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Submitted: Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 21:42
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hi everybody, i
I need some advice on which is better to buy a 100 series with turbo diesel or petrol/gas for economy and do lose much power with gas
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 21:50

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 21:50

I will start with 1 for the turbo diesel

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Reply By: dedalus - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 21:53

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 21:53
I think it depend from what you will do with your car .... I have an 80 series petrol ... very powerfull but a bit thirsty ... I also drive an 100 series GXL diesel ... non so economical as you think!
I will not reccomend to have a gas tank underneath when driving offroad ....

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Reply By: Jarrod - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 22:12

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 22:12
Franksy, If i had your choise, id go for the T/D for sure. HEAPS of power, but still economical.. The petrol ( got em at work) ar as thirsty as you like, ans i dont think that there much more powerful. I didnt have the cash to make your desicion, I went for the 100 series std wagon, 4.2 normally aspirated diesel. As they are considerably cheaper, with the $ i saved, Had a safari turbo kit fitted, b/bar, winch, lockers, snorkel, cargo barrier, h/duty suspention, comms, cargo drawers..... list goes on.

Pros... (1) Cost - obviously bought the above goodies with the $$$ saved, (2) Live axel front suspention- arguably better articulation/travel, (3) Vynal floor/ seats, no electric window/door locks to stuff up..- A bonus to me in the desert, a con to you in the city, (4) rear barn doors - had a tail gate, sick of getting in the back to get the gear out. (5)economy good, - but may get worse with the $ of diesel - but your considering a oiler anyway.

Cons...... Potential to blow the poor old 1hz with the turbo - do your homework/inspections. Have seen a couple of cases of this but also seen heaps more do 1,000's of k's with an aftermarket blower. (2) vynal floor seats - see above - no electrics - No where near as powerful - but still plenty to get anywhere, and heaps for towing.

My advice as always would be to figure out exactly what you want to achieve, and get out of your truck...

Not really the answer to your q, but i hope this helps.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 22:19

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 22:19
What do you want to do with the car?
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Reply By: Russ - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 21:51

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 21:51
We have '04 TD 4.2, havn't towed yet, fuel economy is pretty good 10.1/100 is the best we hav done, but on 4x4 trip hard going etc, 11.5/100. If you search on this site you will get plenty of confirmation of these consumption figures. Foreget the petrol.]

As for travelling at 80kmp and getting better ecomony, we tried this and got worse than sitting on 100-110kmp.

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Reply By: Member - Gary W (VIC) - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 13:23

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 13:23

If fuel economy is the big issue then I guess petrol/gas is going to be the go. I have a GXL T/D and get around 15l/100k. I have over sized tyres so that doesn't help but others I know are getting around 13l/100k out of their T/D's

As I understand it Petrol is more thirsty but both petor & gas are cheaper than diesel (In the City at the moment) So on $ alone surely Gas has it?

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