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3007 fuel consumption

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3007 fuel consumption

Postby PCOMT » June 30th, 2014, 8:26 am

:help: We are looking at a 1981 3007 aft cabin and I have a lot of questions which I hope to find answers from this forum. Please bear with me as I ask what might seem to be simple questions.

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The unit we are looking for has a pair of V6 Crusaders based on the Pontiac 3.8 litre gasoline engines. Looking at the spec sheet it indicates fuel consumption to be about 1.5 Gals/hour at 6 MPH. (I assume this is US Gals) is this measurement per engine or 2 engines?

Our plans are to 'putter' up the coast, not cruise at higher speeds. Would it be more economical to use one engine a slightly higher RPM or 2 engines at low RPMs?

Is there any issues 'idling' the engines for extended periods of time, such as 8 hours a day during a slow cruise? If so, what would a minimum RPM to shoot for to mitigate these issues?

In my youth when we used to work on cars, we used to say thing like "Blow the carbon out of her". I don't really subscribe to this action, but there may be truth in it. Any suggestions?

Thanks

Peter
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