Landcruiser TD V8 ute

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Hi All,
Just a quick question from owners of these vehicles, (the one I'm looking at is a 2007 model) on fuel consumption, hear say indicates they are thirsty, and specs indicate about 12lt/100k I know a lot is down to how and where they are driven but would like to hear first hand experiences.

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Reply By: Member - GRANT HID(NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 16:37

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 16:37
Hi Noldi,
I find that i get around 14lt/100k and it doesn't change that much from city to country driving. Tyres are 285/75/16 BF AT's
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 16:41

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 16:41
Tks Grant, only getting 13 out of my 2.8lt TD Triton so that sounds good.
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:02

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:02
G'day Noldi
Leaving Coffs Harbour to Birdsville, Big Red, Poeppels Corner, Hay River Track, Plenty Highway, Alice Springs, across the Simpson Desert, down to the K1, Birdsville Track, across to Walkers Crossing to Innamincka then back to Coffs Harbour.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:16

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:16
Thanks Pinko, can I ask what speed you were sitting on, although I would have thought that would not have a large effect on the v8
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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:24

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:24
Noldi
I have cruise and usually sit on 95 kph.on the asphalt. on dirt roads max is 80 kph or to conditions but desert driving is hard to estimate however both diffs are engaged in four wheel drive.
We had an 80 series HZ normally aspirated diesel prior to the V8 and in similar conditions it returned 20.8 lhk.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:32

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:32
Stan you have to be happy with that, I've had a few Jackaroo's and they have been up around 18 to 19 so going to the Triton was excellent
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Reply By: Rod W - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:22

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:22
695ks on a full to empty 90lt tank.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:34

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:34
Thanks Rod, am I right in thinking they come with 2 tanks? so that would be a range of around 1400k?

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Follow Up By: Flighty ( WA ) - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 10:46

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 10:46
That's pretty good, as I have .
A. Never got any more than 580 km from either of my 6 cyl turbos
per tank.
B. Never got any more than 83 litres into any of my tanks "ever".
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:46

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:46
Ian

Over Easter we went down Grafton way. Towing the Conqueror and punching along the motorway at 110. Then got bushed around Bangalore and ended up in the very hilly hinterland so not the best combo + only 7K on the clock so still tight.
Got 16.5l/100K which I thought, given the conditions wasn't too bad.

Plus of course the V8 brings out the naughty little boy in me.
I need an occy strap from my knee to the tip of my big toe, or a block of wood under the loud pedal.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:50

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 17:50
Thanks Rosco, sounds good to me also.
I know what you mean, mind you its amazing how your driving modifies when you get down to 2 points left
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Reply By: Member - VickiW - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 20:25

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 20:25
Hi Noldi,

I have the wagon. The specs say 11.9 and I seem to be averaging 12.5 on trips - not towing (loaded up, some hwy +/-110, some dirt and some sand). My trip to work of a day is horrible (to Nth Sydney, empty) but still getting about 13. So in my opinion not too bad.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 09:11

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 09:11
Thanks Vicki, you must be happy with that
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Reply By: Mick O - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 20:49

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 20:49
I'm averaging about 16.5 to 20 litres per 100km between ordinary Highway driving and towing the trailer with Quad (around 1 tonne). That's with a heavy truck, big tyres and lots of weighty accessories. Best I've had was about 14 (sitting at 70-80 kph on outrback roads and the worst....well lets not go there but think around 30 litre to 100 km or greater (off track and towing).

A mate has the midrange wagon which he tows a two tonne tradies trailer constantly around the city. He drives like my maiden great aunt but swears to consistantly produce figures around 11-12 litres per 100 km (standard tyres, no mods).

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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 09:14

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 09:14
Thanks Mick, they advertise just under 12 so in the real world I was hoping around 16 (allowing for my driving style)
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Reply By: exmouth1 - Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 20:59

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 20:59
G, day Ian and nola, I have a 2008 troopy that on average gets 640 to 660 ks from a 90 litre tank, usually I can only get 85 to 83 litres in. I put it over the weighbridge in Alice Springs last year and it came in at 3200 kgs. I run 285 tyres and a 3 inch exhaust. it has just turned over 200, 000 kms.
Hope this helps .
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 09:19

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 09:19
Just a smidge over 13 sounds good John
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 09:27

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 09:27
Hi Ian & Nola,

I have the 2012 Single Cab with 33" Tyres and lots of extras including custom box & tray. Overall weight fully loaded is close to the GVM (3700kg). On a trip with our Trayon Camper on the back we average 13 lt/100km, generally cruising at around 90km/hr.

Economy is not as good as our previous vehicle (Mazda BT50) but not far short. As the Mazda ended up falling to bits I'm hoping the 'cruiser lasts a bit longer. So far I have been rapped in the vehicle, much better than the Mazda in the bush and fun to drive.

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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 09:34

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 09:34
Thanks Geoff, The Triton is still going well but just the historical reliability of the L/C is my interest.
The consumption does not seem to be greatly different. The Triton suffers in a head wind and when doing more than 100 clicks
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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 19:22

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 19:22
Just extra info for you to consider, the early v8 used oil, and its been put down to vacuum pump seals, in 2009, toyota changed the injecters to diamond tipped jobbies, due to longjevity issues with earlier ones, dash went twin srs at same time, and the 09 isnt much more than 07's..so id steer you towards a later model.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 08:42

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 08:42
Thanks Dozer much appreciated
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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 20:48

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 20:48
2009 model ute , always runs canopy, weights just on 3300kg at times 3500kg when going remote
120,000 on clock and uses 15.5 litres per 100 just about everywhere on 285/75/16s as long as you dont drive over 2500 revs ,ie cruise at 110kph.
simpson , madiganline,22000 km last winter around WA etc no worse than 16/100
when I first got unit and ran it without canopy and didnt drive over 100 kph I actually got 12/100 on freeway trip Canberra to Gosford but real life is first figures quoted,
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 08:45

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 08:45
Thanks Howard, must be some extra drag from the canopy I know its affected the triton
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Reply By: Member - Joel A - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 23:33

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 23:33
G'day Ian and Nola,

I've a 2010 that done 170,000 and average 17l/100kms, though that blows out to 19-21l/100kms when you nudge 110kph. Did a trip north from Perth to Exmouth, Kennedy Ranges and back and averaged 18l/100ks just cruising at 100 on the hard stuff and 80-90kph on the gravel.

I'll try and attach some pics of the output from a fuel consumption app I have on the phone. Was using it to show Toyota that the fuel was disappearing way to fast but they did not seem concerned. Hope it works



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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 08:47

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 08:47
Interesting app thanks Joel
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Reply By: exmouth1 - Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 19:30

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 19:30
Thanks for all the info from all as it helps me to justify a v8
I should add that the best I have got from a 90 litre tank was 721 kms when travelling south from Newman to Perth sitting on 95 to 100 kph with cruise control on

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John
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