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Old July 24th, 2008, 08:08 PM
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Is that US gallons?

Also how are you measuring distance? The stock speedos usually read 10% high.
That is Imp gallons. I wasn't making any real effort to maximize my
mileage on the trip. I was following a buddy in his Series One 80" so
that kept the speeds down.

My speedo was out about 10% or so originally, but once I swapped in the
new gearbox and engine it seems to be close to bang on. My scientific
method to measure this was having the wife follow in her car and match
my speed. I have repeated this again with another vehicle with the same
results. So, I'd say its at least ball park.

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Old July 24th, 2008, 08:23 PM
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So 24 mpg US. Sounds reasonable. Going back through the thread, seems a lot of 300 Tdi's average around 23-24 mpg.
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Aren't you running 285.75's ? Will you have enough engine to run those and a 1.2 ? Please keep us posted.

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Yup, 285-75's and a ZF. So yeah, it'll be interesting with the 1.2. But I figure that I have to downshift for hills anyway with the 1.4. And I often end up in no man's land where 4th is too tall and 3rd is too short. So the 1.2 may actually be better when running in 3rd. Anyway, I'll definitely post results.
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i should be able to drive whatever i want without getting looks of disgust from Prius drivers .
...ahhh yes, the Pious driver. I personally take great pleasure in leaving them in a cloud of burnt fried clam smoke whenever possible. Friggin' hybrids.... with the "be kind to your mother" and "Recycle it" stickers on the bumper....two notions that the owner, just in the act of purchasing the thing, completely ignored.
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.with the "be kind to your mother" and "Recycle it" stickers on the bumper....two notions that the owner, just in the act of purchasing the thing, completely ignored.
Perfect. Where can I get one of these "recycle it" stickers. I want one on the back of my classic.
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Perfect. Where can I get one of these "recycle it" stickers. I want one on the back of my classic.
I'm looking for a "Support Big Oil" sticker for the back of my Toyhauler, to complement the "Turbo Diesel Inside" sticker.
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...ahhh yes, the Pious driver. I personally take great pleasure in leaving them in a cloud of burnt fried clam smoke whenever possible. Friggin' hybrids.... with the "be kind to your mother" and "Recycle it" stickers on the bumper....two notions that the owner, just in the act of purchasing the thing, completely ignored.
Your stickers are far better.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 11:03 AM
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Just an update. A did a long trip in convoy with a 200TDI 110 (R380, 1.6 t. case). We traveled at 55 to 60 mph the whole time. I averaged 25.1 mpg (US gallons) with a best tank of 26.2. He got around 23.

I've arrange to get a 1.2 t. case and will let you know if it changes the mileage at all, although it will be a while before I get it in and do another full highway tank.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 05:51 PM
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I put the 1.2 case in a couple of months ago. It is much better all around. Highway power is about the same. A lot quieter and lower revs. I don't feel like I'm missing a gear any more.
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I've been using a 1.198 Tcase behind my 200Tdi and am very pleased with it. I'm getting around 22mpg commuting and doing 70-75 on the freeway. I've been running B5. I'm going to try and keep it around 65 for a tank and see what difference it makes. FYI, with 235/85-16 tires and a yellow speedo gear, the speedo reads within 1-2mph of GPS.
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My father is running he 1.2 with a set of 285's. It is a lot quieter on the highway and goes like hell.. I find you have to down shift a bit more on the highway though when you come to a big hill. I just have to figure out what speedo gear to use or change out to the VDO speedo.
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Since this thread has popped back up I will report that I am consistently getting 24 MPG with the Daihatsu 2.8 with a Late Series III gearbox, HR transfer case, 4.75's and 285/75-16 SSR's.
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Bumping an old thread for info:

Vehicle: 110 300Tdi on the heavy side (cage + winch + roof rack) with 33" tires and a 1" lift. Engine is bone stock.

Question: Is switching to a 1.22 transfer case from the stock 1.4 transfer case a wise idea for a vehicle that's used for local commuting as well as for long high way trips (usually >1000 mile round trips)?

Trying to improve mileage but not at the cost of running out of puff on inclines. Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old August 4th, 2010, 02:12 PM
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Unless the engine is done up with a fair bit more power, I think a 1.2 is too much gearing for a heavy 110. You will have problems with 1st gear.

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I put the 1.2 case in a couple of months ago. It is much better all around. Highway power is about the same. A lot quieter and lower revs. I don't feel like I'm missing a gear any more.
I'll add that I have not seen much difference in mileage. It is a bit hard to compare as I might be driving faster with the higher gearing.
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I agree, in 110 first would be a serious clutch abuser. In a 90 no problem.
When my 110 is fully loaded getting it moving up a hill at 10,000 feet it is sometimes necessary to put it in low range.
I would dearly like a lower first gear.
One solution could be an overdrive. I'm considering putting 4.10's in the diffs and putting an overdrive on mine.
I did a spreadsheet a while back to compare ratios I'll be darnd if I can't find it but with 10 forward gears I had a lower low gear and a higher fifth gear and of course many more selections in the middle. and with the 4.10 diffs low range is a lot lower too.
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Unless the engine is done up with a fair bit more power, I think a 1.2 is too much gearing for a heavy 110. You will have problems with 1st gear.

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I'll add that I have not seen much difference in mileage. It is a bit hard to compare as I might be driving faster with the higher gearing.

Thanks for the info John and Keith.
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