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Old 09-01-2003, 03:08   #1 (permalink)
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Average Fuel Consumption!!

Hey Guys,

I was just wodering what other peoples ave fuel/100kms is on an EL/EF Fairmont.
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Re: Average Fuel Consumption!!

Currently after 1000ks i got 12.2

Thats mostly city driving

Best I have had was 9.6...all on the highway at 100kph....worst was 21 during a flog fest. Mines auto EL Fairmont
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lol 12.2 I wish i could get something like that mine avgs around 17 with a very heavy foot
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Re: Average Fuel Consumption!!

Does the trip computer accurately readjust itself when you go do mods allowing a crap load more fuel in?
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Geez 12.2 mate, how do you manage that with city driving, mine is an EL auto also, and my ave is bout 16.5 and that driving with a light foot, though its ideling slightly my car, so maybe thats why it using more petrol, maybe just need a tune up
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12.2 for me is shit......I aim for 11.7 or so

Im still only getting 500/550 from a tank though.
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You people make me feel better now! I guess my EA isn't so bad after all.

(See what preconceptions you get from having driven 1.2L - 1.5L fours all your life?)
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Re: Average Fuel Consumption!!

My V8 EF gets about 13L/100km in the city, but only when I grandma drive it. I've used a whole tank in 280km once.

In the country, i usually get 8-9l/100km, at 110/120
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Holy smoke batman, try 17L/100ks (grandma) and 22.5L/100ks recently (I think a sensor has failed or something... I got a "faulty EGR sensor" code or something like that from the ECU) Never had her less than about 16.5 5.0 EL Fairmont Ghia
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Re: Average Fuel Consumption!!

I average around 450kms a tank, but fill with 40 left to go, so 490kms if you look at it that way. My injectors are rooted, so i spose im pretty lucky there, but it reports 13.3 or there abouts. Used to be high 11s though.

I've had it sitting on 8.3/100 on holiday trips, and with a fully loaded car (boot + back seat full of holiday crap) it went 9.8/100 on a 3000km trip which is not to shabby.

The 6's are pretty thirsty little things, and they run pretty rich straight from the factory. But you should make atleast 500kms a tank around town with normal driving and a good squirt once a day. If you dont ya need to give it a tune up :)

Watch the instant read out, ive had it hit 70+L/100km a couple of times
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