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Hufflepuff



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England 2005 Defender 90 Td5 XS CSW Tonga Green

Because I like changing gear myself Razz

I understand the benefits of an auto, and have driven plenty of modern autos, but enjoy the more 'in control' feeling of using the clutch and gearstick. Just personal preference really. Plus I might get another 0.3 mpg with a manual - every little helps, this will be my only banger.

Besides which, I've already got a strengthend R380 built up by Mr Ashcroft all ready to go Smile 2005 Td5 90 XS
1989 V8 110 CSW

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GREENI



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Another 0.3????
I reckon more Laughing instagram @v8_scumbag

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Hufflepuff



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Isn't +0.3mpg about +50%? Razz 2005 Td5 90 XS
1989 V8 110 CSW

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GREENI



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I reckon I get single figures...I just don't care though. I know certain points in the country by how much to re-fuel there..

I know Cheltenham is £45 away and Kielder Forest is £95 away !

Porthmadog is a tank and a half.... I used to fill the 110 td5 up and get there on less than a quarter!! instagram @v8_scumbag

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Hufflepuff



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Ouch I hope I do a bit better than that, I'd like to see 15mpg on a run when driven steadily. Time will tell... 2005 Td5 90 XS
1989 V8 110 CSW

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CarMan



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I think 15 is entirely realistic, but I've been out with Steve driving - enough said Laughing 1993 200tdi 90
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2016 2.2 XS 90

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Hufflepuff



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England 2005 Defender 90 Td5 XS CSW Tonga Green

Ah good. I was trying to calculate a 110 td5 using 1/4 tank must be around 100 miles, so 1.5 tanks on a 90 in 100 miles is... Not a lot Rolling with laughter 2005 Td5 90 XS
1989 V8 110 CSW

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Shroppy



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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 130 V8 Petrol HCPU Montalcino Red

I'm told mid twenties is readily achieved in a P38 running Bosch injectors and an appropriate tune. GEMS let's you run it about 15% leaner than the earlier systems (aided by the up-rated injectors) so I'm hoping for low twenties from the 130 if driven sensibly.

A friend once had a 3.5 V8 2 door classic challenge truck with a sprintex supercharger, that got 8 mpg. Rolling with laughter 1986 127 V8 Build Thread
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

My old Stage 1 V8 (3.5, de-restricted carbs) would easily be down to single figures on a cold morning Laughing Darren

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2013 Discovery 4 XS

"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia

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