't know if thats good or bad. I'll be heading down to Melbourne next week so I'll see how many litres it goes through on highway usage.


LOL thats good man.

In the EL XR6, i had by foot down alot and was getting round 16L to 17L per 100kms.
If nice and fair to it, round your figure
Hwy, round 8L per 100kms


Funny thing is that it seems to drink a hell of alot more than 12.8L per 100kms. From Mildura to Adelaide I went through almost a full tank and it's mostly highway driving.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:15 pm 
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not tuned just experimented one day and it drove fine have done 50,000 k's since i started using e85 it take's about a minute to start it on a cold cold morning but after it warms up it's beautiful
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Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:18 pm 
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ranga83 wrote:
i was getting 620 from 60 litres roughly. mixed driving, unsure what i get now with the 977b, havent been through a tank yet.


I dont get even close to that with a standard tickford 6 in my ea.
Whats the secret?

mind you, I flog into it :)
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Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:03 pm 
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The secret is tuning. Im now running alot bigger cam with headwork etc. Last time i went through a tank on the highway i got over 700

 

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ranga83 wrote:
The secret is tuning. Im now running alot bigger cam with headwork etc. Last time i went through a tank on the highway i got over 700


And on a 3.45:1 Diff, too (according to your tag) thats pretty awesome. What kind of engine management are you using? Im just using a EL+J3 with a 98+ tune. Everything standard at this time.
My next mod is diff.. I must have a 2.9:1 because its terrible off the line and rarely will kick down to 1st.
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Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:53 pm 
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I had a 1994 EB V8 (bog standard engine - no tune) and managed to get just under 600Km a tank of highway driving with 20km of twisties and steep climbing / descent in the middle.
You to nurse it to get that though, if the foot went down even a bit you'd lose 80k a tank easy.

Now have a a 1998 Fairmont that I thrash the hell out of and still get 620K + a tank. No tune (yet) - just lightened it and put in CAI & pod filter.

With a better engine note (Pacemaker's are in the pipeline) and better low down torque I'm hoping it'll be around the same fun factor as the V8 but a lot more efficient.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:32 pm 
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ranga83 wrote:
The secret is tuning. Im now running alot bigger cam with headwork etc. Last time i went through a tank on the highway i got over 700


And on a 3.45:1 Diff, too (according to your tag) thats pretty awesome. What kind of engine management are you using? Im just using a EL+J3 with a 98+ tune. Everything standard at this time.
My next mod is diff.. I must have a 2.9:1 because its terrible off the line and rarely will kick down to 1st.

just using a j3.

 

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