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Norton



Member Since: 10 Sep 2018
Location: Buckinghamshire
Posts: 28

United Kingdom 1990 Defender 90 2.5 n/a Diesel ST Nato Green

Around low 20's at motorway speeds. High 20's on A roads.

Post #745997 16th Dec 2018 2:27pm
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Mash



Member Since: 09 Feb 2015
Location: Guernsey
Posts: 1592

Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

Having done several runs to and from pompy averageing 170ish miles each way I’m doing the trip in about a 1/3 of a tank so I must be close to 30 mpg in Buggsy, makes no real difference if loaded or not and the whacking great roof rack doesn’t seem to effect it, I normally sit around 55-60 and am driving in stupid o’clock hours. 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
110 TD5 - Buggsy http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic59029.html
52HG25 lightweight https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic72342.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

Think I might have a problem............

Post #746043 16th Dec 2018 6:06pm
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Tommo



Member Since: 19 Dec 2013
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 828

United Kingdom 2006 Defender 90 Td5 Black LE Java Black

I put in £40 per week and do on average 800 miles a month, so £40 gets me 200 miles!!!!
Any good???

Post #746062 16th Dec 2018 8:21pm
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Djcla



Member Since: 29 Jul 2017
Location: Gloucestershire
Posts: 469

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I do mainly short trips and last time I calculated I was getting about 27mpg running STT pro tyres

Post #746651 20th Dec 2018 8:37pm
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RoddyK05



Member Since: 08 Apr 2015
Location: Inverclyde
Posts: 587

Scotland 2004 Defender 90 Td5 SW Yellow

Just now with cold engine, short trips and on my (now) winter tyres of 750 XZL’s, I am getting 25-26 to the gallon. In the summer on a run and wearing its 750 Latitudes, I can get 31-32, but as I say, that’s on a run. Standard Td5 90 but with full-size Brownchurch roof rack.

Post #746653 20th Dec 2018 8:58pm
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LR90XS2011



Member Since: 05 Apr 2011
Location: bickenhill
Posts: 2870

United Kingdom 2011 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Galway Green

Caterham has some high claims and I have tried to match them which I can for short periods of time, but it needs to be in the 1500-1750 RPM range and between 30 and 50mph, you will be surprised what can be achieved if you try to drive in this range.

Unfortunately I cant do it for long as I get fed up quickly.

notably both myself and Caterham have 2011 2.4s DEFENDER 90 TDCI XS,

I hope everyone is well and your land rovers make you happy

Post #746725 21st Dec 2018 11:18am
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Adam17



Member Since: 15 May 2018
Location: Within Bedfordshire
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England 2004 Defender 110 Td5 XS CSW Java Black

I think ill start a tally of what im spending and how many miles im getting - I do reset the counter each time I fill up. And usually get between 230-280 a tank.. Regards
Adam

Loving The Duchess
The Defender 110 TD5 XS

My Defender story - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic64005.html

Post #746747 21st Dec 2018 2:49pm
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excossack



Member Since: 22 Feb 2012
Location: North West
Posts: 4400

United Kingdom 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Caledonian Blue

I get around 300 to a full tank in my 110 (but always find the needle for the fuel gauge drop quicker from half to 1/4 than full to half) 1999 Defender TD5 110

Regards
John M0VAZ
Do you know what a nemesis is?

Post #746754 21st Dec 2018 3:33pm
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Supacat



Member Since: 16 Oct 2012
Location: West Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS DCPU Keswick Green

The needle doesn't seem to move from full till after the first 60 odd miles in mine.

Post #746755 21st Dec 2018 3:42pm
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excossack



Member Since: 22 Feb 2012
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United Kingdom 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Caledonian Blue

Mine is the same but its half to 1/4 that drops really quick compared to the miles covered 1999 Defender TD5 110

Regards
John M0VAZ
Do you know what a nemesis is?

Post #746756 21st Dec 2018 3:43pm
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Adam17



Member Since: 15 May 2018
Location: Within Bedfordshire
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England 2004 Defender 110 Td5 XS CSW Java Black

excossack wrote:
I get around 300 to a full tank in my 110 (but always find the needle for the fuel gauge drop quicker from half to 1/4 than full to half)


Agreed - I fill right to the brim! and get nearly 60 miles from past the full mark to the full mark, but then between full and 1/4 its like 180 miles... Regards
Adam

Loving The Duchess
The Defender 110 TD5 XS

My Defender story - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic64005.html

Post #746758 21st Dec 2018 3:49pm
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Clive



Member Since: 21 Mar 2014
Location: Littleborough
Posts: 463

United Kingdom 2004 Defender 90 Td5 X-Tech LE Zambezi Silver

The fuel gauge on the Td5's are very non-linear, I might get 100 miles+ from the first quarter then only about 50 or less from the last. My previous one was just the same, not much more than a rough guide really, better than nothing though Smile

On a high note, I was away over the weekend and came back from Canterbury, plus a bit of running around and got 350 miles from a full tank (49.3 litres to the brim,) of Morrisons finest regular diesel, = 32.26 mpg Thumbs Up

Post #746769 21st Dec 2018 5:05pm
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Djcla



Member Since: 29 Jul 2017
Location: Gloucestershire
Posts: 469

United Kingdom 

I never let mine go past half way as I've run out before when guage was on the last quarter line.

Post #746781 21st Dec 2018 6:53pm
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Adam17



Member Since: 15 May 2018
Location: Within Bedfordshire
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England 2004 Defender 110 Td5 XS CSW Java Black

Clive wrote:
The fuel gauge on the Td5's are very non-linear, I might get 100 miles+ from the first quarter then only about 50 or less from the last. My previous one was just the same, not much more than a rough guide really, better than nothing though Smile

On a high note, I was away over the weekend and came back from Canterbury, plus a bit of running around and got 350 miles from a full tank (49.3 litres to the brim,) of Morrisons finest regular diesel, = 32.26 mpg Thumbs Up


Nice! That's good going that. I'm going to make a conscious effort to start recording my fuel stats. Regards
Adam

Loving The Duchess
The Defender 110 TD5 XS

My Defender story - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic64005.html

Post #746977 23rd Dec 2018 12:02am
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lightning



Member Since: 23 Apr 2009
Location: Stockport
Posts: 518

United Kingdom 

I have been firmly in the red at the bottom of the gauge and still running.

2005 TD5 110

But l normally fill up when it gets to half full, as it definitely rides a bit better with the extra weight.



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