100 series landcruisers question

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Which one has the most grunt for pulling a Van the Petrol V8 or the Turbo Diesel
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 07:59

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 07:59
cobber,

TD seems to be the favourite workhorse for towing.
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 07:59

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 07:59
Only you can answer that for your situation.
Take the van to a car yard and hook up each in turn and go for a 1/2 hour drive trying to simulate most driving conditions.
That is the best way as everyone's opinions will confuse the decision.
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Reply By: jomahk - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 13:41

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 13:41
Best combo for towing is high torque at low revs. The TD should be the winner in that respect. Should prove more economical as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 14:22

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 14:22
If you want straight out grunt the V8 has it If you want economical grunt get a TD and chip it and put a 3" mandrel exhaust on it.

Have heard of V8's doing 3 kpl towing

My 2005 chipped TD does 5.75kpl or about 16l per 100km towing a 2.8t van and have had it up to 120kph with it on.


Large hanky need its in for 100,000k service today, bye bye $900

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Reply By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 14:29

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 14:29
V8 anytime, on a recent trip of just over 20,000ks to West Oz we averages 4.4kpl towing a 2ton plus van.
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Reply By: Dunco (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 16:27

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 16:27
I'm with baz.

I have a V8 and get just under 5 kpl
Around 20l/100...and sometimes better.

Goes past everything else uphil and I don't even try. I pass all those cars blowing black smoke chugging away :-)


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Reply By: jomahk - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:29

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:29
It looks like the V8 owners are ganging up on me but as I said before ; the diesel produces the same amount of torque as the V8 (20 nm more in fact) but at 1400 rpm rather than 3400rpm for the V8.
Cobber, if you google Overlander 4WD magazine and go to 2006 tow tests - large wagons; you will get a tow comparison between a diesel & a V8 both towing a 2000kg van. Read this and it may influence your decision on which one is the best at both towing & fuel consumption.Bear in mind that a good TD will probably cost you more than a good V8 of the same vintage.
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 23:19

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 23:19
Cobber

I've got an LX470 (same V8 donk as the 100 series: 170 kW, 410 Nm) and a TD5 LandRover.

Even the TD5 is a better towing vehicle. I can only assume that the Toyo oiler with 430 Nm would be even better.

The problem with the V8 is its tendency to kick down and rev its head off, even when a slight incline is encountered.

Don't even think about petrol.

Bob
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