Fuel economy

Submitted: Monday, May 24, 2010 at 20:42
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For all you people out their that own a 3.0TD hilux 01 just wondering whats the average kms you get out of a standard tank, im getting about 430-450 km
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Reply By: Wherehegon - Monday, May 24, 2010 at 21:11

Monday, May 24, 2010 at 21:11
Where's the gauge showing after you have done 450k, close to empty, 1/4 left etc. Really the only way to work out the economy accurately is to fill it up,reset your trip meter to zero, do your 430-450k then refill it and take note of the klms and how many litres you put back in it to fill it up again. Reason I say this is most gauges are not accurate enough, mine will show empty and be sitting on empty but with the 90L main tank when I refill it I might only get say 75L in it which means I still have 15L left in it which will give me over another 100k. Few people I know who do have your model T/D average around 9 to 11L per 100k, one manages to get his down to high 8's but this is free way driving and keeping it under 100k and very little accessories. doesn't seem to be a big difference between city or free way driving. regards steve
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Reply By: paulnsw - Monday, May 24, 2010 at 21:53

Monday, May 24, 2010 at 21:53
Thats about right. Reason I dumped the Hilux at work and bought new Tritons. The Hilux cost a fortune in fuel and maintainence and were constantly getting fixed. 2 couriers that deliver to us have Tritons and averaging 10l/100km and low maintainence and service costs. The Rodeo's we had before the Hilux did 2x the milage used nearly 1/2 the fuel and cost half in maintainence. The Tritons while new are getting 9l/100km which is good for the work they are doing
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 12:37

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 12:37
Yeah, makes you wonder how Hilux is outselling commodores at the moment.? You must be onto something no one else knows about.? That is Hiluxes cost a fortune in fuel and maintenance costs and Tritons cost nothing and use no fuel.? Whatever you do don't tell everyone otherwise everyone will be driving Tritons.!
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Reply By: Member - David C1 (VIC) - Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 09:20

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 09:20
I've got an 04 model (sr5) and get about 450 k (avg) when the light comes on. I then put about 56 Lt in it (66 Lt tank). I have been keeping fuel records on the vehicle since I"ve brought it and they do vary a bit (dependant on use And driving style ).
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Follow Up By: Nifty1 - Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 13:23

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 13:23
It has me beat why the gauges are so bad. I have a 19 year old car which is accurate to within one litre over the entire 78 litre range - it's a digital display showing how much is left, as well as the standard gauge marked in quarters etc. It's so good that when I go to fill up I already know exactly how much it will take. It's not calculated from the consumption either, it's actually measured. Toyota too.
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Reply By: JR - Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 15:15

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 15:15
We have a few Hilux SR5 at work and speedos, therefore economy calcs etc is way out
One is 10% high at 100kmh
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Reply By: mepvic - Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 22:13

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 22:13
My fuel usage is around 8.5K/L (12L/100K) normal around town. Pulling the trailer, around 6.5K/L (15.5L/100K). Dropped back to 5.5K/L (18.2L/100K) coming back across the Nullarbor against the wind.
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