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 Post subject: what is the v8 like on fuel compared to the 6 cyl
Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 11:14 pm 
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hi

just wondered what the 5l 302 v8 is like on fuel compared to the ohc 4l 6 cyl in the e series model

if anyone has a eb/ed v8 like in this youtube video https://youtu.be/eYjKl0EJnMg would they be able to answer what theirs was like on fuel

thanks
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 Post subject: Re: what is the v8 like on fuel compared to the 6 cyl
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:25 pm 
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I've have

EA Falcon S multi point 5 speed
AU ute 5l V8 5 speed
and Ba XR6 5 speed

The V8 cant match the 6 around town but on hway
the V8 isn't far behind.
The Ba if treated easy will blitz the other two.
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 Post subject: Re: what is the v8 like on fuel compared to the 6 cyl
Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:44 am 
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I have a EBII V8 Fairmont Wagon, great sound, but bad on fuel.

I just love the V8!

 

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1992 Nissan Patrol TI 4.2L Diesel 4x4 Wagon

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 Post subject: Re: what is the v8 like on fuel compared to the 6 cyl
Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:00 pm 
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I have an EL XR6 Auto which averages 15-16L\100kms around town idling in traffic and about 11L\100kms on the highway but my AU2 XR8 Auto used to average 14.5-15.5L\100kms around town and 8L\100kms on the highway. I suspect my XR8 had been tuned at some stage in its life. I managed 550kms from a tank towing a car trailer and small car on the highway and when I filled up it took 58 Litres.
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 Post subject: Re: what is the v8 like on fuel compared to the 6 cyl
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:13 pm 
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First answer...who cares!? you now have the better engine.
2nd answer... XH 5.0L auto ute gets around 450km/55L around town.
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 Post subject: Re: what is the v8 like on fuel compared to the 6 cyl
Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:00 pm 
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My AU1 Sedan 4,0L gets me from Horsham to Melbourne and back (650Km) on $100. My AU2 XR8 Ute (200Kw) does the same on $130.
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