3.0 lt Turbo Hilux

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 16:09
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Gday all, I am planning the trip around oz towing a caravan, looking to trade the old 1990 extra cab hilux 2.8 diesel on a 2000 Hilux dual cab 3.0lt Turbo diesel. Has any one used this vehicle for long periods of towing? What was the weight of the van? How do the perform (fuel ecc)? also to any one that has completed the trip around oz how many kms did they clock up? nrma says about 35000km for a trip including the works, is this correct?
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Reply By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 17:29

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 17:29
Can possibly assist.

We have a 2.8 litre dual cab 1995 Hilux (now selling it) and a 2005 TD dual cab Previous model) Hilux, also a 2005 Nissan 4.2 litre TD.

My 3 litre TD (the Hiluxes are mine, the Nissan is Collyn's) pulls our TVan at least as easily as does the Nissan up to 90-100 km/hr. It's actually faster up hills but Collyn doesn't totally admit it!).

Fuel consumption pulling the on-road 900 kg or so it returns a tad under 11 litres/100 km.

It is a lovely vehicle to drive - and I prefer it to the new model: I think it's the last of the proper Hiluxes.

But think you would find even the new one would be just fine.
Maarit Rivers

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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 17:35

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 17:35
Depends on how much weight is in the van, the new Hilux is good for up to 2250kgs max and not sure about the towball weight. The older models would probably be a bit less as everyone seems to be upping the max towing weights. Make sure that you know what weight you are towing and make sure that the vehicle will legally tow it otherwise you void everything including insurance

We did 45,000 but did a lot of toing and froing
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 17:38

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 17:38
You will have no problems with pulling power with the TD hilux..lots of torque where its required. Towed 15' poptop with ease. Don't allow the engine to labour in 5th gear as they tend not to sustain this sort of treatment...many posts on this. Cheers
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Reply By: dazza67 - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 18:14

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 18:14
hi troo bloo i have a 02 t/d hilux and have been towing a camper trailer for about 8 months (not in 1 go) .the camper weight is 750 kg unloaded. i get about 5ookm out of a tank (60lt) and about 400km when i tow the camper at speeds of 100 to 110 km/h. performce drops off a bit but its not to bad except up hill it could do with more power maybe cone of those chips hpoe this helps dazza
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Reply By: Twinkles - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 22:33

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 22:33
Had a 2000 SR5 3.0lt TD Hilux for 4 yrs now. Towed my camper (700+kg) Melbourne to Darwin/return with back of ute full of stuff and 2 adult passengers. Heaps of go. Consumption about 7.5 km/ltr and dropped further when sitting on 140kph in NT. If you can keep your speed down economy not too bad. Had a 4.2lt petrol Patrol prior to this. Hilux better for towing. Sometimes tow horse float with horses. Has towing rate of 1800kg. Will do more, but obviously not legal. Just improved the ride in mine with Ridepro suspension and Procomp tyres.
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