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#1 moggies61

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 11:10 PM

hi
as a sick estima owner, :crybaby: the car not me, i'm looking at changing to a 2.4 surf td. can anyone give me an idea on average fuel consumption, not towing or off road and mainly in 2 wheel drive
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#2 Andy

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:32 AM

You should get 24-28mpg and maybe a bit less round town, also you cant use 4wd on hard surfaces where you get good grip, the surf does not have a centre diff and 4wd will cause the transmission to wind up.

#3 moggies61

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 09:00 AM

thanks andy, thought max would be about 30 mph, unlike fairy stories people tell you ie dealers
all the best
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:50 PM

go for the 3.0 td , alot more power for the same mpg figures.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:39 PM

hi moggie, i would not recommend buying a 2.4 they have a defect with blowing their heads and can result in a hefty repair bill,
as said before go for a 3.0 td MPG are the same but the engine is bullet proof....
i get around 400km to a full tank
and the 4wd system is not designed to drive on normal roads, so do not use it on tarmac for everyday use,
the 4wd should be used on off road
when towing there are two buttons you can use for extra power the ECT button and the overdrive button on the gear leaver

i had my hilux imported for me back in march, 60,000kms and looks like the day it rolled off the production line
surf's are great cars to own and drive but just remember to service her at regular intervals
if you need any further assistance please let me know

hope this has been helpful

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 06:04 PM

on the subject of the 2.4td surf which i own didnt know too much about the heads blowing my surf is at 180,000km and just reading that they go around 100,000miles is there anyway of proventing this happening like getting the head re done or is it really expensive
thanks would apreciate the info guys

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:01 PM

on the subject of the 2.4td surf which i own didnt know too much about the heads blowing my surf is at 180,000km and just reading that they go around 100,000miles is there anyway of proventing this happening like getting the head re done or is it really expensive
thanks would apreciate the info guys


If yours is showing 180,000Km then the chances are it's already been changed(unless you've owned it from below 100.000) and know the milage history.

You may also have one of the good ones which was manufactured after the problems were spotted in which case you may be lucky enough to not have the head go.

I am currently breaking a 2.4 which had a cracked head and it only has 79,000 on the clock

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:43 PM

is the milage on the clocks in miles ifso how much pal and is there anyway of telling if the engine was made after the problem was solved
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