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Old 10-29-2004, 15:02   #1 (permalink)
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Question How many Kilometers per Tank?

I'm getting between 400-450 k's out of a full tank in my EF Fairmont Ghia 95'. Is that normal? I always run it on Optimax as that gave me the most k's in my XF Fairmont Ghia 85'. I don't race everywhere either, I pretty much drive like a grandpa 99% of the time hehe.
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Hi Spud - welcome to ford forums!

Is that 400-450kms around town or on the highway or a mix of both??
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Re: How many Kilometers per Tank?

Sounds about right to me.
Depending on traffic, conditions and how I feel like driving I can get anywhere from 350-650kms out of a tank. Peak hour traffic mixed with lots of red line really does kill my economy
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Cheers EBXR! The site is awesome.
Yeh I only really drive to work which is only 5 mins away so I guess that wouldn't help much. I actually had a flat battery no long ago and I think it was due to so many 5 min trips
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Re: How many Kilometers per Tank?

yeah most of my travel is 5min trips up 10deg hills. This combined with a 110LSA cam gets me 320km MAX from a tank of synergy 8000.
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Ride your bike to work
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Re: How many Kilometers per Tank?

500 - 550 on a weekly city/freeway driving cycle (Its a Manual) with bp ultimate, thats all i will use now
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Re: How many Kilometers per Tank?

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Ride your bike to work
Hehe yes I've been contemplating that for years now. I work nights however, filling shelves at the local supermarket, so the idea of riding at night doesn't grab me and after a hard night's work I really don't think I could be stuffed riding home lol. One day I'll pull my finger out hehe.
Actually after paying $1.21 a litre for petrol the other day I did give it some more serious thought.
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Re: How many Kilometers per Tank?

yeh i get about 450 out of my xr6 [on bp ultimate all the time] and its a pretty solid mix of good and bad traffic.
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i got a ef gli i get 500km from full to a quarter. i never go below a quarter this is one preminum fuel and city/highway driving
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