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Alextd5



Member Since: 11 Feb 2017
Location: Gloucestershire
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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 90 Td5 XS CSW Bonatti Grey
Defender MPG

How many miles per tank (td5 90) ? My old hardtop td5 would from memory do about 350 miles per tank, standard running 235 bf mud terrains. My 90 Xs with roof rack running 265 bf ko2s is only getting 280 -290 to a tank. Roughly 24-25 mpg!

What do you guys get?

Post #741322 19th Nov 2018 9:49pm
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Jimb1978



Member Since: 05 Sep 2012
Location: Huddersfield
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England 2002 Defender 110 Td5 Black LE Java Black

There are plenty threads on this so maybe do a quick search. Here is a screen shot of my last few full ups. I run a 110 with cage and roof rack. 265 bf all terrains. I run the tyre pressures quite high and my economy has improved by a couple of mpg round town. The 30mpg was sat at 50mph on the autoroute in France for a couple of full tanks...really boring but proves 30mpg is possible out of a fully loaded 110 with rack

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 2002 110 td5

Post #741350 19th Nov 2018 10:43pm
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Clive



Member Since: 21 Mar 2014
Location: Littleborough
Posts: 457

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

I normally get around 300 - 320 miles per tank, varied trips from a couple of miles to maybe 30 or so, doesn't seem to make a lot of difference.
My 90 has a stage 2 remap from Alive along with EGR delete and Decat so it has a fairly nippy performance which I like to make use of at every opportunity Whistle

Post #741353 19th Nov 2018 10:46pm
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lightning



Member Since: 23 Apr 2009
Location: Stockport
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United Kingdom 

26-28 mpg around town from my mildly remapped 110TD5 SW.

Fairly consistent over the last 50,000 miles. Driving around Spain last year observing their low speed limits we achieved 32mpg.

Post #741380 20th Nov 2018 12:19am
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Harry.O



Member Since: 25 Jul 2014
Location: Leicestershire...or Ghana
Posts: 497

United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 300 Tdi ST Nato Green

25.4mpg over 27,000 miles. Mixture of driving but it's a 110 with a roof rack and a stage 2 map. Since fitting mud tyres I seem to be getting 23-24mpg. 2005 Td5 110 Hardtop
1989 300Tdi 90 Soft top
1992 200Tdi 90 Truck cab with Land Cruiser axles

Post #741391 20th Nov 2018 6:51am
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gazman



Member Since: 17 Aug 2015
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 607

United Kingdom 2003 Defender 90 Td5 HT Alpine White

Low 20's for me. 33" mud tyres, rack, winch 2"lift.

1.2 TX box and live on the motorway 2014 - current ..... 2003 defender td5 90 (my car)
2009 - current .... 2005 zx10r

Post #741399 20th Nov 2018 9:07am
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lightning



Member Since: 23 Apr 2009
Location: Stockport
Posts: 467

United Kingdom 

The official urban MPG figures are around 24mpg depending on version so anybody who is getting over 25mpg l would say you are doing fine.

Post #741403 20th Nov 2018 9:20am
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Mike c



Member Since: 11 Aug 2017
Location: Maldon, Essex
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2004 Defender 90 Td5 CSW Belize Green

I usually fill up around 310ish miles with a fair bit more left. Usually works around 30mpg when I do the conversion and I am sad enough to check on every fill up lol! I do a fair few short runs too.
Was up to 32/33mpg on longer runs in the summer.

Standard 2004 90 county station wagon.

Mike

Post #741412 20th Nov 2018 10:14am
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lightning



Member Since: 23 Apr 2009
Location: Stockport
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United Kingdom 

You are doing well, l never managed that MPG with either of our 90 TD5
One bought new.

But it is possible, as we found when touring Spain where l achieved 32mpg in our 110 TD5 SW
You just need to drive slower!

For instance in Spain there’s a 30mph limit EXITING roundabouts so effectively stopping you from accelerating away. And there’s almost no traffic in rural Spain, so you don’t have to keep slowing down/speeding up or overtaking etc.

Post #741417 20th Nov 2018 10:54am
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Mike c



Member Since: 11 Aug 2017
Location: Maldon, Essex
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2004 Defender 90 Td5 CSW Belize Green

I am probably one of the more leisurely paced people on the roads, another reason I like Defender's, don't feel the need to rush! Smile

Post #741439 20th Nov 2018 12:53pm
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Vogler



Member Since: 02 Nov 2014
Location: Brussels
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Belgium 2015 Defender 110 Td5 HT Chawton White

110 Hardtop Td5 15p with roofrack, hardshell tent and snorkel, consistently checked from 100k to 145k km:
best: 31,2 mpg
worst: 20,0 mpg
average: 26,6 mpg

I use the excellent Fuelio app on my Android phone to keep track.
Graph in liter/100km:


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The two spikes are a very leadfooted drive in the Iceland inlands, and a fuel return pipe that got loose after being badly connected during a FPR repair.

Joris

Post #741449 20th Nov 2018 2:52pm
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SteveK



Member Since: 21 Jan 2015
Location: Bromsgrove
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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 110 Td5 HT Portofino Red

From my experience a TD5 does around 24 - 26 MPG and a 300TDI does around 28 - 30 MPG.

Post #741667 21st Nov 2018 10:15pm
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lightning



Member Since: 23 Apr 2009
Location: Stockport
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Sounds about right.

After my TD5 110 SW was remapped the MPG improved by about 2mpg so l now get 26-28mpg

Post #741676 21st Nov 2018 10:56pm
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OsloBlue



Member Since: 14 Jul 2018
Location: Essex
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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 110 Td5 XS CSW Oslo Blue

26 MPG... and thats on Tesco crap with half a bottle of redex per fill (fill from 25% to 75%)
20P a mile...

In fact its strange... if i measure how many miles i did on my previous tank its 26, but if i do how many litres it is to fill up then its 34...

Am i supposed to take the mean of the readings and then work in my milage?

Obviously my MPG will only get more accurate as i collect and collate more data. Defender Drag racer & achiever of "How is that possible" speed
Current: TD5 '110 "Lucinda" Thread here: https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic62562.html
Previously: Disco 3/4 2010 Manual, BMW 325D SE, '08 Nissan Pathfinder, '08 Nissan Navara, '08 Focus ST, '97 Vectra track car.

Post #743033 29th Nov 2018 9:25pm
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OJ



Member Since: 23 Nov 2018
Location: Kinross
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Scotland 1992 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Tonga Green
Re: Defender MPG

Alextd5 wrote:
How many miles per tank (td5 90) ? My old hardtop td5 would from memory do about 350 miles per tank, standard running 235 bf mud terrains. My 90 Xs with roof rack running 265 bf ko2s is only getting 280 -290 to a tank. Roughly 24-25 mpg!

What do you guys get?


About an average of 27, depends how you drive it Very Happy

Post #743035 29th Nov 2018 9:39pm
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