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samthornton1990

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Now then,

 

Looking at purchasing a Hilux in the foreseeable future, I am stuck between the HL3 2.5l and the 3.0l,

 

the 3 litre seems to be more readily available, just wanting to know what the mpg differences are and other mechanical issues if there are any?

 

Cheers

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I bought a 2.5 liter crew cab Hilux a Month ago, they have a huge reputation for ruggedness and reliability even for a Toyota. There built like a Tiger tank and mine was purchased as a fixer upper. I put four new all terrain tires on it, two new leaf springs, replaced the center section of drive shaft and the propshaft between the gearbox and transfer box and both rear shocks. It also needs a bit of body work plus I'm going to get a five tonne recovery winch for it and a bull bar. I also changed all the fluids and filters, there's over 200,000 Miles on the clock but that's nothing for a Toyota. The only warning I've been given is to keep the nipples on the driveshaft greased regulary. I've only owned Toyota's since I started driving Twenty Years ago bar an Iveco Daily and what a disappointment that was.

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Ah that's good to know, I've heard good things about them, my Passat that I have is on 270k so I'm confident I can get one to last if I look after it.

 

More interest in the mpg etc!

 

3.0 L

 

But after 2011

 

Go on hilux owners forum and that will give you all the info you require

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2.5 seems a bit gutless to me with a loaded ifor on the rear but personally but never driven a 3ltr so that would be my option, the bigger the better.

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2.5 seems a bit gutless to me with a loaded ifor on the rear but personally but never driven a 3ltr so that would be my option, the bigger the better.

 

3L are a lot better towing, 2.5 I had was 120bhp hl2. Good bus but struggle with trailer and tracked chipper

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The 2.5 started at 102bhp i think.

 

Ive got a 3.0 auto, 2015, averages 29mpg mixed driving, 10% towing. The auto is lovely to tow with.

 

I saw a pic of someone with a 5year old 3.0, chipped and a performance exhaust getting 50+mpg driving on a long run, with all terrain tyres

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