Happy with the fuel consumption on new toy

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 16:02
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Just did a fuel check on my 08 V8 cruiser. 474km for 61lt of Diesel, No load on it, around town 13lt/100k got to be happy with that. There is some work to be done, but thats half the fun


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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 18:51

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 18:51
Same model as my Troopy – I got 11.8L /100K when I was running it in.
That’s being easy on the pedal on the highway around 100ks Hr and skinny tyres.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 18:54

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 18:54
Bu%%er, now I'm grumpy :-), geez be real happy with that
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 19:17

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 19:17
Gentle driving when running in (don't achieve it now)
The hard skinny tyres helped – when I went up to fatter 285 wide tyres fuel consumption increased 5% or more.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 19:18

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 19:18
never thought the tyres would have such an effect, running 235 x 85 LT at the moment
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 19:37

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 19:37
I didn’t do a comparison at no load.
The test was towing a 3 tonne van on bitumen 90ks an hour - The skinnies (50 PSI rear tyres) fuel consumption test showed 18.5k/100L - The fatter tyres (40 PSI rear tyres) consumed 20k/L Obviously these figures were taken over 2 different stretches of road but should be pretty close.
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 20:18

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 20:18
I stuffed that up - should read 18.5 L/100k and 20L/100K.
Someone was talking to me while I was replying.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 09:43

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 09:43
Thanks Dennis, funny it made sence
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:47

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:47
Ian

I learnt a long time ago that no matter what fuel consumption you get there will always be someone who get a little better than you. What's more important is what you get when packed with gear and on the tracks.

The van and load will make a difference. I also found that I can better the cruise control usage with simple old human intervention.

Maybe when you get used to the car that consumption may come down.

Enjoy the new toy regardless.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:57

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:57
Thanks Phill will do, had cruise control on both Jackaroo's and miss it on the Triton, on the mod list for the toy
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 19:13

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 19:13
Yep

Sounds about on the money. Mind you, expect 22 if punching it along and towing any weight. On a recent extended trip the best I could manage on the open road towing the Conqueror was 15.5 sitting on about 95. Pushed it up to 110 and 22 l/100. Makes for expensive travelling if you have a heavy right foot.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 19:16

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 19:16
Thanks Rosco, I try and stay away from towing, we sleep in the back. But I take your point, the Triton was particularly bad with a head wind.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 01:00

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 01:00
my 200 burnt 88 for 480km towing 3.6 tonnes (slightly overweight) at 105-110. Mostly flat roads and no headwind.
Works out about 18.6L/100km
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:30

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:30
Hi Fisho, I would guess thats pretty reasonable towing at that speed
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Reply By: Member - VickiW - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 20:40

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 20:40
Hi Ian & Nola,

I have the wagon version & get 12.5 - 13 consistently home or trips. I don't tow It's nice to know that the consumption stays fairly consistent. My daily work drive is 100kms with about half no traffic& half usual Sydney city rubbish traffic.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 09:45

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 09:45
Thanks Vicki, I have a pen and paper in the ute, I will take note over the next 10 or so fill but happy so far
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Reply By: The Landy - Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:11

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:11
Just bought a new Dual Cab version and getting 13.2/100 with just the tray fitted. Canopy and gear going on over the next couple of weeks.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:31

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:31
Sounds good Landy, I'm suprised, I was hoping for better the 18/100k Yep I'm not sure if I'm going to use the canopy off the Triton or get a new one. Slept in it for 8 days while doing the Connie Sue a few weeks back so I know its fit for purpose
I have to sort the tray out first, rusty, not sure if I should get it blaste and painted or get an alloy tray
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 22:34

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 22:34
Hi Ian

A mixture of freeway and country road driving over the weekend, totalling 850 klms.

Only have the tray on the back, and with three adults and one whiiper sniper I average 12.2/100 klm.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:33

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:33
Got to be happy with that Landy
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Reply By: lizard - Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 16:25

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 16:25
For comparison , our GU Patrol ute , 4.2 , gets 13.5 empty , 20.0 towing 3tonne caravan at 85 to 90 km.hr
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 17:07

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 17:07
Mmmm , think I'll stay away from a caravan
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 18:59

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 18:59
13.5 lph empty gee that's thirsty my old GQ twin cab gets 12 lph empty and it weighs 2.4 ton. Also would have expected the cruiser to be better on fuel with all of the electronics it has it should be closer to 10 lph and not thirstier than the old 6 it replaced.
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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 17:22

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 17:22
Mine does the following (Has the 3" Manta exhaust and a 'chip)

Non towing but mass is around 3700kg...best 14.24 worst 16.1

With heavy off road caravan, mass around 6800 {:) just legal} best 20.69 worst 23.79

Same as above (and heavier) but with tinny on the roof and boat trailer & o/b motor on back of 'van

Best 21.42 Worst 24.87

I keep all my records on a smart phone app and it has been an interesting batch of records to look at



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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:37

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:37
Hi Bungarra, do you like to use the right foot a bit more with the new chip and exhaust? Smart phone app sounds good do you remember the name?
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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 17:06

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 17:06
try hard not to use the foot...everything I have added has been in an effort to improve fuel economy

Smart app is MY Cars.....I have tried them all...this one gave me the best options of multiple car/vehicle combinations, running costs of bills, services etc, excellent summary's etc and most importantly back up to Drop box or Google Drive to auto sync.......
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 17:56

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 17:56
Tks Bungarra, will get it, I'm having a few problems with my right foot, love that v8
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