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don’t say by how much it has crept up and whether it’s been a grad­ual in­crease or a sud­den jump, but Holden’s claim for town run­ning was 15.0 L/100km for a 1999 VT V8 and 13.5 L/100km for a later VX V8. If it’s run­ning well and still packs a pow­er­ful punch you should look at those items that might af­fect the tun­ing of the en­gine. Re­place the spark plugs, the plug leads, the air fil­ter, per­haps clean the throt­tle body and give it a good run to blow out any car­bon build-up.

times when I drive off in my 2004 BA Fal­con XR8 man­ual I can hear a loud knock. What do you think it could be? G & R Long

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