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VF Series 2 V8 Fuel Consumption

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by houndogss, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. 426Cuda

    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    In regard to bi modal, do your cars use more fuel with it on or off or about the same.
    As a consequence, is there any power loss or gain?
    I haven't looked too closely, but I think mine is a bit more thirsty with it on and no noticeable power gain.
     
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    It probably uses more fuel coz you use the loud pedal more when bimodal is on.
     
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    Doesn’t the system run rich and dump a little more fuel on overrun when in performance mode (so you get a few crackles and pops or a better exhaust note)? Or is that feature of the LE models only?

    Guess such a feature would use a little more juice.
     
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    My Vf2 would be the first Ls I didn't notice a massive change in fuel economy after tune(normal around 1 to 1.5L better) but I am only at 6000kms avg is 11.5 for a manual mostly highway kms around 70%
     
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    Hi guys, i just recently bought a Vf Series 2 SS Redline that already had the OTR and full exhaust system fitted( i assume it was tuned as well) with a dyno chart reading 377 rwhp and 670NM. After reading through various posts, that sounds about right. After having some fun over the first few days, i reset the trip meter and checked my fuel consumption. On a 50/50 mix of freeway\suburban driving taking it easy, i' was getting 14.2 L per 100kms, which seems high to me, especially considering the mods already installed. I'm running 98 octane fuel.
    I have noticed a fuel smell from the exhaust after turning it off. Any chance it's running rich if was tuned?
     
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    I'd get a dyno run for a check up, shouldn't smell fuel to much just when cold and cats heating up.
     
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    How are morpowa? might use them for a dynotune later on.
     
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    Not sure mate they’ll be first on my list for a chat when I’m ready to get work done on my car.
     
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    Hi Sky
    Your right, it does dump a minute amount of fuel in to get the snap crackle and pop. But according to Holden press, not enough to alter fuel economy. I beg to differ.....
    I see my fuel tends to go up 1 to 1.5lt per 100 km with it on.
     
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    ^ It’s always interesting to see what the ltrs/100kms is measured/averaged over, be it 25, 50 or 500km AND also the average speed (presumably over that measure).

    Without such extra info, ltrs/100kms is a little less meaningful :rolleyes: you know, apples and orange in part :p
     
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    I got 6.2 L/100Km once......the car was free falling.
     
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    It's funny how these cars read 2-3l while idling but every other car I've seen reads 0.
     
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    Per hour though..probably more accurate than the cars that claim to use zero fuel at all despite their engine running..
     
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