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Old May 13th, 2004, 11:21 PM
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Most mileage on one tank?

Today I set a personal record of 236 miles with a gallon left in the tank. I was glad when I arrived at a gas station though. Just wondering what some other folks have managed with their much loved gas chugging Defenders?
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Old May 13th, 2004, 11:27 PM
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I did near 250 once, 95 north through New Jersey doing 75mph. Note this was coming back from MAR covered in Aerodynamic mud
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Old May 14th, 2004, 12:00 AM
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My record is 164 miles.I dream of 200+ miles per tank. TDi is in the garage waiting for time to install and then I can quit buying gas every 2 hours.
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Old May 14th, 2004, 04:00 AM
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Old May 14th, 2004, 05:00 AM
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I think I did almost two miles one time. The MoD definitely wasn't concerned about range were they. All those supply trucks were too readily at hand. No big war experience with Defenders either. If they had invented the 4x4 car rather than the tank we'd surely have better range.
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Old May 14th, 2004, 03:04 PM
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I've done 350 miles, but then again I have two tanks....400 oughta be possible. wind behind. To think a disco 200 diesel will easily do 600 miles on its standard tank! must be some TDi Defender owners who can boast some impressive totals. Did you see Smart is going to sell the diesel fourtwo in canada - 3.5 litres per hundred kms.....80 mpg imperial?
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Old May 14th, 2004, 04:04 PM
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210 for our V8 was the best we have done.
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230 and I could have gone another 13 or so miles. I still had to remove part of the seat bottom from my butt cheeks. I knew I was going to be pushing my D-90 while my 12 year old steered
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Old May 21st, 2004, 04:17 PM
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I normally do 350 or so.
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Old May 21st, 2004, 04:49 PM
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237 and coasted into the station That was the first week I owned the truck.
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Old May 21st, 2004, 05:45 PM
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287 at 75mph. Granted that was on the back of a rollback. Normaly 230.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:50 PM
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Ummm, around 800 miles
But then I've got twin tanks, 140 litres and a 200 tdi.
I just love pulling into a petrol station on empty, filling both tanks and producing a 4p off per litre voucher
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Old May 25th, 2004, 06:13 PM
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Just got 131 on last tank. Shameful!
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