how economical is your jimny?

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how economical is your jimny?

Unread post by Gizmo3332 » July 17th, 2010, 6:27 pm

Hey guys, i was just wondering how many K's you guys get out of a tank of fuel in your jimnys?

i no bigger tyres, lifts, bullbars ect will effect but just a range of what everyone is getting.

my 2000 model jimny is getting about 380-400k out of a tank,

it has 2inch lift, snorkel, 215/75 muddies.

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Unread post by ZookFastback » July 17th, 2010, 7:35 pm

Mine is getting about 420 k's to 33 litres with lower profile but wider m/s tyres and 2" system.
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Unread post by jim_uzi » July 17th, 2010, 10:39 pm

350Km per tank when I nurse it.
About 300Km on the highway between 100-110KM/h (fully loaded and Camper)

235/75R15 on sunraiser's, snorkel, 2" exhaust. bull bar

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Unread post by Guest » July 17th, 2010, 11:47 pm

I normally work out litres per 100 kms when I fill up the tank and normally get 8 litres per 100 kms when doing long trips and use about 9 to 10 per 100 when loaded up camping and/or doing a lot of short trips. I tend to use a fraction more in winter as I like a bit of a warm up before heading off and work is only a few k's away. With a full tank of fuel my Jimny weighed in at 1140 kgs at a weigh bridge a few months ago and that is with a tow bar and the extra gear I always carry in the back.
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Re: how economical is your jimny?

Unread post by Dorfl » April 27th, 2011, 6:30 am

Old thread but I thought I'd share since I just brought a Jimny :)

Full tank to empty light around 280klms :cry:

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Re: how economical is your jimny?

Unread post by ZookFastback » April 27th, 2011, 6:45 am

Mine is still doing around 420 k's per 33 litres. I record it all and have done so for years. I get better k's on a long trip, but only marginally, maybe 5-10% less. If I go away with the mud tyres on though, fuel consumption increases to about 380 k's per 33 litres.
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Ordinary Jimnys go "Ok"
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Re: how economical is your jimny?

Unread post by Nickey » April 28th, 2011, 7:29 am

I'm equipped with 215/75/15's, a 2 inch life, ARB winch bumper with 9500 lb. winch. My weekly 176 mile trip to town and back usually averages about 25 miles to the gallon. Not as good as I had hoped it would be.

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Re: how economical is your jimny?

Unread post by jim_uzi » April 28th, 2011, 9:38 am

I got a 1.8L and running 30x9.5x15 tyres. Still the ARB bar, exhaust and snorkel. Getting back up to 400km per tank in city and 450 km on the highway(37 to 40L). i only put in 98oct. I notice a massive differnts between 91, 95 and 98 oct. 5 gear uphill down hill and sitting on 100km with camper.

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Re: how economical is your jimny?

Unread post by Jimmy10 » April 28th, 2011, 10:37 am

I'm running 235/75R15's snorkel, roofrack and front bar. I find i get about 10L per hundred Kms. AKA 350Kms untill the light comes on approx 35L. It is a little worse than standard. I brought it new in 2010 and it got approx 400km out of 35L. But it looks fantastic now so worth it :) plus its a weekend warrior not a long haul tourer.
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Re: how economical is your jimny?

Unread post by ZookFastback » April 28th, 2011, 11:03 am

I find the 10% ethanol blend at 95 octane to be the best for my G13BB engine. An added bonus is that it is always the cheapest fuel. Every second tank gets a little squirt of the injector cleaner at $3/100ml.
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Re: how economical is your jimny?

Unread post by dogbox » April 28th, 2011, 7:53 pm

my fuel light comes on at about 440 klm an i fill the tank 35 liters
still on standard tyres winch bar an winch fitted

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Re: how economical is your jimny?

Unread post by marty_leash » May 2nd, 2011, 11:01 pm

I had my best run on a tank last week, 350km for 35l with 40-50km towing a trailer. I've recently started using nothing but premium fuel 95ron and it seems to of had a positive effect on fuel consumption.
Also I find driving at 90 km/hr as opposed to pushing along at 110 does wonders.
Up until now I had only got 300km out of a tank regardless of the type of driving I would do.
I run 215/75R15 tyres with ARB bullbar. The roof cage is not fitted at the moment but that chops the top speed down a but to ;)

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Re: how economical is your jimny?

Unread post by Dorfl » May 3rd, 2011, 9:53 am

I try to only use 97 ron fuel ( as much as posible) and travel @ 85 - 95 kph
last lot of calculations I did worked out to around 12.5l per 100klms.
tube bar & winch & snorkel up front & some lift doesn't help. Tyres are 33" x 12.5" MTZs

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Re: how economical is your jimny?

Unread post by Guest » May 3rd, 2011, 5:36 pm

Ouch, that's pretty thirsty. Have you put your Jimny over a weigh bridge to see how much extra she is now?
Paul

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Re: how economical is your jimny?

Unread post by Jimmy10 » May 3rd, 2011, 6:00 pm

I think tyre size hurts the jimnys the most. I'm only runnning 235's and its dropped my economy to around 10l per 100km so i bet massive 33" tyres will put even more strain on the little 1.3.

Can i ask are you running a bodylift to fit the 33's in? I fitted a 3' lift and 29' tryes still rub in places :( do you have any pics? i'd like to see how other people have squeezed big rubber under the jimny's! for inspiration :)

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