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Thread: Ford Ranger and Mazda BT 50 utes catch fire in long grass.

  1. #51
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    12-15l/100 for a manual BT50 seems suspiciously high.

    Averaged 10.4-10.7 with a steel tray, steel boxes and at least 300kg on top of that, plus ladders on top over two years.
    Defenderless for the first time since '01....

  2. #52
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    12l/100 since I bought it, @17k now and I tow 90-95% of the time, 1.9t dual axle .....and drive like a ****ed off teenager

  3. #53
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    Just to add...
    Its not really a DPF issue, its crap engineering.
    Heavy vehicles such as trucks, its well documented in owners manuals high lighting the potential fire risks associated with the DPF (or DPD) when doing a regen cycle (heavy vehicles are more dependent on the operator doing a manual regen cycle).

    If you look at the location of the DPF on the Ford Ranger its sits half way down the vehicle, sits below the chassis line and just to ensure its going to collect enough combustible material to burst into flames, the heat shield on the bottom has an open leading edge to cut and pack in that dry grass!!! Go Ford!!

    On the other end look at a DPF equipped Land Rover Defender TDCi (non Aust models) it sits in the engine bay ABOVE the chassis line, as with a lot of DPF equipped vehicles.

    Regards
    Daz

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