100 series consumption

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 20:28
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I drive a '96 80 series multivalve turbo.
I am contemplating the fact that it is 10 plus years old.
Having said that it has had the injectors done and a new fuel pump also - no other significant traumas and it runs great!
I have done my sums and feel that I may be better of with a petrol 100 series given finance cost and the relative fuel costs.
What I am interested in is any feedback from anybody who tows a kimberley kamper or equivalent (aussie swag, campomatic etc) with either or diesel or petrol auto 100 series.
What sort of consumption do you get, with what sort of speed... etc?
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Reply By: madfisher - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 20:39

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 20:39
How many Ks has your 8o done?
Their not run in till they have done arround 200000ks
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Reply By: Member - Franga (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 21:35

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 21:35
Just a thought Dasher, ever considered getting a hire 100 series petrol to see how it goes, then you could do all the different tests to make a valued decision.

Cheers with Beers
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 21:49

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007 at 21:49
Smart move.
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Reply By: Trekkie (Member - WA) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 01:58

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 01:58
2001 100S TD & Kimberley Kamper loaded up & with roof rack and not driving too slow - Perth Uluru Simpson Qld Cape York Kakadu Broome Perth Total of 15500 kms averaged 21 ltrs per 100 kms - At other times without such a heavy load and no roof rack will do 14 ltrs per 100kms
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Reply By: Sea-Dog - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 12:19

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 12:19
The only benefit the 100 will have over the 80 you have is that is it the newer shape... Your 80 will p*ss all over it in every other aspect off road!!

My first question I would ask is WHY WOULD YOU GO PETROL when you have possibly the best motor Toyota ever built under your bonnet already?

As an indicator I put money on it that you are using around the 13L/100klm at the moment... put a petrol motor in the equation and you are suddenly looking at over 20 - 25L/100klm..... When I was at Cape York a while back now a guy turned up with a 100 petrol towing a camper trailer etc.. he had come all the way from Melbourne and was averaging close to 30L/100klm.... loaded up to the hilt with my 80 T/Diesel I was using 16L/100...

As far as fuel consumption goes it doesn't take too much to see the difference there.. sure if it is a money issue then the purchase of the petrol does come in to it.. but put the issue of acheivable range in the equation and your range is almost doubled on a diesel!!!

I don't have the money to buy a 100 and while I do like the look of a newer car I would be hesitant to take the plunge out of the 80 (and I don't have the multivalve motor like you either)

Hope that helps..
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Reply By: TimmyG2 - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 12:59

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 12:59
I purchased a new 100s V8 Auto GXL in November last year. With the discount Toyota was offering I couldn't go past it. Towing my All Terrain Camper Trailer fully loaded (weighing in around 2t) I averaged 20L/100kms on a trip into Queensland (all highway driving). I kept at the 110km speed limit but didn't use the Cruise Control so slowed slightly on the hills to conserve fuel.
Before this I use to own a TD Prado, the power difference is very noticeable. I can now overtake people up hills while towing.

When not towing I average 15L/100km with a mix of city & country driving. I now have 12,000km on the clock and don't regret my purchase at all.
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Reply By: Mike - Thursday, Mar 08, 2007 at 00:45

Thursday, Mar 08, 2007 at 00:45
I purchased a new 100 series V8 petrol in 2004, went from Perth to Tasmania and all round Tassy back to perth, no van, just FULLY loaded vehicle and averaged 14ltrs/100kms sitting mainly on 100/105kph on the long roads on the main land, I was quite pleased with that as the Totota Dealer said 18ltrs/100kms is the norm
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 08, 2007 at 09:05

Thursday, Mar 08, 2007 at 09:05
Ive got a TD100 Auto and it has averaged approx 14L/100 over its life of almost 2 years. It's usually got all my camping gear loaded.
If you join 100sCOOL there is a table where about 20 owners have recorded their fuel consumption. I have found 100KPH on the blacktop is the sweet spot for fuel consumption.
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