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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 8:28 pm 
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Much better economy after the auto to manual conversion.
Extra 50 - 100km's per tank with the manual. Auto was chewing it up.


Yep same here!

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 9:58 pm 
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prydey wrote:
car: ef xr6 wagon 5sp
engine: i6
mods: full zorst
km's: 273 000
highway: 8 - 900
city: 6-650


dude that's the 68L tank right??


72L in a wagon, I can usually get a lot more than that in though

No mods, I get about the same as above.

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 1:36 am 
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Car; BA XT
Engine; 4.0 six
Fuel type; BP Ultimate 98 octane
mods; zorst, extractors, cai, chip
kms; 45000
highway range; 700
city range; (includes driving hard and then soft) 400 hard, 530 soft
Please state fuel tank capacity 68L
readout averages ~12L/100

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 2:50 am 
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EDMONTY wrote:
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190,000 k's

17.9 to 100 km

exhaust

300-450 km depending on driving style



ouch... :o

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 10:01 am 
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I worked out the other day that driving around the Burbs and City I get 461Km's to a 68 litre tank which equates to 14.75L per 100km with the usual Extractors, Exhaust and hiflow cat and AU3- XR8 Snorkel with K&N Panel running Ultimate on my EL Gli :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 10:43 am 
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Fuel type; BP 98
mods; DEV3HL Cam, Vernier Cam Gear, JMM Race Series Extractors, CAI, 2 1/2 Free Flow Exhaust, AU XR6 Head, Oversized Valves.
kms; 215,000
highway range; 650-700
city range; 450-500
Fuel tank capacity 68L
If possible L: 100kms 13.8
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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 11:00 am 
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prydey wrote:
car: ef xr6 wagon 5sp
engine: i6
mods: full zorst
km's: 273 000
highway: 8 - 900
city: 6-650


Car: AU2 XLS ute
engine: i6
mods: wildcat headers, shiftkit, full intake mod, water injector, hightorque crowcam
Km's: 136 000
FUEL TANK: "83 litre"
highway: 660-690K's
city: 590-640K's

your K's are a bit out of whack prydey, with that amount of K's should be keeping a map referance of every gas station on the h/way.hehe 8-)

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 12:09 pm 
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your K's are a bit out of whack prydey, with that amount of K's should be keeping a map referance of every gas station on the h/way.hehe 8-)


i'd be more worried about your k's. just under 140k for a 4yr old car is a worse average than mine. high k's does not mean much if u look after your car. those k's i achieve per tank are correct which is testament to the fact that my car has been looked after all its life.

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 1:12 pm 
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prydey wrote:
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your K's are a bit out of whack prydey, with that amount of K's should be keeping a map referance of every gas station on the h/way.hehe 8-)


i'd be more worried about your k's. just under 140k for a 4yr old car is a worse average than mine. high k's does not mean much if u look after your car. those k's i achieve per tank are correct which is testament to the fact that my car has been looked after all its life.

sorry to offend u, I carry between 300-800 kilo's of equipment & material every day. So far I can't recall the last time I've actually drove it empty loaded. maybe that would make a difference with a 83litre fuel tank. my ute gets service every 3000 to 6000k's & it doesn't see past 4200rpm, it gets looked after really good. it actually looks better then new. 8-)

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 2:57 pm 
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Car; 1993 EB Falcon 5spd
Engine; 4L
Fuel type; BP ULTIMATE
mods; xh snorkel, k+n filter, ea trottle body pipe, lukey cat back zorst
kms; 240 000
highway range; 500ish
city range; (includes driving hard and then soft) 350 if i lucky
Please state fuel tank capacity 68L
If possible L: 100kms: i think it equates to approx 18L per 100kms

while where on the subject, WTF is wrong with my car????? LOL

 

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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 4:46 pm 
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Car: 2000 AU2
Engine: 4.0L I6
Fuel type: ULP
mods: nothing, all looks :(
kms: 125,000kms
highway range: never been highway driving.... (thats strange)
city range:Hard - 460-500kms
Fuel tank capacity: 68L

Its not fantastic, but it could be worse i guess....
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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 5:00 pm 
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Car; Ford Falcon EF
Engine; Inline 6
Fuel type; LPG
mods; Wade 1004 110 Cam, Pacemaker Comp Extractors, CAI, 2 1/2 Free Flow Exhaust, 3.45 LSD.
kms; 190,000
highway range; 550-600
city range; 400-450
Fuel tank capacity 68L

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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 5:14 pm 
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Car; Ford Fairmont Ghia EL
Engine; Inline 6
Fuel type; ULP (i dont pay for fuel coz i only drive it a couple of times a week)
mods; None of which i know, though the exhaust was changed end of decmeber last year, and seems to be a bit louder so yeah.....
kms; ~242,000
highway range; 500-550
city range; not sure...
Fuel tank capacity 68L

on the trip computer it says 14.1L/100km (thiich i think is quite alot) but the style which my dad drives, plus sumtimes the peak hours each day im not that surprised) the only time i really thrash it, is if theres a full tank other than that im quite conservative....
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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 6:28 pm 
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Tomek wrote:
Car; Ford Fairmont Ghia EL
Engine; Inline 6
Fuel type; ULP (i dont pay for fuel coz i only drive it a couple of times a week)
mods; None of which i know, though the exhaust was changed end of decmeber last year, and seems to be a bit louder so yeah.....
kms; ~242,000
highway range; 500-550
city range; not sure...
Fuel tank capacity 68L

on the trip computer it says 14.1L/100km (thiich i think is quite alot) but the style which my dad drives, plus sumtimes the peak hours each day im not that surprised) the only time i really thrash it, is if theres a full tank other than that im quite conservative....


14.1L isn't too bad, as you mentioned the facotrs it drives with/goes through.

Anyone else have an Fairmont ghia I6 to compare economy with?

 

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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 7:29 pm 
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Car: Ford AUIII Falcon
Engine: Inline 6
Fuel type: PULP
Mods: Bit of intake, Cat-back exhaust
Kms: 65k
Highway range: 600-700
City range: 500-600
Fuel tank capacity: 68L

So, I'm averaging around high 11s/100kms per tank. I always have about 30-50 kms left to go in the tank though, so if i ran her empty, i'd get a bit more. On ULP, i get about 50kms less.

 

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