AnswerID: 478645 Submitted: Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 at 20:31
Member - Tricky Dicky (NSW)
Hi Neil & Lea
A lot of people are going to tell you to keep away from the Nissan because of problems they have had with this motor. It might be true but I am on my 2nd patrol and have had no problems.
The first one was a 06 model auto 3lt diesel towing capacity 2500kg when towing our caravan ( 2500kg loaded) our average speed was 85/95 klm per hour some hills would slow us up to about 50klm. Our average fuel consumption was 16 lts per 100 klms which I was happy with.
I have since traded up to the latest 3lt manual model 3200kg towing capacity. Our new van weighs 2650kg loaded and the manual still pulls it along around the 85/95 klm per hour with no problems, I did get up to 100klm per hour at some stages but don't really like doing that to often. A couple of hills still slow it down but not as bad as the auto model did.
We have just come back from our first long trip with this new set-up 2700 klm from the central coast
NSW down to the lakes entrance
and return via the monaro hwy up to Cooma, Canberra
, Goulburn and return. We averaged 14.88 lts per 100klm which I was very happy with. The worst was 17lts per 100klm on the hwy between cann river and Cooma all up hill
I think you have to remember that the 3lt motor is on the small size and you should drive it accordingly, depending on what weights you are towing hopefully you have no problems. hope this helps
You could also put a chip into it.
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FollowupID: 754194 Submitted:
Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 at 20:37
Member - Tricky Dicky (NSW) posted:
I should have said when not towing we use about 10.5 lts per 100 klm around the central coast
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