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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-08-02, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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500+ city Ks per tank in v8 fairlane

I'm damn impressed with my accidental discovery.

I've got more power, and im using less fuel.

I'm consistantly getting 500+ k's per 68l tank in the city where before i could only get 400 if i was lucky in my v8 Nf2 fairlane.

I'm getting an extra 100k's for sweet f/all.

If i knew the exhaust was going to make this much difference i would of put it on my priority list.

I think stainless steel extractors and the least restrictive cats available is going to be my next purchase, the difference in fuel consumption is amaizing!


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Sound about right and good stuff!!

Do you have auto or manual transmission?

You think its all down to the exhaust?

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Sound about right and good stuff!!

Do you have auto or manual transmission?

You think its all down to the exhaust?

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modern fairlanes since i cant remember when all have auto's

It must be the exhaust, ivn't done anything else and the results were instant, from accidently on purpose gutting my cats.

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Changed the exhaust on my EL Wagon (6 cyl auto) on friday and just drove it 500km's and wow - what a difference.

We fitted a 2.5 inch system from the cat back with a large single "Turbo" muffler. It drones a little between 2200 and 3000 rpm but since 100kph cruise is 2000rpm it's not a problem.

First thing I noticed was the increase in low down torque - like really noticed. And then the fuel consumption - I'm usually lucky to get 500k's out of a tank on a trip home to see the folks, but so far we have 550 k's on the trip meter and 1/4 of a tank of fuel to go.

Headders and cat are definately next! Anyone know the model numbers of the lukey headders and cat that Jim Mock uses ?

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exhaust

Wow, what type of exhaust did you get fitted and as your in Perth, who fitted it for you?

I think the general concensous with headers are pacemakers, i think i'll be trying them very soon.
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