In stock form they do get bad fuel econlmy if you drive hard compared to a 6 cyl. I guess it comes with the territory. But then I have managed to equal the distance per tank of my ea with the eb a couple of times. As a rule of thumb mine uses 12-13/100. Parts are also a lot darer being all yankee. For example, a dizzy cap cost Wayne $ 118from ford and that was WITH a $100 discount. Out of the box they are nothing really exciting but they are a better base for preformance as there seems to be a lot of stuff avalible for them
In stock form they do get bad fuel econlmy if you drive hard compared to a 6 cyl. I guess it comes with the territory. But then I have managed to equal the distance per tank of my ea with the eb a couple of times. As a rule of thumb mine uses 12-13/100.
^^^ What NZ said. Also keep in mind that the (stock) 5.0 has noticeably better economy than X-series 6 cylinder engines when driven with ease (ie just cruising around). When driven with a heavier foot, the economy is about the same, if not a little poorer than an X-series 6 cylinder.
'91 EB Fairmont Ghia V8.
Pacemaker PH4000 extractors
Meaty semi-twin system
AUII XR8 t/b & maf, ELGT snorkel
BA semi-manual shifter conversion
Electronic shift kit
4.11 Hydratrak LSD
Explorer intake manifold
Contra 16x9 rims, rubber: 225(f)/245(r)
Chiptorque HP2 chip
When I first got mine, in January, I was getting 400 - 450 KMs out of a tank (68L capacity). At the moment I am getting around 370 - 400 KMs and have it booked in for a tune. It's easy on oil and other fluids though, and it makes very little difference whether running on "Economy", or "Power".
They are very good on fuel as long as they are well maintained. Or untill you start with the mods like cam and injectors. Putting a set of extractors with a good sport exhaust system helps and does a bigger air inlet.
Power by Herrod 185rwkw
Power by me 313.6rwkw
Stereo by ///Alpine
You want manual or auto? I would recommend manual if you can find one, heaps more fun to drive
I agree with Karl(NZ) source some GT40P heads from Herrod or somone, your looking at about a grand, also agree a decent exhaust will do wonders, really has opened mine up nicely and gives it a sweet note as well.
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