Fuel Consumption Rates

bmurray2250

4x4 Earth Contributer
Did a weekend of driving around Brisbane, mainly city driving and now getting 7.01KM/L which is a first for this vehicle.
 

trj6911

New Member
fuel companies

gday all just back checking in, my exprience with fuel usage depends on the fuel that you buy yeah lots come from t he same company but fuels aint fuels ...mobil diesel is the best fuel were better economy ,smoother engine and increased power is the result ...next time you do it just try and see the diffrence all has something to do with the oil in the fuel they have the highest reading ...truckies and farmers are adding oil to there fuel add to there tank then fill it up at 2% is ideal and 7-8% fuel economy as a results i do it with my vehicles and well worth the effort but this may not suit your vehicle so use at your own risk...:)
 

croozza

Active Member
just came back from a trip to Sydney, average fuel cons was 11.2 lt per 100km in a fully laden V6 Prado auto.
 

millsy

4x4 Earth Contributer
Well done. Must have it tuned up well and had the raw egg under the accelerator as they say!

I just did about 450km, round trip, towing a little sailing boat up to Lake Bonney in the Riverland. I reckon I've got the gas settings just about perfect, bacause I managed about 14 l/100km on the way up there, doing about 80km/hr, and a liitle worse on the way back, about 15.2 l/100km, 'cause I was pushing it a bit harder - about 85-88 km/hr. Thats a lot better than the same trip twelve months ago!

As you can see in the photo its an old Nissan Patrol, 2.8 litre motor, on LPG. That reduces the economy by about 15%, but still comes out in front. Cost about $40 for the round trip.

Millsy.
 
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90MAV

New Member
Recently completed a "drive" around south Qld & central northern NSW.
Best consumption was 9.5l/100km on the flats, worst was 17l/100km between Inverell and Tenterfield which was all mountains (Alpine?).
 

bmurray2250

4x4 Earth Contributer
just came back from a trip to Sydney, average fuel cons was 11.2 lt per 100km in a fully laden V6 Prado auto.

Did a Hervey Bay trip on the weekend and fuel use was 12.4L/100KM. That includes driving around Hervey Bay, Maryborough and the Sunshine coast areas in traffic. The only thing is now I have a oil leak coming from the oil cooler area. 930KM and 3.5L of oil later. The up side is the vehicle rust proofing has been topped up.
 

croozza

Active Member
Did a Hervey Bay trip on the weekend and fuel use was 12.4L/100KM. That includes driving around Hervey Bay, Maryborough and the Sunshine coast areas in traffic. The only thing is now I have a oil leak coming from the oil cooler area. 930KM and 3.5L of oil later. The up side is the vehicle rust proofing has been topped up.

is it just a loose clip or split hose?
 

bmurray2250

4x4 Earth Contributer
The oil cooler on the Prado V3.4 Petrol is a can device attached to the left side behind the engine mount not a radiator like normal. Toyota thinks it may be a blockage or a seal. I have ordered the seals for the oil cooler and pick them up tomorrow. I will have to change the oil and filter plus all the cooling fuild as the cooler has water and oil flowing through it. I am betting the seal is faulty between the cooler and block.
 

bmurray2250

4x4 Earth Contributer
Picked up the parts for the oil cooler and Toyota checked the leak. It is the oil seal between the block and cooler. I will start ripping it apart hopefully today. Toyota recommended to use a sealant with the oil ring. Should have the Prado back on the road by Friday
 

bmurray2250

4x4 Earth Contributer
Found the leak, it appears to be coming out of an area which could have been for a oil dipstick. The plug is missing but a friend with his Prado confirmed he has a item there but his is leaking oil too. I must have blown the plug out somewhere on the road. The attached picture should help any out Prodo V6 3.4 owner.
 

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bmurray2250

4x4 Earth Contributer
Since the repair and adding a snorkel getting 14L/100KM around home, just depends who is driving. Low 12L/100KM on the highway.
 

oldfart

New Member
In off road trim----muddies roof rack etc my xj TD gets between 9-11 l/100 ks around town and on the hwy. Does not vary a great deal. In the bush with camping gear on board between 11-14 depending on the terrain and with the camper up to 17 if the going is a bit on the hard side.Usally around average 11-12 withthe camper on the Hwy. Going home to QLD have got it to high 7's a few times. I have used Chemtec as my fuel additive and generally use Mobile fuels. One thing I have noticed is the better fuel economy figures also related to less moisture in the fuel filter trap.
 

Blue Dog

New Member
I can get in road trim 10 to 12lt per 100km, in off road trim 14lt to 100km with trailer and fully loaded in off road trim 17lt per 100km, when we did the simpson the rates were all over the place when checked on daily use rate, I averaged 22lt per 100k over the crossing.
 

101Bravo

New Member
Bravo 2.5TD

Nice work Juggs.

Bravo with little Bighorns + Snorkel

Highway 11l/100 (i dont drive in town)

Jayco etc (approx 1500kg) on back 13-14l/100klms
 

BushRanger7

New Member
Mine sits o about 16l/100km...
Patrol Coil Cab Ute (unloaded)
TD42T running 12PSI, 31" ATZ's (34PSI), 3" dump and exhaust, 2" lift

Seriously thinking about T/M I/C and retune
 

benny_jahmin

New Member
my 92 gq coil cab td42
safari turbo and fmic 14psi

when i first go it with no canopy would get 12.5l/100 then built a canopy and loaded the shite out of it (3.75t) and averaged 14l/100
now with a smaller canopy but towing camper (no idea of combined weight but would guess close to 5t) i get about 16-18l/100 depending on how hilly it is
 
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