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Old 04-02-2003, 20:04   #1 (permalink)
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My xr6t is finally 1 month old but last tank of vortex only got 350ks . Must admit had a couple of heavy sessions, especially late at night, and only city driving ( why the turbo..
why not!)
Got 400 with the woolies fuel but ran like a tank. Currently on shell and comp says 400k so will see?
Any way to get more mileage?
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Old 04-02-2003, 20:59   #2 (permalink)
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Umm...drive sensibly! I know it's hard with 240kw under the right foot but basaically it's the only way of saving fuel.
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Mate I'd be laughing with 400 k's.. don't know about the rest of the guys but our EF 6 can only get max 350 k's on a tank. I won't even talk about my car!!!

Don't forget fuel consumption gets better once the motor is run in etc.. or so I've heard.
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With my ex trusty car the EF 6, I just managed 350 - 370Km. Suprisingly, taking it sort of easy, with XR8 I manage to get about 400+ Km. I'm loving it!

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my old EB 6 cylinder would give me 500- 520 per tank (just under 60 litres)... The XR8 gives me around 330-350 per tank and 450 on the highway (with 4 passengers and luggage)... Not bad for a V8... my ED V8 would give me 300-310 for the same tank.

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kYpez, .. with your stereo, did you have to keep the head unit or did you just add this stuff to the premium ?
The premium doesnt crank much, and I love my music ... :)
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Re: Fuel Guzzler?

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My xr6t is finally 1 month old but last tank of vortex only got 350ks . Must admit had a couple of heavy sessions, especially late at night, and only city driving ( why the turbo..
why not!)
Got 400 with the woolies fuel but ran like a tank. Currently on shell and comp says 400k so will see?
Any way to get more mileage?
Dude my BA XR6 (n/a) was getting around that figure for the first 3 - 4 months (5-6000km).

I'm now getting regularly in excess of 420km per tank.
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With my ex trusty car the EF 6, I just managed 350 - 370Km.
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AHH no way??? I get about 450Km, reasonably heavy right foot.

on the highway however- its unreal! at least 750KM on the flats in VIC.
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