70 series TDV8 fuel consumption

Submitted: Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 11:53
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Have just returned from the Kimberley's 5 weeks of pleasure. 8,000 kms towing our Pioneer Camper trailer

Fuel consumption is around 6km / L at highway speed of around 100 - 105 kph (allowing for speedo error ex factory). Didint seem to improve much when slow 4x4 of road without camper...maybe a little less than 7)

Question to those with the same vehicle. How does that feul consumption compare...have any put a chip in? ( if so which one) or modified the exhaust? (if so what)

did anything positive happen that encourages me to do the same?

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Reply By: Member - Phillip S (WA) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 12:44

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 12:44
You're right...that's shocking....just give her to me and I will get rid of her for you.... ; )
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 14:58

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 14:58
6 litres per km

5 litres per km = 20 litres per 100km = $400 per 1000km ($2)
6 litres per km = 16.66 litres per 100km = $333 per 1000km ($2)
7 litres per km = 14.28 litres per 100km = $285 per 1000km ($2)

About 6 litre per km is about what I would expect towing.
No, I do not run a 70 series V8

I am hoping to get a 200 series and if I can tow at around 16 litres per 100km I'll be happy.

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Follow Up By: Member - Matt (Perth-WA) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 16:14

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 16:14
Waaaaahhh I think that should all read 6km/ litre not 6l per km!!

500l per 100km....ouch!
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 16:43

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 16:43
Quite correct Matt

I really stuffed that up.
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 16:49

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 16:49
There! might make more sense now - sorry for that.

6 km per Litre

5 km per Litre = 20 litres per 100km = $400 per 1000km ($2)
6 km per Litre = 16.66 litres per 100km = $333 per 1000km ($2)
7 km per Litre = 14.28 litres per 100km = $285 per 1000km ($2)

About 6 km per litre is about what I would expect towing.
No, I do not run a 70 series V8

I am hoping to get a 200 series and if I can tow at around 16 litres per 100km I'll be happy
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 19:30

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 19:30
Sorry to disappoint Alan.

You can expect 19 l/100k best. 23 per at worst.

Whether it's the 70 or the 200, when those ponies are asked to work, they like to be fed.

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Reply By: Stu-k - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 16:53

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 16:53
Wow..thats pretty bad!
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 17:44

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 17:44
Compared to what?
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Follow Up By: Stu-k - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 18:03

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 18:03
I have d4d hilux n tow a 1100kg ct plus passengers n gear. Normally sit on 110-120kph sometimes more n get round 12-13lt per 100.
Thought the v8 would be idling n getting better consumption
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Reply By: Whitepony - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 18:22

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 18:22
Our whole fleet is changed over to V8's now and we are using more fuel then the turbo 6's. They are ok with a light load just cruising but start working them either towing or in the sand and the fuel economy goes through the roof.

My personal one has a Tiapan XP exhaust system and returns about 11.5L/100km with a moderate load on the highway.
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Reply By: Max 460 - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 19:22

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 19:22
Wish I had a TDV8....but FWIW... I'm averaging 16.4 l/100km with a TD 105 LC runing 33's, FULLY loaded towing a FULLY loaded camper weighing in at approx 1600kg at about 95 kmp/h.

My mate has a d4d hilux and gets 13 l/100km with a similar set up. My father in law with a new BT50, slip on camper is about 11.5 l/100
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Reply By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 22:44

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 22:44
hi there
just returned from tassie 6 weeks touring with td 6 cyld 79 tray series towing 16ft offroad c/van poptop fuel averaged 15lt=100ks
in old scale 18mpg which i am happy with speed was about 80ks phr cost of fuel was mostly 1.69 lt we covered 4750 ks
cheers reggy2
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Reply By: Muzzgit [WA] - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 22:53

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 22:53
A recent comparo between the 200 TDV8 cruiser and the 3.0 CRDi patrol saw the V8 use less fuel. (no towing)

How much of the vehicles time will be spent towing a heavy load should be taken into account. Overall on a yearly cost basis the TDV8 seems to be a good thing, for those who can afford it.

CRDi 3.0 patrol here we come.
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