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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:02 am 
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whats ppl's rough fuel consumption like for sedate around town stuff with a cam upgrade? i assume not all that different.

i know it'll use a bit more juice in the high range tho

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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:23 am 
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whats ppl's rough fuel consumption like for sedate around town stuff with a cam upgrade? i assume not all that different.

i know it'll use a bit more juice in the high range tho

cheers
can you specify a size, gearbox man or auto,stock diff? all three play a part in petrol guzzling,you have a fine line with trade offs -power you make-to fuel used-and the old favourite-lead foot

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:28 am 
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grandpa driving, and just what ever you guys are using. just i had this stuff, i added a cam and fuel consump went from X amount to Y amount

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:46 am 
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Added a stage 2 Crow cam - Fuel consumption went from 11 litres per 100km to 13.
Though you have to account for the fact that the more power you get, the faster you tend to drive. Or perhaps the more power, the more frequently you'll drive faster.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:06 pm 
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i have 3.7 diff gears, auto and have just put the R3 in. with the right cam timing i am getting about 4-500km round town. and that is with a fairly bad lead foot. and it has been raining so... :D
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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:14 pm 
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Going from stock engine to big cam and ported head I went from getting 550k's out of a tank to 450.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:24 pm 
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550kms to a tank with wade1004-14, paceys, 2.5" and 3.7 gears, in an auto.

650kms to a tank on the open road.

I average around 10.8L to 100kms.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:57 am 
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since this is a general cam question...though a bit off topic to fiftyone's question...which brand cams are better?... I was thinking Crow Cams but they are a bit dear compared to RPDs and I'm juggling between RPD's package or the more expensive non-packaged Crow Cam with Vernier gear and XR6 spec springs.

Total prive for the Crow Cam things is 660 that is with a mild cam running on standard ECU, Vernier gear and XR6 spec valve springs.

Well RPD's package is $530 outright which is much cheaper. But not sure which one to go for...a regrind or a brand new one.

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:17 pm 
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i say crow, no d**k around with shims or that

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:19 pm 
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i say crow, no d**k around with shims or that


would it make much of a difference with shims? I mean I prefer a non-regrind but the price tag on the RPD package is more attractive then the Crow.

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:28 pm 
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but thats the idea i like about it. install it, switch on engine, drive. no shims to do

 

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but thats the idea i like about it. install it, switch on engine, drive. no shims to do


true...I spoke to my mechanic and he said to go with crow cause its basically like plug and play. So I might just pay that extra $50 for cam and vernier gear without the springs...supposedly I don't need them as of yet.

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:27 pm 
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damb, i so need a tune up.
96 fairmont-
paceys, i think it has a cam, unichip.

im getting 350 to a tank.
i cant afford a tune atm. i only bought it 2 weeks ago

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:03 pm 
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take the led out of you slippers grandpa

 

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phongus wrote:
fiftyone wrote:
i say crow, no d**k around with shims or that


would it make much of a difference with shims? I mean I prefer a non-regrind but the price tag on the RPD package is more attractive then the Crow.

phong =P~
from memory rpd is a sponsor,ask them for more info on cam specs,crow is on line ,ask away and make your mind up.i have crow cams in some cars and are good,but $$$$$------you only get what you pay for,but also the best install,no hassells

 

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