Fuel Economy questions

Submitted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 00:00
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Hi, i was hoping some poeple would be able to help me out with some questions about Fuel Economy. I am looking at
buying my first 4x4 and have looked at some FJ40 and BJ40's, an FJ40 with a 308 engine in it and
an FJ45. Would anybody be able to tell me what sort of fuel economy i could expect from these cars.

This website i looked at -http://www.off-road.com/tlc/faq/ says that i could expect to use 18.6L per 100K
in an FJ40! I didnt expect that much , perhaps a BJ40 might be a better option..


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Reply By: P.G. (Tas) - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 00:00
What ever you decide, if it is not a standard vehicle, talk to your insurance company. Some heavily modified vehicles can not be insured, and after you buy it is not the time to find out! Cheers!
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Reply By: Nigel - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 00:00
Petrol 4WD's tend to be very thirsty. For example my 3.0 litre petrol GQ Patrol uses upto 50% more than an old 3.3 litre diesel in a MQ Patrol. The upside is that the petrol motor has more pickup, but I'm considering an engine swap to diesel once mine gets a bit long in the tooth (it's only done 250,000 so far).
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Reply By: Ken - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, May 17, 2002 at 00:00
Hi Ryan, A BJ 40 especially a late model with a 5 speed gearbox should do around 11 or 12 lt per 100km FJ 40 nearly twice that, AVOID the 308 conversion ! Even if done properly it will become a vehicle that you will live to hate ! Regards Ken.
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