6.5ltr diesel in Troopy

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 28, 2004 at 05:53
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Trying to get an estimate of fuel consumption in a Landcruiser Troop carrier with a 6.5 ltr diesel. Does anyone with a BT use thsi sort of rig?
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 00:34

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 00:34
Hi Matt, 18-20 towing a BT seems quite reasonable to me. My standard 4.2 diesel troopy gets around 14 mpg - not towing!! Lynquip seem very knowledgeable in this area - I agree. I am currently investigating whether to convert or buy a new TD also. I am leaning on buying a new PETROL & converting to the new motor. Any other info/opinions would be most welcome. Regards, Gary
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 01:20

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 01:20
Gary,
I have a 2003 LC100 TD pulling a 18ft. BT, get 10L/100 km around town, never
more than 16L./100 km @ 100 kph on the blacktop. Off-road is another story.
Have increased torque/power substantially by installing a Dtronic and barely
notice the BT behind me when cruising.
David


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Hi Matt, 18-20 towing a BT seems quite reasonable to me. My standard 4.2
diesel troopy gets around 14 mpg - not towing!! Lynquip seem very
knowledgeable in this area - I agree. I am currently investigating whether
to convert or buy a new TD also. I am leaning on buying a new PETROL &
converting to the new motor. Any other info/opinions would be most
welcome. Regards, Gary

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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 07:26

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 07:26
G'day Gary, The 18-20mpg figure given to me by linquip for towing is their general figure for "towing"-not nescesarly 3000kgs of BT. I'm almost certain they get this quote towing something much lighter. 14 mpg with 1HZ!!not towing!! My troopy has 35 inch tyres 4inch lift, roofrack with space cases permanently mounted with solar panels bolted to them. The vehicle is permanently packed with heaps of gear-recovery gear, cooking gear, chainsaw etc to approx 3000kgs. I get about 17-18mpg not towing, and about 13mpg towing 18ft BT. Now for the big detail-my troopy has 4.5l petrol motor!! I am amazed by the consumption you say you are getting. I have mates with same vehicle as yours and they are getting better consumption than me(don't know how they would go towing though) Something must be up with something? You mentioned buying petrol and converting to new motor, I don't understand? You can't buy petrol troopys anymore if thats the vehicle you were talking about. I certainly wouldn't recomend buying any new car and converting to different motor. Buy the TD straight up. Unless you ment converting to chev. Even then I'd do the conversion on your current vehicle. I'm beginning to think convesion specialists are cashing in on popularity of converting and the price for 6.5 chev coversion makes trading in on near new low km TD troopy very attractive. I figure about 5grand more than converting! Unlike converting, everything is new-gearbox,transfer case, interior, exterior, diffs everything! Also get new longer rear leaves, coils up front. I'm still undecided though. Getting some real world fuel cosumption figures towing heavy van with NON-intercooled turbo toyota diesel and the 6.5 chev is something I'll be trying to do for the moment. I'm beginning to waffle on here so I'll leave it there. Please let me know what you end up deciding to do as anything to help me decide would be appreciated. Regards Matt
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Reply By: Cherbillies - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 22:52

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 22:52
We have just pulled our 18ft BT from th east to Bunbury with our 4.5petrol 100 series averaged 3klms per litre worst figures 2.5, best was 3.5 klm depending on the wind direction. Since Bunbury , where we had a 6.5turbo chev fitted we have averaged 4.7klms per litre. The weight of the van would be 3ton plus. Most of this was done on the black top,off road conditions will be tested going through the Strezlecki into NSW onto Copeton.We are now in Port Agusta. We now appreciate what the F250 brigade are on about with their big diesel performance (fantastic, power to burn). The job we had done was extremely proffessional at Brunswick Diesel, just like a factory fit. We also had 3.7diffs fitted which gives us 2100rpms at 90kph in 4th gear, ideal for towing with Toyo 5 speed box. If anybody is thinking about the conversion our advice, with our limited experience, is go ahead . FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! See you at Copeton, Bill & Cherylynn.
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Reply By: Rockgoc - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 04:16

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 04:16
Cobradave, just out of interest...what's a D Tronic?
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Reply By: Deleted User - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 05:17

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 05:17
This says it all: http://www.safari4x4.com.au/dtronic/dtronic.htm

Regards,David
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Aug 28, 2004 at 08:07

Saturday, Aug 28, 2004 at 08:07
G'day Gary I'm in the middle of deciding whether or not to convert my troopy with 6.5 chev or buy new TD Troopy and have been given the following figures from Linquip regarding fuel consumption.-22mpg empty, and between 18 and 20mpg towing, depending on driving style which I think means it'll use more. It's hard to know what to believe and look forward to any responses anyone else has - especially from those who have had first hand experience. I have lots of info on this conversion if you would like to know any more details Regards Matt
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Sep 16, 2004 at 09:32

Thursday, Sep 16, 2004 at 09:32
Sounds great, but I'm having trouble keeping mpg, ltr/100k and k/ltr straight (don't really like having to use conversion charts all the time. Anyone care to convert these quoted figures into a common table? On the chev - have had some mixed reviews. Great performance until the clutch burns out. Or the cv's pack it in. Eggshell accelerator technique would probably see you through, but leadfoots die in smoke. Griff
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Sep 16, 2004 at 11:05

Thursday, Sep 16, 2004 at 11:05
Griff quipped ... Anyone care to convert these quoted figures into a common table? Yeah mate ! I'm burning 18 cents worth of "decaying dinosaurs" every kilometre around town ... easy huh ! [Smile] Regards Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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Reply By: gottabjoaken - Thursday, Sep 16, 2004 at 22:14

Thursday, Sep 16, 2004 at 22:14
Try this web page - doesn't do the cost per km thoughhttp://www.hicloneqld.com/data.htm Otherwise you can use the attached Excel spread sheet - enter kilometres, fuel used, cost, and fuel in tank (for Range calculation). It is very simple (!!!) so amend it however suits you! (no password on the protection) have fun Ken
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