100 series cruiser gas gusling ?

Submitted: Monday, Sep 23, 2002 at 00:00
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I own a 100 series 4.5 ltr petrol auto. Could anyone tell me what would be the around town fuel consumption. Toyota servicing after running their diagnostic equipment told me it was getting 14ltr/100 kms I find this some what hard to believe unless they had disconnected 4 plug leads. My calculations show 22ltr/100kms. Is this about right? If not what would be a fair mileage and how do I get it. All help appreciated.

Tony
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Reply By: P.G. (Tas) - Monday, Sep 23, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Sep 23, 2002 at 00:00
Tony, my 100 series RV manual trans consistently returns 15.2l/100kms in gentle country driving and about rising to 17ltr/100kms, driven around town. 22ltr/100kms sounds about right for an auto with a spirited driver behind it. I have heard stories of petrol auto's getting as little as 26ltr/100kms when you plant the right foot in hard or heavy going. I don't know where Toyota got their figures from! Hope this helps.
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Reply By: mudgutz - Monday, Sep 23, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Sep 23, 2002 at 00:00
mmm tony you must be using the noise pedal fairly hard.... having driven several auto gxl's as company cars and not paying for the juice i can say that is about right for hard driving around town ....you can achieve about 19l/100 if you drive it very softly...14l/100 laughing my bleep off there isnt a petrol cruiser made that does that.....they are well known gas guzzlers.......best mileage ive ever got was 17.5l/100 on the highway at 100km/h any quicker and watch the needle go... forgoing the poor fuel economy you have a very comfortable reliable truck I
found the autos great for family black top touring....i much prefer my
manual diesel troopy for off the road
cheers
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Reply By: Member - Keith - Tuesday, Sep 24, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2002 at 00:00
Tony, the problem here is that consumption is affected by so many factors. For example, the weight of the load in the truck, roof rack, tyres and pressure, cruise control or not, straight level road or winding and hilly, whether the driver has a heavy foot, air cond on or off, the accuracy with which the driver calculates the mpg, etc. And I can say that I have achieved 14l/100 under ideal conditions with a 1992 4.5 auto that is very well maintained. Around town consumption has even more variables, and although I haven't checked, 22l/100 would not worry me.
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Follow Up By: Mudgutz - Tuesday, Sep 24, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2002 at 00:00
laughing......14l/100 yeah with 2 million psi in the tyres no roof rack, kids, missus or gear you probably even took the spare off and left the tools out to drop weight......you did say perfect conditions though
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Reply By: John - Tuesday, Sep 24, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2002 at 00:00
Tony, I have a the same car as you (GXL model) and watch the fuel consumption regularly. Around town including a lot of stop/start peak hour traffic I consistently get 20 l/100k with electronic power button on - Interestingly this does not alter much for me while in econ mode - I prefer driving it with the power button on for its responsiveness and hence now just leave it in power mode.

I did a trip to Sydney just after I bought it (just after the first service, 1000km I think) and was still running it in. It returned just over 15l/100k on the highway varying its speed and not going over 100km/h. The worst economy was last week where I spent the time driving through a mixture (50/50) of soft and firm sand on Fraser Is with rhino rack and camping gear, tyre pressures at 22/24psi, power button on etc fuel consumption was just a little under 24l/100km. I am certain this could get worse if driven only in the soft stuff.

To date I have only used unleaded and haven't experimented with higher octane unleaded fuels such as optimax.
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Follow Up By: Fred - Friday, Sep 27, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Sep 27, 2002 at 00:00
Sorry to tell you John but any responsiveness you feel you get from that power button is just a psychological effect - all it does is change the gear shift pattern to hold gear changes and give a little more revs in each gear .... your comment made me think of the people who swear their car runs better when the oil is changed .... come to think of it a clean windscreen seems to make mine run smoother LOL
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Reply By: John - Tuesday, Sep 24, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2002 at 00:00
Tony, I have a the same car as you (GXL model) and watch the fuel consumption regularly. Around town including a lot of stop/start peak hour traffic I consistently get 20 l/100k with electronic power button on - Interestingly this does not alter much for me while in econ mode - I prefer driving it with the power button on for its responsiveness and hence now just leave it in power mode.

I did a trip to Sydney just after I bought it (just after the first service, 1000km I think) and was still running it in. It returned just over 15l/100k on the highway varying its speed and not going over 100km/h. The worst economy was last week where I spent the time driving through a mixture (50/50) of soft and firm sand on Fraser Is with rhino rack and camping gear, tyre pressures at 22/24psi, power button on etc fuel consumption was just a little under 24l/100km. I am certain this could get worse if driven only in the soft stuff.

To date I have only used unleaded and haven't experimented with higher octane unleaded fuels such as optimax.
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Reply By: Rod - Wednesday, Sep 25, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2002 at 00:00
What's this funny language you're talking? Why not just say kilometres per litre ie 5ks per litre, isn't this more easier. And then there's the term 'mileage'!!
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Follow Up By: Macca - Wednesday, Sep 25, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2002 at 00:00
I use this lil calculator thingy to work all these different numbers http://www.hicloneqld.com/data.htm
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Reply By: 2dogs - Thursday, Sep 26, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Sep 26, 2002 at 00:00
Tony,
I've got the V8 100 series and I get approx 18-22L/100km around town. This fluctuates on the driving style and times that I'm on the road. Mates that have 6cyl 100's generally get about the same. If you could get 14L/100km. Document how & sell it.
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Reply By: Kevin - Tuesday, Oct 29, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2002 at 01:00
Tony , Sell it and Buy a Desiel, I get 10lt/100km around town 80 series std. Yea it takes off slow but I dont get Speeding tickets..
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