Fuel consumptions

Submitted: Friday, Feb 20, 2004 at 20:01
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Hi, I've got an standard 80 series diesel with a DTS aftermarket turbo, and was wondering what kind of fuel consumption i should expect. Did a trip to QLD with a surfboard on top (rhino bars) and medium load in the car and got 13 litres per 100. I don't know how much boost it runs or anything like that. I thought this was a big high. It's been suggested that maybe i need to get my injectors looked at. any thoughts?
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Feb 20, 2004 at 20:05

Friday, Feb 20, 2004 at 20:05
Sounds good to me... This is a 2.5tonne vehicle with a large 6cyl with a turbo... 13 is great....___________________________________
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Reply By: Boeing - Friday, Feb 20, 2004 at 20:12

Friday, Feb 20, 2004 at 20:12
Hi Cooper, I have a 60series (HJ61) with the factory turbo and get 12.5 litres per 100 km around town so if you are doing 110Km plus then your consumption sounds about right. If you were only doing 90 odd then it may be a bit high but certainly not to the point where you would call it excessive.


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Follow Up By: Cooper - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 16:23

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 16:23
I only got concerned when i was talking to a mate who's got a factory turbo gxl 80 series that weights 3.5 tonne, he gets 9lts per 100 with a roof rack and bag on. Don't know whether makes that much difference being factory. Thanks.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 21:38

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 21:38

We have a 97 model 80 series multi valve turbo, and the only time we get anywhere near that figure is cruising round the 'burbs, while on holidays.

With that weight, and the roof gear, he'd be lucky to get 14-16L/100, at highway speeds. Especially if he was to hit a heavy head wind.

They are an economical wagon, and a magic touring vehicle, but I don't think they're that good.
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Reply By: Member - Slim - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 23:55

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 23:55

Why does your mate's 80 series weigh 3.5 tonne. The consumption figures sound like he's confused about what he's getting and what he'd like to get !


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Follow Up By: Cooper - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 09:56

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 09:56
Why my mate's crusier weights so much is cos the lucky so and so has every possible bolt on extra. He told me that it weights 3.5 tonne when not loaded for a trip. Thinking that he got confused with the consumption figures as well. I don't feel so bad about mine now.. Thanks heaps all.
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