nissan patrols 98 to 02

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 15:12
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need info on patrol fuel economy around town and on trips in 5 speed
diesel 3.0lt turbo and 4.5 petrol. also the new 4.8lt petrol would be good. also interested in dual fuel 4.5lt and gas, please state size of tanks.( and if the wife drives it what revs does she changed gears at because husband and i are in debating)
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Reply By: flappan - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 16:41

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 16:41
Mines an auto, but I'll give you some figures anyway.

98 GU Ti 4.5 Petrol Patrol.

Around Canberra , 19 - 21 l/100k
Highway , 15 - 17 l/100k
Towing camper , 18 - 21 l/100k
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Follow Up By: Cam - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 17:00

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 17:00
I have the same model which the better half runs around in & at the last calc we were getting

City 17/100k
Towing (19ft van) 25/100k

We have since changed up to the larger 265/75/16 tyres. Not that it would make a huge difference to the economy.

Before the last trip away we had a tune up which we have also noticed has improved economy yet again.

Cant give a highway reading as we are always towing when on the road.
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Reply By: Mark - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 17:37

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 17:37
I have a manual 2003 GU 3.0TD with 285/75 tyres. Speedo is now correct, was out by 6% with original tyres (Garmin V GPS correction).

Mainly freeway driving to work
12.2 litres/100 kms

Towing 1.6T offroad van (~100km/hr)
15.3 litres/100 kms

Have just fitted Dtronic this week. Very noticeable power increase, will have to wait and see effect on fuel economy.

Cheers

Mark
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Reply By: brad in West Aust - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 18:41

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 18:41
I have a 3 lt TD 2001 auto.
My economy on a resent trip was 9.5km per 1 lt only if you stay around 100-110km on highway. I was towing a camper trailer from Esperance to my place 750km and used just over 3/4 tank.

Brad
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Reply By: brad in West Aust - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 18:43

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 18:43
I have a 3 lt TD 2001 auto.
My economy on a resent trip was 9.5km per 1 lt only if you stay around 100-110km on highway. I was towing a camper trailer from Esperance to my place 750km and used just over 3/4 tank.

Brad
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Reply By: brad in West Aust - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 18:44

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 18:44
I have a 3 lt TD 2001 auto.
My economy on a resent trip was 9.5km per 1 lt only if you stay around 100-110km on highway. I was towing a camper trailer from Esperance to my place 750km and used just over 3/4 tank.

Brad
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 18:57

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 18:57
Ithink we got that Brad . HeHeHe.Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 20:58

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 20:58
the 4.5 is cheaper to run,

the 3.0 gets 1 motor, 1 gearbox, 1 pulley assembly, and a clutch to 70,000klms

Dont touch 98-01 3.0 GU's they have issues with all of the above. It even made the paper few weeks ago!!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Diamond(due to duck season) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:05

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:05
and you STILL want one
loldue to duck season coming
ive decided to hide out
love jemima puddle duck
back after the season
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:32

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:32
your making the blood rush from my head again...
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Reply By: Nomad - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 23:43

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 23:43
Well I've got a 3lt Auto, 2000 model, and yes I've heard all the reports but, touch wood, no problems. Got to agree with Brad, he was very persuasive, about fuel consumption. 10.7lt/100k around town. When touring we normally gross, with trailer, about 3.5t. Trip to Melb from Bris and back via high Country gave 12.7lt/100k. Trip to Fraser with lots of inland very soft sand driving gave 17.5. I'm rapt. My old EA Falcon usually managed about 18-20 around town. You cannot beat diesel!!!

See ya in the bush. Treadlightly!

Nomad
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