80 series fuel consumption

hey guys,

a question for all the 80 series drivers out there.

just doing a bit of research and wondering, what sort of fuel consumption figures is everyone getting from the 80 series?

thanks guys


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80 series fuel

Sun, 2009-06-14 20:55

Blake i have had both , petrol 4.5 lt 410 km on open road not much load

            4. 2 lt non turbo diesel  535 kms on long run using 90 lits, should have kept the diesel and put a turbo on it ,  we also found later models 80s used more petrol than earlier models

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80 series fuel

Mon, 2009-06-15 06:33

Blake,

 

Brillient cars,

I had a dsl 1hz that had over 400 000 kms and still going strong, Fuel was not the best especially when towing,

I was using 16L to 100kms

and 20- 25L when towing my boat

Probably should of done my injectors to improve economy.

 I have scince updated to factory turbo 100 ser.... loved the old rig though... tough as nails

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80 Series Fuel

Mon, 2009-06-15 13:49

I have 94 Blue Marlin Auto on dual fuel. At present she uses about 20ltrs/100kms on petrol and 31ltrs/100kms on LPG. I very rarely use it on petrol (bush and hard beach going or when I want to have some fun). She has a 5" lift and pushing 35" tyres so that does not do me any favours for fuel consumption. Overall very tough 4WD.  

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Iv'e got 40th Anniversary,

Mon, 2009-06-15 14:26

Iv'e got 40th Anniversary, Petrol/Gas 4.5L

I get 420km out of fuel tank and 420km out of 110L gas tank.
Thats highway driving with no load.

But on the other end of the scale I drove from Exmouth to Minilya road house last week (which I think is approx 200km) and used 100L of gas. That was towing a boat against a howling head wind.

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GXL 97 model dual fuel

Tue, 2009-06-16 04:11

When on gas I get 22 litres per 100 kms and on premium 17.5 litres per 100kms and on regular unleaded just over 18 litres per 100 kms.Not the most fuel efficent and bloody thirsty when towing but they are near bullet proof and will tow anything.If you are going to get one upgrade the suspension if it hasnt been done yet becauce they hang in the rear.The gas conversion cost only 300 dollars with rebates and I hardly use unleaded any more as it runs better on gas.

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G'day Blake I've got 2 80

Tue, 2009-06-16 10:57

G'day Blake

I've got 2 80 series. A 92 on petrol( and gas but dont use it. ) and a 97 with a straight diesel. If I can give one piece of advise do not run them on gas. I've spent thousands ( 4k ) on doing up the head to be run on gas only for it to shit itself after 4 years. This car is lucky to do 100k's a week. I've just spent another $3000 on a second hand motor and there is no way that I will run it on gas. We had major problems with backfiring and blowing airflow meter's at a huge cost $400 each time and that happened 4 times. They are a great motor, powerful and smooth and thirsty when pushing it.

My diesel has over 500 000k's on the clock and is still going strong. Not the most fuel efficient vehicle pushing past 100kph so just kick back and enjoy the journey. Whatever your decision just be very careful of gas vehicles. Sound nice and cheap to run but the other costs outway the savings big time. Also if you're travelling north gas is more expensive. Here in Kalbarri I think gas is around 90c/l and even more exxy in Exxy last time I was there.

Cheers Mick 

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What gas system is on your 92 model and is it a manual?

Tue, 2009-06-16 12:28

I have had mine for 5 years and the gas system has been on it for 10 years and I have only blown 1 air flow meter. A friend of mine had a manual 93 model and he has blown quite a few.  

Cheers

Mitta79 

 

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yeah thanks guys, those were

Tue, 2009-06-16 17:34

yeah thanks guys, those were the figures i was expecting.
anyone put a deisel on gas using dgas system? some say it increases your performance similar to a turbo would? can anyone verify this? has it improved your feul economy?

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PM Russ Faulkner

Tue, 2009-06-16 19:20

He has diesel gas on his Triton. But I believe they respond better when the car is direct injected/common rail or already turbo'd. I wouldn't expect turbo performance unless you fit a turbo.

