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Old 07-03-2005, 04:53   #1 (permalink)
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AU xr6 and xr8

hey just wanna know what ppl think of the au xr8 and xr8 in manaul witch one is better to go for are they both good engines and do the ford engines leak oil?
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Old 07-03-2005, 20:45   #2 (permalink)
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Re: AU xr6 and xr8

Short answer = Yes.

Longer answer: Both are good. It depends what your preferences are when looking to buy a car when deciding between the I6 and the V8. As for oil leaks, ANY motor will leak oil if it's been thrashed its entire life or had an accident & wasn't repaired properly, etc. As for your average Ford I6/V8 out of an AU, you shouldn't expect any leaks.

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Old 07-05-2005, 05:07   #3 (permalink)
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well im looking for some decent power i heard the xr6s go hard id like the xr8 but fuel is goin up.
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Re: AU xr6 and xr8

I have a 5.0 + auto and regularly see over 500km per tank And that includes "spirited" driving

Around town, the I6 will be better on fuel due to smaller capacity engine, but if you do a mix of city/country driving, you shouldn't really see a great difference in fuel consumption between the two.

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Old 07-06-2005, 00:29   #5 (permalink)
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Re: AU xr6 and xr8

well thats alright but im lookin at the xr8 in manual so u should get a little more out of a tank hey but what model is your car and are the xr8 els any good?
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Re: AU xr6 and xr8

I have an EB Fairmont Ghia. My motor is the same as yours except you've got a different (read: better) ignition system, and ALL the AU 5.0s came out with good heads (GT40Ps) and intake manifolds (Explorers).

The AU 5.0 is a big improvement over the E-Series 5.0. Check out www.aufalcon.com (I think this is the site, might have .au on the end of it) for more opinions regarding the XR8 for fuel consumption, build quality, performance, mods, etc.

I reckon you're on a winner though, the manual AU XR8s are certainly pick of the breed!

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Old 07-08-2005, 03:07   #7 (permalink)
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Re: AU xr6 and xr8

as far as oil goes i had an EA with about 220 000 kms on it and it leaked oil and dropped shit all over the drive way. I now have a ED farimont ghia with 170 000 km on it and thier are no oil leaks or drops coming out. I think it just depends on if its a EA and the engines history.
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Re: AU xr6 and xr8

sixes have to be driven harder....so if u do the maths an eight will last longer
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Re: AU xr6 and xr8

oh,i own an ed v8 and i SWEAR my ol' magna 4 cylinder chews just as much juice!lol
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Re: AU xr6 and xr8

i got a ED fairmont ghia and a 230 000km i ante seen a drop out of it yet n e thing seriouse n e wayz but i am starting to notice a leak coming from the rocker cover
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