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 Post subject: BA Fairmont V8 + V6 Conversion Questions
Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:38 pm 
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Hi Everyone,

This is my first post, so apologies if I stuff up :)

I'm looking to purchase a BA Fairmont and convert it gas, but as I'm new to the Gas (Because I used to own a H**den, which don't like the gas) I have a few questions if anyone knows the answer to:

I read in this forum that "Direct Liquid Injection" gives the best performance AND fuel economy, is this true? if not, what is?? and if it is, what would the fuel consumption be like on a V8 model? (Like 11L/100km?) Is it majorly different from the V6 Model?

The reason that I ask is that i'm about to start Uni, and I'd love to get a V8 but i've gotta be mindful of the running cost.

Thanks for your assistance guys, you rock!! 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairmont V8 + V6 Conversion Questions
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:01 am 
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Sickrat wrote:
Hi Everyone,

This is my first post, so apologies if I stuff up :)

I'm looking to purchase a BA Fairmont and convert it gas, but as I'm new to the Gas (Because I used to own a H**den, which don't like the gas) I have a few questions if anyone knows the answer to:

I read in this forum that "Direct Liquid Injection" gives the best performance AND fuel economy, is this true? if not, what is?? and if it is, what would the fuel consumption be like on a V8 model? (Like 11L/100km?) Is it majorly different from the V6 Model?

The reason that I ask is that i'm about to start Uni, and I'd love to get a V8 but i've gotta be mindful of the running cost.

Thanks for your assistance guys, you rock!! 8-)


When I hear Falcon/fairmont + V6 in the same sentence:

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Yes it is correct. Expect the same fuel efficiency of that on petrol. Looking at anywhere between 15-20L/100 in pure city driving, less than 10L/100 on pure highway and somewhere in between for a mixture.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairmont V8 + V6 Conversion Questions
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:24 am 
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Haha, nice.

Is that for V6 or V8? lol
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairmont V8 + V6 Conversion Questions
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:27 am 
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WHAT V6? Ford NEVER put a V6 in a Falcon

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairmont V8 + V6 Conversion Questions
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:50 am 
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So i take it thats for a V8? lol
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairmont V8 + V6 Conversion Questions
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:18 am 
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Hi mate Ford are a Straight 6 (I6) Not a V6. The missus V8 fairlane is pritty good on gas not really that much different to a I6.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairmont V8 + V6 Conversion Questions
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:08 pm 
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I've got a BA V8 mont and i average around 13lt per 100k. That gives me about 460k a tank(petrol). Roughly thats $0.16 a km. I'm a bit of a led foot but its hard not to be in a V8. If you are really worried about the $$ then get the I6.
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairmont V8 + V6 Conversion Questions
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:29 pm 
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I've got a BA V8 mont and i average around 13lt per 100k. That gives me about 460k a tank(petrol). Roughly thats $0.16 a km. I'm a bit of a led foot but its hard not to be in a V8. If you are really worried about the $$ then get the I6.


I don't really think the difference in usage is really an issue with them as the missus fairlane was returning pritty much the same mileage as my old girls BA ute and the fairlane weighs more than the ute so take that into account and they would be pritty much on par.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairmont V8 + V6 Conversion Questions
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:56 pm 
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Sorry guys I am from the Holden variety, nice to know the falcons are an inline six!! 8-)

So what figures do people get on with the Inline six compared to the 8 Cylinder type??


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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairmont V8 + V6 Conversion Questions
Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:40 pm 
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Bump! 8-)

Anyone got figures??
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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairmont V8 + V6 Conversion Questions
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:45 pm 
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Bump! 8-)

Anyone got figures??


Hey Mate,

I own a 2003 Fairmont 3v 5.4L V8 on Seqeuntial Injected Gas (Not Liquid) Dual Fuel too.

Average fuel consumption is 14.5L/100k's and i have a heavy foot.

I get about 5 days from a 50L Gas tank. Each day is roughly 60k's. But it only costs $35 to fill it up :), and that's when gas is at 70 odd cents.

In the country i can get about 380 from a tank sittin on 110.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Fairmont V8 + V6 Conversion Questions
Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:22 pm 
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I've got a BA V8 mont and i average around 13lt per 100k. That gives me about 460k a tank(petrol). Roughly thats $0.16 a km. I'm a bit of a led foot but its hard not to be in a V8. If you are really worried about the $$ then get the I6.


My 06 L6 gets nearly 700kms a tank and goes harder than most stock 8's around town. wats wrong with you people ?
"it's not hard to be a lead foot in a V8" < if it went like a v8 should you wouldn't have to! lol guess thats what you get for buying an antiquated 3v v8.

my sohc 6 used to hose 5 litres around town and still return 14L/100k's, and that was flat biscuit from turn key to engine off.

as good as the new v8's are, their already obsolete. hence why they're still making more power from 5L's in v8 series, and still can't crunch numbers with a worked turbo 6.

 

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