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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2016, 05:10:10 pm »
Those big fat wheels are probably not helping things, try a factory set for a few tanks.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2016, 07:20:20 am »
Those big fat wheels are probably not helping things, try a factory set for a few tanks.

Agreed.
I've put it into Conti's for testing. They've given me another one - 2016 2wd HL 420 with factory 17" wheels.
We took it away to Rotorua on the weekend and it was doing 9/100 almost everywhere, around town it raised slightly to 9.2/100.
Much better than my one. Looks as though it will get around 750 - 800k's to the tank. Possibly more.

Would have preferred another 4m HL truck to compare apples with apples.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2016, 08:03:53 am »
What about roof racks? Sports bar or canopy?

We're off down country tomorrow and will let you know what we get. Will be 4 up and lightly loaded. Will also leave the roof racks on. I expect we'll get 800+
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2016, 06:23:00 am »
What about roof racks? Sports bar or canopy?

We're off down country tomorrow and will let you know what we get. Will be 4 up and lightly loaded. Will also leave the roof racks on. I expect we'll get 800+

Thanks. Looking forward to the result. We had 3 adults and 2 kids in the loan vehicle, with 5 push bikes on the back and loaded up with gear on our trip away last week and it still gave good economy, unlike my one.
Conti's have come back after testing the vehicle for a week and said there is nothing wrong with it - Again.
I'm not convinced.


It has roof and ladder racks.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2016, 12:05:05 pm »
I had a T3 Transporter, with a Subaru 2.5 inside, and when I fitted the 3.5M roof racks, fuel consumption was about 25% HIGHER!  :o

I actually stopped the first time, after an hour to see if I had a fuel leak, because the gauge was dropping so fast!

Didn't make much difference around town (12.5 with or without), but consumption was over 12L/100kms, between Whangarei and Auckland, but without the racks it would normally have been about 9.5.

Those racks were tubular, about 3500mm long and with 8 or so cross bars. No load on them either.

I took them to Auckland the last time, saw the horrendous fuel consumption again and gave them away before I came home  ;D

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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2016, 02:40:03 pm »
Maybe just switch the software to test mode, should bring the L/100km down

This would bring emissions down but fuel consumption would go up. So maybe it is in test mode.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2016, 09:54:19 pm »
Karl, I took some notes from my 4m Auto all Auckland driving with big wheels and road tyres, so maybe comparable to yours.  Canopy and no roof racks.

Cockle Bay to CBD, early very light traffic, distance 21km, average speed 51kmh, ave consump 9.0l/100km

General Auckland driving, short stop start runs, plus some trips into the city with heavy traffic, distance 535km, average speed 30kmh, ave consump 10.8l/100km
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2016, 05:11:33 am »
Karl, I took some notes from my 4m Auto all Auckland driving with big wheels and road tyres, so maybe comparable to yours.  Canopy and no roof racks.

Cockle Bay to CBD, early very light traffic, distance 21km, average speed 51kmh, ave consump 9.0l/100km

General Auckland driving, short stop start runs, plus some trips into the city with heavy traffic, distance 535km, average speed 30kmh, ave consump 10.8l/100km

Thanks Rob. My one is doing 14.4L/100 around town so no where near as good as your one. Vert suggested it could be the MAF. Conti's say they tested the MAF and found no faults, but I think they just plugged it in and scanned for general faults.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2016, 07:47:13 am »
Dad got the same story with his then new TDI Passat, his average on a tank went from over 1000ks to under 800 yet he was told nothing was wrong.
When push came to shove someone from EMD went to Conti's to diagnose and the airflow meter was found to be faulty.
Once replaced it was back to 1000ks per tank, your truck has something wrong with it. No doubt about it.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2016, 12:26:24 pm »
Dad got the same story with his then new TDI Passat, his average on a tank went from over 1000ks to under 800 yet he was told nothing was wrong.
When push came to shove someone from EMD went to Conti's to diagnose and the airflow meter was found to be faulty.
Once replaced it was back to 1000ks per tank, your truck has something wrong with it. No doubt about it.

Most of the time those f*#kers check for faults.. they plug their VAS505(somefunkingarbitrynumber) tool in and just push Auto scan.

they don't actually bother to check the measuring block of the MAF to see what the MAF is actually reading At idle / under throttle (no load) / under throttle (under load i.e. motorway driving)

MAFs only ever seem to lodge errors if they have been unplugged or have burnt out completely.

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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2016, 09:08:15 am »
Heres the report from Conti's. After talking to Vert, I specifically asked them to check the MAF. Looks like they did what you said Anton - just general scan. They had their guy drive it home to Huntly and put about 400k's on it, only to tell me there is nothing wrong with it. Might need to get the VW tech guy from EMD to look at it and do some real testing.



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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2016, 10:38:23 am »
damn they are full of it

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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2016, 06:43:03 pm »
Our trip down country last week which consisted of 80% open road driving at a leisurely 100kph max, and 20% city stop start worked out at 740kms from 68L. So around 9.1L/100km. So you may get down to 8.5 for 100% open road but it would be a struggle.

 Interestingly the fuel light came on at 740kms with 12L in the tank and range on the trip computer showing 120kms to go. So pretty accurate which surprised me.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2016, 06:00:51 am »
Our trip down country last week which consisted of 80% open road driving at a leisurely 100kph max, and 20% city stop start worked out at 740kms from 68L. So around 9.1L/100km. So you may get down to 8.5 for 100% open road but it would be a struggle.

 Interestingly the fuel light came on at 740kms with 12L in the tank and range on the trip computer showing 120kms to go. So pretty accurate which surprised me.

Thanks for the data Trofeo, we had a loan Amarok and it did almost exactly what your one did with 3 adults, 2 kids the tray full of luggage and 5 mountain bikes on the back. It was doing 9/100 almost everywhere.
 


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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2016, 07:22:20 pm »
The last tank was all around town driving and it worked out at bang on 10L/100km. All light throttle, 1 or 2 up and maybe 100kgs max in the tray. I'm guessing with a heavy foot and a half ton load it may hit 12L/100km. Doubt we'd see 14 without towing something.
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