Question for 80 series owners.

Submitted: Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 07:28
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G'day all,

Just back from a great holiday in Surfers Paradise & then Fraser. I own a 92 model diesel Landcruiser, & my vehicle does not have a tacho. I am hoping that somebody with similar vehicle, that has a tacho, is able to tell me at what speed I would be travelling at in 5th gear, when the revs are starting to go into the red zone, or perhaps the orange zone if there is one, & what speed do you guys sit on for those long free-way trips.

Thanks in advance,
OM&M
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 07:44

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 07:44
The governor will come in between 160-170 kph.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 08:10

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 08:10
At 2500rpm I would be going at 100kph.
It works out to be for every 1000rpm the vehicle will do 40 kph. this should give you some idea of revs you will be doing at any speed in 5th gear.
Anything over 100kph and the fuel gauge will drop like a brick, so at 100kph and 2500rpm the vehicle is not working hard at all.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Karl - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 21:22

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 21:22
Same here. I have a turbo diesel and I sit on a 100 kph @ 2500 rpm. I get approx 14L per 100 km.
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 11:03

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 11:03
Hi OM&M

I've had my vehicle up to 140 km/h at which it was doing 3500 rpm, but it drank fuel like a Boeing 747. Most of my driving on decent roads is at 100 km/h partly to conserve fuel and partly because it's too expensive to go faster in most of the country :)

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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 21:32

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 21:32
I doubt you will get in anywhere near yellow line in 5th, as said, Governor will stop you overrevving, but it wont if you shift back to 4th or 3rd. This is where you can damage a diesel. Rule of thumb is dont do it at any speed over what the motor can pull you at in that gear flatout.
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Reply By: Of Mice & Men - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 12:58

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 12:58
Thanks for all the help guys,

What you are all saying makes sense, on the way up, towig the fully loaded camper, I was sitting on about 95k's. On the way back with no food & water on board I was sitting on the speed limit, i.e 100 to 110k's. on the way back the cruiser was getting about 100k's less between refills.

Thanks again, OM&M.
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