Diesel Travelled per Litre

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 16:57
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Hi All
Well I have doing a check on my diesel usage

Truck MQ Nissan 1986 3.3 Turbo Diesel Weight 3.5 Tonne
Test over 1000 Km
16.14 Litres per 100Km
6.196 Kms Travel per Litre

Surface 25% Dirt Tracks
40% Hard Sand Beach low Tide
10% Soft Sand above High Tide Mark
25% on that Black Surface Hwy

I was wondering how this compares to some of the new Trucks with all the Computer controls.
Or is my old Truck just a fuel eater.
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Reply By: kiwicol - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 17:53

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 17:53
sounds about right, soft sand and beach works really pushes up the consumption, try doing the test just on the black top and see what you get. Col
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Follow Up By: CLC50 (QLD ) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 19:27

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 19:27
I will try it on the back stuff next week I have to Travel to Brisbane ,I will take the Truck & post in a new Post next week on fuel used.
Up the beach 5am tomorrow Back some time Tuesday It will be how long the port last. LOL
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 18:12

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 18:12
I get around 15l/100km on the blacktop fully loaded and doing 95-110km/h with 285 tyres

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Reply By: Mobi Condo - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 18:19

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 18:19
G'day there - seems "On par" with what we experience with our 80 series aftermarket turbo'd 1HZ.
Of course when fully rigged up and out with 3.35T engineer certified GVM LC towing our 3.5T off road caravan that changes - to 5 to 5.2k/l or 20 - 19.2L / 100k. That is 6.85T all up on a 4.2 litre donkey! It would be nice to better but we are happy with it compared to some others we have encountered. All our figures are from our fuel log book records over 2 years now!
Cheers - Mobi
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Reply By: ZukscooterX90 - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 18:32

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 18:32
2005 F250 10/100 loaded or unladen does not seem to different on the tar But if on the sand & constant in 4wheel drive Mmmmm around 30/100.
Bob.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 20:54

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 20:54
Remember too that the money required to trade it in for a later model vehicle will buy lots of fuel!
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Follow Up By: Member - AJB (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 21:54

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 21:54
Exactly. The break even day would be at about 300,000kms, (depending on the deal) or possibly never.
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Follow Up By: Member - AJB (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 21:57

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 21:57
And in answer to the Question, My GU would probably use 7-8 kms/litre under the same conditions so would save a few cents so long as it doesn't wilt under the pressure again.
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