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Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 12:18 pm 
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Hey guys,

I have an EA and filled up the other day. For 225km it took 40 litres of unleaded. I worked it out that it uses 17.7L/100km. Is this alot for that model and what can be done to maybe improve the cars efficiency.

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Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 1:38 pm 
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take your foot off the accel pedal!

nar man yes it is a lot

give the engine a going over ie fuel/oil/air filters
plugs leads etc a badly tuned engine will suck the fuel!

 

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Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 1:40 pm 
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Change fuel filter get injectors cleaned. Change spark plugs and leads.

Otherwise maybe its just getting old or as Frank said lighten your foot.

 

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Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 3:25 pm 
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im pussyfooting my ef fairmont around at the moment ( changed plugs. leads, coil, put K&N in ) all about 10000kms ago and im getting 18l per 100kms at the moment. Its also on gas which was tuned not long ago. Anywa ideas as to whats casuing my heavy fuel consumption.
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Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 3:51 pm 
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IS IT RUNNING AT THE CORRECT TEMPERATURE as this has a major effect on consumption if thermostat stuck open the wrong temp signals are sent to the ECU and it thinks it is still cold thus richening up the mixture :roll: :twisted:

 

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Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 6:45 pm 
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well actually the temp gauge never goes off the cold part. It stays around the bottom all the time. It never gets to the word NORMAL written down the gauge. I reckon it hasn't been to normal for the past year or so and the last time it was there was probably when the air con was run. I dont run the air con cos the engine over heats.

could this be it

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 9:51 pm 
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its not the temp gauge guys but anyways,

Cheers and thanks for the help
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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:01 am 
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GTBob wrote:
IS IT RUNNING AT THE CORRECT TEMPERATURE as this has a major effect on consumption if thermostat stuck open the wrong temp signals are sent to the ECU and it thinks it is still cold thus richening up the mixture :roll: :twisted:


Thanks, it took a while, got it checked out and the thermostat was stuck open.

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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:52 pm 
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225km on 40 litres? pfft...... thats normal for me!


my record is 350km on 72 litres

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:10 pm 
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im pussyfooting my ef fairmont around at the moment ( changed plugs. leads, coil, put K&N in ) all about 10000kms ago and im getting 18l per 100kms at the moment. Its also on gas which was tuned not long ago. Anywa ideas as to whats casuing my heavy fuel consumption.


I have been told that you use a little bit more lpg when compared with petrol, but I doubt that it would ust that much unless you are revving the guts out of it.
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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:34 pm 
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my eb2 normally gets around 440-460km from a tank around town running bp ultimate its well looked after aswell that helps
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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:37 am 
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im pussyfooting my ef fairmont around at the moment ( changed plugs. leads, coil, put K&N in ) all about 10000kms ago and im getting 18l per 100kms at the moment. Its also on gas which was tuned not long ago. Anywa ideas as to whats casuing my heavy fuel consumption.


I have been told that you use a little bit more lpg when compared with petrol, but I doubt that it would ust that much unless you are revving the guts out of it.


Nah that about right for a duel fuel car, the rule of thumb is 1.5times the petrol consumption so 17-18 is normal. Dedicated gas systems do better.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:27 am 
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Yeah I get about 550km out of 80L of LPG in my dedicated gas ute ... but that's city driving delivering parcels/pallets ... and that's not being light footed either ... so i think I do pretty well.

Hoping to take it out on the open road and see what she does on the highway.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:43 pm 
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Just for interests sake, I got 370km out of 60 litres of LPG towing a car and trailer (about 2 tonnes) over the past couple of days. That was 50/50% city/highway driving.
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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:22 pm 
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That's actually not too bad for towing 2 tonne constantly. Going on figures that's about 16L/100km ... I think ... well around about that.

 

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