Fordmods Logo

schmackos for my EA 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 22 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: schmackos for my EA
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:17 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4849

Joined: 19th Feb 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: BA Falcon Suzy Across

Power: 178 rwkw

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

I filled up the beast with optimax for the first time. Some of you might remember an old post where i was getting about 310km's from every fill up which remained constant everytime I measured it. With optimax, i got 365km's and that was including fanging the car a bit more (cause of slight power dif at high revs). Very happy, next, i've been recomended to use bp ultimate. I'm loving it! :)

 

_________________

178.3 rwkw
15.1@96 mph
Now with 3.9 shrooms

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:16 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1000491

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: AUXR6 HP With Ducati SupA Bike!

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

so u got a extra 55kms a tank from optimax?

not bad and how much more $$ did it cost u?

 

_________________

RIP SCOTT

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:51 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4849

Joined: 19th Feb 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: BA Falcon Suzy Across

Power: 178 rwkw

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

bout an extra 5-6 bucks

 

_________________

178.3 rwkw
15.1@96 mph
Now with 3.9 shrooms

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: schmackos for my EA
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 3025

Joined: 28th Oct 2005

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: BA MKII XR8

Location: Caroline Springs
VIC, Australia

smiley235 wrote:
I filled up the beast with optimax for the first time. Some of you might remember an old post where i was getting about 310km's from every fill up which remained constant everytime I measured it. With optimax, i got 365km's and that was including fanging the car a bit more (cause of slight power dif at high revs). Very happy, next, i've been recomended to use bp ultimate. I'm loving it! :)


Good stuff. It's funny how some cars react well to differing fuels and others don't give a s**t. Seeing as e-series Falcons aren't tuned (unless modified) for a higher octane than that of regular unleaded, it's surprising to see that people get a noticable kick out of higher octane fuel.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:59 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4305

Joined: 6th Jul 2005

Ride: BA xr8 Magnet ute

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

whats the best optimax to use? shell? BP? mobil? iv been using shell but have been tolled to go to BP? cheers
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:46 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4849

Joined: 19th Feb 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: BA Falcon Suzy Across

Power: 178 rwkw

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

Okay, now after getting my first run on optimax, i got 365km's, over my usual 310 from unleaded. Second run of optimax, I got just over 400km! Then after that tank, i filled her up with ultimate and got just over 400 again which i'm very happy with. This is not exaggerated at all and im sure my testing was more accurate than that ray martin racv test on f**k a current affair. If anyone else has a cpi ea and is running unleaded, try premium fuels, you'll never go back.

 

_________________

178.3 rwkw
15.1@96 mph
Now with 3.9 shrooms

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:09 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 88

Joined: 28th Jun 2005

Ride: EF XR6

Location: Wodonga
VIC, Australia

310km a tank? WTF my maunal EA CFI got 500km a tank

my multipoint got about 600km a tank

on normal fuel

when i was running the 277 behind the 5spd on bp ultamite I got 760km to a tank. before teh fuel light come on. but that was highway driving

Now for $100 i travel 1400km with a 5spd and 327 thats gas and petrol though
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:15 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4849

Joined: 19th Feb 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: BA Falcon Suzy Across

Power: 178 rwkw

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

jesus, well either my car is f**k or manual makes a monstrous difference in economy

 

_________________

178.3 rwkw
15.1@96 mph
Now with 3.9 shrooms

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:17 pm 
Fordmods Addict
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 7958

Joined: 1st Jun 2005

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: Falcon

Power: 237 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

The 'premium' petrols often have detergents and s**t in them, may have helped clean the injectors?
Or something?
Only explanation I can think of for such a massive difference!
I'm a BP ultimate user.
I love the s**t!

 

_________________

ED XR8 Sprint - S-Trim, V500, 249rwkw
BF MKII F6 Tornado - 237rwkw

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:25 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4849

Joined: 19th Feb 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: BA Falcon Suzy Across

Power: 178 rwkw

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

suppose thats possible. I'll run regular unleaded for my next tank and see what i get.

 

_________________

178.3 rwkw
15.1@96 mph
Now with 3.9 shrooms

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 3025

Joined: 28th Oct 2005

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: BA MKII XR8

Location: Caroline Springs
VIC, Australia

Steady ED wrote:
The 'premium' petrols often have detergents and s**t in them, may have helped clean the injectors?
Or something?
Only explanation I can think of for such a massive difference!
I'm a BP ultimate user.
I love the s**t!


Caltex Vortex is a detergent fuel. It apparently cleans the valve stems...

I'm a woman user.
THEY love the s**t!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:38 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 237

Joined: 7th Jan 2005

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: BA XR6 Falcon

Location: Hawthorn
VIC, Australia

I have a CPI engine and i get over 500km's easy, my best ever Highway drive was 700 on a tank and that is on standard unleaded, maybe because i have an EB series 1 it might be a little different but still my medium is about 550km's hard and easy driving and I live in the city.

 

_________________

Jesus Drove Fords

Proud Owner of a XR6 MkII

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:27 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 96

Joined: 1st Apr 2005

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

310kms is bugger all, thats like 20L/100kms.
Unless you drive flat out everywhere, slightly spirited driving should see no more than 14-15L/100kms.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:51 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4849

Joined: 19th Feb 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: BA Falcon Suzy Across

Power: 178 rwkw

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

i definately dont drive it flat out everywhere. oh well, the way things looking i'll be getting the new car next week now. :) no more cpi headaches

 

_________________

178.3 rwkw
15.1@96 mph
Now with 3.9 shrooms

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:41 pm 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

hi

my ea mpfi 5 speed only gets 360 - 400 kms per tank using bp ultimate
and i thought it was ok on fuel.. but thats 50% hard driving..
gee some of you guys get 500- 600 kms per tank
do you guys drive like pussys or what.?????????
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 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 Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:34 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

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