80 series LC fuel economy

Submitted: Monday, May 08, 2006 at 21:18
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G'day people, I was just wondering what sort of fuel economy other 4.5lt cruiser owners get out of their rigs when either general 'round town driving or towing a load ie campertrailer. I reckon I've got approx 1250-1300klm range out of 250lt which gives me 5.2klm/lt. I know they are big and heavy and mine has had a lift kit added as well as a set of 32's but it just seems a little low. With the fuel prices on the rise and an 8 week trip to the kimberly's planned for later in the year I'm trying to get the most out of the old girl to ease the pain on the hip pocket.

Any advice is welcome

Damien.
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Reply By: Don from Fitch Fuel Catalyst Australia Pty Ltd - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 21:35

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 21:35
HI Damien, You could get that to at least 6.2 klm/lt if you fit a FITCH F300,hopfully you can read a press release shortly,written by a 100srs v/8 driver his went from 16.5 ltrs /100 to 14ltrs per/100,and this was gauged over 12months.Agree with you fuel prices are an absolute scandle,so do something possative about it.

FFCA
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 00:32

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 00:32
You get get it to that easier by putting a bit of wood under the pedal!
Fitch-are they the ones you can get from the Two Buck Shop and WA Salvage?
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Follow Up By: OLLY - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 09:11

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 09:11
Tried the wood and nothing happened....
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 20:50

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 20:50
cut the bit of wood in half then try it!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 21:47

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 21:47
When did you have a tune and service done last by a reputable dealer - one that can spell would be good.

That would be my first step. I wouldnt buy any dodgey unproven bull bleep that people amazingly seem to keep popping up when these questions are asked by themselves.

I cant wait till dave adds IP address' to the toolbar, so you can see who has posted and who replies.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 00:28

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 00:28
In politics its called a "Dorothy Dixer"
Where an MP at question time asks another pollie from the same party a question that they want to talk about.
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Reply By: FZJ 80 - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 22:10

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 22:10
Olly,

I,ve got a 94 80 Series Manual on Petrol - LPG. On petrol it uses 19L-100KM round town and 16.5L _100KM Highway. Has 2inch Lift, 285/75/16 tyres and reasonable accessory weight. Cant give accurate towing figs but as a guide recently towed a 400kg trailer 400km on hwy and econ (On Gas) changed very little, it uses 20L-100km on gas,Hwy cycle.

Regards

Greg
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Reply By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 08:16

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 08:16
Olly,

Mine is a '94 4.5 litre Manual with a 2" lift and standard size tyres. Best I ever get with a light load and careful highway driving is 14.3 litres/100km (7 km/l). We tow a KK and when off road I have got down to 22.2 l/100km (4.5 km/l). Average though (mix of town and highway) is usually about 15.9 l/100km (6.3 km/l).

Obviously a good tune and thorough check of the injectors is the way to go. I recently had mine converted to part time 4WD and this has (I believe) made a difference as well.

Might catch you in the Kimberley.

Matt.
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Follow Up By: OLLY - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 09:10

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 09:10
Thanks Matt,

I've had the injectors done about 20000 klms ago but I'm a bit concerned about the job that was done and it's going in for a tune up tomorrow so I'll see what they find. Also whats involved in changing from constant 4wd to part time and how much $$.

Hope to pass you on the road somewhere.

Olly
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:13

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:13
Olly,

Likewise I had my injectors 'done' and the car ran like a dog after that. When I took it in to another shop they found that two of them had not been seated properly, big difference after that.

Re the part time 4wd, have a look at post 29976.

Cheers,

Matt.
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