 

Also note you'll need about $4500 up front and be about $1500 out of pocket after rebates (if they are still running).

 

Also bear in mind that you are trying to "beef" up an engine and drivetrain that is anywhere between 10 and 20 years old, and I'm positive that it will more than likely uncover any potential weak points that may have been hiding. That = more money.......

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yeah good point huggy,

Tue, 2009-06-16 19:43

yeah good point huggy, thanks
although im pretty sure you can get the dgas kit put on for about $3800 less $3k government rebate??

i am pretty clueles when it comes to cars, as you can probably tell, so all this is mainly just research before i get one

im sick of driving mums car hahaha

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well while you are researching

Tue, 2009-06-16 20:06

check your insurance rates. that may just sway you away from an 80 series for a while. I did an online quote for laughs: with no mods and only a bullbar and LPgas fitted, for an 84 diesel 4D wagon - as an 18yo in my suburb with no demerits or accidents in my driving history I was quoted $1500/yr. Because you live in a shitty north of the river suburb, it will be higher than that.

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"...I was quoted $1500/yr.

Tue, 2009-06-16 20:09

"...I was quoted $1500/yr. Because you live in a shitty north of the river suburb..."

maybe thats why you were quoted so much hahaha

i would get it insured in my parents name and have me as a driver, it will be alot cheaper

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watch yourself blondie

Tue, 2009-06-16 20:21

people in my suburb dont take to kindly to comments like that. A man could get shot for saying such things - friendly warning.

 

And also a word of warning with regards to being insured under your parents. Being named as the second driver means you only drive the car occassionaly, not all the time. If it can be shown that you are the primary driver the insurance company can bail out in the case of an accident on the basis that you supplied fraudulant information and leave you holding the can - this happened to my friend and his parents. He now finds it hard to get insurance and if they are willing to insure him, the rate is astronomical.

 

In the long run, do it under your own name - that way you improve your own no claim bonus etc etc. If you do it your way, by the time you go it alone, you'll have virtually no driving history as such and the premiums will be higher anyways.

 

Just get yourself a little hatchback to learn your "trade" so to speak and get around in for a few years before progressing to a better set of wheels - they are cheap to run, insure and fix.

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WOOPS hahaha, dont think ive

Tue, 2009-06-16 19:47

WOOPS hahaha, dont think ive seen a quintuple(????) poster lol

can one of the mods please change it?

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gee blake what ya doing

Tue, 2009-06-16 19:47

gee blake what ya doing mate, got something to say but nothing coming out lol

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just trying to boost my post

Tue, 2009-06-16 19:48

just trying to boost my post count hahaha

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Huggy's spot on the money!

Tue, 2009-06-16 20:32

I am an insurance broker and Huggy is spot on mate. Get the insurance under your name - bit tough on the pocket to begin with but you will soonbuild an NCB and reduce your premiums. Good luck with the car mate!

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Ah Matt

Tue, 2009-06-16 20:35

Quote:
Huggy is spot on mate

 

 

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LOL

Tue, 2009-06-16 20:46

I would too mate!

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O K , here it is for starters

Tue, 2009-06-16 21:30

Huggy , how dare you insult me by saying i have a TritonTongue outLaughing. Its a Nissan Navara....

Yeah it is running gas injected diesel and it does get better km to the litre ,at the moment with not towin the boat i am getting around 10km to the liter, better than straight diesel, the last tank of lpg(28ltrs) did around 900km with around 90ltrs diesel, i got mine for $3800 less govt rebate so $800 out of pocket.It has more power for towing and if you just want to hoon. Jims Running On Gas in kelmscot did it for me, ....

as said be careful putting an old motor on lpg it could cause some serious dammage...

if you want speed and not economy go petrol ,if you want torque less  speed and better economy go diesel and at the prices of petrol to diesel now there is no real difference in price, im more than happy with the gas conversion in my car but its only 5 yrs old and only done 140,000 km so still running it in.. good luck with your hunt for a 4x4 but you should think about getting a smaller and cheaper 4x4 as your first 

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Triton, Navara

Wed, 2009-06-17 06:20

Same car, different badge isn't it? Couldn't keep up with the mighty Prado (aka the Devil car).

