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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 2:01 pm 
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Just a query to anyone that owns a standard 6 cylider BA. How many Kilometres do you get out of a tank. I've got a set of pacemaker extractors, exhaust fully done, and also XR8 air intake with highflow filter and i'm only gettin 480km a tank? just wondering what other people get?
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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 2:10 pm 
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All depends, In the xr i get about 400-450 around town, 300-400 putting the boot in and about 650-700 if im driving down to busselton or something where i just whack it in cruise, And thats a 75L tank, she's pretty stock as well. got zorst and headers comin, got it goin in to get quoted tomorrow, for 19"s camber kit, and zorst,

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 2:33 pm 
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in town ill be lucky if i get 400k's

automatic, stock as a rock....

although highways cruisin, can get a good 600 if sitting on 100 with cruise control

soon ill be getting the pulley underdrive kit which should increase the amount of k's along with power :D

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 2:40 pm 
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I get about 440-450, you should be happy with 480! I mean you cant expect too much from a 4L.

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 3:00 pm 
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i avg around 7.6L per 100km on the highway and about 13.2L per 100km around town... but when i drove to TSV i sat around 150kmph 80% of the way and got up to 19.2L per 100km...
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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 3:35 pm 
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yeh, i cant really tell, usually im driving 120kms hwy out to work every day but then wehn i get into town of an arv i drive different... lol, hard to tell. but when im not thrashing it, and i fill it up it says about the 480 dte. i honestly think the au was more better on fuel, but it was alot duller in performance too...

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 5:38 pm 
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i get up over 800 on highway and at moment only 550 -570 round town. trip computer sits around 13l/100km but this is bad for a ba. i've spoken to ford and have it booked in for a computer upgrade. there have been quite a few upgrades (patches) since the ba came out to fix problems as ford find out about them. a few are to do with the economy. mine also hangs on to 3rd until 75kph. i don't do a lot of stop start driving in mine though. missus mainly uses it to drop little one to school and do shopping. not stop start but short 5 min trips. hopefully when its fixed the economy will improve.

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 5:42 pm 
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If that's all BA's do I'll keep my EF which gets 500-550 around town and up to 875 on a trip at 100-120kph :roll: :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 5:49 pm 
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yeah my ef xr6 was the same - 620-650 round town and 900+ on highway.

ba's should be better than what a lot of these guys are getting. i wouldn't be content with 13+ l/100km. they should be mid to high 11's if in good nic. i guess if your in heavy traffic a lot it will be worse.

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 6:17 pm 
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i used to get about 420 out of my el xr6 in traffic and it was jsut as quick if not quicker than a BA xr6...
BA = not worth it :p.
Too much petrol used to lug those tanks around.
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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 6:47 pm 
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over 880 out of your ef? holy s**t - i drive my ef 250km a day and i only get 650 max! wonder why!?!?!...

i usually drive between 110-130 reckon if i drove just at 110 it would improve much?
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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:31 pm 
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I have a 2003 BA XT with 70kms on it, and the trip says 544 when I fill it up with 91RON. It was really bizarre, I filled it up twice in the one week, and it said 544kms till empty both times. Made me wonder how accurate it really is, haha.

I clocked the second re-fill and got 570kms with 20 still showing on the trip meter. This is half on the freeway in Perth and half in town. The freeway was only going 60km/h as well.
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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:31 pm 
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I have a 2003 BA XT with 70kms on it, and the trip says 544 when I fill it up with 91RON. It was really bizarre, I filled it up twice in the one week, and it said 544kms till empty both times. Made me wonder how accurate it really is, haha.

I clocked the second re-fill and got 570kms with 20 still showing on the trip meter. This is half on the freeway in Perth and half in town. The freeway was only going 60km/h as well.
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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:33 pm 
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i used to get about 420 out of my el xr6 in traffic and it was jsut as quick if not quicker than a BA xr6...
BA = not worth it :p.
Too much petrol used to lug those tanks around.


you love to hate BA's. :x :P

 

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:55 pm 
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Mine does about 11.5L/100km with mostly city driving and drag runs weekly, got an edit done though which throws things out a bit. At a Barbagello track day I calculated it averaged somewhere around 35L/100km.. nasty.

 

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