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I was wondering about the percentage change in fuel consumption that everyone’s noticed with extractors? What brand and on what engine? I’m especially interested pacemakers on a 5.0 Windsor.

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Re: fuel consumption & extractors

on a AU 6 running LPGas I got an extra 80ks out of a tank of gas.Any inprovement to an exhuast system will give better economy unless you fall it to the trap of driving it harder because the car is so much better to drive.it which case your economy will be worse

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Re: fuel consumption & extractors

I am not sure about economy, but I got a quote the other day for fitting some Pacemakers to my 5.0L and it was $880. I am not sure if it is worth it yet...

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I heard that the cost of paceys went up about a month or two ago, that aside, my 4/5 month old quote was $700 installed. Two seperate installers quoted exactly that figure.
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Re: Re: fuel consumption & extractors

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...will give better economy unless you fall it to the trap of driving it harder because the car is so much better to drive.it which case your economy will be worse
Thats what happened to me..
Was hoping for better econ, but now i end up driving it so it sounds nice (got cat back done aswell), or goes a bit harder (not thrash).

Te price u mentioned seems about right for headers.
Think herrod are bit more(?) as a comparison. But i think they do bolt straight on.

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2nd EF GLi, 'custom' interior, extractors, exhuast
3rd EA Fairmont 5spd, low'd, extractors, exhuast, head
work, 3.45LSD, EL dash, interior+ El ECU
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you mean $700 or $880 sound reasonable?
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Both arent too bad. Obviously cheaper the better.
Paceys are going to bit a bit more than most headders.

If u need new cats, give herrod a ring as i think they sell s/steel headers with cats for around 1200(dont quote me on this but, and dont know if thats fitted or not). Which isnt too bad considering theyre s/steel and cats cost 2-300+ normally. Then compare to other places.

Just keep ringing round, sometimes u get better quotes from the same place on different days.

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1st car EA Fairmont Ghia, extractors, exhaust
2nd EF GLi, 'custom' interior, extractors, exhuast
3rd EA Fairmont 5spd, low'd, extractors, exhuast, head
work, 3.45LSD, EL dash, interior+ El ECU
4th EB2 Fairmont, EL dash and interior, BBM, LSD etc etc
5th EB Fairmont Ghia 5L. All leather, lowered, exhaust etc

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Re: fuel consumption & extractors

or try for second hand ones out of the trading post/paper whatever. see them here for anywhere from $100-400. If theyre in half reasonable condition thats pretty good.

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1st car EA Fairmont Ghia, extractors, exhaust
2nd EF GLi, 'custom' interior, extractors, exhuast
3rd EA Fairmont 5spd, low'd, extractors, exhuast, head
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4th EB2 Fairmont, EL dash and interior, BBM, LSD etc etc
5th EB Fairmont Ghia 5L. All leather, lowered, exhaust etc
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