100 series std wagon 4.2D range ?

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 17:50
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Hi all, am considering a 100 series std wagon, 4.2 diesel. Just wondering what sort of range is obtainable from the main and sub tanks - round town, unloaded, highway, loaded ?? I see they hold 150 odd litres, and if they are getting B/T 12 - 14 Ltrs per 100k, then do they ACTUALLY go the 1200 - 1300 k's this works out to be ??

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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 18:10

Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 18:10
Got an 80 series ( same set up) 90 litre main tank, 55 litres sub tank and around town get 1150 kms to a full load and around 1300 kms on a long run ... economical !! ie 11.5litres per 100 kms and down to below 10 litres per hundred in the bush ... carefull driving but not trying to get fuel comsumption figures up ..
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Follow Up By: Jarrod - Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 18:41

Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 18:41
Thanks Steve, I'd be happy with figures like that. Do you think the extra weight of a 100 ser. would effect those figures much??

Cheers. Jarrod.
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Follow Up By: Rox - Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 19:27

Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 19:27
Steve , Iv'e got the same 80 series and get the same figures in town but increse to 13l/100km towing campertrailer! What speed do you sit on in the country.
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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 20:09

Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 20:09
Don't tow a van and never over 100 km...but got an Aussie Camper Roof Top Tent and enough stuff for a month in the bush ! ( I also bring the wife )....
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Reply By: baz - Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 20:34

Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 20:34
Jarrod g'day mate ,hate to throw a cat amongst the pidgeons,but i have a 2002 gxl deisel cruiser wagon fitted with an after market turbo and have just came back from a 6000klm trip from cairns out west to barcaldine then straight down through bourke to melbourne then back up to bourke ,thargominda, quilpy, longreach ,mutterburra ,torrens creek,charters towers then home,fully loaded but not towing, averaging approximately 125kph whilst out west and for the trip fuel wise returned 4.5697128 klm per litre.On a previous trip from cairns over to alice springs via the plenty highway then back across the simpson desert(mnt dare to birdsville 78.50 lts across the french line) down the diamantina to winton ,then back home averaged 6.3klm per lt, again averaging approximately 125kph to 135kph, that trip was 4800klms. I previously had a 1996 80 series and the economy was considerably better averaging on trips 7.58 klm per lt. Around town i average 7.5klm per lt. regards, baz.
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Follow Up By: Glen - Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 22:52

Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 22:52
Jarrod I too have a 2002 GXL auto 100s with a aftermarket turbo and am getting similar figures to Baz. City driving gets about 900ks out of the tanks and up too about 1100ks on the highway when I am driving steady but when you put the boot in the economy drops away a little. Have not towed yet but the camper trailer will be on for a 800k run next weekend so will get some fuel figures then. They are a very torquey motor so are happy not to run on full revs and still pull up and down the hills OK. Incidently my fuel figures improved when i fitted the turbo and a three inch mandrel exhaust system.
Hope this helps. glen
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Reply By: Merv - Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 20:47

Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 20:47
I have recently puchased a similar 80 series and was interested in the replies posted here. My first tank (around town and some highway) came in at just under 15L/100. My second load all over town, in and out of shopping centres (Christmas) returnd over 16L/100. This is my 1st diesel, and now realise that I should be driving on the torque not the revs. My third load I was able to split using the 2 tanks with the main returning 15.44L/100 about 50/50 town/highway and 13.75L/100 from the sub tank, all high speed highway (100 - 110). Steve and Rox, any advise on how I might be able to get the figures you are would be appreciated. Engine seems OK, no smoke.
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Follow Up By: Peter - Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 22:44

Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 22:44
I purchased 100 std wagon in oct2002, first consumption check was 11.3lt per 100km, this was driving to work and back 70km each day,not what you would call busy stop start driving but amongst plenty of traffic.10,000km later still averaging less than 12lt per 100km. did a steady run from home to Port Lincoln, 740km @ 11.1lt per 100km sitting on 95 to 105km hour. Coming home sat on steady 120km hour for most of the journey and consumption increased to 13.8 lt per 100km. the air con was on most of the time also. very happy with performance and economy. standard split rims and skinny 750R16 tyres used.
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Follow Up By: Merv - Sunday, Jan 19, 2003 at 07:01

Sunday, Jan 19, 2003 at 07:01
Thanks Peter,

Your figures (and those of the others) are what I would have expected. I have a 160k service coming up and will go right through the tune up. It helps to know what one is aiming for.

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Follow Up By: Merv - Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 06:48

Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 06:48
Thanks for the info Steve.

I will do the 160K service and then see how it goes. My unit is pretty much the same except for the tyres (275/70 R16) that I'm running at 38psi. Also has extractors, 3" exhaust & snorkle. I note with interest your comment on the foam air filter, my 80 also has one, which I must admit I haven't looked at yet. Could be clogged with red dust (there was plenty of around that I've been cleaning out). OK here I go to get some grease under the finger nails.........
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Follow Up By: Rox - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2003 at 01:31

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2003 at 01:31
Yea I run My tyres at 44 psi which is max for them Hancock Roa3 good for the road and sand but not much good for the mud. 12 psi for sand. I change gears at 20,40,60,and into 5th at 70 kph (275 r 75 16) I think. best ever was 80 kph @ 72lts for 700km city driving. Ps try diferent things eg I towed my camper trailer at 110kph on sub for 100+kms and then swaped to Main @ 100kph and worked out the k/100lt . Pps I store my figures on my computer so i can referance them later to compare. Incidently 100kph was 13lt/100km & 110kph was 16.4lt/100km so now i drive at 100 kph to save 3.4 liters .
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Reply By: Steve - Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 22:45

Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 22:45
Merv: those tyres won't help your mileage figures and at 38 psi !! .....I run my 7.50's at 50 psi on the bitumen and around 45 on the dirt and have had no problems, but also have had them up to 70 psi on the dirt !! (Wait for the wails from all the 'know alls') but with a huge load ...
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Follow Up By: Rox - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2003 at 01:35

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2003 at 01:35
Are you running split rims as I am thinking of going back to them as less friction (roll resistanse) and better side walls for the bush. Do they go ok on sand if so what pressure?
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Follow Up By: Merv - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2003 at 05:49

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2003 at 05:49
Steve (and Rox and of course Jarrod),

Thanks for the info on the fuel. Thought that you might be interested. I finally got around to taking a look at the air filter (I assumed a foam filter from list of accessories fitted and sticker on the filter top). Seems that the previous owner must have really like it 'cause it ain't there. Replaced with a very dirty and choked paper element. Down to the local Toyota Dealer for a new one and an immediately noticable increase in power and engine more responsive to throtle.

Will put some more air in the bags too.


PS: Will post new comsumption figures here. It will be interesting to see what difference a clean filter makes.
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Reply By: Peter - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2003 at 12:40

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2003 at 12:40
I usually drop pressure to 20psi, if still hard going drop to 15psi with no problems on split rims & 7.50R16 tyres
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