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Old 02-22-2019, 05:45 AM   #11
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Here's some recent usage from mine (2002 316 4x4 running at about 3 tonne)

11.0 100-110 kmh up to Ballina
11.3 100-110 kmh from Ballina to Newcastle
10.3 Newcastle to Wollongong to Canberra
12.4 Around Canberra then down to Albion Park
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:53 AM   #12
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Went for a drive this arvo. Certainly no power loss. No evidence of fuel leak. I pulled injector cover & clean in there. Still looking for the torx bit I dropped down the back of motor when putting it back on. Doh.
No prob with brakes on, I dont think.
Guess I will have to slow down & see the difference. I have tried the slow thing before but always seem to end up faster. I recon they should race these instead of the "new" ute races they have with the supercars now. Would have to be more exciting to watch.
Thanks for the replies. Will see what happens on the trip next week.
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:08 AM   #13
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I updated my earlier post with some figures now that I'm back in my office. Your figures seem about the same as mine considering your cruising speed.

You can try lowering your speed. To match 100kph on a standard van speedo you would need to be cruising at about 93kph GPS. You will easily see 10.x l/100km at that speed. The trouble you (and I) have is that 93kph feels so damn slow on a long trip. I choose 105kph GPS because it covers me for 100kph zones as well as 110kph. And I find that its more relaxing when you are going slightly faster than the vast majority of other traffic on the open freeway. Its amazing how many people sit for hours at 100kph GPS in a 110kph zone, just because their speedo is saying 110+.

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Old 02-22-2019, 07:31 AM   #14
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Has your van got a roof rack with lots of junk on it? Eric
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:05 AM   #15
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Hi Eric...midway through camper conversion - high roof, solar panel, maxxfan and 240v airconditioner. Patrick
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Some more figures for comparison...

413 long and high roof, full motorhome fitout, solar panels, and 2 hatches on roof. 3400KG

Towing lightweight 5 by 8 enclosed trailer 13.5 per 100km at 100 to 105 kph 2000km round trip ive done many times.
Towing a 2000kg 4wd with an A frame, 15 per 100km at 90Kph

SprintShift Trans, at 100 kph doing about 3000rpm

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Old 04-27-2019, 10:27 AM   #17
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Just to update this
I done the slower run @105 on GPS but still came in at just over the 15 litre per 100 km
I am blaming the sun visor mainly, but also the roof racks & twin awnings cant be helping.
Looks as though I will have to wear the extra fuel costs though as I like the sun visor Sooo much. It keeps quite a lot of sun out
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Kayak.
Does your van have an external air temperature probe just behind the bumper? Eric.
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Old 04-27-2019, 10:57 AM   #19
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Does your van have an external air temperature probe just behind the bumper? Eric.
Not that Im aware of. Why? I thought they were an NCV3 thing
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:33 AM   #20
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it looks like this...usually pushed into a hole in the plastic bumper but if you have a bullbar you can cable tie it in a similar place
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