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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:05 pm 
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Hi All,

Filled my tank up yesterday and the ute took about 62L. On the odo I got 475km from the 62L which isn't too bad I reckon. How many k's per tank are you e-series v8 boys getting? Just thought it would be interesting to compare.

When I first got my ute I got 270km a tank, but with a good service and half mature driving i've bettered it.

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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:25 pm 
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350km city 520km freeway. Could be better , has be worse.
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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:07 pm 
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Now Blown, 300-400km City, 500-550km Hwy (This is only running it before the Red light comes on)
68l tank.
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Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:12 pm 
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350 - 400 city. with 3.9 gears i don't want to know what the highway mileage is like. bought it in sydney and drove it home and it wasn't a whole lot better. maybe bout 500ish.

before ppl tell me to get it tuned, its not stock and its running fine.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:33 pm 
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mate i just turned 18 not long ago and it cost me about $50 buks a week driving to school and back and about $120 on the weekends try work that out

anyone know how to make a 5lt more economical on weekends?
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:14 pm 
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AUII LTD getting 350KM from 60L of LPG around the city. 550km on the freeway.

Never ran a full tank of petrol from start to finish.. should get a tad more than LPG..

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:25 pm 
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Hmm didn't realise that getting extractors would help so much. My engine is completely stock and I am running an auto, so I guess there is heaps of room for improvement. I'm running 98octane...does this affect it much or am I wasting my money? I've noticed a big diff from using 98....it does take a few tanks to work though.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:43 pm 
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Almost everyone says the 98 octane does nothing.
I run it in mine, but its all aftermarket ECU and so on, even though i din't get it tuned to run on it.
I used to notice a 10% difference when i ran it in my old ED Fairmont, i got 550km, compared to 500kms from a tank. So i thought that at the time, that getting 10% further on a tank was good considering the price of premium wasn't 10% more than normal ULP.
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:56 pm 
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My aftermarket ecu is tuned to 98. May have been summer but the new V tune got me 30km more than the old Vortex mix. (Both Shell 98).
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Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:45 pm 
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i push 450-550 out of a tank 70%city 30%Hwy, but have scored 650 out of a tank.

i usually get 12-13L/100km off V-power and Ultimate.
and round 15 - 16L/100km off normal octane

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:17 am 
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350- 400 around town. The last couple of weeks I've averaged 14.5l/100 city on BP ultimate 98.

Highway, around 9- 10l/100 on average. I've seen close to 700 from a tank of juice running 98. On regular ULP, barely make it to 600km.

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:26 am 
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falcon gl wrote:
mate i just turned 18 not long ago and it cost me about $50 buks a week driving to school and back and about $120 on the weekends try work that out

anyone know how to make a 5lt more economical on weekends?


YES Don't Drive It on weekends but not driving a falcon on a weekend is hard sorry cant help ya

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:38 pm 
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falcon gl wrote:
mate i just turned 18 not long ago and it cost me about $50 buks a week driving to school and back and about $120 on the weekends try work that out

anyone know how to make a 5lt more economical on weekends?

Well i could tell you, but it wouldn't be economical during the week.
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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:25 pm 
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falcon gl wrote:
anyone know how to make a 5lt more economical on weekends?

Pull a couple of leads off.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:50 pm 
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Hitch a ride in a mates car...
Or don't drive it on the weekend...
They're about the only suggestions i can think of.
The thing is though, the V8's aren't much, if any, heavier on fuel than the 6's.
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