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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:22 pm 
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Just down a 580km tank on my XR8 in its current modded state (see signature below) with the air con on the whole time and its all suburban/city driving.
Thats crazy!

The air con was on the whole time because I had it regassed and it leaked slowly last time so they have extra dye in it this time and told me to run it as much as possible.

But geez 580km from a V8 in the suburbs with air con.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:04 pm 
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That definately seems pretty low Timmeh.
Maybe get that thing to a dyno and check AFR's at all driving conditions. It could be running fairly lean.

Either that or you been driving like a nana :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:29 pm 
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XH5LWEPN wrote:
That definately seems pretty low Timmeh.
Maybe get that thing to a dyno and check AFR's at all driving conditions. It could be running fairly lean.

Either that or you been driving like a nana :wink:
the later,so 1250 on a trip? highway to hell,non stop,you started the mods,now its MORE, MORE ,GET THE BEAST, TO A 12 SEC. 1\4 twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:56 pm 
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the later,so 1250 on a trip? highway to hell,non stop,you started the mods,now its MORE, MORE ,GET THE BEAST, TO A 12 SEC. 1\4 twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


Hmmm :?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:11 am 
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s**t thats good, i am happy with 450km around town, not driving like a grandma lol,

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:29 am 
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your complaining?

thats umm pretty good thre pete

close to 11 per 100 for a V8 with aircon

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:34 am 
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Man that is awesome! Wish I got that from my XR8!
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Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:43 am 
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I'm not complaining I'm just surprised. I reckon thats awesome.

I'd expect without air con on and doing a highway run I should get 750-800Ks.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:58 am 
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Don't hold your breath on those figures.

Mine gets 400km/tank no matter whether it is city or country driving. :(

That's why I use the bike so much.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:08 am 
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Your is blown Kilma different kettle of fish I would imagine.
My old EL V8 Fairmont Ghia got 700ks out of a tank once and she was an auto!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:16 pm 
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Thats fkn awesome for an 8. My 6 will get 600km to a tank with mostly city sort of driving, but on the hwy itll hiy over 800 no worries, I'd imagine the 8 would be similar.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:00 am 
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You must drive like a nana mate! I only get about 400 odd km out of my BA XR8 and thats with a 6 speed manual and about 500km out of my ED V8 on gas. I wouldn't put much value in the theory of air con on/off with a modern V8. They hardly work hard with the aircon on.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:27 am 
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But the BA's suck the juice hard.If my car was still stock, i would beat my old mans BA Ghia V8's economy.I used to get 800km out of a tank of the EL on the Hwy, and about 550-600km around town.
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Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:31 am 
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lol i filled the EL up last night and the trip computer only said 492km :? average L/100km was something around the 19/20L mark :P

i managed to get the instantaneous display up to 103 tonight booting it up a hill :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:45 pm 
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But the BA's suck the juice hard.If my car was still stock, i would beat my old mans BA Ghia V8's economy.I used to get 800km out of a tank of the EL on the Hwy, and about 550-600km around town.
i didnt find the ba to suck the juice. my xr8 5 speed used to get around 550 around home and between 735-770 on a trip fully loadedthats with using 3rd and full throttle to overtake :twisted:
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