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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:35 pm 
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Just did a run over Easter to Melbourne, During the trip I was getting 9.5 Litres per KM on the trip comuter during the trip and 9.7 at the end once in town.

Comments Please Is this Good/Bad/Average/Excellent.

Also went to Easternats, First time it was awsome, pity not many E Series falcons.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:30 pm 
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its about right, i get about 8.5-9.5 with no passangers between melbourne and stawell.
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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:32 pm 
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a trip down south for me, about 600 ks I will get 9.2 to 9.5 also!!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:22 am 
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This may or may not be of interest. I run a pretty high compression setup and daily travel between the CBD and West Sydney (110km round trip) I average 10.3l/per100 on optimax. Recently I've been trying out this Caltex 98 RON fuel (after an ecu reset) and now find my average has increased to 12l/per100. I went back to optimax this week and am back to around 10l/per100.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:15 am 
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Thats good, was that off the trip computer or did you calculate it yourself?

Across the nullabour I managed 530kms for 40L or 7.5L per 100 but of course thats a flater run with no towns to slow down through and very little traffic.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:44 am 
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2 trips between korumburra and chadstone on the weekend (~500kms) and averaged 9.7l/100km with a bit of town driving as well..

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:38 pm 
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My best highway trip when I first got my Ghia was about 8.2l/100km at 110km all the way.. I got 820km for the tank. Normally sits around the 9.3 mark now adays.

Compared to my XF, its best was 11.5l/100km, average was around 13l/100km.

Great for towing.. If I tow my boat, i usually get about 14-15l/100km on the highway.. Whereas the poor XF was doing 23 to 27l/100km.
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:46 pm 
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perth to busso, trip ran at around 9.1L/100kms - which, with a few mods etc, i was pretty happy with really. thats giving it a boot every now & then too just for some fun :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:05 pm 
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Yeh Perth to Busso on the weekend for me, 8.4L/100km was my average for the weekend, that includes a few 140km/hr full throttle overtakes :D The I6 is an economical engine when driving long distances... In comparison the Pajero chugs down 13L/100km on the same trip!

Sure a 4cly might be better, but you gotta wait for the overtaking lane otherwise you have no chance!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:10 pm 
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South wrote:
Sure a 4cly might be better, but you gotta wait for the overtaking lane otherwise you have no chance!


And then some of the overtaking lanes arn't long enough to wait for a 4 to wind itself up.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:10 am 
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OH CRAP! i never realized it (as my old car was hammered and chewed twice as much fuel as my falcon) but i must have a serious fuel problem. city driving i will only get about 350 ks to a tank (dunno exactly how to work it out but we figured approx 18L per 100 ks) fair enough it is city driving, and i am an 18year old and sometimes drive like it, but i dont rev the ringer out. what the hell is the problem with my car?

PS i usualy use BP ultimate.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:53 pm 
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yeah no s**t i get a max of 450kms to a tank of petty in my EF and i dont drive it all that hard, most gear changes are at bout 3000-3500 rpm and early in the morning to work its on economy and im basically asleep. rich motha f**k of a car!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:30 pm 
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i get 550-600kms out of a tank of BP ultimate which includes half city and highway driving. I do 100kms a day and do give it some stick. One week i drove easy and got 720kms. Its left permanently in power mode.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:10 am 
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so any ideas what the f**k is wrong with mine??? :(

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:08 am 
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South wrote:
Sure a 4cly might be better, but you gotta wait for the overtaking lane otherwise you have no chance!


Forget any overtaking manouvers in a 4 Cylinder with a full tank of gas and 3 other passengers.... unless its got a Hairdryer on it..ALA .. WRX, Mitsu EVO, etc. Thats why I love the 6 cylinders best of both worlds, Can easily get enough Power & Torque with a few mods as a 5litre. But will only use a third less fuel than a 5L.

 

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