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The fuel consumption of my Hilux

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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby Hannes Meyer » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:01 pm

Vehicle: Toyota D/C 4x4 Automatic
km: 188970
Motor: D4D 3L
Model: 2009
Suspension: LA Sport
Tyres: Michellin 265/70
Airfilter: K&N
Snorkel: Ja
Cam cut. NEE
Exhaust: Std
Tyre pressure: 1.8 bar
Aircon: Gereeld aan
Canopy: Aliminium
Roof rack: Ja
Voor en agter offroad bumpers

Feul consumption.8.4 grondpad
8.6 teerpad
Feul consumption na Diesel Torgue ingesit is. Op 50% gestel was daar nie veel van brandstof verbetering nie. Op 60% wel

consumption op grondpad 60% 8.8 - 9
teerpad 9.1 -9.3
spoed op grondpad 100-120
spoed op teerpad 120 - 135 km/h
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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby Andrew Schmidt » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:24 am

Vehicle: Toyota D/C 4x4 Manual
km: 54500
Motor: D4D 3L
Model: 2013
Suspension: Standard
Tyres: Bridgestone Dueler
Airfilter: Standard
Snorkel: No
Cam cut. ?????
Exhaust: Std
Tyre pressure: 2.1 bar
Aircon: Always on
Canopy: Fiberglass
Roof rack: No


Fuel consumption: 9km/l on dirt
9 km/l --10 km/l in JHB traffic
11.5 km/ l open road @ 115km/h to 120km/h
Low range: 1 tank / 10 kms :lmao:
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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby JohanM » Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:34 pm

Vehicle : Prado 3.4 V6 Auto 2000
Km's on the clock : 288 000
Motor : 5FZ-FE
Vehicle lift/ suspension : 50 mm OME
Tyres : 265/70R16 Dunlop Grandtrek
Air filter : Std
Snorkel : Safari snorkel
Cam cut : Std
Exhaust mod : Std
Tyre pressure Around town with lighter loads : 2 Bar on the open road
Permanent roofrack etc : no just standard roof rails
Aircon : Yes used most of the time
Difflock (orig/afterfit) : Yes Std
Other Mods : Nudge bar & Snorkel

CONSUMPTION: 12.8L/100 mixed highway, town, muddy & gravel roads travelled. Speeds ranged from 40 km/h on muddy roads to 125/130 on highway with headwind.
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Fuel consumption data of my Hilux

Postby NicMcLean » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:47 pm

Here's my info sharing post on fuel consumption for the benefit of all:

I was active a few years ago trying to decide about changing from carb to electronic fuel management system and decided not to change anything and go and see schalk to do a dyno tune. Schalk (in pretoria) is brilliant, he discovered the 2nd stage jet on the carb was way too big and modified accordingly to result in marked improved performance and consumption, he also proved that the exhaust (whether on, off, has wholes or not) makes no difference to the performance - so its never worth replacing an exhaust!

I have been collecting fuel consumption data for the last 7 years (since 2008) and am happy to share the data with anyone interested - please let me know how to post an xl spreadsheet and where...

I have tested the turboflo fuel saving device which actually works - around 10% improvement. (from 7 to 7.7km/l)
I've also tested the extreme fuel saving additive which actually worsened the fuel consumption from 7.87 to 7.33km/l
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When I discovered how much I am saving on the turboflo I started promoting and reselling the devices (mostly giving them away to my friends and family) - most people are sceptics, but a few people bought them... I'm saving around R3700/year based on 20000km/year. I am now ready to change to a light utility diesel and plan to run on biodiesel (home-made).

Now I'm selling this hilux and will post it on the classifieds section...
Please advise if you would like this data and how to share it with the forum

Here is my vehicle spec:

Vehicle: Toyota hilux sfa D/C 4x4 Manual
km: 241500
Motor: 2.4L 22r
Model: 1996
Suspension: Standard/old man emu
Tyres: continental 4x4
Airfilter: Standard
Snorkel: No
Exhaust: wild cat branches
Tyre pressure: 2.5 bar
Aircon: usually off
Canopy: Fiberglass
Roof rack: No (small one on canopy)

Fuel consumption: 7,2-9,5 km/l in JHB suburban/central
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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby Fossil » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:04 am

Scotty wrote:Hi chaps

There is some scattered info on the forum about the various motors and fuel consumption, let's have ago at getting some of it together in a thread.

The last time I worked on our Hilux's engine I think the mechanic helping me got the fuel mixtures all wrong which sent the consumption through the roof +- 4km/litre, it was much better before this change.

The previous owners said they got consumption between 10.5L and 15L per hundred, but I think they were a little optimistic :wink:

I know there are so many factors that affect fuel consumption, but here goes (feel free to add more info/ criteria I have missed/omitted when you post):

Vehicle: 1987 SFA Hilux Double Cab (Import)
Km's on the clock: 270 000
Motor: 2.2L 4Y Petrol ( sub assembly done at 190 000kms)
Vehicle lift/ suspension: OME leaf springs and shocks, extended shackles
Tyres: 31" BF Goodrich All Terrain
Carb mod/ spacers?:No, Standard
Air filter: Donaldson
Snorkel?: No
EFI?: No
Cam cut?:No
Exhaust mod?:Freeflow exhaust, branch fitted
Tyre pressure Around town with lighter loads, 1.9psi in the rear and 2psi in the front.
Permanent roofrack/ tent etc?:No
Aircon?:Broken so not ever used
Canopy?:

CONSUPTION:Mainly done town driving so far. Max speed very rarely over 110kph (real GPS speed). Consumption was around 6km/L and is now running rich at 4.5km/L.

