Landcruiser TD fuel consumption

Submitted: Monday, Mar 25, 2002 at 01:00
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Hi all,

I currently own an 4.5l petrol 80 series, and am looking at alternatives to reduce my fuel expenses. I am a consultant and travel in the city about 400k to 500k per week, and get away to the beach or offroad every 3 or so weeks. I'm considering either an 80 or 100 series turbo diesel cruiser, and am curious as to the real mileage people are getting around town, highway, beach and offroad.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Rod - Monday, Mar 25, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Mar 25, 2002 at 01:00
Have you considered installing gas on the 4.5ltr?
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Follow Up By: Mick - Monday, Mar 25, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Mar 25, 2002 at 01:00
No, as I plan to travel extensively through Oz over the next couple of years and gas is not as readily available.
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Reply By: James - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2002 at 01:00
Mick, I have a LC100 TD bought December 2000. I have done 39,000km. I filled both tanks this evening to the top with 116 litres and have done 945km over the last 2 weeks, all in the city. I always fill both the tanks and these figures are similar to what I usually get around town. I think that works out to just under 12.5 litres per 100km. Good luck.
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Reply By: Peter Gordon - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2002 at 01:00
G'Day Mick, I've got a LC100 4.5 petrol. Yes it is heavy on fuel, but I believe it evens out in time. The scheduled services are Petrol 10,000 K's, Diesel 5,000K's under "normal" conditions. If you are under severe or towing conditions then it's Petrol 5,000 K's and Diesel 2,500 K's. If you don't worry about scheduled service then I'm told the diesel won't last any longer than the petrol engine in the same circumstances and the diesel engine will be more expensive to recon. I guess it come down to how long you want to keep the vehicle and what resale value you expect in return. I believe the savings made by fewer services on the petrol offset the higher fuel consumption and I haven't come across a TD that can match the petrol for performance. Hope this helps. Cheers. PS I'm also told to LC100is slightly better on petrol than the LC80.
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