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    Hey guys, what is the real life fuel consumption on these 76 V8 Cruisers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renierd View Post
    Hey guys, what is the real life fuel consumption on these 76 V8 Cruisers?
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    My overall avg is 5.5km/l ...but my cruiser has front bumper with winch, roofrack and raised suspension...this adds to the consumption...also have 285 tyres fitted...

    I think stock standard you might get around 7 or8 km/l...as per Henri's post
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    Ok great, will go and have a look when Iím home in August, need a new towing vehicle for the horsebox, and like the relative simplicity of the 76.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    7-8km/l
    ^^ This, if you stay at or below the speedlimit. If you go faster it will be worse. But, I prefer driving at around 115km/h true speed in my 76, then it's just below 120 on the speedo. If you fit a roofrack, especially if it has a tent on it, it will also make a difference.

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    If youíre towing the horse box expect closer to Trevorís figure

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    I get about 8.5km/l around town.
    265/75R16 fitted, bull bar, standard suspension.
    But doing 100km/h on cruise control, it goes to 7.5km/l.
    Towing a heavy load, I get 5-6km/l.
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    my 79Dc last 6 fill ups worst 5.83km to liter best 6.69 but i have 33"tyres and cant take that into consideration with my app that i use

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    Quote Originally Posted by vidalbum View Post
    my 79Dc last 6 fill ups worst 5.83km to liter best 6.69 but i have 33"tyres and cant take that into consideration with my app that i use
    Take the milage from the GPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Take the milage from the GPS
    dont have a good one, and the one it comes with is pathetic doubt it even has that function

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    As per all the accessories one can fit on a 76 PLUS the 285/75 16 aka 33" tyres and +2 suspension...and a heavy foot around town...highway driving true speed and cruise control set at 125km/h normally...I get between 5 and 6km/l ...this is towing or no towing (offroad caravan) or with load or without...the variance is really not much!!!

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    My 76 v8 on 265/75/r16 Bfs does between 7-8km/l. If you keep to 120 and below. Urban cycle with short drives is 7km/l. Open road 8km/l again if you stay at 120 and below.

    The v8 has a lot of power and wil easily travel at 120+ but its simply not geared to do so and gets very thirsty the higher you go. It has a lot of power so the temptation to sit at 130 and just drive over every hill at that speed is there. But if you do so... 5-6km/l

    The 76 is lighter than the DC. Uses less fuel too.

    It is a fantastic vehicle. Needs a few mods to be comfortable. I removed the interior and roof lining and did extensive sound proofing. Sound deadening mats and closed cell foam make a huge difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vidalbum View Post
    my 79Dc last 6 fill ups worst 5.83km to liter best 6.69 but i have 33"tyres and cant take that into consideration with my app that i use
    This is exactly what my DC gives me.

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    I would have a thought an auto box would be a lot nicer for towing heavy loads. One of the Aussie guys on that 4wd you tube channel seems to specialise in these auto conversions. Not sure if this is available locally? Otherwise I would look at the ford ranger, or v6 amarock if you want a good tow vehicle.

    I think it is a bit of a PIA towing with a manual when the autos are so good these days.

    Obviously in SUV there are a lot of options like the Big auto cruisers?

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    You do not need an auto box with the 70 Series v8 Cruiser. You stick it in 5th gear and keep it there all day long even towing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    You do not need an auto box with the 70 Series v8 Cruiser. You stick it in 5th gear and keep it there all day long even towing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Feite.

    CC deliver. The Troopie was christened "The Train" by a friend of mine. Whatever the load on it's tail, it just hauls.
    I agree.
    Put it in 5th and go.
    4th for long uphills just to keep the egt's down.
    But even that is probably no real problem. (I don't have a gauge)
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    Default Re: 76 V8 Cruiser

    I generally get between 6 and 6.7km/l, I'm trying really hard to get to 7km/l. I've read that the Front Runner Wind Fairing makes a difference in consumption. Does anybody have one of these fitted, if so, did it help?

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    I drive a DC with standard tyres and stock bumpers, 3" suspension lift, s/s canopy and no roof rack. The engine and exhaust are both stock standard. Over the last 10,000 I've averaged 7.74km/l. The worst tank-to-tank consumption was 7.17km/l when towing an off-road trailer and best 8.31km/l. I keep my top speed below 120km/h, which makes a huge difference.
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    Default Re: 76 V8 Cruiser

    Anybody did a re-map on a 76 V8 cruiser?
    I have a 2L Amarok Bi Turbo 4 Motion auto, average fuel consumption was 8.6km/l, at 2000 revs I was doing 115km/h on the open road in 8th. I am doing long distances mostly. After the re-map / de-cat my fuel consumption improved to 10.9km/l and I am averaging 125km/h at 2000 revs. The vehicle has 18 inch wheels on.

    I was at one stage considering trading the Amarok in on a 76 V8 cruiser, my reasoning at 8.6km/l I might as well drive a V8 cruiser.
    I must say I am now enjoying the Amarok more, a lot more power than before.

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