2004 Toyota Hilux 2.7l petrol Fuel Efficency

Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:51
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Ive just bought myself a brand new toyota hilux single cab chassis. its got a 2.7lt efi petrol engine and whats concerning me is the fuel consumption. I filled the 69lt tank up with petrol, and so far its used half a tank, and only done 130km. It hasnt done any hard driving, hasnt been in bumper to bumper city traffic. the car only has 150km on the speedo. So im woundering if this is normal? its really concerning me that at the moment its almost using 30lt per 100km. any recommendations?
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:05

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:05
i wouldnt worry yet.
wait till its nearly empty a lot of fuel guages run to half way quickly then the second half takes for ever.carry a jerry can full of fuel and run it out and see what you get.
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Reply By: Mick - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:06

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:06
Edward the first question is have you got your figures from refilling the tank and calculating from the fuel used to travel the 130km or are you assuming that you've used half of the 69 litre tank?n I doubt very much that it will ever use 30l/100!! it won't be anywhere near as good as a diesel but I would expect 15-16l/100 around town and 13-14l/100 on the highway. Consider a long range tank if you want to go four wheel driving. I have a Prado turbo diesel and one of the best features is not having to fill up all the time on a trip. It does 1400 - 1500km before I start to really look for fuel.
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Follow Up By: Edward - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:14

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:14
Yeh, from when i filled it up, to now when the gauge says its half empty. im assuming the tanks half empty, because the guage says so. and it thats true, its gone through half a tank and done 130km. a tank is 69lt, so that means, its about 30lt per 100km. i think ill wait abit to see what happens. i only got the new ride last friday and she drives like a dream. the only problem ive got is its hard to find a overhead consoul for the single cab hilux to mount my tx4400 radio
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Reply By: Member - KG (QLD) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:30

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:30
my 2.7l x cab avgs around 13-14litres / 100k's

the x cab has a slightly bigger fuel tank of 76 litres... but my gauge works the exact opposite.... the first 1/2 tank goes forever - once you hit halfway it slurps down in a big hurry.

this may help to confuse things more :)


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Follow Up By: Edward - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:36

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:36
im just praying theres not a problem with it... thats the last thing i want with my new baby
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Reply By: Slammin - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:52

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:52
I've got the extra cab 2.7 and similar figures as above. Also KG you may find that the gauge takes forever to be fully empty. The needle drops as low to empty off the gauge the same amount as above the gauge when full. I find it a very accurate gauge compared to most, my year is '99.
Edward it does sound strange, maybe the fuel pump shut off early and you thought it was full? Anyway fill it up again and give it another go your current figures if accurate are similar to towing a very heavy trailer thru very soft sand for in low range for ages. At least she's new and you've got warranty in worst case.
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Follow Up By: Member - KG (QLD) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 17:53

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 17:53
yeah i've often wondered what happens if i hit E.... never been game. always end up fueling up with at least 10 litres left so i figured i had plenty to go on the gauge.


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Follow Up By: Edward - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 20:40

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 20:40
when it was filled up, it clicked off a couple of times. so it was full to my knowledge, then when i started the car, the gauge said it was full. so :-S ill just wait and see and if not, watch out toyota!
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Reply By: ianmc - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 22:25

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 22:25
Edward, no way can you get other than an indication of consumption from the guage. You MUST do it tank full to tank full.
Usually Jap motors do better after say 10,000 kms on fuel as the motor & transmission frees up however the 2.7 is not renowned for efficiency it seems.
I reckon most ute if fitted with a V6 Commodore & taller gearing would get a better mileage that the original donks.
Crossed the Simpson a few years back in loose company with a 2.7 efi Tojo & it may have been driven a bit harder than my Triton 2.5 td ute but it used 50-60%
more fuel.
You probably save a few 1000's with the purchase & it will probably go very well
for you so enjoy!
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