Heine's Ramblings and Rumblings

Best justification for not buying a diesel donkey that I’ve seen (ex LCCSA)


PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: V8 reliability questions?

Difference in fuel consumption between 1HZ and V6??In 10000km, the V6 gulps down +- 1667 litres (6 km/l), = R 20370 (@ R 12,22/L)The Donkey +- 1428 (7km/l), = R 17560 (@ R 12.36/l)Difference is 239 litres, and R 2810.Your “extra” service on the Donkey is around R 1200.so………physical monetary difference is R 1610 over 10 000km, or 16 cents a kilometer. Or a difference of a measly R 161 over 1000 kilometers.If that bothers you, with all due respect, then look at something like a Polo Diesel. Wink

And let’s not forget this

1HZ                                                                                                                                            V6

Under the bonnet > Drivetrain
Maximum power: (kW @ r/min) 96 @ 3800
Maximum torque: (Nm @ r/min) 285 @ 2200
Valve mechanism: 12 valve, SOHC
Maximum power: (kW @ r/min) 170 @ 5600
Maximum torque: (Nm @ r/min) 360 @ 3800
Valve mechanism: 24 valve, DOHC with VVT-i

or the Donk’s extra 27k purchase price

2 thoughts on “Best justification for not buying a diesel donkey that I’ve seen (ex LCCSA)

  1. presactly !!! Thats why I bought a 4.5 nearly 6 years ago. Mine’s been completely submerged, has smacked fairly big trees, crashed over large rocks etc. minimal damage. In addition, any penalty I have paid at the pumps has been offset by the saving in spares. almost nothing has broken on mine despite a hard life.

  2. And if it’s Patrick proof it’s anything proof

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