It would be most interesting to hear from the rest of you.

Cheers
Scotty :D
Hello Scotty. I have a 2011 Hilux SR5 dual cab 4x4 3lt turbo Deisel. My wife & Itowed our 16 ft caravan to Inverloch (near Philip Island), from Wagga Wagga last October. 700km & we got 600km on 75 litres of fuel. I had the cruise set on 98 kmh on the Freeway. We were very happy with this economy. Cheers,
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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby Fossil » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:11 am

Can someone please tell me where I might find the factory fitted Transmision oil cooler on my 2011 Hilux 3lt turbo deisel??. I'm told it has one, but I've been under the thing & in the engine bay but can't seem to locate it. I'm considdering fitting an after market one as well. Cheers, Fossil.
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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby Dirka » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:49 am

Vehicle: 4.0 V6 A/T 4x4 Hilux (2010)
Km's on the clock: 102500
Motor: 1GR-FE (4.0 V6)
Vehicle lift/ suspension: none
Tyres: 16" General Grabbers
Carb mod/ spacers?: None
Air filter: Std
Snorkel?: none
EFI?: Std
Cam cut?: None
Exhaust mod?: None
Tyre Type & Size?: 16" General Grabbers
Tyre pressure Around town with lighter loads: 2.2 Bar all round
Permanent roofrack/ tent etc?: None
Aircon?: Yes, always on.
Difflock (orig/afterfit)?: Original
Canopy?: Yes, Fibreglass
Other Mods?: None

CONSUMPTION: Open road average 7.8 km/l @ 120Km/h
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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby Rickybobby » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:57 am

Morning guys.
Here is a age old question.
Bigger diameter wheels vs smaller wheels.
Which one will give you better fuel economy?
Please apply the math if you like,not that I would know how to work it.ha ha
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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby Mud Dog » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:44 am

With my old 2.2 I found that 31" tyres were the better option. The KZ might fare better with 32's because it has enough torque to handle them. There comes a 'tipping point' where a tyre size gets too big and causes the motor to labour too much and the fuel economy drops off again.

A lot will depend on what the vehicle is mostly used for (town driving vs country roads) and of course driving style. Stop / start driving with lots of acceleration points will fare better with diameters that are on the smaller side and the opposite applies with rural applications.
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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby GRWLR ZN » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:23 am

Vehicle: '98 IFS Hilux Raider 4x4 D/C
Km's on the clock: 60100km (on "new" engine)
Motor: 1UZ-FE (4.0L V8 Lexus)
Vehicle lift/ suspension: Standard
Tyres: 31" BF Goodrich A/T
Carb mod/ spacers?: N/A
Air filter: Cone
Snorkel?: none
EFI?: Std
Cam cut?: N/A
Exhaust mod?: Freeflow 8 to 2 to 1. standard headers (have a date with Noise Boys for upgrade)-(Branches : 4 to 1 each side is the idea so far)
Tyre Type & Size?: 265 R70 16 BF Goodrich A/T
Tyre pressure Around town with lighter loads: 2.2 Bar all round
Permanent roofrack/ tent etc?: N/A
Aircon?: Yes
Difflock (orig/afterfit)?: Original
Canopy?: None
Other Mods?: None

CONSUMPTION: Open road average 6.5 km/l @ 122Km/h (GPS)
(That is with standard manual 5 speed box and 4.8 diff ratios. Will be changing to 4.11 soon.)
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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby leonbrink » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:54 am

Here goes,

Vehicle: 2006 Hilux Raider D/C 4.0 V6 4X4 Auto
Km's on the clock: 85000
Motor: 1GR-FE
Vehicle lift/ suspension: Standard
Tyres: Good Year Wrangler 15"
Carb mod/ spacers?: N/A
Air filter: Standard
Snorkel?: No
EFI?: Yes, standard
Cam cut?: No
Exhaust mod?: No
Tyre pressure: 2.3 bar
Permanent roofrack/tent etc?: No
Aircon?: Yes, all the time
Canopy?: No

CONSUMPTION: Open road average 7.1 km/l @ 120Km/h (GPS)

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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby Icelux » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:06 pm

Vehicle : Toyota Hilux
Km - 281.000km
Motor - 22RE
Suspension - original
Tires - original size
Air filter - K&N
Snorkel - No
Cam cut - No
Exhaust - standard no mods
Tire pressure - dont know? :eh:
Roofrack - No
Aircon - No

Consumption. 63L tank = 527 km

Note: i just bought the car a week ago dont know the tire pressure. And i got a hole in my exhaust and my oxy sensor is giving me the check engine light so im VERY HAPPY about my consumption. :yahoo:
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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby Mud Dog » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:15 am

That's pretty good Isak! :thumbup:

Depending on what tyres you have on there, you should be running them somewhere around 2.4 Bar or even slightly more on asphalt - off road you can drop them down to 1.8 bar for gravel and down to 1.4 bar for the rougher stuff. :winkx:
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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby Icelux » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:49 am

Thanks mud dog .
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Re: The fuel consumption of my Hilux

Postby Fish Daiwa » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:13 pm

Hi Gents I am a Newbe

I have a 1995 double cab Hilux 2.4 Petrol we all know they are very heavy on fuel consumption and my 22R needs to be changed, I am thinking of fitting a Diesel engine in the 22R place

Can anyone give me some info on what diesel engine with ok performance and good fuel consumption that fits straight on the gearbox with minor modifications like exhaust, engine mountings, radiator

Sorry just to ad its a 5 speed gearbox

Really hope to get some info thanks Gents

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