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    Quote Originally Posted by Saulman1010 View Post
    I can get 12/100 in my 4.6 hwy
    But 16 or 17 is the norm around town, but hey, im heavy footed after a day in the work truck.Well, this is going to be interesting.....
    When I picked it up from PO, who had just driven it home, it was showing 25l/100km
    Terry
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    Welcome to the madness mate

    They are an awesome vehicle but the electrics can be a little cantankerous !

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTree View Post
    Welcome to the madness mate

    They are an awesome vehicle but the electrics can be a little cantankerous !

    Steve
    Thanks, I think the driving experience is well worth the maintenance required.
    I gave up explaining that to Toyo drivers years ago.
    "If I have to explain it, you just don't get it"
    That goes for Series and Defender too.

    Terry
    56 86" 2.0 P UK built, driven here overland.
    63 88" 2.25 P Canvas top. found in a hidden gully.
    80 109" 2.6 P ex Army GS, saved from the scrappie.
    95 300tdi 130 Single cab tray.

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    12l/100 I almost thought it was a diesel... I can get that kind of value when I reset the consumption monitor whilst driving on the highway and I can keep going for a while, but normal driving I never get below 16l/100km and that's when driving veeeery easy.

    Then again, where I live we do not know what space is the nearest highway is 15K's away and even then you can't drive on cruise control for long stretches unless it is past 23 and before 6. I guess from that point of view I basicly live in one big city

    As far as the winch goes, I have needed it on several occasions but I might have been actually trying to get it stuck

    Cheers,
    -P

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    Quote Originally Posted by prelude View Post
    12l/100 I almost thought it was a diesel... I can get that kind of value when I reset the consumption monitor whilst driving on the highway and I can keep going for a while, but normal driving I never get below 16l/100km and that's when driving veeeery easy.

    Then again, where I live we do not know what space is the nearest highway is 15K's away and even then you can't drive on cruise control for long stretches unless it is past 23 and before 6. I guess from that point of view I basicly live in one big city

    As far as the winch goes, I have needed it on several occasions but I might have been actually trying to get it stuck

    Cheers,
    -P
    I feel better now re fuel ecomey

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    I don't really know why it is so good re fuel. I don't think the PO did anything to it.
    Might be just my driving - I gave the leadfoot stuff away quite a few years ago.
    My normal drive is home at 900m elevation down to Bairnsdale at sea level, 280km return ~twice a week.
    I do travel at 100kmh+ where possible.
    I have read that they run lean at mid range speeds, don't know.
    Defender gives me 9l/100 for the same trips.
    Still learning.
    Terry
    56 86" 2.0 P UK built, driven here overland.
    63 88" 2.25 P Canvas top. found in a hidden gully.
    80 109" 2.6 P ex Army GS, saved from the scrappie.
    95 300tdi 130 Single cab tray.

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    They do burn a bit lean at certain rpm's, so much so that it could be a problem, according to some.

    I since have fitted tornado chips and it has improved my consumption and the engine is running a tad bit cooler. My increased consumption currently is probalby (I found out yesterday) a once again locked up vcu -sigh-

    -P

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    Winch carrier

    Hi Terry . Iím happy to purchase the winch carrier off you. If interested. With or with out winch.
    Paul.
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