excessive fuel consumption

Submitted: Monday, May 09, 2005 at 21:28
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i have a 100 series 2002 1hz .i have been to darwin,alice the rock,down the oodnadatta track up the birdsville track over the walkers crossing to inaminka then to broken hill overall about 11,000 km with exellent fuel aconomy until i left the hill i got 440km on 95 litresmust be something wrong hey? some help from some readers would be great thanks
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Reply By: Dev - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 21:47

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 21:47
Black bull,

Was it Mobil fuel? I have seen our consumption (1998 1HZ) jump significantly when we use Mobil fuel, cannot say it was that bad but certainly worse than normal.

I would be interested to know what sort of fuel consumption you usually get. Ours ranges between 12 and 14L/100Km

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Follow Up By: black bull - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 22:00

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 22:00
hi dev,can't remember what fuel it was but it is leaving a soot stain on rear bar fuel consumption was about the same as yours is also a bit under powered

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Reply By: Exploder - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 22:51

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 22:51
Gday Black bull

Sounds like Bad fuel
Has the consumption returned to normal now?

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Follow Up By: black bull - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 18:20

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 18:20
Gday exploder
thanks for the coments but i have only driven the old girl once since coming home i hope it is only bad fuel i'll let you all know if it desn't improve thank you all
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Reply By: Con_Qld - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 23:01

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 23:01
black bull, I have a 2002 1hz and last year drove from Perth to Brisbane. Average between 12 -15l/100 km, depending on speeds. Mostly used BP diesel.
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 07:58

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 07:58
Yep Black Bull - sounds like crap fuel to me. A group of us travelling to Cape York last year fuelled up at a Shell station in Charleville QLD - all of us experienced the same thing about double the usage. Mine (2.8tdi Patrol) went from 11.5/100 highway to 26/100. Would have thought something drastic had gone wrong with the vehicle but for the same thing happening to all other who filled at the same station. With the next load of fuel - all back to normal again. I often wonder what some of these people are using to cut the fuel - also would have given the owner a piece of my mind if I'd gone back that way.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 14:40

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 14:40
had the bloke in today testing emisions on the underground vehicles. At some stage they started fitting sensors to the inlet and outlet (as far as I could see) that somehow controls fuelling through a computer. According to him it is a bit of a dud system as he has failed new vehicles in toyotas showroom being tested before heading out to site (this is all hearsay) He also told me one company unplugs them to get better running (we have a new 79 series that has it but I think they are fairly new and may not be fitted to your 02)
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 14:50

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 14:50

Not sure about the relevance of my info but here it is anyway. Some time ago was working with some guy in the Tax Dept (another story) but he was telling me that before joining the Tax Dept he worked for some fuel regulatory body (to make sure that everyone pays the correct excise) and one of the things he used to do was bust service stations that were puting additives in the fuel (read cheaper than fuel substitutes for which no excise was paid). He mentioned some cleaning agent was used as a popular substitute by smaller operators mainly- emphasised that most main stream servos were OK.

This was around the time when there was this avgas fiasco when a buch of aircraft had engine problems from having had this same product in their fuel.

If I could only remember the name of this stuff - getting old and loosing my memory I reckon. Now steer away from small operators where I can.

Kind regards
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