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Old 07-10-2008, 04:14   #1 (permalink)
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i have just bought an xr6t 03 with all the options, am putting 98 octane in it and getting around 16l phkm around the suburbs and that is driving it pretty slow ,will 95 oct be worse or does this weapon need tune up,this thing hammers when the foot goes down .
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Re: fuel

95 will make it worse. The engine management adjusts to suit the octane lvl of the fuel so the higher the octane the better it will be.

Alot of stops and starts really pushes up the fuel usage in these. Also don't fully trust the accuracy of the fuel readout. Maybe you should do a test by filling the car right up with fuel then take the odometer reading then drive around for a while ,refill and work out the useage.
Perhaps check your airfilter element to make make sure it is clean or even replace it to make sure. Also make sure your tyre pressures are up as high as they can be as is recommended.
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thanks big block will give it go .
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