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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:49 pm 
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EL Fuel Economy

When my EL Ghia was standard it was chewing about 17l per 100km.

I have had extractors, 2.5 inch system, high flow cat, K&N panel filter.

Of course it was for the performance but i thought fuel economy would improve too. Well it hasnt. Its probably worse, I reckon I drive it about the same as before.

What sort of fuel economy is everyone getting??

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:57 pm 
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sounds liek mine ;)

ive done 60km since i filled up. 40km freeway and 20k's burbs and its on 14.5 and it hasnt seen over 2200rpm!

normal driving i get around 17 driving to about 3000 rpm take offs and the usually bursts of 4000+

it s**t me, fuel alarm goes off after about 360km :(

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:00 pm 
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That Fuel alarm is always on in mine, I only put petrol in $20 lots when the fuel alarm goes on

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:42 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
sounds liek mine ;)

ive done 60km since i filled up. 40km freeway and 20k's burbs and its on 14.5 and it hasnt seen over 2200rpm!

normal driving i get around 17 driving to about 3000 rpm take offs and the usually bursts of 4000+

it s**t me, fuel alarm goes off after about 360km :(


damn man thats the kinda economy i get thrashing the bejesus outta my car

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:51 pm 
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kezz wrote:
Gaz wrote:
sounds liek mine ;)

ive done 60km since i filled up. 40km freeway and 20k's burbs and its on 14.5 and it hasnt seen over 2200rpm!

normal driving i get around 17 driving to about 3000 rpm take offs and the usually bursts of 4000+

it s**t me, fuel alarm goes off after about 360km :(


damn man thats the kinda economy i get thrashing the bejesus outta my car


that's what i get without thrashing mine! damn those short trips in traffic.....

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:07 pm 
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Thats heaps, i get that only when im absolutly flogging it. Usually sits around 12lt around town. around 9 on the freeeway.Thats when it dosnt see over 2000rpm. Its and AUII

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:09 pm 
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get LPG same economy weather you thrash her or not. I used to consistently get 350km's a tank no matter how I drove...

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:10 pm 
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havent driven my EL just yet but im hoping for petrol to be lower then the EA.....which is most likely a yes.

phong =P~

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:22 am 
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i get between 6 and 7 km a litre

dunno what that is in L/100km.

my maths sucks the big one and definetly not in a good way...
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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:04 am 
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i get like 450 in the stock EL farimont only get like 300 in the EF SVO. try driving with the cruise control on you will see a big change on the LEd display it shows it uses like 6-7 litters per 100km

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:18 am 
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I was told cruise uses more juice... anyone?
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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:22 am 
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well it seems to use less fuel thats what the read out says plus when you think about it how gently it accelerates compared to how we can do it, being driving by the computer alows it to be a smoother slow increas in speed but yeah i hope it saves fules because it also saves me speeding fines lol

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:33 am 
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Yes I drive a commodore for work and it has cruise and it deffinently saves you on the speeding fines.

But it is very annoying when the person in front does not have cruise and doesn't keep constant speed.
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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:35 am 
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not in the ford it is easy just to chang the speed up or down with a tap of the butten on your wheel :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:43 am 
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Ditto with the commos just flick the switch on the indicator stalk but it's still annoying
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