4 runner feul usage

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 19:22
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also i was wondering if anyone has done the trip to ayers rock as we are trying to work out the fuel usage it is a 92 unleaded automatic
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Reply By: Davoe - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:32

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:32
need more info from where? - yea I have been there, 2 tips do the climb if you see it open asd it can be closed just as quick and doo the base walk as well as it isnt just smooth rock as it appears in the pictures
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Reply By: D-Jack - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:45

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:45
Might be able to help. Please answer the following questions:

Does it have a:
Bullbar?
UHF arial?
Roof Rack?
Luggage Rack?
Luggage Bag?
Highway, all-terrain or Mud tyres?
Metallic or non-metallic paint?
Unlead or premium unleaded fuel useage?
How many adults/children?
How much luggage?
Hiclones fitted and if so how many?
Use a fuel additive?
Is the servicing up to date?

Let us know and I'll give you a rough estimate to the nearest 10 L/Km

D-Jack
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:49

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:49
Forgot to mention, just seen you are towing a trailer. How heavy?
What sort of roads?
Expected outside temperature?
Snorkel fitted?
When was the vehicle's last polish?
How fast will you be travelling?
How often stopping?
Will you be running out of fuel or being towed due to mechanical breakdown?

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Follow Up By: Member - Paul J (ACT) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 09:53

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 09:53
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Reply By: mumwith2 - Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 12:56

Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 12:56
thanks for responeding
yes it has a alloy bullbar it was fitted when we bought it , we havent got a arial but or friend we are travelling with has a radio he is in a landcrusier.the tyres are brand new 31/10.5/15 Scorpion A/t"s.
It is Mettallic paint , unleaded usually,We will be taking a bit of luggage as we will be towing a trailer , there will be two adults and two children servicing is up to date.
We dont have a hiclone (any info if they improve fuel economy would be great)
i hope this information will help
(the trailer we will be towing is a small box trailer)
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 19:12

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 19:12
mumwith2

Thanks for answering all of those questions. I asked them a little bit tongue in cheek, because I wrote the response fairly late at night after staying up all day after nightshift and was in a weird state of mind. However, I did ask my mate who has a 93 manual petrol , full accessory setup including bull bar, full rack and all terrain tyres and has carried a full load including extra fuel and water.

He recons on trips like the oodnadatta track (dirt/gravel) he averages around 16 l/100kms, so I would expect yours being an auto and towing the trailer to be a bit more, maybe 17 or 18. He tends to drive pretty fast though, usually 100 km/h and often in 4wd to maximise his grip/handling. I would think that by dropping your speed back to 80 (which is a more sensible speed on dirt with a trailer) and travelling in 2wd if conditions permit you could match or beat his figures.

On the highway with tyres fully inflated and no luggage/roof rack off he says he has gotten as low as 13l/100km, but this would probably be his best.

You can plan for these figures I have given you, but remember to allow extra (both finances and fuel if you are travelling long distances between towns)

Have a great trip. I'm jealous.

D-Jack
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Reply By: mumwith2 - Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 13:20

Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 13:20
yeh i forgot to tell you we are coming from caboolture sunshine coast
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 23:40

Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 23:40
It's all bitumen.... so fuel usage will be just the same as any other time you are loaded down for a trip away. Add 50% extra for outback fuel.
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Reply By: Rod2 - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 22:22

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 22:22
Hi mumwith2.
We have just got back.
Just have a great time. Fuel is expensive in between the major stops. Carry a couple of jerry cans to miss them. $1.10 at Alice and $1.30 at Yalara. We averaged 7 - 8 towing a camper trailer. The road is great all the way to the rock. Make sure you have a look at Kings Canyon, Mereenie loop to Palm Valley is rough but worth it. The whole area is great.
Have fun and travel safe.
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Follow Up By: muma - Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 16:24

Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 16:24
What type of camper did you take?We are trying to work out what is best to buy....cindy
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Reply By: Rod2 - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 00:51

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 00:51
Hi mumwith2,

Sorry it's taken a while to get back. Have been away for a few days. We settled on a 'Challenge' camper from South Australia. You'll find them on the net. We put endless hours into finding what we believe is a great off - road camper. Have towed it 23,000 klm's and have taken it absolutely everywhere. Very pleased so far. Cost us around $17k with extended tent and full annex.

Have fun.
Rod
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