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Old 10-07-2004, 19:15   #1 (permalink)
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Explorer conversion fuel econ.

I have got a big trip coming up & I won't have time to install the AU MAF, TB & Explorer manifold. I'm just curious as to wether it is beneficial (fuel economy) to get a mechanic to put the explorer manifold on my ED 5.0 before the trip, I think I should be clocking up another 3000km on the beast. I would rather do it myself, but work commitments do not permit before I leave. How has everyone else gone with this conversion??
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Old 10-07-2004, 20:44   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Explorer conversion fuel econ.

just install the maf before you go, you won't notice enough economy difference to warrant rushing in and paying for a mechanic to install it all.....

your best off taking your time and doing it yourself.... do it properly once... and you'll probably learn something and know your engine a lot better at the same time...

that is of course unless you'd like the extra power out on the highway....
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Old 10-08-2004, 01:06   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I was going to do the MAF this Sunday before bathurst, as that is my only day off until I leave and there doesn't look like there is alot involved installing the MAF. Also maybe I might attack installing the T/B....although I would like to do this the same time as the manifold. Possibly I could steal some of my uncles workshop floorspace up in Townsville & do it up there.....Dammm I wish I had some spare time!!!!!!!!!
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Yeah I was going to do the MAF this Sunday before bathurst, as that is my only day off until I leave and there doesn't look like there is alot involved installing the MAF. Also maybe I might attack installing the T/B....although I would like to do this the same time as the manifold. Possibly I could steal some of my uncles workshop floorspace up in Townsville & do it up there.....Dammm I wish I had some spare time!!!!!!!!!

Fitted 70mm Maf from same guy you got yours from & got 500km out of 60 litres of standard unleaded 70% traffic,30% highway. never got close to this before always around 420 - 440 km .
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Bloody hell, that's a decent improvement! Since leaving Morwell my fuel economy has dropped from 16L/100km to 13L. Now with that bigger MAF, I might be looking at 12 or even 11! Entering Inline Six territory here!

/me looks at wallet, wallet whimpers...

/me waits a bit longer...
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Re: Explorer conversion fuel econ.

Yep I guess bigger maf is not choking up in higher rpm range, hence not running so rich...
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I'll be interested to see how my fuel consumption does go, as I was getting around the 15L on the highway before & have since put on a K&N filter, plus I'll have the MAF on by Friday when I leave.
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frank, it's a 5 minute job (if that) to install the MAF, i can't believe you didn't have it on and going for a hot lap 2 minutes after getting home from the post office.......

dont put the throttle on yet, you'll need some spare gaskets otherwise... ford are quite expensive for the gaskets for what they are....

Just think of the economy you'd get if you put a big hairdryer on there :)
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Thats the problem, I havn't been home for 5minutes, my girlfriend picked it up from the post office & also had the pleasure of unwrapping it to check it. I've picked up the extra bolts (3 off M6x40), so the MAF should go on tomorrow, or if I get back home this arvo......TODAY!!!!

Hairdryer....your reading my mind, that will be happening next year, I am just weighing up all the costs of stroking-alloy heads-and it goes on, compared to a S/Charger with minor boost and currently the S/Charger is winning right now!!!
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I was getting around the 15L on the highway
Damn, that's a thirsty biatch!
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