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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-30-01, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel consumption on ED V8

Im picking up a ED fairmont Ghia V8 for the mrs but just out of curiosity how many kms per tank can you guys get out of them?

Im assuming about 450kms?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-30-01, 06:32 PM
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Hello Waks,
I have a EF11 V8 Ghia.
Average around Sydney 450-480 Km's out a tank, providing you don't drive the car like you have just stole it.
Some exhaust mods etc. has helped keep the average up there.
Happy motoring.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-30-01, 11:36 PM
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Bump the timing and run 98 Octane, fuel economy will greatly improve! And performance for that matter.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-01, 02:02 AM
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I have a ED XR8 and I get around 400 - 450 km's per tank city driving, running Mobil Synergy 8000.

I used to get from 380 - 420 km's per tank before I got the UniChip though!

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Gday mate,I have a 1994 ED XR 8 with 5 speed and in its standard state I was able to get approx 450-470 ks round town and 620ks on the open highway,now I have stroked it to 347cubes and would you believe the figures have not altered.This would mainly be due to the 5.0L having sequential injection plus the running of BP Ultimate 98 fuel has help heaps.
Hope this is of some help to you.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-28-03, 06:11 AM
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I have a 185kw EL XR8 and get about 400 k per tank. Not sure which is better: fuel or tyre economy .....

I want to die like my Grandfather did .... in his sleep. Not like the other passengers in his car at the time who were yelling and screaming....
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-28-03, 07:19 PM
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Ive got an EF V8
It usualy gets 500ish out of PULP (more like 550 if I use the freeway to go to work)
On Regular Unleaded ( ) I get about 450

:evl: With a few goodies.... :evl:
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How do you bump the timing? What do you set it to?
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