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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 5:34 pm 
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This topic hasn't been raised in a while and with everyone modifying and working on there cars lately, i think it is a good time to bring this subject up.

I am especially interested in the economy of the EL ghia I6

Car;
Engine;
Fuel type;
mods;
kms;
highway range;
city range; (includes driving hard and then soft)
Please state fuel tank capacity
If possible L: 100kms

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 6:35 pm 
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car: ef xr6 wagon 5sp
engine: i6
mods: full zorst
km's: 273 000
highway: 8 - 900
city: 6-650

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 6:57 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??

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:01 pm 
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:? that seems a little too good to be true...

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:04 pm 
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yeah how the hell do you manage that? im lucky to get 500 on a tank with an EFII XR6 with extractors and exhaust.

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:23 pm 
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:o mmmm... well were is your input "uglybob" and that's a good start "cosham" :D

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:27 pm 
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lol fine! :P

Car: 95 EF Futura
Engine: 4L I6
Fuel type: Premium
mods: AUIII snorkel/K&N filter/mandrel intake/machined TB/stg 2 crow cam/paceys/exhaust
kms: ~240,000kms
highway range: 750-800kms
city range: (includes driving hard and then soft) - 450-500 (worse as i thrash it more :) )
Please state fuel tank capacity: 68L
If possible L: 100kms city: ~13L ATM (running very rich though) country: 9.5L

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:36 pm 
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uglybob wrote:
lol fine! :P

Car: 95 EF Futura
Engine: 4L I6
Fuel type: Premium
mods: AUIII snorkel/K&N filter/mandrel intake/machined TB/stg 2 crow cam/paceys/exhaust
kms: ~240,000kms
highway range: 750-800kms
city range: (includes driving hard and then soft) - 450-500 (worse as i thrash it more :) )
Please state fuel tank capacity: 68L
If possible L: 100kms city: ~13L ATM (running very rich though) country: 9.5L


that's not too bad! I could live with 13L per 100km.
Im guessing that a "Standard" EL Ghia would have slightlyy better economy?

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:39 pm 
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its only an average really though - if i give it a good thrashing for a day or so, then although the l/100km might not change *too* much, i may have gone through a s**t of fuel! :o

but yeah - my cam is the biggest hinderance to fuel efficiency - it really needs a chip (on its way :wink: ) to try lean it out a bit - i'll be using a ticky ECU as well, which should *hopefully* improve the efficiency (well at least driveability) a little more 8-)

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:43 pm 
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uglybob wrote:
its only an average really though - if i give it a good thrashing for a day or so, then although the l/100km might not change *too* much, i may have gone through a s**t of fuel! :o


I hear ya! :D

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:47 pm 
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I know its the I6 forum... but screw you guys :wink:

Car: 1995 EF Futura
Engine: 4.9L V8
Fuel type: 98 RON
mods: Powerdyne supercharger/pod filter/water injection/73mm MAF/12:1 FMU/zorst/Memmaster (CAPA) chip
kms: 176,000
highway range: 600km
city range:Hard - 200km, soft - 400km
Please state fuel tank capacity: Assume 68L
If possible L: 100kms: N/A - futura dash...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel economy - with mods how much do you average?
Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:52 pm 
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I know its the I6 forum... but screw you guys :wink:

Car: 1995 EF Futura
Engine: 4.9L V8
Fuel type: 98 RON
mods: Powerdyne supercharger/pod filter/water injection/73mm MAF/12:1 FMU/zorst/Memmaster (CAPA) chip
kms: 176,000
highway range: 600km
city range:Hard - 200km, soft - 400km
Please state fuel tank capacity: Assume 68L
If possible L: 100kms: N/A - futura dash...


V8's welcome also!!

You must be pretty familiar with servo's :lol: :lol:

 

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Location: Ivanhoe
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Car: 1993 EBII S
Engine: 4.0L I6
Fuel type: 98 RON
mods: See sig - extarctors, cam, exhuast, bbm
kms: 210,000
highway range: 700km
city range:Hard - 400km, soft - 550km
Fuel tank capacity: 68L
L/100kms: 12-13L City, 9-10L Highway

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:59 pm 
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Power: 173 rwkw

Location: Engadine
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Car; AUII XR6 VCT
Engine; I6
Fuel type; Optimax
Mods; Stage 3 IT's kit (160 rwkw), Manual conversion, Sports exhaust
Kms; 108,000
Highway range; 700 - 750km's
City range; 450 - 500km's
Fuel tank capacity; 68ltr

Much better economy after the auto to manual conversion.
Extra 50 - 100km's per tank with the manual. Auto was chewing it up.
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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 8:20 pm 
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190,000 k's

17.9 to 100 km

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300-450 km depending on driving style

 

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