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Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:49 pm 
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i have a 97 el futura auto with 260k and getting about 650 and when i put the echaust sys on i get the same and thats from sydney to forbes and thats in power my car has never seen the econ button since i had it

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:16 am 
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couple of years ago in my dads EL wagon, we got 860-870 out of a tank coming back from brisbane with a full car. usually i get around 460 in my EF around town.


Must have been many years ago and your memory is fading ...c'mon 860/870 out of an in line 6 wagon...
Given if it used 70 L , that's about 34mpg in the old money or 7.14 L per 100k. Doing 50kph, down hill with a tail wind were we ??
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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:07 pm 
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around the city in my au ute, i can push 800 out of the tank, if i baby it. its normally around the 700 mark.

only done one highway run, from sydney to jindabyne, back to canberra and still had 280km to go, so i rekon i could push the 1000km mark

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:58 pm 
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around the city in my au ute, i can push 800 out of the tank, if i baby it. its normally around the 700 mark.

only done one highway run, from sydney to jindabyne, back to canberra and still had 280km to go, so i rekon i could push the 1000km mark


Hmmm..Similar economy to a Suzuki Swift and the power and comfort of a six.
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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:08 pm 
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damn straight... but it is 82litres, so i am cheating a bit... but to get 10l/100km in the city,... im really happy with that

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:36 pm 
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nicebus wrote:
Spoondog wrote:
couple of years ago in my dads EL wagon, we got 860-870 out of a tank coming back from brisbane with a full car. usually i get around 460 in my EF around town.


Must have been many years ago and your memory is fading ...c'mon 860/870 out of an in line 6 wagon...
Given if it used 70 L , that's about 34mpg in the old money or 7.14 L per 100k. Doing 50kph, down hill with a tail wind were we ??


no it really did 860 to the tank, remember its a bigger tank, and it was all highway driving, and also by other post on here it confirms it too its capiable of happening, whether u believe it or not.

 

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 Post subject: Re: highway Fuel Econ
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:31 pm 
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HaZZa wrote:
just got back to day from kalbarri in wa back to perth.
filled up in geraldton made it back to perth 415k's and shes only used a tad over a 1/4 of a tank.


The fuel guage is not a great indicator of fuel use. On all the EB's that I have owned, the guage stays above the 3/4 mark for ages and then drops back a cog and flogs down to empty. At 3/4 mark you probably only have a little over 30 litres left in that tank! (that's my experience with them anyway!)

Go and fill your tank up to full again, see how many ltrs you have used and then work out ltrs/100k's to get a better, far more accurate indicator!

 

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 Post subject: Re: highway Fuel Econ
Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:43 am 
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just got back to day from kalbarri in wa back to perth.
filled up in geraldton made it back to perth 415k's and shes only used a tad over a 1/4 of a tank.


The fuel guage is not a great indicator of fuel use. On all the EB's that I have owned, the guage stays above the 3/4 mark for ages and then drops back a cog and flogs down to empty. At 3/4 mark you probably only have a little over 30 litres left in that tank! (that's my experience with them anyway!)

Go and fill your tank up to full again, see how many ltrs you have used and then work out ltrs/100k's to get a better, far more accurate indicator!


Yeah same goes with me. On my trip to QLD the needle creeped slowly to the halfway mark and that was about 400km...and once passed the half way point it just dropped. Got up to the last indicitator before empty and had done nearly 600kms...Drove in the city for about 50 or 60ks before the fuel gauge lit up. As I said before...about 700km on a full tank of 98RON on the highway.

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Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:56 am 
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Spoondog wrote:
nicebus wrote:
Spoondog wrote:
couple of years ago in my dads EL wagon, we got 860-870 out of a tank coming back from brisbane with a full car. usually i get around 460 in my EF around town.


Must have been many years ago and your memory is fading ...c'mon 860/870 out of an in line 6 wagon...
Given if it used 70 L , that's about 34mpg in the old money or 7.14 L per 100k. Doing 50kph, down hill with a tail wind were we ??


no it really did 860 to the tank, remember its a bigger tank, and it was all highway driving, and also by other post on here it confirms it too its capiable of happening, whether u believe it or not.


some people just don't like you getting better economy!!

my previous car was a ef xr6 wagon 5sp. i've done the trip from adel to qld many times and in that car i would get over 900km to a tank. bout 920 was the most but trip comp said still had another 30km or so in it. thats with the back full of luggage and the missus and daughter in the car as well.

round town i could get over 600 as well. trip comp used to sit on about 10.6 round town.

it was a very good car on the juice. had t series snorkel and full zorst and shaved head due to excessive warping. went hard as well. also had 293000 km on the clock.

as you can tell i regret selling it.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:38 am 
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the best ive done fuel economy wise so far, was the petrol station near the freeway enterance in Adelaide (one on the corner, to a petrol station in nowhereville between the highway turn offs to melton and Melbourne

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:37 pm 
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prydey wrote:
Spoondog wrote:
nicebus wrote:
Spoondog wrote:
couple of years ago in my dads EL wagon, we got 860-870 out of a tank coming back from brisbane with a full car. usually i get around 460 in my EF around town.


Must have been many years ago and your memory is fading ...c'mon 860/870 out of an in line 6 wagon...
Given if it used 70 L , that's about 34mpg in the old money or 7.14 L per 100k. Doing 50kph, down hill with a tail wind were we ??


no it really did 860 to the tank, remember its a bigger tank, and it was all highway driving, and also by other post on here it confirms it too its capiable of happening, whether u believe it or not.


some people just don't like you getting better economy!!

my previous car was a ef xr6 wagon 5sp. i've done the trip from adel to qld many times and in that car i would get over 900km to a tank. bout 920 was the most but trip comp said still had another 30km or so in it. thats with the back full of luggage and the missus and daughter in the car as well.

round town i could get over 600 as well. trip comp used to sit on about 10.6 round town.

it was a very good car on the juice. had t series snorkel and full zorst and shaved head due to excessive warping. went hard as well. also had 293000 km on the clock.

as you can tell i regret selling it.


LOL that is awesome economy out of a falcon, and its a wagon too.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:51 pm 
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My EL Fairmont ghia gets approx 750 highway and 550 around town. Average 9lt/100k Hwy and 12lt/100k town.
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Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:01 pm 
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Around town I get 450kms, never really done a long trip to test the economy but I'd expect around 700kms. My trip computer says 13.2 when I first had the car I was doing more highway and it was 11.5, don't really trust my trip computer or my car when it comes to fuel sometimes it will be good on the highway 7-9litres other times it'll be around 11, stupid car.

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Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:38 pm 
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i get around 450km in da city, and prolli around 650km on highway depending on load

 

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