Australian EL Wagon Member
Join Date: Oct 2001
RWKW for my EL Wagon
Hi again all,
Firstly, sorry for all these recent threads - but you guys are the best resource for my queries ! OK, power at the fly on my EL is supposed to be 157, so I'm guessing a 30% drivetrain loss (is that accurate??) which would bring it down to ~110 RWKW (when new obviously!). My first question is : Being a wagon with the longer wheel-base, would there be more drivetrain loss than that of an EL sedan ? Secondly, it's running on LPG, so I'm guessing I'd lose more power again from a factory setup ?
OK, now this is where I get confused and annoyed (I'll try to stay composed!). I have upgraded the exhaust manifold to pacemaker extractors with stainless steel piping, including a hi-flow cat. Sorry should have specified, I have an inline 6. OK, so I'm presuming that she should breathe a bit better and not only should I be getting more performance, but slightly better economy too.
I recently upgraded my LPG system to the Gas Research throttle body and fuel converter, which they *guarantee* at least 10% more power. OK, bearing this in mind I was thinking that I'd be looking at around 120rwkw. Anyway, cutting to the chase I was suprised to see that my car had a dyno power run, producing only 107.6 rwks !! According to GRA, a stock EL produces 95 rwkw - but if that were to be true, then that would mean that there is ~40% drivetrain loss (difference between 157 @ the fly and 95 at the treads!) ??? I don't know about that !! Can anyone help me here - I just want to know if there's something wrong with my baby !! Oh and I'm also getting $hite economy still (grrrr - as that was the main reason to do the ~$1500 upgrade!) 250 kms per tank of LPG.
Sorry for the long post (and rant), but it just seems that it's a hefty upgrade for not that much difference!!
Thanks for hearing me out lads n lasses!
Wagons are rarer ;-)