28 EFI Economy

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by nick858, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. nick858

    nick858 LawnSite Member
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    I bought a 28EFI/60 inch about a month ago. The word was better economy. Today I ran both my 27/60 and the EFI side by side, and when we got home the 27 was running 1.22g/hr, and the EFI ran 1.33 g/hr. The 27 has 400 hours on it, while the EFI has just 35. Can I expect the economy to go up any once the engine has had a longer break in time?
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    You will notice a difference once you have broken the engine in.

    Pj
     
  3. nick858

    nick858 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks PJ, thats what I figured. Even if the economy doesnt go as good as I hoped, its still an awesome engine.
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is the first season in many that I don't have a EFI unit here at my house... I am going to miss it.... I love the instant power and no choke.
     
  5. 3Bladz

    3Bladz LawnSite Member
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    My two efi 60" XR7's used 12 gallons each in the first 11 hrs.
     
  6. nick858

    nick858 LawnSite Member
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    And dont forget, No annoying backfire.
     
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    So true !!!
     
  8. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    If the efi doesn't get better fuel economy than the carburetor model you have a serious problem.
     
  9. nick858

    nick858 LawnSite Member
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    Well thats what Im hoping, better economy I mean. I asked the question to see if it should get better once the engine is broke in. I am sure it did worse the first 2 tank through it than my 27, I watched closely. I had heard anything from .75-1 g/hr, so hopefully with a few more hours on it I will be getting better.
     
  10. nick858

    nick858 LawnSite Member
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    Happy to report the EFI is definitely showing improvement. We ran the 27 and the 28EFI yesterday, and after 7 hours of use, the EFI used exactly 2 gallons less gas. Havent gotten an exact fuel rate, but it was definitely 2 gallons less on the same terrain.
     

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