Re: Hilux 3L TD

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 20:59
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We currently own a 1995 2.8L Hilux and have been happy with it in most circumstances but are now looking for a little more power...something Hiluxes are renowned for not having. Have any forumites had a 2.8 or 3.0 L and upgraded to the 3.0L TD?

We have discussed other vehicles such as Nissan Patrols, Toyota Cruisers and other Dual Cabs but have all but decided it will be a Dual Cab 3.0L TD for us...if we will gain on what we already have!

Any comments would be appreciated...

The main thing we are looking for is the abiltiy to maiantain our speed up those long drawn out (especially with a Hilux) hills! I am hoping that forumites will confirm that the turbo will make a difference without compromising fuel economy or the like.

Thanks in advance.

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Reply By: Graham - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 21:26

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 21:26
Chalk and cheese between the standard 3L and the turbo. Loads more pedal up the hills. Economy, normal day to day we get 11.25L/100km, loaded with rooftop camper etc 13L/100km
Suggest you take one for a test drive, after stepping out of the 2.8 you will be surprised
Cheers Graham
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Follow Up By: Bundy - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 19:32

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 19:32

Thanks for your info.

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Reply By: Slammin - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 00:03

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 00:03
As above.

I have the 2.7 petrol and have been very happy with it, while missing the low down torque of the diesels I have still pulled some much larger vehicles from rivers etc and crossed when they couldn't with it and really like the highway speeds, hill speeds and overtaking of it, which is why I got it over a diesel when the turbo was unavailable.
Anyway where I'm going with this is I've driven the 2.8, 3.0 and 3.0TD, for work and agree the 2.8 was really lacking, capable lowdown torque but not inspiring, the 3.0l was ok but really was kind of breathless while the 3.0td is the ducks nuts it's the only one of the 3 I'd swap the petrol for.
You'll be surprised when you jump in one.
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Follow Up By: Bundy - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 19:33

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 19:33

Thanks for your insights...having driven the three variations I would expect that you would have a bit of an idea. Looks like I'm on the right path.

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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 11:23

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 11:23
My surf has the 1kz-te turbo 3.0l and has oodles of power. Drags off uppys 4.2EFI petrol school bus patrol! (sorry upps, but it's true) :-)
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Follow Up By: Bundy - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 19:35

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 19:35

Thanks mate.
I think that I'm on track weith the 3.0L TD Hilux. I'd like a Cruiser or patrol but it is the dual cab I'm after.


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Reply By: Vader - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 22:37

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 22:37
I bought a new 3L TD Dual Cab last year. Before that I had a 2.4 D Forerunner. My brother has a 2.8D Forerunner. We have been away together several times. I load the 3L TD to the hilt and tow a 17 ft boat. The 2.8, lightly loaded with nothing in tow can't keep up, and drifts behind when going up hills. Economoy is better than both the 2.4 and 2.8 D. 9 to 10 L/100 km typical city and country. Towing the boat can be much worse depending on how hard I push it at up to 16 L/100 km.
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