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Old 07-08-2004, 05:42   #1 (permalink)
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chewing way too much fuel!?!?!

hey guys,

my xf has always been pretty thirsty on fuel, being a carby and all.......but this week i noticed something a little weird. i was sorta near empty on tuesday arvo, had the red bars and one or two small green ones left.........so i put $40 in on that same arvo, boosted it up to almost three quarters full, but i dont pay a whole lot of attention with my digital fuel tank kos it lies to me alot, goes up and down at random, but yeah since then all i have done is drove to and from work each day and to and from lunch breaks, probably only around 15 km a day or so, and its not thursday night and i just got back from town and noticed that my fuel tank was only just a little higher than it was when i filled it, and yeah im just wondering what sorta fuel economy you other XF carby owners get from them? oh i recently got a carby kit put on her by ford kos they said it needed it lol....
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anyone at all? lol
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i would say that you readout is stuffed. We usded to won one EXACTLY the same as yours, and we ende up having to get the instrument cluster replaced because the electrics in it were stuffed
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yeah thats what im starting to lean towards, but yeah still it does seem to have chewed thru the fuel this week nontheless!!! got any xf instrument clusters lyin round peuty? haha
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i have an xf ute mines a 4.1 carby and i get about 350kms on a full tank of fuel thats normal everyday driving. Although i dont really drive fuel economically.
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Re: chewing way too much fuel!?!?!

I get 400kms around town. (that's gone in a week) and I get around 600kms on the highway.
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yeah thats what im starting to lean towards, but yeah still it does seem to have chewed thru the fuel this week nontheless!!! got any xf instrument clusters lyin round peuty? haha
I used to. I do have an AU one however, but thats no use to you.
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you dont say LOL
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Re: chewing way too much fuel!?!?!

change your dash,as i had the exact same problem,but it took me a pump,sensor and all the fiddly fuel things to realise the problem,i use to drive 700 k's easily on my tank dunno why but it was telling me b.s on the dash but i ran it till i needed to and yes sometimes i ran out by misjudging the fuel..

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im really leaning towards that, where could i get a new dash from, would the ford place do it? hmmmm its sorta clear to me now when i pulled up at the fuel servo yesterday and while the dash said it was still almost a quarter full, upon opening the fuel cap got that hardcore sucking sound it makes when almost empty lol hmm
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