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Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:31 pm 
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my ED auto fuel consump. is 12lt/100km city, and 9 lt/100 km hwy. i've spoken to a few ford nuts and they've said u can get better fuel figures with aftermarket cam and head mods cause the stock cam was pretty ordinary. JMM claimes 9.8 lt/100km 'city' with their DEV 4 kit. does anyone have other cam specs and EXACT fuel and HP figures on their E series. No guesstimates thanks, fat

.... has anyone got a 3.28 diff and get better city economy?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:35 pm 
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if you are worried about fuel consumption buy a car with a smaller motor. or put the ED on Gas.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:45 pm 
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i just wanted to know how fuel economy compared with an aftermarket mild cam and better headwork

 

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 Post subject: Re: aftermarket cam for ED
Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:18 pm 
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fatnsticky wrote:
i've spoken to a few ford nuts and they've said u can get better fuel figures with aftermarket cam and head mods?


i highly doubt it. All the cams ive thrown in my car have only increased fuel usage

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Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:37 pm 
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I agree with fordfairmont.
Fords feed the engines with a lot of fuel standard.
By adding intake, exhaust/extractor, cam etc.
the engine gets more efficiant & burns all the fuel which means more hp & economy without going overboard.
With intake, cam, exctractors etc. my car gave me more fuel economy an extra 50-70 kms more with heaps more power.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:28 pm 
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cheers racer, what cam did u use and what did ur economy come down to, thanks fat

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:58 pm 
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to the ppl that have changed cams in their E series can u plz post fuel figures and approx power just as comparisons

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:11 pm 
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racer wrote:
I agree with fordfairmont.


sorry i worded it wrong.....all the cams ive thrown in my car has only increased fuel usage

Was at 13L per 100km with stock cam, auto...... around town

Then i fitted a wade 1636 went up to 15L/100km

Then converted to manual and fitted 3.7 diff went up to 16-17L/100km

Then fitted a 977b Wade cam and fuel usage was 19-22L/100km

Funny thing is on the highway usage always remained the same at 9L/100km

But f**k it went nice :P
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:16 pm 
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Sound's like you were the cause of the increase in fuel consumption :lol:
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:31 pm 
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MMD wrote:
Sound's like you were the cause of the increase in fuel consumption :lol:


hahaha sometimes i think so, but its really hard to get economy out of my car. With the short gearing it has, you have to give it half-throttle everywhere just to get the car to move.

only have just recently fitted a stock cam, and fuel usage has dropped from as high as 22L with the 977b cam, down to 16.5L.... this is no matter how easy i go on it.
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:27 pm 
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yeah cant say cams made it better my head is ported to 365hp and run a nice big billet 550Lift intake exhaust and 220 at 50 duration economy went from about 12.5 around town and 9 on the freeway to about 23L around town and 10.5 on the freeway lol

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:28 pm 
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just buy a cheep s**t like a old barina or swift and keep the ED in the shed and go nuts on it

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:35 pm 
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EB91XR6 wrote:
just buy a cheep s**t like a old barina or swift and keep the ED in the shed and go nuts on it


good advice.

 

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 Post subject: Re: aftermarket cam for ED
Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:23 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
fatnsticky wrote:
i've spoken to a few ford nuts and they've said u can get better fuel figures with aftermarket cam and head mods?


i highly doubt it. All the cams ive thrown in my car have only increased fuel economy


dont you mean decreased?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:24 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
racer wrote:
I agree with fordfairmont.


sorry i worded it wrong.....all the cams ive thrown in my car has only increased fuel usage

Was at 13L per 100km with stock cam, auto...... around town

Then i fitted a wade 1636 went up to 15L/100km

Then converted to manual and fitted 3.7 diff went up to 16-17L/100km

Then fitted a 977b Wade cam and fuel usage was 19-22L/100km

Funny thing is on the highway usage always remained the same at 9L/100km

But f**k it went nice :P
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