LC100 - 10.1L/100km, Gloating

Submitted: Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 00:01
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Just for info of anyone interest.

Did a quick trip to Melbourne last week, trip over, sat on speed limit up to 110kmp, fuel consumption 10.1l/100km = 27mpg. Return trip, head wind for about 6 hours, 11.55 = about 24mpg. 4.2L TD auto, only done about 8,000km (2004 model), no roof rack yet.

Happy of course.

Can the Nissans match this. LOL

Go TOJO.

RB
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Reply By: Croozer - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 00:19

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 00:19
RB,
We picked our new 04 TD100 Auto up from a dealer about 700km from home and with about 5km on the speedo when we headed home we managed 10.3 L/100km, much of that at 100 - 110km/h.
On a 13000km trip with roof rack, 285's, front & rear steel bars, winch etc. the average was still only about 13.5L/100km.

Stu
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Reply By: Topend - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 05:00

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 05:00
That's great economy. The best I can get is 10.9l/100km but I like to get away from the lights etc quite quickly.

On a trip from our place in Darwin to Tassie 2 years ago we averaged 11l/100km over 14500kms with the vehicle loaded but no roof rack. Last year we traveled about 6000kms through the Kimberleys fully loaded with a roof rack. We used about 13.5l/km this time. The roof rack obviously makes quite a difference. I have also fitted a Dtronic since the Tassie trip so probably contributes to the higher consumption.

Cheers,
Topend
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 23:45

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 23:45
My brother recently bought a 3 lt turbo/intercooled Patrol. With 2500 K's on the clock they were getting 11.9 Lt's/100 k's fully laden & towing the camper. He told me this would improve once the diesel was run in between 10,000-15,000 k's. That was a while ago so I'm not sure what his latest figures are but maybe he can tel you as he lurks on here occasionally.

:o) Melissa
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