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v8 mpg?

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by gaz18, Sep 26, 2007.

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  1. gaz18

    gaz18 Member

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    i was thinking about buying a v8 for my defender and was wondering what sort of mpg i would expect ? thanks
     
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    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    Next to nothing. but between 8 & 18 average seems to be the general concensus of opinion
     
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    12 round town, 26 on a long run with Disoc or Rangie gearing. Less than that with standard defender T-box/gearbox.
     
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    'Bout 5mpg on the motorway when yer doin' a ton on muddy tyres. Probably.
     
  5. gaz18

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    ahhh is it or a 300tdi better offroad wise ? thanks
     
  6. Pikey

    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    well if yer wannado extreme winching sprint events then go fer the V8 but if yer just a normal chap doing greenlanes and pay an play then it probably won't make the slightest bit of noticable difference.
     
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    Tdi better at getting wet. V8 better at most other things (like heating the cabin).

    Driver most important factor. Agree with Redhand's comments.
     
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    Git a V8 (efi) & an LPG conversion & you'll git comparable pence per mile as a Tdi.
     
  9. gaz18

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    and how much is a lpg conversion kits going to be ?
     
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    The mpg is always less than anyone tells you :)
     
  11. gaz18

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    pritty bad then lol
     
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    3 mpg? Go on. I need to know........:confused:
     
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    Don't worry about the MPG, just put down foot down and hear that V8 and it masks the sound of all the spent pounds that have just blown out the back of the exhaust lol
     
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    I had a 110 with a 3.9 V8 on LPG, and on short trips (10-20 miles) only got 9 mpg. Even on LPG, it was way too expensive for me to run, as I was hoping I would get at least 15 mpg. I absolutely loved driving it, the sound was immense, but I just couldn't enjoy it knowing how much it was costing me to run. I've now gone back to Tdi power. :)
     
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    petrol 1.20 a ltr ffs get a tdi200 in there
     
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    i get about 15 on average all things considered, but if its just town and no longer trips, then it drops alot. i quite like the noise pedal as well though mind
     
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    get a tdi :D

    i borrowed a v8 disco from a pal to collect our disco sounded amazing nothing like it :D
    BUT i was basically watching the fuel gauge going down when towing :p

    so my vote always a tdi :D
     
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    Poof:D:D;)
     
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    C'moooon, 9mpg? Even the most die-hard V8 lover would have trouble justifying that! :D:D
     
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    i went laning in north wales on saturday in my V8 3.5 efi disco.... averaged about 15 mpg for the whole trip. Just everyday use i am getting about 18. On a run, about 23.

    Its about twice as much as i was getting from a V6 shogun that i had for all of a month or so..:eek: that really was ****e..
     
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