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 Post subject: Re: fuel improvement on a el xr6
Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:25 pm 
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when changing the coolant temp sensor, is it the very easy sensor, which sits on the side of the coolant plastic tank???? or is thier another one floating around somewhere??
seems like a easy job :)


*it has all new radiator parts 6 months old
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 Post subject: Re: fuel improvement on a el xr6
Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:30 pm 
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serbnz wrote:
when changing the coolant temp sensor, is it the very easy sensor, which sits on the side of the coolant plastic tank???? or is thier another one floating around somewhere??
seems like a easy job :)


*it has all new radiator parts 6 months old


The one in the Expansion Tank is a level sensor.....the actual ECT sensor is in the T'stat Housing on the side of the head, below the top water neck.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel improvement on a el xr6
Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:54 pm 
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It should have a yellow plug end and the plug for it is very similar to a fuel injector plug. Metal tab to push down to release.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel improvement on a el xr6
Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:32 pm 
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surprised noone has suggested resetting ECU

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel improvement on a el xr6
Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:26 pm 
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Deff wrote:
surprised noone has suggested resetting ECU


I used to reset mine heaps, trying to get it "running normal" or after putting in extractors exhaust etc..

But really they do an adjustment every 100 klms anyway so it's best to let the ECU do its thing I think.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel improvement on a el xr6
Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:46 pm 
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in regards to the ecu reseting, i done it on it's own. i didnt drive it for a couple of days and then when i turned it on it reseted and ideled funny for 10 seconds and then went good.

i got 12.2 letres for 100km on with mostly freeway driving and about 13.2 with a mix of driving.

i very happy with the results seeing as the car has 235***km.
seems to be running good, keeping power and smooth driving.

i think the colant to strong, so im going to just add water to the colant and get the temp up a bit and will hopeful get a bit better fuel. but not to fust either way. the O2 sensor surly did the job
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 Post subject: Re: fuel improvement on a el xr6
Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:04 am 
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12.2 is pretty good.

Good to hear its going good.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel improvement on a el xr6
Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:13 am 
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I thought my ba was bad on fuel so I bought a 3 ltr v6 pajero. that sure fixed the fuel problem with the ba!

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel improvement on a el xr6
Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:49 am 
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12.2 ltrs per 100 is a damn good result in fuel economy, if you want better take the xr6 300kpa fuel reg off and fit a std el fuel reg...
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 Post subject: Re: fuel improvement on a el xr6
Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:40 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
12.2 ltrs per 100 is a damn good result in fuel economy, if you want better take the xr6 300kpa fuel reg off and fit a std el fuel reg...


Now that's somthing to get experimental with...

Maybe even a standard ECU, or would the fuel maps for the cam be out to make it run good?

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel improvement on a el xr6
Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:33 am 
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If it's EL, you are running a distributor ignition. You should be able to get noticeable improvement in fuel economy AND power by twisting the distributor for a bit more ignition advance. And if you are already running 98 octane, you are unlikely to get pinging. The procedure is pretty simple, and will be on Fordmods somewhere; just Search it. Just go a little at a time, and back it off if you get any pinging.

And the thing with the AU injectors is not the amount of fuel (though I believe it is very slightly less than the EF injectors - 19lb vs 20lb or something like that), it is about the better atomisation of the fuel. The smaller the droplets, the better the vapourisation, and the more evenly the fuel is distributed in the air, the more of it gets turned into energy pushing your pistons down, and the less goes out the exhaust. That's the theory anyway.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel improvement on a el xr6
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:49 pm 
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^^ This sounds like a plan :)

 

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