|Guys I've bought a 98 X and I want to get an idea of how much fuel it's gonna use ......... 315hp Black Scorpion engine, 32 gallon tank, how many hours will I get out of it before a refill?? And yes I realise it depends on how much weight/bodies are in the boat .......... what have you guys experienced. |
|The black scorp is 330hp. The MPI is 315. On the weekend trips where you ride all day, plan on filling up at the end of the day, every day.|
|Mine and friends boats, all with 5.7Lish motors, use about 6 gallons an hour when riding (based on the engine hour meter). Pretty constant +/- no more than a gallon an hour regardless of weight and people. |
|I've got an 02 X and Chris' comments are pretty accurate. If you add sacs to the stock ballast be prepared to fill up every time you go to the lake.|
|I think I'm around 6-7 per hour boarding.|
|I know the boats bigger and heavier than my old '83 Stars & Stripes (used to reckon on getting near enough a days intermittent boarding before refill, had much smaller tank about 11? gallons as well) and that had a 5.8 with a juice guzzling double barrel Holley on top ............. so I expected it to be fairly comparable given the efficiency of EFi....... |
Just have to start getting more petrol money off my mates ..........
|I have a 02 XStar and depending on the weight you can get as good as 2.5 and go as high as 4-5 gph. I never run out in one day but I would not be able to get two days on the weekend out of it.|