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Fuel consumption of 2004 v8 petrol 100 series landcruiser,n on going service costs .

you don't say the mileage on it?
The good: They are built like a tank. Will take you through places you never dreamed you could go. In a crash it'll keep you in one piece! Not too many vehicles that weigh in at 4949.4 lbs OR 2245 kg.
I've owned one.
The bad:
Fuel economy is less than advertised. That little motor has to get 2.5 tons moving and keep it moving. You'll have to adjust to the slower than average acceleration. 0-60mph 12 seconds.
Repairs: parts $$$$
Labor: $$$
If you're doing city driving expect fuel range of 10-12 MPG.
12-13 Hwy.
If towing something....expect to get to know every other petro station on the trip there and back.
The metal definitely hates road salt. Will show signs of rust into 3d year, Even with every other day car washes.
I'd still have one except the fuel economy and the performance was something I could not put up with.
and repair/maintenance costs were going thru the roof @ aprox 90 K miles.
Best to you.

Feb 25, 2018 | Cars & Trucks


How to save fuel and make your vehicle last longer, too

Improving fuel economy is easy - just take it easy. It willmake your vehicle last longer, too. Here are some specific tips on how to savemoney on both fuel and repairs.
  • Keep your tires inflated at the correct pressure. Under-inflation causes tire wear and wastes fuel.
  • Do not carry unneeded weight in your vehicle. Excess weight puts a heavier load on the engine, causing greater fuel consumption.
  • Avoid lengthy warm-up idling. Once the engine is running smoothly, begin driving - but gently. Remember, however, that on cold winder days this may take a little longer.
  • Keep automatic transmission selector lever into "D" when engine breaking is not required. Driver with the selector lever in "4" will reduce the fuel economy. (This is referring to vehicles with Automatic drive)
  • Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Avoid jackrabbit starts. Get into the high gear as quickly as possible.
  • Avoid long engine idling. If your have a long wait and you are not in traffic, it is better to turn off the engine and start again later.
  • Avoid engine lugging or over-reversing. Use a gear position suitable for the road on which you are traveling.
  • Avoid continuous speeding up and slowing down. Stop-and-go driving wastes fuel.
  • Avoid unnecessary stopping and braking. Maintain a steady pace. Try to time the traffic signals so you only need to stop as little as possible or take advantage of through streets to avoid traffic lights. Keep a proper distance from other vehicle to avoid sudden breaking. This will also reduce wear on your breaks.
  • Avoid heaving traffic or traffic jams whenever possible.
  • Do not rest your foot on the clutch or break pedal. This causes premature wear, overheating and poor fuel economy.
  • Maintain a moderate speed on high ways. The faster you drive, the greater the fuel consumption. By reducing your speed, you will cut down on fuel consumption.
  • Keep the front wheels in proper alignment. Avoid hitting the curb and slow on rough roads. Improper alignment not only causes faster tire wear, but also puts an extra load on the engine, which, in turn, wastes fuel.
  • Keep the bottom of your vehicle free from mud, etc. This not only lessens weight but also helps prevent corrosion.
  • Keep your vehicle tuned-up and in top shape. A dirty air cleaner, carburetor out of adjustment, improper valve clearance, dirty plugs, dirty oil and grease, breaks not adjusted, etc. all lower engine performance and contribute to poor fuel economy. For longer life of all parts and lower operating costs, keep all maintenance work on schedule, and if you often drive under severe conditions, see that your vehicle receives more frequent maintenance.
Good luck.

on Nov 09, 2010 | Toyota Pickup Cars & Trucks


Improve Your Car?s Fuel Efficiency

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Check Tyre Pressure

Keeping the tyres well inflated is one of the simplest things you can do to help improve your car’s fuel efficiency. You can improve the mileage by about 3.3 percent if you keep your tyres inflated properly, according to the DOE.

Lighten Your Load

Empty out your boot of unnecessary items. For every extra 45 kg you carry, your fuel efficiency can drop by 1-2% in a typical vehicle.


The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. Driving within the speed limit recommended by the manufacturer helps save fuel. Driving just 5mph over the speed limit can affect fuel economy by up to 23%. Likewise, quick acceleration consumes too much fuel; accelerate slowly and gradually.

Do Fuel Quality/Types/Additives Help Mileage?