 

But I tip my hat to that Navara of yours Faulkners - that car not only had to contend with pulling half your house loaded into your boat up to exmouth, but also 50kg or so of CAT mudflaps. If it didn't have the gas injection, I doubt it would have moved! Tongue out

 

I'd convert my Hilux over as well, but as it is a company car I dont get the rebate - so paying off $4k over 100,000km or thereabouts is not going to happen (and that $4k is about 33,000km worth of diesel @ $1.20). Not very economic for me and my situation.

 

But I'm getting 10 - 11km/L as it stands and thats regularly driving around with anywhere between 300 - 1000kg on the tray. For a 4X4 thats regularly loaded, IMO thats good going. Those 3L direct injection diesels are wonderful little motors.

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not the same

Wed, 2009-06-17 21:04

one is a nissan and one is a bitsamissing..we did the trip last year without the gas towing almost as much and it went ok just not quite as fast still got over the 95, this year it was overheating a bit in the hotter climate but we will be sorting that out with maybe a bigger radiator or a second thermo fan

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what model hilux have you

Sun, 2009-06-28 14:01

what model hilux have you got huggy??

those figures are pretty good!

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2009

Sun, 2009-06-28 17:22

cab chassis, 5 speed manual

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Get a TD5 Discovery. 10lt

Wed, 2009-06-17 19:21

Get a TD5 Discovery.

10lt 100km empty,15lt 100km fully loaded towing heavy trailer.

LOTS more power than an 80ser too,despite only having a little 2.5lt 5cyl motor.

Much better off-road.

Cheaper to buy,parts are heaps cheaper(once you know the right places to get them)

They can be expensive to fix if you dont look after them,but any 4x4 is the same.

Andrew

 

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Andrew - Discovery question?

Wed, 2009-06-17 19:50

Do you know the cheapest place to get them serviced and how much?

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I do my own

Thu, 2009-06-18 17:42

I do my own repairs/servicing.Buy my parts from Karcraft Sydney,they deliver overnite which is cheaper than going to Perth to pick up.I have my own diagnostic gear to acsess the ECUs which is a MUST HAVE if you own one of these as there are NO country dealers in WA except Albany,GOD BLESS THEM LANDROVER BEAN COUNTERS!!!!

There is a VERY GOOD mobile mechanic in Perth,he works on the mines fly in/out and does work when he is home. Visit AULRO.com,his username is kie4 (Richard).AULRO is a great Landy website,heaps of us WA blokes there.

The Disco is no harder to work on or maintain than any other 4x4.

Oil change interval 20000ks on a diesel!!!!(provided synthetic oil is used)

I change mine at 10000k,motor has done 243000k and oil doesnt stain your fingers black when checking the oil,even when an oilchange is due.

Andrew

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94 GXL 4.5 Petrol

Sat, 2009-07-11 18:09

4.5 l petrol auto

I've just done about 1200 km through the SW Perth down to Pemberton , Walpole, sight seeing etc etc. I've recently (December) replaced the motor with a "wreckers", and got about 4.6KM /Lt which I think comes in at around 21/ 22 lt /100 km.

That was staying on the speed limit through the SW/ Lots of hills etc.

Car carrys roof rack, BB / Winch / Drawers / LR tanks so a bit of weight.

I'm planning to rebuild the previous engine and "tidy it up" for a supercharger for towing the boat, be interesting to see how that goes....

cheers

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supercharger ??

Sat, 2009-07-11 18:39

AXT now put out a intercooller turbo unit for the petrol 4.5 lt go through turbo tech in perth iam looking at installing on my 100 s 4.5 lt

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Supercharge Lndcrzr

Sat, 2009-07-11 18:59

 

I'm looking at a Sprintex Supercharger for the landcruiser as a way of boosting the torque for towing, the petrols still get hit hard by the hills when towing.

I'd like a bit more power and don't want to have to spend $26k on a 6.5 ltr chev.

What sort of Power figures are they talking for the intercooler?

shane

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