Fordmods Logo

New Falcon EcoLPi 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: New Falcon EcoLPi
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:19 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 2563

Joined: 19th Feb 2007

Gallery: 21 images

Ride: 98 EL Futura

Power: 199 rwkw

Location: Lilydale
VIC, Australia

G'day

Just been looking around and found this http://www.caradvice.com.au/113493/2011 ... -mid-year/


this should hopefully keep the I6 alive for longer.

 

_________________

EL Futura: CVE head, Wolf V500, ICE Ignition and Coil, 36lb injectors, Walbro 255lb, Paci comps, 3" exhaust, T5, Harrop Truetrac with 3.9s. Now with 198.9rwkw, (~185rwkw and 13.80 @99.1mph) with more power to come

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: New Falcon EcoLPi
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:15 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 1149

Joined: 15th Apr 2009

Gallery: 22 images

Ride: 2013 Ford Focus ST

Power: 175 rwkw

Location: North West Sydney
NSW, Australia

Nice mate, impressed with the figures!

 

_________________

I hate arriving at my destination as then I have to get out of my car!

New Build Thread
the-garage-f53/the-beast-v2-0-phil-s-2013-ford-focus-st-t122703.html

Old Build Thread
the-garage-f53/phil-s-bf-sr-gt-build-thread-lots-of-pics-t98705.html

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: New Falcon EcoLPi
Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:19 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6449

Joined: 11th Nov 2004

Wont keep it alive any longer, Ford Aus will just transfer it over to the FWD V6 falcon in a few years time.

The guy that mentioned diesel was right anyway. With all the technology they have, This new LPG falcon still can't match my 23 year old mechanicaly injected 3 tonne 4x4 for fuel economy.
Let alone even come close to ANY of the current common rail diesel powered 4x4s or sedans.

VW have released a duel cab ute in both 2x4 and 4x4 that makes 400nm from 1500rpm and returns 9.5L /100km city and 6.8L highway with only 203g/Km CO2

Quote:
Expect the EcoLPi to deliver figures around 12.7-13.1 litres/100km and 204-211g/km.

So much for LPG being the 'green' option.

Put the VW engine in something like a falcon with decent aero and less weight then a D/cab ute and imagine what can be done.

So i scrap the 4x4 and buy this new falcon. How many KM do i have to drive before the pollution breaks even, that is manufacturing pollution output + tail pipe pollution VS tail pipe pollution of the old car over the same years. AND I can't take my family on any decent camping trips.


I'll do the planet a favour and keep running my old 4x4.

 

_________________

PERMANENTLY BANNED

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: New Falcon EcoLPi
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:26 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 829

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: 2004 Mazda Tribute

I'd have one of these, in a G6E, thanks very much :D

Curious to know how they are going to package the tank... Behind the rear seat in the boot, old skool style... in the wheel well, like the current one (leaving the spare on the boot floor) or if they'll actually put the tank in place of where the petrol tank would go?

I'm presuming its going to be straight gas, like the current one, and not a duelie like the commodore LPG?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: New Falcon EcoLPi
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:49 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 64

Posts: 3448

Joined: 11th Jan 2009

Ride: BA Falcon XT

Location: Smithfield
NSW, Australia

96ghia wrote:
I'm presuming its going to be straight gas, like the current one, and not a duelie like the commodore LPG?

It IS going to be dedicated gas.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: New Falcon EcoLPi
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:41 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 1166

Joined: 31st Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: ef falcon, el fairmont ghia

Location: Christchurch
New Zealand

well it's no good here lpg's not that cheap
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: New Falcon EcoLPi
Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:59 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 829

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: 2004 Mazda Tribute

Papa Smurf wrote:
96ghia wrote:
I'm presuming its going to be straight gas, like the current one, and not a duelie like the commodore LPG?

It IS going to be dedicated gas.


That gives good scope for re-positioning and repackaging the tank to maintain the boot space and and split-fold. Here's hoping its done right :-D
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: New Falcon EcoLPi
Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:29 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 1322

Joined: 21st Dec 2004

Gallery: 40 images

Ride: EF GLi/Ghia bitsa

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

I like it, it seems like a good setup, but I still fail to see why Ford arent offering a system like this on it's turbo and V8 models, and even FPV vehicles, surely you'd still be able to get good power on them too.

Gab
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 31 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:50 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names