Prado info

Submitted: Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 13:57
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Hi All,
trying to find out consumption on a 3Lt T/Diesel 90 series Prado {02} some say they get 10.5 K's a Lt others say 1200 from both tanks, which cant be as you'd get about 1500 at 10.5 {160 Lts in 2 tanks} anyone know ? also what would you expect to get towing a 1250 K van {Jayco poptop}, and is it advisable to get an oil transmission cooler ? just one more thing, it says to immerse the air filter in water to clean , does it need to be bone dry before it goes back in ?
thanks in advance,
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Reply By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 15:57

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 15:57
I haven't got a 90 but I do have a 120 TD.
Fuel consumption is dependant on how fast you go.
Push it over 100 and my fuel economy goes up around the 16 l/100 but on my last trip from Sydney to Fraser Island with a roof bag on I kept it around the 98km/h and got the best I have ever got, 12.6 l/100.
I use it for work and around town I can't do any better than 15l/100 no matter what I do. All with standard tyres.
I presume the 90 will be similar.
A recent trip via the rock, alice, simpson desert etc I travelled 9000km and got 16.1 l/100 and that was with a roof bag, 265/75 x 16 MTR's and loaded to the roof rails. I was pretty happy with that as A/C was on constantly.
I don't tow so I can't answer that question.
I usually sit the air filter on an angle for a while to let most water drain out and then put it back in. If it is a customers in my workshop, I do the air filter 1st and then let it dry whilst I do the rest of the service. In it goes at the end.

Hope this helps
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Reply By: Dave Thomson - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 17:48

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 17:48
Thanks for that, was'nt sure about the air filter, seemed strange getting it wet,but then I thought it cant do any harm as it's only the centre of it that counts for the air flow aye ?
anyhow the input was helpful, so thanks again,
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Follow Up By: fester3 - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 18:33

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 18:33
I have an 02 TD and keep a regular check on consumption, and on an everage I get around 11.7 including a bit of town driving. On a trip I usually get a bit better than that but not much. On a recent trip to Fraser island we did a morning's sand driving, including the tracks to the lakes etc and then back to Bris the next day, averaging about 12.5 for the trip. The rig is pretty much a cleanskin excpet for skinny roof bars and bullbar/

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 22:22

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 22:22
Same model as my last vehicle.
Brand new with no accessories and Dunlop tyes it was 10.5 l/100k. After that it was all downhill - add the MTR tyres, roofrack, extra weight, snorkel etc etc and then you'll get 12.5-13.5 l/100k. All figures cruising at 100 on the highway. Autos do about 1 l/100km worse.

Main tank is good for about 82 litres; sub for about 64 litres.

Don't worry about the oil cooler - they are a good transmission.

I bought a second air filter - so when one is being washed and dried, I slip the other one in. Takes quite some time for them to dry.
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Reply By: djrziggy - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 23:46

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 23:46
I have same model and get around 750k's on a trip travelling at 100kmh from the main tank and about 550 ks from sub tank. It does not seem to make much difference around town to highway travel.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 14:26

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 14:26
I also have an manual 02 TD. There are so many variables that will effect your figures.

Roof racks
Weight in the vehicle (drawer systems)

The best I have got is 10.5 L/100 KM around town. Mind you that was Darwin where there are good flat roads few traffic lights and an average speed of 80KPH.

On the highway I got the same 10.5 K/100KM. My range at that time was 1000 km It included pasing through Sydney in morning peak as well. Avoided 110 KPH as the fuel use was worse and I had no roof rack.

Hook up a trailer or van, load up the roof rack, pack the back and it all becomes academic.....

I also tow a 16 ft Jayco Freedom poptop and average between 13 - 18 L/100KM depending on ambient temp, wind, hills, etc. I tend to drive between 90 - 110 kph. 90 is better for fuel consumption.

Don't get too wrapped up about it. If you do then sell the Prado and van. I just get what I can get but I carry 2 x 20L jerries as backup. My usual range with the jerries can be as good as 900 km with the van. If I get 400 km from the main tank I'm doing well.

You need an oiler cooler. The little 4 pot struggles a bit when that clutch fan kicks in so anything to keep your temp down the better.
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