AnswerID: 429881 Submitted: Friday, Sep 10, 2010 at 14:55
Rodger Dodger , you can't be serious but anyway that would be a disaster , both mechanically and cost wise.
I'd go a 3lt diesel before attempting that
You don't say if yours is auto/manual , or wether you mean 4.2 or 3lt diesel.
If auto the harsh power impulses would destroy the box and probably diff overtime , tailshaft is different as is a whole bunch of stuff that drives acessories such as ABS, fuel pumps and plumbing, the lot .
If manual , well all ratios are wrong- including diffs.
The different diffs would take the power impulse hits but patrol diesel doesn't like revs and would rev at 2600 at 100 at which it vibrates enormously and generates a lot of heat.
On highway cruising at 130kmh - well just forget it.
At constant 100kph diesel got 30% better consumption.
Further, under controlled 4wding conditions (Victorias border track
test) the patrol diesel delivered only 17% better fuel use than the 4800 manual and got stuck much more readily as well.
If yours is an auto then consider a trade to a manual which delivers sub 15lt/100km on tour.
The Canning didn't even seriously stretch our cars range capabilites and there really isn't much that does these days.
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FollowupID: 700695 Submitted:
Friday, Sep 10, 2010 at 16:21
Thanks Robin, I think you & OBT have summed it up quite well, I will just have to see how I can carry more fuel. Fitting long range tanks is an option, I have also see a company in Melbourne
advertising flexible (pillow) tanks suitable for petrol & in large capacities too (100 + litre's). It does look as if that is the way I will have to go.
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