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Old 08-10-2004, 19:54   #1 (permalink)
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How many KM per week do you guys travel?

Hi all,

Jus two weeks to go now until my XR6 Turbo UTE arrives, YEAH HAA.

I was wondering how many KM per week/month /year you guys and Girls trael in your XR's, my ute will be used as a company car and will travle about 1100km per week, every week, and I am hoping the running costs arnt going to hurt too much, my current car, AU futura is 3.5years old and has 211,000km on it, it has been CHEAP CHEAP to run.

Who has the most KM here on a turbo?
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Old 08-11-2004, 21:29   #2 (permalink)
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Re: How many KM per week do you guys travel?

after long heated drives i'd give the car a chance to idle before shutting it off

the oil will cool down and the turbo will remain lubricated with cooler oil

apart from that, turbo cars consume a small amount of oil (oil lines feed into the turbo to keep it lubricated, some gets into the compression housing and gets combusted) so on long drives make sure you check your oil...


can't comment on running costs as i don't have XR6T... Yet :)
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Old 08-12-2004, 05:06   #3 (permalink)
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Re: How many KM per week do you guys travel?

Be prepared to own shares in a petrol station. They love the juice.

As for letting the car idle, there is no need. If you are stopping after spirited driving, the turbo will get all the cooling it needs by the time it takes you to come to a stop. The turbo is really only working when you first put your foot down.
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Re: How many KM per week do you guys travel?

Hi all,

My question was not one so much on the way to look after a turbo car, I am a heavy diesel mechanic and mechanical engineer with over 18 years or experience building, running and maintaining turbo engines.

It was more of a general question of how many km's do you Guys and Girls average a week.

I have a company fuel card so I donít care how much fuel it uses

thanks anyway.
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Re: How many KM per week do you guys travel?

I've got a BA XR6 NA and I do about 600 - 800 city km a week, which is about 2 tanks of fuel a week.
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Old 08-18-2004, 06:17   #6 (permalink)
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i do 600 - 900 a week.
its thirsty
almost double my EF
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Old 08-21-2004, 03:48   #7 (permalink)
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my car is 4 months old and ive done 23,000klms...and still cant get enough of this...

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my Ute travel around 500Kms & four 1/4s lol

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my Ute travel around 500Kms & four 1/4s lol

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hey guys..
i know Hurricane = Turbo6i = Knight has been banned
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