Re: XR6 UTE fuel consumption
My BA Ute has done 20 000 km's.
and averages 10 - 11 litres per hundred at 110 on the highway,
and around town 14-16 litres per hundred.
Just recently my ute started using like 20-25 Litres per hundred !!! NOT HAPPY!!
I took it too ford today, turns out the manifold and exhaust had not been fitted properly at the factory, and had got a hole in it, which was fooling the air sensor and causing it to run very rich (very is not a good enough word to explain how rich) the funny thing was it still ran pretty good. The first time I took it in, they replaced the coil which was faulty and that made it run 100 times better, but now they have replaced the manifold and fixed the exhaust and changed something else. Seems pretty good now, just have to wait till I need to fill up to see the real proof in the pudding, cause the computer was still telling me everything was normal.
Kinda sux when you exhaust eventually does blow a hole in itself, if you don't get it fixed straight away, you'll start doing ridiculously bad fuel eco..