Fuel consumption in Prado 3.0l TDi

Submitted: Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 08:59
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Hi all, I have a question about fuel economy in the Prado 3.0l TDi. I would like to know what sort of fuel consumption I might get towing a CT (approx 1300kg) on dirt roads (no sand dunes).
I guess what i am asking is what are you all getting with a similar towing weight on dirt roads. I am planning a trip from Windorah (Qld) to Tiboobrrra via Diamantina Lakes NP and haddon Corner. All up about 1250k's. This would be ok if not towing, but , with a 1300kg CT in tow I am not sure how many extra litres of diesel I need to carry. Any help would be appreciated.

Robbo
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 10:33

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 10:33
Hi Rob,
are you talking about the 1kt-z or the D4D model?
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Follow Up By: Rob - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:38

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 14:38
Sorry, it's the D4D 2008 model Prado.

Rob
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Reply By: HGMonaro - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:39

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 15:39
for all things Prado... there's www.pradopoint.com

There's an extensive D4D fuel economy thread there.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 16:12

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 16:12
Check out the last post on this thread
Towing a 1250 camper with Prado

That should give you some sort of idea.

Witha 2007 Prado D4D, I tow a 1.8t Jayco on the bitumen , keeping to 100kph , and average 13.5 LPK.

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Follow Up By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 17:43

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 17:43
Shouldn't that read 13.5 litres/100ks?.
Shane
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 18:36

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 18:36
Shane,

Yes it is , the LPK is terminology used by my Scanguage.

Pedro
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Follow Up By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 19:01

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 19:01
To me, and others that DON"T use scangauges, LPK would signify litres per kilometer.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 19:52

Friday, Jun 19, 2009 at 19:52
To give you an idea as we have a Hilux, towing your camper on bitumen expect aroud 13 to 15 Lts. per 100 kilometers.

If towing off road in extreme comditions expect upto 35 Lts. per 100 kilometers.

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Reply By: viv - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 16:45

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 16:45
Hi Rob
I have a D4D Prado (80k, kms) and have just been Melbourne-BrokenHill-Tiboburra-Innaminka-Birdsville-Coober Pedy-Port Augusta-Melbourne, towing an Australian Off Road Odyssey Camper. All up about 1300kg.

I also had a Canadian canoe on the roof. My fuel usage for the whole trip, and it hardly altered at all on the way, was 15.1 to 15.3 lt/100km.

I have 2 spare jerry cans on my trailer and I almost never use them.

Hope this isn't too late as I have just seen your post.

Regards

Viv
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Follow Up By: Rob - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 09:09

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 09:09
Thanks to all who replied, the info is very helpfull.
Can't wait for the trip in August.

Robbo
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