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Philboski
06-17-2008, 08:48 PM
Filled up at the CT on Greenbank today. the tank was close to empty, and i ran up a fuel bill of $101.

Damn, hell, damn.

I realise that this is more a function of tank size than anything, but I remember not too many years ago driving an 89 Thunderbird Supercoupe with the same size tank, and swearing I would sell it if I ever paid $50 for a tank of gas.

carjoe
06-17-2008, 09:55 PM
Ick. I've gone down from Supreme to Mid grade just to keep myself sane...I was just out and saw 1.27 on Innes

ecuconnection
06-17-2008, 10:20 PM
new O2 sensor, fuel filter, spark plugs has helped like crazy with the gas

Befor= 9-10L per 100KMS After= 6L per 100kms

Philboski
06-18-2008, 10:02 AM
new O2 sensor, fuel filter, spark plugs has helped like crazy with the gas

Befor= 9-10L per 100KMS After= 6L per 100kms

I got 13.2L per 100 kms on the last tank. All city driving.

That combined with the sound it is currently making is not filling me with love for the car.

ecuconnection
06-18-2008, 10:25 AM
sorry I should have mentioned that was highway stats

Philboski
06-18-2008, 11:01 AM
The 540 is amazing on the highway. If I am not on a power run, and leave it on cruise control, it gets as-good or better mileage than my SVT Contour, which is a lot lighter and runs a V6.

carjoe
06-18-2008, 11:03 AM
I have no idea what my mileage is. I'm getting 350 miles a tank though...I figure about 500 or so kilometres a tank in the city isnt' bad at all. If I drove a little more conservatively I could get better but if I wanted great mileage, I wouldn't be driving my car.

chromius
06-18-2008, 02:21 PM
Filled up at the CT on Greenbank today. the tank was close to empty, and i ran up a fuel bill of $101.

Damn, hell, damn.

I realise that this is more a function of tank size than anything, but I remember not too many years ago driving an 89 Thunderbird Supercoupe with the same size tank, and swearing I would sell it if I ever paid $50 for a tank of gas.

Damn...I haven't quite hit the $100 mark yet. My closest so far was $98. It's brutal.

Group buy on Diesel conversions!:D

Philboski
06-18-2008, 02:43 PM
I have considered switching to a 530 if I could find one with a stick. I'd still have the big fill-up sticker shock, but not as often. I'd have more time to calm down in between trips to the pumps.

chromius
06-18-2008, 02:53 PM
I have considered switching to a 530 if I could find one with a stick. I'd still have the big fill-up sticker shock, but not as often. I'd have more time to calm down in between trips to the pumps.

It wouldn't be worth it man...the 530's don't get "that" much better mileage. You gotta think, it's still the same heavy ass car that that engine has to move....but at least with the 540 you've still got the power reserve should you want it.

I'm averaging 10L/100km right now, which I think is pretty decent. The cost/benefit ratio of going to a smaller engined car just wouldn't be worth it, it would take like 10 years worth of gas savings to make back the added expenses.

ecuconnection
06-18-2008, 05:09 PM
Filled up at the CT on Greenbank today. the tank was close to empty, and i ran up a fuel bill of $101.

Damn, hell, damn.

I realise that this is more a function of tank size than anything, but I remember not too many years ago driving an 89 Thunderbird Supercoupe with the same size tank, and swearing I would sell it if I ever paid $50 for a tank of gas.



atleast no body has shit there pants at the pump yet haha :moon:

slemmer
06-19-2008, 08:18 AM
My '00 e38 surprisingly gets 8.9-9.0L/100 kms actual highway and 12-13L/100 kms actual city. That's really good for this 4.4L motor pushing a tank!

Philboski
06-19-2008, 08:30 AM
It wouldn't be worth it man...the 530's don't get "that" much better mileage. You gotta think, it's still the same heavy ass car that that engine has to move....but at least with the 540 you've still got the power reserve should you want it.

I'm averaging 10L/100km right now, which I think is pretty decent. The cost/benefit ratio of going to a smaller engined car just wouldn't be worth it, it would take like 10 years worth of gas savings to make back the added expenses.

You're doing a lot better than I am, that's for sure.

I realise that the weight and aerodynamics of a vehicle are the two biggest factors in gas consumption (aside from right foot weight), but the other thing is, this car has given me a lot of trouble. So, every once in a while, I think about moving to a different vehicle.

That said, it's awfully hard to sell a V8 right now.

chromius
06-19-2008, 08:44 AM
You're doing a lot better than I am, that's for sure.

I realise that the weight and aerodynamics of a vehicle are the two biggest factors in gas consumption (aside from right foot weight), but the other thing is, this car has given me a lot of trouble. So, every once in a while, I think about moving to a different vehicle.

That said, it's awfully hard to sell a V8 right now.

I can understand that...But once you get over that hump of things going wrong, then do you really want to sell the car after everything's been fixed?

But yeah, selling a V8 right now would be really hard I can imagine. I almost wish I had waited a couple of years to buy mine, then I could have gotten it for dirt cheap.

Philboski
06-19-2008, 12:32 PM
My beloved Charger SRT-8 (two black ones in Barrhaven) should be a bargain in no time.

G8 GXP might be a cheapy if it hits our shores as well.

As for your question, sometimes you realise that while you like working on cars, you don't want to work on this one any more. If this thing's ever 100 percent right, I'd be happy to keep it as a toy.

ecuconnection
06-23-2008, 10:40 AM
dave get on this http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-under-5K-1986-Classic-BMW-325-E30-Must-Sell-by-Thursday-Can-Deliver-W0QQAdIdZ57935131

Nascar318is
06-23-2008, 01:47 PM
And I'm shitting when I almost hit a bill of $60...

carjoe
06-23-2008, 02:57 PM
I just filled up for $80. Count yourself lucky...

Jamil20
06-27-2008, 12:33 PM
It cost me $80 to fill-up the other day.

I did the calculations, and it costs me less to run the bike for a month than it takes to fill my car's gas tank once. :rolleyes:

carjoe
06-27-2008, 01:40 PM
Yikers...I'd hate to spill the beans on how much it costs me to run the family mobile.....