Jump to content

bought a disco in aus, small issue


westcoastlandy
 Share

Recommended Posts

hey

i am out in aus and nz for a year from scotland.

i have bought a 3.9 efi v8 disco 1995

she is real clean but sure i have a problem with the fuel

i think the tank holds 89 litres. the problem is that the range

i only get 440km to a tank (273 miles) cant be right

cant find leaks but need to have a good look

any ideas would be great

fuel is a bout 50 pence, cheap but still not effective on the wallet

eating into the beer fund :angry:

cheers

cam

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sounds about right to me. I have a 3.5V8i Disco and when I was in Oz with it I used to get around 400Km per tank. I did not run the tank completely empty though. It works out at about 14Mpg which is about right for town work. I used to get a bit more when going longer distances. I have just come back from the Pyranees with mine and at a steady 60Mph on the motorway I was getting about 20Mpg.

HTH

Ivan

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yup.. MPG sounds about right for a nice thirsty V8.....

Being nice to it I can get 20, average presently running at 16 and off-road days I'm getting 14.....

I recon if I blat it around all the time I could happily achieve single digit MPG....

Neil

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 years later...

Figures like that don't sound right mate...our old 3dr 3.5 Disco used to get at least 600klm's from a tank. If you're using an auto and cruise then this would harm economy, but not to that degree. I get 580'ish out of a tank from my 4lt Wranger, but everyone else seems to get about 4-450klm's out of their tanks with the same vehicle. Changing the way you drive and short-shifting makes a MASSIVE difference...4x4's aren't sports cars afterall. :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sounds about right to me, on my second V8 Discovery. 230-250 miles to a tank if mostly around town, up to a bit over 300 doing long distance steady speed. The old one was much the same, owned both from new, no change in the seven years I have had this one and the three I owned the previous one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sorry to say that mine's on gas and burns about that on a highway run (with some hills) - about 20-22 ltrs/100kms [~13mpg]. Slightly better on petrol (18-20 ish [~15mpg]) but still scary. Terrifying if flogged...

The local Disco's are low comp (8.1) and run open-loop (no oxy sensors) so therefore are a bit less efficient than the "proper" pommie ones.

Welcome to Oz, mate.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy