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blackninjazx666
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Home City : sheffield,south yorkshire
Model and year : hiace super custom,3 litre diesel,4x4 1994.
Registration date : 2010-01-12

PostSubject: fuel economy   Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:04 pm

been running my 3.0 td 4x4 custom now for a couple of weeks,driving it nice and steady and only getting about12-15 mpg,it runs very smooth and dosent smoke,have been told i should be getting 22-25 mpg,i phoned wellhouse leisure who it was originaly bought from and they said it should be double what im getting,any ideas much appreciated..
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k4s
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Home City : Taupo
Model and year : 93 5 speed 3.0 turbo
Registration date : 2009-07-29

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:51 pm

When I've just filled up at the pumps I seem to get unlimited mileage as for the first 100-150 k's the gauge doesn't move at all.
Then suddenly the tide starts to go out!
Works out at around 17-20 mpg after rough conversion from litres/100 km.
All depends on how heavy my right foot is however.My van is a 93,3 litre turbo,5 speed.
Added weight of the 4wd system may be lessening your mileage.How much air con do you use?This can make a huge difference.
Something as simple as having roof racks fitted can also make a big difference.
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blackninjazx666
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Home City : sheffield,south yorkshire
Model and year : hiace super custom,3 litre diesel,4x4 1994.
Registration date : 2010-01-12

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:43 pm

I have been told by a local 4 wheel drive specialist that i can remove the rear propshaft (8 bolts) and it will run as a front wheel drive and all be fine,has any one ever done this or heard of this being done,was told it should virtualy double my mpg..
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entwistlea
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Number of posts : 324
Age : 47
Home City : Sandhurst, UK
Model and year : 1996 Super Custom Ltd. 3.0 TDI EFI
Registration date : 2009-09-19

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:01 pm

hmmm, i wouldn;t risk that, you'd need to do more than just remove the prop shaft, I'd also go rwd if i was going to do anything...
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chrisandhiace
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Age : 55
Home City : Preston
Model and year : LH 107 4wd 1992
Registration date : 2008-11-18

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:11 pm

Well its something they used to do on land rovers when they broke....the advice given then was to drive smoothly with care...a recent top gear program had the hamster driving a toyota with no rear prop....
You'll be putting a lot more strain on the running gear leading to the driven wheels though....it would be nice to be sure its engineered to deal with it.
I'd make some more enquiries to be sure on some of the toyota 4x4 sites...they seem fairly knowledgable...
Try to find out the real reason why the mpg is so low though!....
filters, injectors, timing, binding, vacuum hose leaks, pump etc...then you'll have the 4x4 and over 20+mpg
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Age : 49
Home City : paisley
Model and year : VW TRANSPORTER T5 LWB poptop camper
Registration date : 2007-11-17

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:44 am

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Added weight of the 4wd system may be lessening your mileage.How much air con do you use?This can make a huge difference.
Something as simple as having roof racks fitted can also make a big difference.

air con in sheffield in january.... your avin a laff.... Laughing
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blackninjazx666
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Home City : sheffield,south yorkshire
Model and year : hiace super custom,3 litre diesel,4x4 1994.
Registration date : 2010-01-12

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:20 pm

your not wrong mate its brass monkeys here atthe moment !
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PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:16 pm

my 4x4 auto 2.8 does low twenties around town and I've heard the 3ltr more economical then the 2.8 so theres defo sumtin up mate Question
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blackninjazx666
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Home City : sheffield,south yorkshire
Model and year : hiace super custom,3 litre diesel,4x4 1994.
Registration date : 2010-01-12

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:13 pm

Cant understand it because it runs perfect and no smoke,revs perfect with no problems,just eats fuel,did a 140 mile round trip and it used 13 gallons of diesel,and never went over 65mph.mate who i bought it off told me its been same since he bought it from wellhouse leisure 5 years ago.
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entwistlea
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Number of posts : 324
Age : 47
Home City : Sandhurst, UK
Model and year : 1996 Super Custom Ltd. 3.0 TDI EFI
Registration date : 2009-09-19

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:24 am

Have you checked for a leak? either that or its possible the auto chocke is stuck on??? ( tho i'm no expert on diesel choke's)
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blackninjazx666
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Number of posts : 21
Age : 51
Home City : sheffield,south yorkshire
Model and year : hiace super custom,3 litre diesel,4x4 1994.
Registration date : 2010-01-12

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:56 pm

I have checked and not found any leaks,wouldnt know where to look for the choke,i took it to my mates mot station this morning to check it on the smoke tester and its not showing any problems there..
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onlypureluck
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Number of posts : 12
Home City : west mids uk
Model and year : super custom( living saloon), 3.0td, kzh100, 1994,
Registration date : 2007-12-25

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:53 pm

hi all, mine averages 20mpg, admit i've got heavy right foot though. get 25-27mpg on run down motorway. legal speeds officer, lol
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mike715306
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Home City : Winchester, UK
Model and year : Super Custom Ltd 1996
Registration date : 2011-06-18

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:48 pm

My 3.0 EFI, Bertha, gives me around 20mpg. This is down from the 25 I ws getting pre reconditione engine fitted. Have another service due soon, so watch this space.
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Clive
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Home City : Bristol UK
Model and year : 2003 Range Rover 4.4 goes like a rocket and drinks like Oliver Reed!
Registration date : 2008-11-05

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:39 am

Binding brakes?

Heavy right foot?

A/C yes use it to demist, also keeps the seals lubricated ready for summer.
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izzzzythedog
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Home City : midlands
Registration date : 2011-09-17

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:28 am

hey how about this then

ok brought the van a while ago and worked out the mpg after a tank full or 2

20.97 mpg

there was almost tears i can tell you , ,the way the dam thing kills 75 quids worth just isnt funny , i will confess i dont take it steady just drive as normal , anyway a sea of tears as i was led to believe 35 would be possible out of these engines so i was expecting 30 ( 1994 3lt td auto)

sooooo last week i thought ill try to get something like mpg , filled it up and drove it the week , back to the same station ( still the same price , several arms and legs ) to fill up again ,

i had done 309 klm ( 192 miles )
just shy of 34 quids worth

= 35.35 mpg

my flabbers never been so gastered

i drove trying not to rev over 2 though , if i could coast with a sniff of throttle then i did , if needed i would speed up to get it to drop into a lower gear so get bellow the 2 thou , i confess i did have 1 four mile run at 85 mph and did wheel spin the old girl a couple of times out of junctions , when i remembered i took it steady rather than obsessing , my vans standard except the rear seats which weigh a ton are removed
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chrisandhiace
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Home City : Preston
Model and year : LH 107 4wd 1992
Registration date : 2008-11-18

PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:19 pm

35 is really good going!...Bet your right foot doesn't let you see that again! Smile
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izzzzythedog
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PostSubject: Re: fuel economy   Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:54 am

im trying but the ice and rear wheel drives just too much of a temptation , dam you ice for being fun
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h20 gasser
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Home City : surrey bc canada
Model and year : 1991 SC 2,4td 2wd Running with HHO assist (less emissions/better economy)
Registration date : 2012-07-28

PostSubject: take a look at (HHO)    Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:28 am

sunny 91SC 2,4 /2wd.... recently installed on demand hydrogen system. have had limited highway driving opportunity (testing stop/go in town is useless)
I can report 30% better fuel economy. I hope that can be bettered when we have more alternator output available. I believe the stock alternator is 70amps which i hope to better.
Meanwhile a lot of the exhaust stink is gone and we hope when the carbon deposits have been burned out of the engine we will produce much less pollutants.
All I can say.......it works sunny
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