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My VS V6 has poxy fuel economy!!!

Fitzy3VSVY

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Hey ppl I have a VS V6 (3.8L Ecotec) and I have really bad fuel economy like I only get about 400kms to a tank, is that normal?, if not what is rong with it???
can anyone help me with this problem or tell me what I can do to fix this problem,

Thanx Heapz...
 

Crabito

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Well I got a VS 1997 esteem V6 ecotec and I get 400km out of a full tank
its got pacemaker extractors , power chip , cold air intake ect
but I drive it like I stole it
so yea I reckon thats right
 

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i get 330km per tank.
 

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lol, I get about 300-350kms a tank... I wish I could get 400kms out of my tank!! (Not Possible how I drive!):driving:
 
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Does it blow smoke? Does it lose water? How many km's has it done? Does the transmission slip? Do you have a lead foot? What type of driving do you predominantly do (city, highway etc)? Does it take a very long time to warm up? At what temperature does it normally sit on the gague? Does it idle rough? Has it lost power (for reference, it should go at least as well as your VY, possibly slightly quicker)? Does it drive well when warm? Does it drive well when cold? Does the transmission kick-down and shift up properly? Does it sit in the appropriate gear? Have you ever replaced the Oxygen Sensors? When was it serviced last? When was the last time the (leads, air filter, oil, spark plugs) were changed?

Need a bit more info mate.
 

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350 - 400 in the ute bit more if you granny foot keep the tarp on and do long distance driving

300 ish in the sedan a tad more if your lucky but more likely less lol (was getting 180 to a tank when we bough it)
 

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i get 380 in the city but like 520-550 in the country. So year sounds about right if your doing stop start driving.
 

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450ks in city, 550-590ks highway....sometimes 400k's in city if I push.
 

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around 500 in town, extractors, 2 1/2 " exhaust, chip, cai and k&n (you cant call wer ei live a town though :p damn hervey bay)
check your computer, you may have oxy sensor issues, or just miote need a service
 

Fitzy3VSVY

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Yea thanx heapz pplz ill suss out all what u guys have said and yea im gonna be doin a bit of engine work and exhaust n extractors, n k&n filter with SS induction kit.

Thanx...
 
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