Good fuel economy

Submitted: Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 19:31
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Took the DMax up to Brisbane to pick up a new camper trailer. About 3 hours of country driving followed by a fair bit of running around the southern suburbs of the city. The computer clocked up 7.4L/100 km.

Reset the computer for the return trip. Got caught in peak hour heavy traffic from Mt Gravatt to south of the Gold Coast before I could set the cruise control. It clocked up 9.3 L/ 100km.

I stuck to the speed limit when I cleared the traffic and had it in cruise control when I could.

True, it was a 600kg camper trailer and not a huge van but it is still pretty good economy. Well within my expectations.
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Reply By: Batt's - Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 19:42

Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 19:42
That's not to bad but I would also do your own numbers my wife's 2011 has all the digital read out gizmo's but there not that accurate when you do your own sums with a calculator it can be up to 0.8ltr out at times.
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 20:39

Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 20:39
We have the lastest model D.Max which has 35k on it in 12 months. Whilst new and before mods we achieved 7.4L/100 but that was doing the trip reading against the litres of fuel put in.
I find the computer to be around 1l/100 out to the worst side. But we did 17k in 15 weeks to the Kimberley including the GRR and the Gulf towing our CT at 1300 Kg and acheived an average of 13.5L/100.
Towing our new Jayco Outback home last Saturday we did 15.4l/100 that was empty though.
The D.Max does it easy and if I took it a bit easier would get better economy.
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 12:21

Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 12:21
hi coldee
to get your best fuel consumption you would need to leave the cruise control off as most of the time the c/cont forces the engine to maintain the set speed
well that's what I have found
yes I know some will say that defeats the purpose of having a c/control but we are all getting so lazy with our driving habits and it cost more to be lazy eg..c/control /auto gearboxes etc against manual
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Follow Up By: Member - Coldee - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 17:56

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 17:56
Yes, but that was my reason for mentioning the cruise control. I wasn't trying to save fuel. I wanted to give it a worst case scenario to see how it went with the fuel.
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