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Old 22-07-11, 09:44   #1
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fuel consumption on a V6 or 3L

with fuel prices goin up these days i would like to know if its cheaper to run a V6 or 3L these days considering there both sixes i like some feedback on how much fuel costs u to fill up and how many kms u get out it from both engines a
v6 or 3l.
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Old 22-07-11, 10:00   #2
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are you comparing a stock v6 to a stock 3l?it all depends on what your running i suppose
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Old 22-07-11, 10:15   #3
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i used to get over 550km out of a tank in my vt. if im lucky il get 300km out of a tank in my vl.
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Old 22-07-11, 11:25   #4
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if you're talking stock Holden engines then V6 would be cheaper to run
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Old 22-07-11, 11:35   #5
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yes im basically comparing to standard engines just the basic v6 and the 3l n/a non turbo, thanks, im surprised how the v6 is cheaper to run than a 3l, i currently travel 150kms per day to work and back and with peak hr on freeway i have calculated i get 450kms out of a 60l tank full which lasts me 3 days of travel in a standard v6 is that good or bad?

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Old 22-07-11, 12:09   #6
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All depends on how you drive aswell
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Old 22-07-11, 14:06   #7
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450 city km's to a 30 litre tank
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Old 22-07-11, 14:31   #8
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nice rolla man ^^
im gettin 560+km city drive in my vy, its the old 3800 motor. tank 65l
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Old 22-07-11, 14:42   #9
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Old 22-07-11, 14:42   #10
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yes im basically comparing to standard engines just the basic v6 and the 3l n/a non turbo, thanks, im surprised how the v6 is cheaper to run than a 3l, i currently travel 150kms per day to work and back and with peak hr on freeway i have calculated i get 450kms out of a 60l tank full which lasts me 3 days of travel in a standard v6 is that good or bad?
It's V6 and straight 6, or 3.8L and 3.0L. None of this V6 is better than 3.0L shit

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Old 22-07-11, 17:40   #11
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[QUOTE=caibs;2794988]ahah thats not mine
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ah ok, love the windowless wags too haha thats gold
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Old 22-07-11, 19:17   #12
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i get roughly 150-200km to a tank. and i have a single cam rb30. hope this helps. lol
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Old 22-07-11, 20:03   #13
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When my vl was na, depending on how i drove i used to average 300 - 450km a tank with round town driving, 3k stally, advanced timing and full exhaust aswell..
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Old 25-07-11, 09:49   #14
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so after reading some of what u have post im doin ok for fuel usage must be just them long trips and idling waiting ques on the freeway were it chews it all up,also noticed when runing the air con seems to drain it more, why is that aircon has nothin to do with fuel usage?
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Old 25-07-11, 10:05   #15
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of course air con affects fuel consumption, it puts a load on the engine making it work harder
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Old 25-07-11, 12:10   #16
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lol

although i believe tests have shown driving a car with the aircon on and windows up actually uses less fuel that driving a car with aircon off and windows down, because you are effectively driving a large parachute of drag
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Old 25-07-11, 13:08   #17
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yer pretty sure mythbusters did a test on that, also found using cruise control decreses ur fuel usage as well everytime u put it on and off for short bursts,when the red light appears on the dash for fuel how many kms can u get out if it before it runs dry or stalls,any1 ever come to this?
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Old 25-07-11, 13:47   #18
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although i believe tests have shown driving a car with the aircon on and windows up actually uses less fuel that driving a car with aircon off and windows down, because you are effectively driving a large parachute of drag
yes that's what I've heard too
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Old 25-07-11, 22:15   #19
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when the red light appears on the dash for fuel how many kms can u get out if it before it runs dry or stalls,any1 ever come to this?
whats the point? your still going to have to fill up, its not going to save you money by running your car till the tanks bone dry? just going to kill your fuel pumps.
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Old 25-07-11, 23:17   #20
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Old 26-07-11, 00:04   #21
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Old 26-07-11, 00:14   #22
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Old 26-07-11, 00:43   #23
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Gay running out of fuel aye.

It's like running out of smokes, that's why they sell fuel and cigos at the twenny four houry, for twats that drive around in ****ty commodores with Windows up down squeezing more ecconomy, so they remember to get smokes when there light comes on.

Do you get more darts in a pouch of champ rubbies or Dr pat?
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Old 26-07-11, 09:13   #24
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not sure what u were refering to satan but what have u been smoking? besides i want to keep my ****ty commodore as u put it just quiering about the unexplained.
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Old 26-07-11, 11:40   #25
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if your gonna be driving a car and miodifying it and worrying about fuel comsumption you shouldn't be modifying cars...this isn't an investment,nor is it a greenpeace initiative

if fuel comsumption is a worry get a pushy or do take public transport to work to save money

...if your modifying a car to get better fuel economy your on the wrong forum..
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