Petrol pump attendants often try to convince you to go for ‘Speed petrol’ or ‘X-tra Mile diesel’. But this need not necessarily help improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Always use the grade recommended for the vehicle by the manufacturer. Higher octane fuel may not only be a waste of money but may harm the vehicle, as well. However sticking to one brand of fuel is always good for the engine. Know more about Octane Ratings

Tune Your Engine

A well-tuned engine can improve fuel economy by up to 4%. So change your oil and follow your car manufacturer’s recommendation on servicing.

Clean the Air Filters Regularly

Air filters keep impurities from damaging your engine. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve fuel economy by as much as 10%.

Keep the Windows Closed

Driving with your windows open considerably reduces mileage, far more than keeping the AC on while driving along highways. So preferably keep the windows closed and the AC on if you want to keep cool. Of course the air-conditioning decreases fuel efficiency considerably, so use it judiciously. Windows down or A/C on — which is more fuel-efficient?

Clean Spark Plugs

Ensure your spark plugs are in good condition. Renew the plugs and wires at intervals specified by the manufacturer. This will keep all cylinders firing properly resulting in higher efficiency.

Don’t Be a Clutch-Driver

Never keep your foot on the clutch while driving. When you do this, pressure is being placed on your clutch, and it not only reduces mileage, but also wears out the clutch plate, replacing which is not cheap.

Keep the Car in Showroom Condition

It’s always prudent to keep the car in the showroom condition. Remember that any modification to the car, such as broad tyres, diffusers etc., will adversely affect the mileage.

on Sep 11, 2010 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

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My swan sr5140w keeps blowing new bulbs as soon as power is turned on

Check the voltage of the bulb. It is only an SES 15W mains powered lamp.

Aug 07, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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The economy light does not come on why?

if the economy light is not coming on then YES, the engine is not running like it was designed to do. the air/ fuel mixture is somewhat out of specs to keep the light from coming on. suggest taking back to garage that did the head gasket repair and have them check the fuel trims(long and short term) to see what is going on. could be a deffective O2 sensor since there was head gasket issues.

Jun 11, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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What is th most effective way to get better fule economy from my 2002 gmc sierra 2500hd 4 wheel drive

best way to get good fuel economy. buy a smaller vehicle. (just kidding) if you want to get the best fuel economy your truck can get there are a few simple things to do.
first. do a tune up. replace your plugs, wires, and if you engine has a cap and rotor replace these too. if your truck is coil driven to the plugs. make sure your coils contact points are clean. you can do this with a small soft wire brush. DONT use sandpaper or a hard wire brush as they scratche the surface on the coil contact badly and leave places for water to condensate and create corrosion.
next replace your air filter this allows your engine to get the best air to fuel mix by making sure the engine gets the proper airflow.
third. make sure your tires are inflated to within 2 psi of the max the tire will hold. having a properly inflated tire makes the vehicle roll easier and cuts down the amount of fuel required to get it moving and keep it moving. it also saves on tire wear at the same time.
while doing this you might want to check your oil and replace the oil and filter if it needs it.
as far as aftermarket mods that supposedly increase your fuel economy. there are none that give you that miracle increase in your fuel mileage.
you might be able to get better fuel economy by opening your exhaust a little by going to a slightly bigger exhaust size coming off the engine and going all the way back. no more than 20% bigger than your stock exhaust. this allows the exhaust to escape the engine more easily and allows it to work more efficiently.
i actually picked up about 3/4 to 1 mpg more economy on my truck by going from 2 1/2 exhaust to 2 3/4

Mar 01, 2011 | 2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD

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Can I install a 4 speed automatic transmission in my 1991 chevy cavalier to get better fuel economy?

I assume your car has a standard shift right now. Automatic transmissions **** up more gas than a stick shift, so I would advise you to keep yor standard stick shift. Just don't go around burning tires and try to keep your motor RPM's as low as possible.

Jan 15, 2011 | 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Had a poor gas milage only 23 mile per gallon city

Keep your services up also on the transmission. Try this simple fix, get some octane booster and injector cleaner and put them into the tanks $8. Hopefully this will help break off the carbon deposits in the injectors and give you a smooth economical ride. Good luck

Nov 20, 2009 | 2009 Hyundai Accent

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