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Old 08-02-2004, 04:25   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys

Filled up the XR6 on Thursday with BP Ultimate (when it was cheap @ 101.9 ) and decided to give it a fuel consumption test. I drove the car to how i would drive it day to day (yes i would hit red line quite occasionally) and even took it for a flogging around some nice windey roads. The results was 438km out of the 68 litre tank of Ultimate. I didnt do any highway/freeway driving at all and i didnt drive like an asian in a camry, drove it how i would drive it. Im pretty pleased with the figures and i guess if i had of taken it easy, i would easily hit 550km. Feel free to post your own results and compare :)

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700km snail drivin on bp98 (1or2 quick thrashes)
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350km no matter how I drive unless it's all freeway then 500km
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350km no matter how I drive unless it's all freeway then 500km
im pretty much like that as well... anyone know how this can be improved or wat things to look out for?
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just dont be a lead foot :D go slow off the line build up speed slowly, turn car off going down hills (lol) etc
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Ultimate (full tank)

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im pretty much like that as well... anyone know how this can be improved or wat things to look out for?
From what I understand some of the problems can be; Fuel injectors, MAP sensor, Oxygen sensor, thermostat/temp. sensor, air filter and thats all I can think of off the top of my head.

I can get 500km on pertol and 450km on gas in my mum's AUI doing normal driving.
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im pretty much like that as well... anyone know how this can be improved or wat things to look out for?
Spark plugs vs economy

I am on a mission for better fuel economy if it helps?
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thanks for that ill look into it and see how i go :) can anyone please tell me wat the diffrence is between chemically cleaning the injectors and getting them ultrasonicly cleaned. besides the obvious lol. ty :)
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