My first 2 tanks of fuel in the cruiser

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 19:20
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having come from a petrol Patrol to my first diesel cruiser
I have used 2 tanks of diesel so far with a diesel additive Chemtech
Now in my old trol i use to get around 5.5klm to the litre or 15 liters per 100klm.
in my first 2 fuel loads i have gotten results of 9.4 klm per liter and 10.7 liters per 100klm. This is not towing anything at this stage!!!
is the good consumption ????
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Reply By: Indigo Jones (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 19:27

Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 19:27
In my 100 series that is a plain old 1HZ with no turbo i get 12 to 15km per litre. I use the same additive and found it makes a difference.

Also your fuel consumption will depend on how you drive, if you rev it out to 3000 rpm when changing gears or get stuck into it at lights you will notice a huge increase and it will scare your wallet at the bowser.
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 20:13

Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 20:13
Fuel consumption is a funny thing and a lot of people get confused with it. Sounds to me Warren that 10.7lt/100km is good economy from your cruiser. Indigo Jones, are you sure on your figures? I had a 1HZ 100 series many a year ago and best I could get was 12.2lt/100km or just over 8 km per litre, either I am a deadset leadfoot and you are a much better driver for economy than I ever could be or are you talking about 12-15lt per 100km?

Cheers, Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Indigo Jones (QLD) - Friday, Jun 04, 2010 at 09:07

Friday, Jun 04, 2010 at 09:07
Yep my mistake, Per 100 not KM - just proves i can't multi task :)
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 20:31

Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 20:31
This is pretty close to normal consumption. 10l/100 or 10km/l is about the best you can hope for in a cruiser doing 90 on the highway....
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Reply By: Member - "The Doctor" (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 20:33

Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 20:33
Gday aussichef,

Those figures are pretty true.

I got a 1HD-FTE automatic. The best I've got on a long trip is 10.05L/100Km. I am pretty happy with that. I average around 10.5 - 11L/100.

I've found sitting at 95kph (although abit slower trip) is a big difference in consumption as opposed to doing the required 110kph. The car sits at 1800RPM as opposed to 2200RPM at 110kph.


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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 20:43

Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 20:43
Hey Doc,
My old 1HDT gets pretty much the same as yours does but she revs a little higher,
Sitting on 100kph she revs at 2650rpm.
She wears a set of Desert Duelers 604V 31x10.5x15.

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Follow Up By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 20:47

Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 20:47
Mine is the same 2004. Get similar consumption. It is better with the road tyres, goes up to about 11.5l/100km with the off road tyres on.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 04, 2010 at 10:52

Friday, Jun 04, 2010 at 10:52
To the Doctor

I have found when towing that 1800rpm is far too low and it hunts up and down and runs hotter than sticking it in 4th and running at 90k it sings along sweetly.

Fuel consumption is no worse and its better for the rig.


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Reply By: get outmore - Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 21:33

Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 21:33
mmmm im no maths wizz and i dont understand litres per km but I think your patrols figues are closer to 20l per hundred ks and frm those brief figures (I said im no mathemetician) your cruiser is using about %45 less fuel

thats more than a huge improvement
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Reply By: Ino - Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 23:15

Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 23:15

I've got a the V8 (1VD-FTV) - 2009 model. I had to take her to work a few times and that implied driving through city traffic. Not too bad - but not constantly flowing either.

In these conditions - I average 10.4l/100km.

Then again - I drive about a couple of hundred meters ahead - so in stop-start - I put it in second, foot off the accelerator and crawl. Saves fuel, saves clutch, saves brakes - and best of all - the traffic behind me keeps moving constantly.

When I'm towing, one horsefloat with one heavy horse in, I average 15.8l/100km. And that's doing 110km/h - consistently - in fourth.

There's something to be said being able to do 90km/h up the hill, towing ;)

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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Friday, Jun 04, 2010 at 06:49

Friday, Jun 04, 2010 at 06:49
I've had a 2005 TD100 1HD-FTE Auto with a few bits and pieces from new.
Long term fuel consumption is:

Best 10.3L/100K Sydney to Brisbane. No load or roof rack.
Worst 22L/100K Bore Track in the wet.
Metro Ave 14L/100K
Touring Ave 12.5L/100K
Towing Ave 16L/100K

I added a D'tronic in 2007 and it improved the consumption by around 2L/100K.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 04, 2010 at 10:49

Friday, Jun 04, 2010 at 10:49
I have a 2005 TD FTE and 2 weeks ago went from Coffs to Bribie Island QLD
and back

Going up and pushing it along 100-105 all the way and 115 on the faster limited road I got 10.5litre per 100km

Coming back in the wet, same type of driving I got 10.4litre per 100km.

Towing 2850kg I get 17.5litres per 100km.

I have a Safari chip and a 3 in exhaust and the fuel consumption hasnt changed one bit.
Just get more power for the same consumption.

Dont use any additives at all ever

Why do you need it.

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