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Fuel consumption on sv6

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by adam sv6, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Darks

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    40-50k average (from display) 11.2/100 with varying stop/start long stretch driving.
     
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    i put a post up a few days ago. i have the same problem.
    one guy told me the first half of the tank last longer then the second. i thought he was kidding but he was right!
    i used to put half a tank in and it would last me 3 days max, i filled it up to 3/4 full on wednesday and i still have half a tank left and i havent done any different driving. mine sits on 10-11.5L/100kms
    so the first half of the tank is obviosly bigger then the second half!
     
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    how many litres is the tank? my vn ss has the long range which was good my vy ss only has the 65 litre I think and its **** the way I drive lol
     
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    waynebatt Only milk should be 2L

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    im getting mid 13's with my 2011 S2 SSV 6L with a mix of highway and suburban driving. Not even run in yet, only clocked up 2200km.....
     
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    I'm getting late 9's to late 10's/100km, 69000km on clock, mix of motorway/urban driving. No hard acceleration and gentle braking. Quite the granny.
     
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    Wife has a 2010 II SV6, does a fair bit of freeway busy driving (would have to check average speed), went to fill up last week and the read out had 11.1L, but i think with a little top up the wife did with fuel, I calculated it as 13.3L - hopefully Im wrong, coz thats s$%thouse, I would have bought a V8 if I knew it returned numbers like that. My VS grange gets better fuel mileage than 13.3L.
     
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    average speed is key to all these comparisons and driving style. i can manage 10.5 in mine with the average speed of 50km/h which i think is fantastic. In my area as it is fairly built up there is a massive difference between vehicles of different engine sizes
     
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    2011 Series 2 SV6 Manual Sedan with 4400kms on it avg speed 55 - 59km/h - 9.8 - 10.1

    Been getting that since new as well, and yes the ratio of highway / city would be 60 / 40
     
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    I have had an MY09 SV6 manual sedan (for 30 months, 75,000 km) and now a Series II MY11 for two months and approaching 6,000 km.

    Once run in, the MY09 generally returned between 10.5 and 11.0 L/100Km around town (average speed between 40 and 50 Km/hr), and around 8.0 on a trip averaging around 90 Km/hr. In that vehicle, the trip computer was optimistic on fuel consumption by about 3%.

    I have yet to take the Series II on a trip yet, but the trip computer is showing 11.5 L.100Km at an average speed of about 40 (over that last 3,000 km). However, actual calculations show the real figure at 11.0. When run, in I would expect about 10.5 around town, and am hoping for better than 8.0 on the highway.

    I could see a figure of around 13L/100Km if driving was only in peak hour inner city traffic. Otherwise I would expect much better.
     
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    Let it run in then see
     
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    hi there i have a v6 Berlina with 72000 klms on the clock around town i average 18-22 per hundred and on a good highway at speed limit i can only average 8.9 have had back to dealer they cant see anything wrong tech 2 shows no codes im not lead footed, i swear driving round town i can see the fuel guage move, im switching to gas shortly as most weekends travel nearly 85-900 klms so hope to save a bucket load and yes is going to be liquid injection
     
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    Is that the SV6 Berlina?
     
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    I'm getting 8.1l/100km (highway) & 10.6 (town) on shell unleaded(no e10 crap) & 7.0-7.1 / 9.6 using BP Ultimate , I think it may be worth using the good stuff .
     
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    Filled up the missus car today and the read was 11.0L with an average speed of 44km. I worked out the usuage and it was 10.75L. City driving.
     
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    Mine's an auto SV6 series 2 3.6L wagon with 20k on the clock, usally get 12.5l/100Km. Air on all the time and I don't drive for economy. But on a recent trip to the gold coast I reset the computor and on cruise control of 100Km/Hr I got 7.8l/100KM. As good as any of the deisel ute's I own.
     
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    I'm starting to really question all this hype surrounding the fuel economy of the sidi engine.

    I have a VT Calais V6, and when I first bought it 3 years back, I was getting anything as good as 7.2L/100km on the highway. Around town from memory it was ~11.5-12.5L/100km. Very pleased. I thought I'd check the claimed fuel economy of the VT when it was released and highway sounded about right, with my city driving lower than claimed. I don't really thrash her, as there's plenty of V8's around and would get a little embarrassing with the way she sounds when revved well.

    In comparison, Holden claim 9.8L/100km for the 3.6L SIDI. With guys here saying at best they get 8 on highway, it's little wonder Holden only release the combined figure.

    I've also found on my VT, as someone said early with their VE, that if they thrash it early on, the economy suffers.

    Oh well, it's all academic as I'll be picking mine up hopefully on Monday.
     
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    MY09 VE SV6 ( 66k on clock ) goes 10.4 in normal driving conditions, Highway goes about 7.9 to 8.5 l Per 100kms With K&N pod Air filter

    before it runs 11.5 and 9.5 with stock normal air filter

    I have fitted HSV cluster, when I fitted new K&N pod filter, it played up with my instant fuel windows like a jump reading. I hope it goes back normal .

    Ive noticed when i fitted from factory filter to k&N pod filter can hear more sucking air in to the engine which sound awesome. Also more throttle response than before.
     
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    Where did you get the pod filter and for what price? Was looking at CAI, but wanted more of a close box so it looks more factory like. Have heard good thinks when fitting up a CAI, ie throttle resposnse and fuel usuage. Cheers
     
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    Brought the K&N kit from USA ebay. Here the url eBay Australia: Buy new & used fashion, electronics & home d Its way cheaper to get from the usa, but takes a month of waiting to arrive my bloody door. If order from around aussie, over $500 price mark.

    That item is for Pontiac g8 but its the same as the VE V6 , can order for v8 as well same price. ( Pontiac G8 GT )

    Damo
     

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