Diesel Troopy fuel consumption

Submitted: Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 19:48
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Anyone out there with a non turbo 4.2lt diesel Troopy 1HZ mid 90's model?

I am interested in what the fuel consumption is Highway Cycle with a normal camping load i.e. full fuel, two adults plus camping sand recovery gear. No roofrack.

A mate has a 91 model and tells me he gets around 15l/100km.

Any help appreciated.

Cheers

WillieNever a dull moment
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Reply By: Member - Ken - Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 21:12

Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 21:12
Willie

I can tell you exactly. Mine is a Oct 1997 model.

Fully loaded (internal camper setup, 160 ltrs fuel, 200 ltrs water, two people and recovery gear) and I can't disclose the weight all up in public ,it had the following fuel consumption rates on the highway:

90-100Kph 4th 12.5ltrs per 100Kms

90-100Kph 5th 13.5

110 -120kph 4th 13.5-14

110 -120kph 5th 14 - 15.5 Depending on head wind and overtaking techniques.

Added a turbo.

100 - 110 5th 13.5 Tail wind has dropped it to 12.5 on occasions

110 - 120 5th 15.5 Wouldn't know you have a head wind and goes like bleep off a shovel

Now this is something that still amaze me.

In the Simpson switching from 4H to 2H to 2L, but driving very carefully and keeping the engine on 2000rpms or under it averaged 12.5.

On the way to the Simpson this year I ran into a guy on the Banks of the Cooper at Innaminka who reckoned he had 'been every where man' in 4B's and that this was the trick re fuel consumption on diesels.

Take your time, drive carefully and keep the engine at 2000 or under without labouring it and bobs your uncle so to speak. Can't fault him so far.

I know I have digressed from the questioned asked, which is a pet hate of mine, however I think it is relevant where your coming from Willie.

Get the Troooooooooooooooopy mate, you won't be disappointed.

Regards

Ken Robinson
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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 18:11

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 18:11
G'day Ken'

Thanks for that comprehensive fuel data, much appreciated. Being an 'older' citizen I tend to drive very sedately and as my current vehicle is a guzzler I try to economise where I can.

Cheers

Willie
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 23:12

Monday, Oct 13, 2003 at 23:12
Hiya Willem.. Looks like you are getting closer to buying your new beloved partner...

GQ 4.2 non turbo 90-100kmh in 5th = 12.5litres per 100km... and as high as 16.5litres per 100km in climbing in low range and thick sand.....I couldnt get it to go any worse than that.....

I know my answer was off the question as well but what the heck..._____________________________________________

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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 18:17

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 18:17
G'day Voxson,

Thanks for your reply.

I am still 6 months away from a purchase and am evaluating all aspects of Nissan and Toyota to suit my needs. The Minister of the Interior aka SWMBO, comes up with all kinds of questions such as WHY? as I will have to sell her beloved Commodore to make a purchase of a later vintage. That is why one has to do these things over a period of time so that those against will come over to your side and will be enthusiatic about whatever decision is made :-)

Cheers

Willie
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Reply By: haze - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 08:17

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 08:17
Willie. I dont drive my 75 to break speed records and have derated the pump cos I dont like that trail of black smoke that so many of them (Nissans too!) make. It also keeps the oil a hell of a lot cleaner, at 5k. you can still see the dipstick through it.
Last trip back from w.qld. to new e. tableland towing 15ft. poptop fully loaded, approx. 750kg. on tray averaged 13.6k/100km.over 1500km. trip.(recorded accurately) Only exeeded 95 downhill and used 5th. as much as poss. I never go below 1800 in 5th. and in 2 75's never had any gearbox probs. Average driving (not towing) returns 11-12.5l/100k. This is a 1/97 mod. std. rims/tyres. (believe wide/15"rims etc. change things a bit) I dont think the troopy would be much different to the tray
cheers haze

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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 18:21

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 18:21
THanks for your feedback Haze and Steve. Much appreciated.

Cheers,

Willie
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Reply By: stevesub - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 17:42

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 17:42
Usually get 700km out of a 90 litre tank at 100kph. 2 people, up to 180 litres fuel, 50 litres water, full recovery gear, camper setup incl food for 3 days. Weight around 2800kg
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Reply By: ToyMotor - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 18:31

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 18:31
I have records from day 1 for my 1HZ 2001 model RV Troopy, and overall consumption is 13.07 l/100km. Never seems to change much, the air cond doesn't seem to make any difference. Probably about 60% of my kays would be trips loaded up. I've done 52,000 km so far, and drive at about 100-105 kmh on the tar. The overall consumption figure also includes a fair bit of dirt and off-road. The "highway cycle" while loaded seems to be about 12.5 -12.7, my records indicate.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 22:35

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 22:35
Thanks mate, the later models seem to be more fuel efficient.
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Reply By: Phil G - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 22:29

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 22:29
Willie,

This year I travelled the Anne Beadell Hwy (You did want "highway" consumption, didn't you!!) in a group with 3 troopies '93, '93 and '96. The '96 model had no roofrack and used 161 litres to cover 1357km. Not bad in anyone's language. The others used just over 170 litres.

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 22:40

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2003 at 22:40
Phil,

Yes that is pretty good. Near on 24mpg( I am from the old school). I haven't been on the Anne Beadell but I guess it is much like the Gunbarrel with an odd dune thrown in?
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