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TD4 how many miles per tank thread?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by sixty, Sep 3, 2012.

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  1. sixty

    sixty New Member

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    Coming from a VW TDI 1.9, and was getting 450-550 per tank depending on how much motorway driving.

    Just after some approx's, how many miles per tank on average do you get?
     
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    Skynet Well-Known Member

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    I will refuel after about 400miles, which is just as it enters the red. Working out the mileage, I reckon about 30-35 mpg.
     
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    I'm getting the best part of 500 miles (when I bottle out) before I fill up.

    Last fill - 491 miles was 61 litres (13.4 Gallons or 36.6 mpg)
     
  4. norfie

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    I've just come back from a trip to cornwall and got to 496 miles before I lost my bottle and filled up. The mpg worked out at 38.2 (no motorway but lots of dual carrigeway at a steady 70)
     
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    I just got 39mpg over 300 miles fully loaded with a roof box on steady 60/70.
    And 100 miles of that was local running and B roads
     
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    Max mpg 35 min mpg 30 automatic with aircon always on.
     
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    Always get around 400 miles before filling up. usually 35-37mpg but I do drive with a very light foot!!!
     
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    ditto. (Auto)
     
  9. illy

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    Not had my FreeBee long, July I got it. Any way over the last 3 tanks I've done a mpg test, so filled it to the top of the neck so I could fill it to the same place every time, I've got 44, 45 and 43. Now on my last tank I ran down to just before the red line and I had done 580 miles. My last car was a Ford Maverick/Nissan Terrano and it only did around 27 mpg so I learned how to drive very economically.

    illy

    PS Its a 2003 face lift td4
     
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    Wow, thats good. Mines a 2003 facelift as well and I've done the egr bypass, vortex pcv mod, I use millers ecomax in every tank and just had a full service and my last 2 tanks have been in the 38's
     
  11. illy

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    Its all about driving stile norfie, I try to be in 5th by 35 40 mph, where possible I change gear before 2000 rpm, if say im going down hill and I can miss a gear out like 3rd to 5th I will, leave a good gap between you and the car in front and look at cars as far forward as you can and when they brake take your foot off the gas and let the engine do the braking using the gap you left, the longer your foot is off the gas the less fuel used, try and keep the car rolling at junctions and roundabouts where safe less 1st gear starts, Just because a car might do 0 to 60 in 10 seconds doesn't mean you have to take your time, and I only do 50 to 55 topend and guess what I still get there lol

    illy
     
  12. norfie

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    Our driving styles are very similar as I drive class 1 so everything is about forward planning the only difference is my top end is 65/70 and I know once you start getting above 70 the economy is not too good.
     
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    I've gotten 520 miles! Been getting about 40 mpg! Better than I expected, I have noticed tho is if ur tyres are even slightly deflated it affects your mpg! Hoping to service my baby soon! Hope that will improve it aswell!
     
  14. Singvogel

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    IMHO it's steady speed with the minimum gear-changes, and no town driving that gives remarkable mpg figures.

    Last week I drove 1963 miles and used 229 litres (50.44gallons)

    That works out at 38.9mpg.

    Distance was confirmed by Sat-Nav data and I brimmed the tank before I left and when I arrived at my destination.

    This is with an slightly overloaded (2450kg) TD4 auto with large roof-box.

    Cruising at legal 70mph in the UK and at 85mph on the Autobahnen.

    Despite the figure of 59 quoted by LR my tank is approx 63 litres - in the past I have frequently filled up over 60 litres and once needed over 62 when I must have been running on diesel fumes only.

    That would give a theoretical range on a full tank of over 520 miles, but it would need a braver man than I to try that.
    (Edit: Bravo-Dangermike)
    Especially as in most European countries running out of fuel carries a fine, even if you have a jerrican to pour in and get going again.

    Over 450 is easy if you stay on motorways and keep away from stop-go traffic in cities.

    Singvogel. :cool:
     
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    Singvogel, unusual user name, now I once spent a week at Vogelsang which I was told was one of Hitler's love camps.

    Back on subject all my driving is local 10 to 15 miles with maybe a 100 mile jolly at the week end. when I bought the car I was thinking about chips,remaps,egr blanking and stuff like that but with the mpg im getting I dont think its worth it, do you?

    illy
     
  16. Singvogel

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    Oh dear,

    I must immediately disassociate myself from any connection with any National Socialist subjects - love camps or otherwise. This was never intended in my choice of username.

    Birdwatching (the feathered variety) is one of my hobbies and Singvogel is just a German word that means 'Songbird'. eg blackbird, nightingale, thrush, etc.

    Back on subject: the mods I have done may well have given me a few extra mpg, but they have also improved the vehicle beyond my wildest dreams. The Freelander is much more sprightly and fun to drive.

    Singvogel. :cool2:
     
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    Doesn't being in 5th at 35 labour the engine somewhat? Surely you want to be resting around peak tourqe for max efficiency, also I never fill mine up as think of all the weight you ate dragging
     
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    Driving is a situation thing, so it depend on where and what your doing, I wouldn't dream of trying to go up hill at 35 in 5th with the pedal pressed, How ever driving on flat or down hill foot on the pedal like it had drawing pins on it and I was in bare feet that's a different matter. I work in a garage (not as a mechanic though) so I do understand about the labouring of engine's and I dont do it.

    Filling up and all that weight, best sell my caravan then. lol

    Oh ye and I run on over recommended tyre pressure about 30 to 31 psi:eek:

    illy;)
     
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    I drive very similar to this, not laboring the engine though. Its all about feeling how much you actually need to put the pedal down to get the thing going.

    I normally sit in the "slow" lane too and from work as the fast lane is speed up and slow down all the time. I'd rather just sit at a steady speed and not worry about going through the windscreen because some idiot has braked late. Truck drivers generally better drivers to be behind.

    I am not the sort of driver who sits about 2' away from a lorry on an empty road though.
     
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    Just as a further note Pulled my tin ten to Devon last month with the freebee, trip down 210 miles and running around for 4 days it did 38 mpg.

    Tin tent (caravan):rolleyes:

    illy
     
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