should rockys be so uneconomical?

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should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby rockyman » Thu May 08, 2008 2:26 pm

my truck is really uneconomical to go 20ks it uses half a tank..........please help

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby Sadam_Husain » Thu May 08, 2008 2:50 pm

that sounds like 1km per litre or less, how much fuel does your tank hold?

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby rockyman » Thu May 08, 2008 3:02 pm

60 litres

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby Sadam_Husain » Thu May 08, 2008 3:14 pm

If your going through 1.5 litres per 1 km you must have a pretty big leak? The chev in my truck uses about 0.25 litres per 1 km on the road :?

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby rockyman » Thu May 08, 2008 4:25 pm

yea i just cleaned out the fuel filter and this black sludge came out so i bought a new one and it is alot better

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby Jerry » Thu May 08, 2008 8:33 pm

Drain the fuel tank, there should be a drain plug in the bottom, if it comes out nastly looking it may need a clean out and refill....., some tanks have a filter in them as well....
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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby monmendoza » Thu May 08, 2008 11:24 pm

rockyman wrote:my truck is really uneconomical to go 20ks it uses half a tank..........please help

There is something very wrong with your vehicle. There might a fuel leak, or your odometer does not give you
the correct distance. I have yet to encounter a vehicle even the big gas guzzler V8's that consume 1.5 liters per kilometer.
There must be a logical answer to your problem. Do another recheck , to find out whats wrong.

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby albundy » Fri May 09, 2008 6:26 am

Get some of the Moreys fule additive, it will clean your injectors plus add a biocide to the fuel to kill sludge.
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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby rockyman » Fri May 09, 2008 10:06 am

yea i drained the tank last night and more black sludge came out i replaced the hoses and added injector cleaner. ill take a drive after work and post back with my results

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby 2roky » Sun May 11, 2008 11:53 pm

mines started doing the same thing think it might be a fault with the fuel gauge or the electric system, can put a full tank in it and 10min of town driving starts trying to tell me i have less than 1/2 a tank left.

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby rockyman » Mon May 12, 2008 12:28 pm

ahh so that would be why. because i cleaned all my fuel system and it kept doing the same thing

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby NJV6 » Mon May 12, 2008 1:12 pm

This must be talking the piss.... :?

Surely after you have driven 20km and decided to fill your tank and only put 3ish litres until the fuel pump switchs off you'd realise something was up... :roll:
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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby surf_tomo » Tue May 13, 2008 10:42 am

Using it - unlikely
Loosing it - You would notice petrol all over the ground, check for leaks
Buggered Fuel gauge - most likely, as NJV6 hinted at.

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby rockyman » Tue May 13, 2008 5:55 pm

yea it seems to be alryt around town. its just not very economical at 100kms its soo shocking

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby freshtrax » Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:09 pm

I get about 500-560 km on one tank, which at the most is 48 litres diesel. prob get further if i ran it to empty.

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby KiwiBacon » Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:20 pm

freshtrax wrote:I get about 500-560 km on one tank, which at the most is 48 litres diesel. prob get further if i ran it to empty.


A mate thinks his one is using about 12 litres/100km, but we need to confirm that. Half a tank for the 180km ski trip last weekend. My rangie does better than that.

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby freshtrax » Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:54 pm

i use 9-9.5 l/100km all the time..think the worst its ever been was about 9.8L/100km. I got about 8.6L/100km by going a constand 80km on the open road. Rugger/Rocky?Fourtrak are very economical usually. They just have a small tank so dont seem as economic. Not too many 4wd will get better..grand vitara diesel, sportage softroader diesel, jimny, terios, maybe korando, and a few diesel softroader. Rocky, Jimny and Vitara are the most economic real offroader. Some of the utes arent too bad..actyon and rodeo best.

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby 2roky » Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:39 pm

hes talking about the petrol feroza/rocky that runs the 1600 motor. and if your only getting that for the diesel id be having a bit of a look at it. ill get 400-450 depending on where im going and how im having to drive to get there thats in a fez though

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby freshtrax » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:04 pm

the official fuel consumption for a diesel Rocky / Foutrak is 25-35MPG..combined 30 MPG (thats about 9-9.5L/100km)

so if i getting 8.5 L/100km i think im getting a pretty good deal! Only thing i dont like is only being able to get 48L max when its supposed to be a 60L tank..my old rugger was the same.

think official fuel consumption for Feroza/Sportrak is 9L/100kms combined.

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby freshtrax » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:12 pm

Daihatsu Fourtrak (84-02)
2.8 TDX-SE Independent 3d



General
Production 1 Nov 1996 to 2 Feb 2000
Length 4165 mm
Width 1780 mm
Height 1925 mm
Weight 1780 kg
Fuel Delivery Turbo injection
Transmission Manual
Gears 5 Speed
Performance
Engine Size 2765 cc
Cylinders 4
0-60 mph -
Power Output 96 bhp
Valves 8
Torque 245 Nm
Top Speed -
Costs
MPG 30
Insurance Group 8
Euro Emissions Standard II
CO2 Emissions 248 g/km
Road Tax Band -
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Practicality
Wheelbase 2530 mm
Luggage Capacity -
Fuel Capacity 60 L
Turning Circle 11 m
Unbraked Towing Weight -
Braked Towing Weight 3500 kg

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby skid » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:16 pm

BUY A TOYOTA

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby Jerry » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:21 pm

IT IS A TOYOTA SKID :D
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Postby skid » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:24 pm

shorry jerry

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby freshtrax » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:45 am

Toyotas are boring. :D

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby KiwiBacon » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:09 am

freshtrax wrote:Braked Towing Weight 3500 kg


Anyone game to try. :lol:

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby 2roky » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:27 pm

ive towed me rocky F75 (2.8d) on an Aframe with my feroza/rocky f300 (1.6 petrol) and lets just say i wouldnt be bame to go much heavier than that unbraked trying to stop can be interesting and you have to be watching and thinking about whats coming up a long way ahead

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby freshtrax » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:48 pm

KiwiBacon wrote:
freshtrax wrote:Braked Towing Weight 3500 kg


Anyone game to try. :lol:



this is the diesel not the feroza/sportrak.

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby 2roky » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:03 pm

i know im just saying what my experience is
the brakes on these things are pretty good its just the weight lets them down that and big tyres

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby rockyman » Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:06 pm

a wee bit off topic. but whats the top speed? with all the mods? i.e headers exhaust, freeflow filter and such

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Re: should rockys be so uneconomical?

Postby sandman » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:59 pm

I am still a bit confused as to whether you are talking about the petrol Rocky or the deisel Rocky.

If it is the 1600 petrol, change the oxygen sensor on the exhaust manifold. They dont last forever and your computer is getting the wrong (or no) feedback and stuffing up the mixture. See warfs.org under parts for Bosch or other replacement equivalent.

You can also read the engine fault diagnostic plug yourself by following the instructions in warfs.org

I use mine mostly around town and get 11 l/100km and 9 l/100km on open road trips.

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