GU111 3.0 TD Manuel Fuel Economy

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 18:46
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Just did a quick calualtion on fuel economy and came up with the best figure ever being 11.15 litres per 100 klms around town.

Its dropped about 1.25 L/100 since fitting the new Cooper ATO's under warrenty from the ST's previously used. Not bad eh! Have 35,500 k's on the clock.

How does this compare with other owners out there?
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Reply By: Member - toohey - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:06

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:06
gid'ay patrick
i've got a navra single cab 3.0lt fitted with lowline canopy,with all my gear etc. it has a tare weight of 2250 kg's,ditronic fitted.highway running 10lt's per 100k's.towing 1700 kg's of caravan (with gear inside)15lt's per 100k's
regards toohey.
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Reply By: Shawn - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:40

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 19:40
you got me wondering about GU 4.2TDi as well.
I usually get around 13.5 around town (Sydney) and up aroud 15.5-17.5 when towing.
Just worked out the fuel usage since I've had it. Over the 2 1/2 years the overall fuel average is 14.13ltrs to 100kms, pretty happy with that. Just not happy with the price of diesel
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 21:25

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 21:25
G'day Shawn,
was wondering where that pic was taken mate. It look farmiliar but cant quite work out where.
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Follow Up By: 3.0turbob - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 06:19

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 06:19
Looks like its on the track from Dingo Dell (near Jenolan Caves ) to limeburners, I think it's even called Limeburners Fire Trail.

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Follow Up By: Shawn - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 14:44

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 14:44
Yep, your right. It's one of the many back tracks coming up out of Dingo Dell back to the main track and I think it is called Limeburners FT.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 22:01

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 22:01
Hi Patrick,

I average around 11.3 l/100km around town, 15.7l/100km towing my 1.6T van and had a best of 10.8 after a country run without the van. Thats with a Dtronic and 285/75R16 Cooper ST's. My speedo was reading high by ~6% from the factory so now with the 285's its only 1% high (by GPS).

What was the warranty claim on the ST's? Mine have done 40,000km and have only lost ~4mm of tread, I am very happy with the mileage. But I did have one replaced under warranty with a torn lug, havn't had a problem with any of the other tyres.


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Follow Up By: Shawn - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 15:03

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 15:03
G'Day Captain,
Mate and I both had all four STs and ST-Cs replaced (under warranty) on our vehicles about two months ago due to lugs ripping off on all tyres after we went for a drive from Sunny Corner - Capertee - Sofala.
Seems as though the STs were a bad batch and were replaced without any hassles.
Can't argue with that.
For what it is worth I think they are a great tyre on the road, in the wet and on the dirt, but I'm know I'm preeching to the.......
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Follow Up By: Patrick - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 18:26

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 18:26

Many of the lugs were ripped off after an Easter Trip earlier this year. Coopers only gave me a credit for the remaining depth of the tread and had to outlay the rest.

The ST's were are good dry trye but very poor in the wet. Now that I am towing a Jayco Freedom outback, I happier with the performance of the ATO's.

I too have a Detronic fitted and it performs really well.

Thanks for your input.

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