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Following table is showing fuel capacity as indicated by various manufacturers for the most common cars driving in our Club. It is important to know, how much fuel you need to have as spare, in jerry can, on long distance trips. The fuel consumption in a desert is around 40 L/100 km and off course it depends also on the territory and the force pressing the gas pedal.

[TABLE]
[TR]
[TD]Type
[/TD]
[TD]Fuel Capacity
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Wrangler (2-doors)[/TD]
[TD]70.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]FJ Cruiser[/TD]
[TD]72.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Cherokee[/TD]
[TD]76.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Pathfinder[/TD]
[TD]79.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Xterra[/TD]
[TD]80.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Wrangler (4-doors)[/TD]
[TD]85.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Pajero (LWB)[/TD]
[TD]92.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Dodge RAM 1500[/TD]
[TD]98.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Silverado[/TD]
[TD]98.4 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Tundra[/TD]
[TD]100.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]F150[/TD]
[TD]136.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Land Cruiser[/TD]
[TD]93.0 L (main tank) + 40.0 L (sub tank)[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Patrol[/TD]
[TD]95.0 L (main tank) / 80.0 L or 30.0 L (sub tank)[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

Normally the alarm light, next to your fuel gauge, marked as E=EMPTY, starts to light permanently at the level that it gives you around 100 km, to reach the next petrol station on the road. In off-road territory, you are still, with 50 km, on the safe side, but you have to be alerted, no to use heavy foot.
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caprihorse;17531 wrote:Following table is showing fuel capacity as indicated by various manufacturers for the most common cars driving in our Club. It is important to know, how much fuel you need to have as spare, in jerry can, on long distance trips. The fuel consumption in a desert is around 40 L/100 km and off course it depends also on the territory and the force pressing the gas pedal.

[TABLE]
[TR]
[TD]Type

[/TD]
[TD]Fuel Capacity

[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Wrangler (2-doors)
[/TD]
[TD]70.0 L
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]FJ Cruiser
[/TD]
[TD]72.0 L
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Cherokee
[/TD]
[TD]76.0 L
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Pathfinder
[/TD]
[TD]79.0 L
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Xterra
[/TD]
[TD]80.0 L
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Wrangler (4-doors)
[/TD]
[TD]85.0 L
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Pajero (LWB)
[/TD]
[TD]92.0 L
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Dodge RAM 1500
[/TD]
[TD]98.0 L
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Silverado
[/TD]
[TD]98.4 L
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Tundra
[/TD]
[TD]100.0 L
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Patrol
[/TD]
[TD]95.0 L (main tank) / 80.0 L or 30.0 L (sub tank)
[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

Normally the alarm light, next to your fuel gauge, marked as E=EMPTY, starts to light permanently at the level between 15-20 L in the tank. So it gives you around 100 km, to reach the next petrol station on road. In off-road territory, you are still with 50 km on the safe side, but you have to be alerted.
Let me add land cruiser to the list, If i am not wrong it is 93 (main tank) + 40 (Auxillary tank)
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Landcruiser 93 Main tank + 40 on the auxillary.
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Absolutely right Mon Marshan !!

The TJ gas guzzlers usually give 300 kms on 70 litres on road, mine does 260.

A corvette LS1 will give 400 same capacity but wonder how far it will take you on Lady Sandy???
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caprihorse;17531 wrote:Following table is showing fuel capacity as indicated by various manufacturers for the most common cars driving in our Club. It is important to know, how much fuel you need to have as spare, in jerry can, on long distance trips. The fuel consumption in a desert is around 40 L/100 km and off course it depends also on the territory and the force pressing the gas pedal.

[TABLE]
[TR]
[TD]Type
[/TD]
[TD]Fuel Capacity
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Wrangler (2-doors)[/TD]
[TD]70.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]FJ Cruiser[/TD]
[TD]72.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Cherokee[/TD]
[TD]76.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Pathfinder[/TD]
[TD]79.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Xterra[/TD]
[TD]80.0 L
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Wrangler (4-doors)[/TD]
[TD]85.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Pajero (LWB)[/TD]
[TD]92.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Dodge RAM 1500[/TD]
[TD]98.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Silverado[/TD]
[TD]98.4 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Tundra[/TD]
[TD]100.0 L[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Patrol[/TD]
[TD]95.0 L (main tank) / 80.0 L or 30.0 L (sub tank)
[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

Normally the alarm light, next to your fuel gauge, marked as E=EMPTY, starts to light permanently at the level between 15-20 L in the tank. So it gives you around 100 km, to reach the next petrol station on road. In off-road territory, you are still with 50 km on the safe side, but you have to be alerted.
Pathfinder 2009 70 L

and if you behave you can get as much as 550 KM to the Tank, and if you are playing with mother nature ( Sand) then the reading on the display screen will definitely scare you

check the picture attached this shows how many liters per 100 KM


[ATTACH=CONFIG]1301[/ATTACH]
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Mubz;24265 wrote:Pathfinder 2009 70 L

and if you behave you can get as much as 550 KM to the Tank, and if you are playing with mother nature ( Sand) then the reading on the display screen will definitely scare you

check the picture attached this shows how many liters per 100 KM


[ATTACH=CONFIG]1301[/ATTACH]
It is because we stopped alot on our previous drive but Capri is talking about constant driving in the sand then you should average around 40L/100Kms
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Caprihorse, Thanks for the post its really useful, just couple of things to mention here at LOW light you have around 35km only depends on your driving style, off-road 15-20 also depends on the terrain.
The quantity you mentioned is Total tank capacity with the reserve, the more the tank quantity reducing the faster it disappear due to the shape of the tank, you can notice at the last 1/4 quarter of the tank the fuel consumption is very Hi comparing it to the first 1/4 quarter, dont forget there is unusable fuel below the suction port level which the fuel pump cannot reach.
example Wrangler TJ full tank = 70 ltr, Low light comes at 12 ltr, reserve = 8-10 ltr, unusable = 2-4 ltr
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Bulldozer, many thanks for adding your comments to the discussion.

Yes, you are right, the consumption depends on the driving style and also on the power/weight ratio of the individual car.

The experience with all cars, which I did drive until now is showing that the gauge reaching 50% goes very slow and in the second half the hand moves significantly faster towards E. The level gauge in the tank is always set by manufacturer independently of tank or pump construction/shape. It is set at the time of the design of vehicle to give the alarm signal to board computer or directly to the fuel level indicator.

So the alarm comes at any vehicle about 100 km before the fuel pump cannot supply fuel to the engine, independently if there is some physical fuel or not in the tank remained in the tank, before the car engine stops (with the sign Out of Petrol).

Other values, regarding the desert, are from observing behaviour of other cars and mainly counting mileage on my car, when E alarm does switch on and actual the exact quantity in litres. It is mainly to see that my engine is still behaving normally or I don't have any leak in my fuel tank.

Tanks for notifying me, I'll correct the text in the opening post.
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