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Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:06 pm 
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Location: Caroline Springs
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BOZZ, I'm not going to tell you what you should drive, that's your decision. There's no need to get defensive mate, I wasn't bagging anyone, just expressing my lack of enthusiasm for watching my fuel guage. I drive my Falcon because I enjoy it, if I feel like giving her a thrash, I'll do it. If I feel like cruising, I'll slip it into top gear and cruise. If it costs me an extra $5-$10 at fill-up time, I don't care because I drive for the pleaseure, safety, comfort and performance, not to monitor how much fuel I use. Anyway, who says you can't hook a tow bar up to a GTR? :)
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Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:16 pm 
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Ride: EFII Ghia 5Ltr

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Gotta love LPG. Trip to Moama and back (for paintball), round trip exceeding 500kms (with some city driving) and drove the whole way on one tank of LPG!! Cost me $28.50... HAHAHA cop that you LPG hating bastards! Oh, and it's a modded 5.0L!

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:54 pm 
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ef302, what sort of power are you getting from your se-up? You taken it down the quarter?
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Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:04 pm 
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No quarter action yet... it's still a work in progress. Money earned = money spent on go faster goodies... heads and manifold next to go!!

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:49 am 
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Ride: R32 GTR

Location: Brackistan
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downingj wrote:
BOZZ, I'm not going to tell you what you should drive, that's your decision. There's no need to get defensive mate, I wasn't bagging anyone, just expressing my lack of enthusiasm for watching my fuel guage. I drive my Falcon because I enjoy it, if I feel like giving her a thrash, I'll do it. If I feel like cruising, I'll slip it into top gear and cruise. If it costs me an extra $5-$10 at fill-up time, I don't care because I drive for the pleaseure, safety, comfort and performance, not to monitor how much fuel I use. Anyway, who says you can't hook a tow bar up to a GTR? :)


Who started critisizing who for checking economy? ;)
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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:33 pm 
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Ride: EL XR6

Location: Shell Cove
NSW, Australia

Brissy to Sydney I was averaging 9.0l/100kms. Not bad considering she has done 265,000kms...................

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:31 pm 
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Location: SE Melb
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Anything around the 9L/100 kms on the highway is expected of a car this size (petrol only). Anything lower than 9L is exceptional.

Around town is different - It will vary on tyre size, engine size, exhaust modifications, general driving habits and load.

Average around town for me is 13.4L/100 kms. The range will go down in slow city traffic, but climb slowly when cruise control is used on quiet stretches of road. I have no modifications.

Petrol type doesn't matter to me - I just use unleaded, and lucky I filled up yesterday - as petrol went up 20 cpl this afternoon - was $1.069 this morning, then hit $1.269 this afternoon.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:59 pm 
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Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

ef fairmont i6
3.08 diff
5spd manual conversion..

8.2 l/p/100 @ 120 km/h to the summernats..
pbest(kinda cheatn) 7.1/p/100 behind a semi.. for the full distance of 100 kms... not just on the spot.. again on my way down to the nats.. @125km/h..

got the trip metre to show up 99l/100 when ive burried the foot on take off... tryn to crack the ton! :lol:

btw.. 145 rwks..
14.67 sec..
94.05 mph..

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:08 pm 
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Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

u sure like to s**t stir dont ya downingj!

1st bout the gto kit n now in this topic.. ur on fire!

the topic was always bout the best fuel consumption for your falcons...
not asking how many people DONT care bout fuel consumption..
anybody this side of sane take an interest in fuel economy...
i drag my car.. put it in burnout comps.... but im stil happy to know my car gets great fuel economy...

u dont have to have a crap box hyunidai to get gd fuel consumption..
my car is fast (for falcons) has 5 seats.. can tow heavy loads.. is reliable..
doesnt fall to bits after a 5 year warranty.. is a great highway cruiser n a blast point to pointand best of all- gets great fuel econemy!!! :idea: :lol:

how many xcels can claim to do the same things??? :wink:
im sure alot of people would agree?? right?? back me up fellas! :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:15 pm 
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Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
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my engine is 256.000 km old..
check out my gallery of me getting mad fuel consumtion... (if using heaps is great!) hehe! :lol: :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:48 pm 
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Location: SE Melb
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Wll Fordfreak, if we ever have a fuel shortage, we will be pointing the finger at you LOL

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:00 pm 
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Ride: 2000 AU II Fairmont Ghia

Location: Brisbane Most of the time/Sydney Some of the time
QLD, Australia

880 km. nigh time, pacific highway, no stops, 100-120 kph the whole way... avg speed 113 km/h :D

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:30 pm 
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Ride: 98 AU1 Tickford XR6 VCT - galaxy

Location: Virginia
SA, Australia

1175 in my AU forte from virginia SA to cobar NSW
around 6.6 L per 100km/h

Did that often, occasionally around 1000-1100
After modifications to powerplant and exhaust, 900 km's per tank

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:54 am 
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my trip computer El Ghia when i top it all the way up it only goes up to about 500km i think i have seen it say in the 600 a few times but i still get 650 700 ks out of a tank @115 to 120 when i get down toa 1/4 of a tank its starts beeping at me saying i have 80 ks left ata 1/4!! but i still do about 100 k's in even town. i barley rev it above 2500 sometimes i get to 3000 and once a week or so i go all the way to the line. fuel is like a 1.40 a litre here so i have been light footed. (bloody big work out keeping me foot of that peddle)
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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:11 pm 
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Ride: xr6

Location: cranny
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i got 840 to 4/5ths of a tank going to lakes entrance and back, just serviced and tuned and cruised the whole way their
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