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Re: Unbelievable fuel consumption

Post by Tunja » 18 Dec 2013 20:11

Tinus lotz wrote:Tuna
Get frans to help u out there in the cape .
Wilhelm just lost the top on his 4.5 due to the agents not getting the problem oil cooler and manifold was blocked .
Mabe the viscus ????.remember the 4.5 does not get hot never
Are your aircon radiator clean ?Always check your fuel usage and distance with gps with 35 my odmeter reads 15km under per hunderd with 33 your odo meter reads over put your speedo will be spot on
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Re: Unbelievable fuel consumption

Post by David M » 20 Dec 2013 08:46

Just did my first fill up. BFG Muds 285 X 75 X 16 and lifted suspension. All urban driving but not much stop start. According to GPS 5,18 km/l and odometer 4,89 km/l.
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Re: Unbelievable fuel consumption

Post by Tinus lotz » 20 Dec 2013 11:12

Tunja wrote:
Tinus lotz wrote:Tuna
Get frans to help u out there in the cape .
Wilhelm just lost the top on his 4.5 due to the agents not getting the problem oil cooler and manifold was blocked .
Mabe the viscus ????.remember the 4.5 does not get hot never
Are your aircon radiator clean ?Always check your fuel usage and distance with gps with 35 my odmeter reads 15km under per hunderd with 33 your odo meter reads over put your speedo will be spot on
:thumbup:


Tinus, have you a contact # for Frans :helpsign:
I will send u a pm

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Re: Unbelievable fuel consumption

Post by Tunja » 20 Dec 2013 19:30

Mini Patrol wrote:Just did my first fill up. BFG Muds 285 X 75 X 16 and lifted suspension. All urban driving but not much stop start. According to GPS 5,18 km/l and odometer 4,89 km/l.

So it looks right then :biggrin: Ah well, I never bought the trol for its superb fuel consumption :rolling: but for its superb comfort and off-road manners :woo:
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Re: Unbelievable fuel consumption

Post by David M » 07 Jan 2014 14:11

Tested the odometer against the GPS on the open road over 50, 100 and 150 km. The odometer is under reading exactly 5,4 % so I am know averaging exactly 5,5 km/l with the big muds. Quite happy with that but will still be changing to A/T's this year as tar breaking from speed is not good. Hoping for close to the 6,5 km\l mark then.
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Re: Unbelievable fuel consumption

Post by IanT » 07 Jan 2014 15:33

Had to come back early from KZN as the wifes dad had a fall :thumbdown: But got 6.5km/L on the way down and 6.0km/L on the way up (with the off road trailer behind) drove down on cruise control and back without it (but back was a lot more up hill, or is it more economical to drive on CC???) :think:

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Re: Unbelievable fuel consumption

Post by IanT » 07 Jan 2014 15:34

sorry was driving my 4.8

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Re: Unbelievable fuel consumption

Post by bogeyman » 07 Jan 2014 16:15

Ian
Now done 7000kms with my 4,8 and 6.5km/l is the average. (2005 completely standard)
I get better consumptiom without the speed control.

Another factor is the music. Eric Clapton gives better than 6.8 . ACDC and Metallica worse than 5 .......

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Re: Unbelievable fuel consumption

Post by IanT » 07 Jan 2014 16:53

Hee, Hee and Johny Clegg and a grumpy wife in the other ear??? :rolling:

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Re: Unbelievable fuel consumption

Post by David M » 07 Jan 2014 17:23

The only problem with Speedocruise like traction control is that it can not anticipate what is ahead. Driving normally you would increase speed and get some momentum before a long hill. Speedocruise waits for the hill and floors it after losing momentum.

The other thing to consider with Speedocruise is losing concentration on a long boring drive.
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