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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:50 pm 
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Has anyone got any ideas on getting some sort of economy out of a BA XR8? I love the way it goes but it's a little hard around town. Cheers.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:03 pm 
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yer repower with a windsor :lol: :lol: ......sorry mate couldnt help meself
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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:03 pm 
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Yeah my old EF fairmont windsor was much better. Didn't go as well though.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:57 pm 
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it really depends on the way and how you drive it, city driving you could see it doing as high as 15l or 16l/100km where as free way km ive seen one go as low a 10l/100km. also put the foot to the floor and watch the fuel go down by the second, when pushed boss engines are very thirsty

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:29 pm 
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Well put some injector cleaner through it (a good brand not a crappy one they just clog them more) and maybe try using 98 octane. Its a little more expensive but the extra k's you get are worth it. keep in mind you will have to use 2-3 tanks before you will notice a difference. Maybe even get a service...some people use hi-clones...they aren't that expensive or "uniglide", it reduces friction and can really help with economy. If you did all of this you will really notice a diff.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:58 am 
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Thanks guys. I'm now using 98 oct, & I'll give a good injector cleaner a go. Who knows what s**t fuel it has had through it.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:16 am 
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I'm averaging about 13L/100km in my windsor and my 5.4mod motor is averaging mixed highway/stop-start about 15L/100km. I get up both but not all the time. I've seen as low as 13.8 in my BA.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:24 pm 
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It all depends on how u drive it
My brother has a BA XR8 ute 5-speed manual and he averages about 15.0L/100km and i have a BA XR6Turbo sedan auto and right now i am trying to get the best out of it all cuty driving and i am averaging
16.5-16.8L/100km.
Its kinda gay but i do have a fairly heavy right foot

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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:05 pm 
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Funny this, but I get better fuel economy from regular unleaded, and get better fuel economy when I flog the be-jesus out mine.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:47 pm 
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my economy sucks, but i know its all my fault i have a heavy foot and with my exhaust system being what it is i love to squirt it to make it rumble so having said that i'm sitting on 16.8L/100km's i've been doing mods to it non stop pretty much for the past 2 months so its never really had the chance to settle and i'm about to do another one lol

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:53 pm 
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Thanks guys. It seems to be a common problem with the right foot. I think I have the same problem. The problem is that it's so enjoyable to stick it to it, feel the go & hear the grumble that you simply can't help yourself. Oh well I'll just have to put up with it. Can't deny a man his fun can ya!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:13 pm 
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I've just done a country run of around 500k's. It returned 12l/100k on premium & cruise cont. Bloody good I thought.That was with 5 adults & a boot full of luggage. Much better than i expected. Not pushing the pedal like I have been around town though!!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:58 pm 
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I get 16's around town out of the GT-P, and that's being driven like I stole it - everywhere!

I recently did a track day at Oran Park, so drive from Canberra, to Oran Park, 40+ laps at full tilt, and drive back to Canberra average for the trip was 16.4L/100.

Since I bought it (new), the overall average is 15.69L/100 (over 23,000KMs now).

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:50 am 
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I get 16's around town out of the GT-P, and that's being driven like I stole it - everywhere!

I recently did a track day at Oran Park, so drive from Canberra, to Oran Park, 40+ laps at full tilt, and drive back to Canberra average for the trip was 16.4L/100.

Since I bought it (new), the overall average is 15.69L/100 (over 23,000KMs now).


yours is a 6 speed auto yes?
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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:50 am 
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Getting an edit done usually does wonders for fuel economy on the Boss motors.

 

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