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Old 01-01-2002, 02:10   #1 (permalink)
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EL XR6 - Fuel Consumption

Any other XR6 owners like to share with me how many km's they get from a tank, city & country driving. Mine seems to suck gas like theres no tomorrow. Is it the car or do I just drive it too hard ?
450 - 500 km (city)
550 - 580 km (country)
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Old 01-01-2002, 02:19   #2 (permalink)
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Mate,

I have an AUII XR6HP automatic. You seem to be getting good mileage around town (though I live in Sydney and drive short bumper to bumper trips, and when I'm not bumper to bumper I give it to it), I get somewhere around 350-400km. On the highway (now this is a trip to Melbourne) I get about 680-720km. I used to have an AUI XR6HP and had a full Herrod Stainless exhaust system fitted. Got about 760km after exhaust mods, and the same as my current one before exhaust mods (ie. 680-720km). All my highway driving is done with cruise control, with me doing about 115-120 km/h in 110km/h posted areas.

Just for interest sake my dad has an AUI Falcon Classic. Admittedly he doesn't drive like I do, but he gets over 800km on the highway. Understand though that the standard Falcons have taller diff gears (3.25:1) so they get better mileage.

Hope this helps you out.

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EL XR6,

I have an EF2 XR6 and I got between 400 to 450km on the last time I fully filled the tank. That was city only driving and about 80% normal driving and 20% hard driving. I don't really get to do much highway driving at the moment, but the guy I bought the car off said he got 650 - 700km all driven on the highway.

They like to go through the juice, I went through $110 dollars in just over a week when I first bought the car. I have the consumption down to about $30 - $40 p/w now with sensible driving.

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I get anything between 10-15L/100kms in the city and as low as 7-8L/100kms on the highway.
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Re: EL XR6 - Fuel Consumption

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Any other XR6 owners like to share with me how many km's they get from a tank, city & country driving. Mine seems to suck gas like theres no tomorrow. Is it the car or do I just drive it too hard ?
450 - 500 km (city)
550 - 580 km (country)
I have a manual EF XR6 and get similar figures without driving it for economy + using the A/C whenever needed, probably about 12.5l/100 k's around town.

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Yeah I should have mentioned that - I never drive in economy mode & the aircon is always blowing hard (in summer anyway).
Ive just tanked it up again & flicked over to economy to see if theres much of a difference.

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Hi all

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Around town 600 - 650 clicks (I usually fill when the low light comes on - avarage high 500's and trip computer says about 60 clicks to empty)
Haven't had a chance to take her on the open road but I would expect 700 min. The wagons do have a larger tank (75Lt) but I have noticed the economy drops as it comes nearer to service time - I get the injectors serviced every second service (around 20thou).

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Mate,
Just for interest sake my dad has an AUI Falcon Classic. Admittedly he doesn't drive like I do, but he gets over 800km on the highway. Understand though that the standard Falcons have taller diff gears (3.25:1) so they get better mileage.

Hope this helps you out.

See ya!:s6:
As far as i know, falcons from EA onwards have either 3.08, 3.23 and 3.45 from the factory.

The higher the ratio the worse the economy as when your in 5th at 100km/h a nigher ratio will rev higher.

as a guide 3.23 will turn at 1950rpm at 100km/h. While 3.45 will turn around 2200rpm.
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EF1 XR6Wgn (5 speed)
Around town 600 - 650 clicks (I usually fill when the low light comes on - avarage high 500's and trip computer says about 60 clicks to empty)
Haven't had a chance to take her on the open road but I would expect 700 min. The wagons do have a larger tank (75Lt) but I have noticed the economy drops as it comes nearer to service time - I get the injectors serviced every second service (around 20thou).

All the best
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Shit, thats amazing economy, i'd have to drive my XR6 with an eggshell under the accelerator to approach that, and the sedan is lighter than a wagon too!!

Interestingly I just had to replace my injectors, proper cleaning of them is hardly worthwhile as a new set (supposedly recon but they ended up all brand new) cost me about $180, hardly made any difference to economy, the old set had 2 injectors that where virtually stuffed.

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Heya,
I get about 350 - 400 k's in my EF driving normally (which is not really easy) or if im taking it easy ive gotten about 500 - 550 TOPS in economy etc etc...
That is with a bigger bore + cam though... Whats fuel economy anyway.
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