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Old 07-26-2011, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought my 2005 MY05 XT forester last week and I filled the tank
Up with premium unleaded and I only got 355km out of it! This isn't right is it??
Just driving to and from work and around town. I'm a bit baffled. Could someone tell me if there is something I can do to fix this? The tank of fuel cost me $73!
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I filled the tank up with premium unleaded and I only got 355km out of it!
How many litres of fuel did it take to refill the tank after driving 355 km?

How many km's on the odometer?

Where in Australia? What are your winter ambient temperatures?

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Rainbow11 that sounds about right with the fuel consumption.
Where abouts in Australia are you?

I get 600km around town in my 2.0l N/A foz, around 54l ish fuel up with Octane 95. Im pretty heavy footed with it too

So for the EJ25T thats about right. on the highway you should be looking at getting around the 500km range, maybe abit more.

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I'm in Nsw. I'm unsure how many litres the tank is. $1.54 a litre and costing $74 to fill it.
I live on the coast and winter is around 9-18 degrees? Average.

It sounds like alot of fuel to burn just around town when I hardly put my foot down. I've put $100 in it in a week!!! :(
Is there any gadgets or things I can buy to get better fuel economy?


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And the fuel light was on


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You can get a Scangauge II whwich will just give you figures and l/100km figures as your driving. It will be real time too so if you put your foot down then the your comsuption will go up. but atleast it will tell you. It also tells works out a rough estimate of how many litres are in the tank. you just mount it in your car and can monitor heaps of things.

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Its an australian product, I knwo heaps of guys over at offroad Subarus using them all with positive feedback.

Otherthings which will hugely affect your fuel economy is air pressure. I keep 36psi all round but i do have ovesized offroad tyres on my foz. So about 32 or 33psi should be good. that will have a huge impact if they are let down. Otherwise a clean air filter. If they make no difference then thats what your enconmy will be.

I worked out you got 14l per 100km. Thats about right for the Xt and I think its about 10 on the highway (from the specs sheet). You have a 60L tank and your fuel light comes on when there is roughly 9L left in the tank. I can usually safely do 60km with the fuel light on.

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Thankyou so much!!! That was very helpful. I put 32 psi in my tyres the other day, they do look a little flat. And I always thought it was the other way round with fuel and flat tyres?

As I just traded a mazda3 for this car, I'm figuring out lots of things and these forums are so great!


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If you have any more questions feel free to ask or pm me.

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I'm getting 10s in a 2.5 07 forester. Maybe 9s on the highway, if I stay around 100kph :-)
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I have 40psi in my tyres and always have my roof pod on and I get 650 out of a tank before I fill up with 52-55 litres of 98 Shell VPower from the same pump at the same time at the same servo twice a week.
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