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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:04 pm 
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Hey guys. Just recently bought myself an XH2 V8 Ute. The Splash version is that means anything.
I have noticed that I can only get 300 Kms out of a tank of fuel. the ute has done approx 170000 k's
Some other things i have noticed is sometimes it smelly fummy out the exhaust, but does not use any oil. When i start it the fan starts on the windows before moving to the setting.
It has a really loud exhaust with only 2 hot dogs at mufflers.
Took it to my mechanic and put it on the diagnostic things and it came up with no errors.

Could no back preassure on the exhaust cause bad fuel??

Any ideas???
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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:18 pm 
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Check the plugs,air filter,fuel filter,02 sensors,maf sensor(may need a clean) and go from there.When did it last have a service?low backpressure on a v8 shouldnt harm fuel economy.Also premium or ultimate fuel will help fuel economy.dont use regular unleaded.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:23 pm 
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serviced a couple of months ago.
Wouldnt it put up an error on the diagnostic check if it was a sensor???
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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:36 pm 
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nope

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:59 pm 
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Cool thanks how do i test the sensors to see if they are crap or not??
Or should I just replace em???
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 Post subject: Re: XH2 UTE using stacks of fuel
Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:08 pm 
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thomo1981 wrote:
When i start it the fan starts on the windows before moving to the setting.


that is just a lack of vacuum. mine does it all the time!

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:44 pm 
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it could possibl be you like the note and hold it longer....

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:12 pm 
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my xr8 was doing hte same thing.
i changed the O2 sensors. seemed to work
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Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:10 pm 
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02 sensors only last 100000km then they need replacing,clean the maf with co contact cleaner or similar electrical cleaner,was the fuel filter changed with the service,if not change that too

 

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