Prado fuel economy

Submitted: Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 21:36
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Hi all
Can anyone tell me how many klms they are getting out of there turbo diesel prados ?2001 model 90 series
how many klms out of the two tanks? main and sub tanks
thanks Jon
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 22:53

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 22:53
Good luck if you can get an honest answer but they will vary by up tpo as much as 20 % depending on road/weather conditions tyre size, tread type, weight and accessories fitted and whether you have large driving lights which will upset airflow to the intercooler but somewhere between 1100k to 1500K
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Reply By: Biggus - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 22:55

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 22:55
I have a 2002 95 series T.D. manual, run A/T 265/70r16 tyres, no snorkel.
When doing trips on the highway at @100 - 110kph the consumption is close to 10.5lt/100kl. Best i have ever got was 9.6 and worst 12. Always try to leave about 20lts of fuel in tanks so available fuel with safety margin is close to 120lts which would give you a range close to 1150kl with 40lts still available for safety.
Have driven Brisbane to Sydney without refuelling.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 07:54

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 07:54
How long is a piece of string?

It still amazes me how many people keep asking the same question. When will those people realise that not everyone will get the same economy due to a variety of reasons from driving technique to payload, towing or not, roof rack or not, city, country, freeway, sand, gravel driving, etc etc.

Someone could get 12 L/100 km but when you drive you get 13-14 L/100km, but why?

Suprisingly enough hills or the direction you travel on a particular day can effect your fuel economy due to prevaling your range will never be the same.

If you have one already then fill it with fuel go for a BIG drive and see how far you get before you run out of fuel. Alternatively, go for that BIG drive and very time you refuel keep a note of how far you drove and how much fuel you used. Then you work out how much each tank uses between fill ups.

I know how far I can get on 2 tanks with 2 x 20 Litre jerries by doing those BIG drives and keeping records and estimates as a guide but I nevercompletely rely on them as no two driving situations are the same.

The 2001 model is actually a 95 series. The 90 series is a short wheelbase sold Overseas, but available as a grey import.

Prado TD
Gold Coast

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Reply By: andoland - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 09:18

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 09:18
I also have a 2001 turbo diesel. Prior to fitting a roof rack I would safely get about 1200km from the two tanks on the highway, with a little bit left over (don't know how much, but I didn't run out of fuel). This seemed to be pretty consistent regardless of where I travelled.

I have recently fitted a roof rack and think fuel consumption has gone up a bit but haven't logged any distances and litres of fuel to check yet.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 19:10

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 19:10
A little off topic but I though I'd post it anyway as I'm totally stunned by it myself.

About 10 minutes ago I got back from a quick mercy run to Bunbury in the little Toyota Echo I drive for work (1.3 VVTI motor).

Normally around town with thrashing of it I get about 500k's to 35L which I recon is pretty good. I just did 413km at about 120k's an hour on the highway, lot's of overtaking, fair bit a gear in the back and some peak hour freeway driving this morning and only used 20L!!! Holey cow, that's like 5L per 100k's!

It's no wonder these new 4.0L VVTI Prado's are getting 13-14l per 100k!

Now to help with your orig. questions, my surf (a non intercooled older ECU version of your motor) get's about 400k's to 50-55L. That's around town with gear and water tank full, auto with air con on.

The 1kz-te is a pretty thirsty motor for a 4cyl diesel but it's got a good power band, is quiet and very reliable.
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