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owners opinion RN106 Hilux

Posted: September 5th, 2009, 10:13 am
by voids
Hi guys need some opinions on RN106 Hilux, What does the 22R motor go like in these hiluxes better than the 2.8 diesel? and what about fuel ecconomy? Reliability and motor life expectancy?

The wife Dosent like my Ford Fairmont and said she dosent mind if i get a Ute as long as its a dual cab.

Posted: September 5th, 2009, 4:52 pm
by Brillo
hi terry i have a dualcab 22r toyota ,they are not the most hi performance engine going , but they are stong nearly indestructable , mines got 300,000ks no rattles or bangs , plenty of room inside drive well. they're good in the bush, they like a drink but they're not v8 thirsty **** loads of spares, cheap as well. hope this helps.
I'm selling mine soon, too bad you're in qld

Posted: September 5th, 2009, 6:46 pm
by voids
I've owned a single cab LN106R but they are far too gutless without a turbo, especially if you are going to use it as a daily driver,

and it seems like anything to do with the diesel motors is expensive opposed to the petrol motors, especially when buying something with a bit of age and kms that will eventualy need a rebuild.

so what kind of ecconomy do they get L/100km

Posted: September 6th, 2009, 11:33 am
by tez1
The 22r's are just as slow. Well nearly there. Mine used to average about 15l/100km around Sydney.

Posted: September 9th, 2009, 12:03 pm
by voids
maybe a RN106 is out of the question as will need some kind of decent ecconomy if it is intended to replace my Fairmont as that averages about 15-20K Kms per year.

Posted: September 9th, 2009, 12:12 pm
by Lenny
i have a 22r on gas, not the fastest combination but it goes enough to get around town. i get about 16-17ltr per 100km. and a full 55l tank gets me about 250-300km

Posted: September 9th, 2009, 1:48 pm
by Zam
I have a ln106 2.8 and get 10lt/100km, although i have got used to driving it around without a turbo, i really think this would make it much more drivable, especially for a daily driver. hmmmmm something to think about.

I guess it is just what you get used to.

Posted: September 9th, 2009, 4:26 pm
Mines a 2.8, i get 10l/100km. Yes it's slow but you get used to it. If you're driving around in sydney traffic i doubt speed is an issue cause even though the 2.8 is slow its still capable of driving much faster than what sydney traffic allows. The only time its speed becomes an issue is on freeways or driving around hills on the great dividing range. But it still manages 11l/100km in that terrain. The worst mines been is 12l/100km but that was with about 150kms of low range 1st and 2nd on that tank plus we were loaded with heaps of gear in the back and a 12 foot tinnie.

Posted: September 9th, 2009, 10:10 pm
by voids
yer wouldnt mind another diesel hilux specially with a turbo but doubt i would find anything decent for my budget.

when i had my 2.8 single cab never had a problem never broke down but yes slow very slow. from memory, it used to get around 12L/100km, but it had a large tray on the back that stuck out to the sides acting as a big wind break.

Posted: September 10th, 2009, 1:03 am
by tasbrad
mate i love mine fuel economy is pushed out a little i have 33 baja claws unstoppable but slow, holds its own where it counts,

Posted: September 10th, 2009, 8:56 am
by ifs98hilux
tasbrad wrote:mate i love mine fuel economy is pushed out a little i have 33 baja claws unstoppable but slow, holds its own where it counts,
agree. you're also buying a 4x4 not a sports car, diesel all the way

Posted: September 10th, 2009, 8:59 pm
by Lee Fox
got a LN106 2.8. its got an aftermarket turbo but there's a prob with the turbo and it only makes 3psi boost. now this is the first hilux i've owned so i actually dont know how it goes without the turbo, but here's my facts:
- 200,000kms
- empty on flat highway - 9.5 km/litre
- with quad in tray and 1 ton camper trailer - 6km/litre (100km/h, 4th gear, 3100rpm)

we got RN106's at work and they are old, beaten to a pulp, ex-construction vehicles. it is unreal how the cars appear to fall apart around the engine. they dont stop. mates got one (dual cab 4X4) in top nick and gets 12 L/100km (half highway, half town driving to work)

no i'm not confused, he talks L/100kms, i talk kms/L

Re: owners opinion RN106 Hilux

Posted: September 8th, 2018, 12:15 pm
by Pengaz03
Does anyone know if it is a straight swap from a 22r to a 2.8?