Is my fuel economy about right??

Submitted: Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 00:00
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Hi all,

I own a 89 Petrol 4.2L GQ Nissan Patrol SWB. I am currently returning pretty ordinary fuel figures of around 6Km/L or 17L/100Km. Does this sound about right??

PS I have 2.5 inch exhaust and extractors.
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Reply By: Joe - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 00:00
Graham,

That actually sounds on the good side for that engine! I am sure you must have the manual gearbox to achieve results like that – the auto was an absolute shocker when it came to fuel consumption.
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Follow Up By: Graham Cahill - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 00:00
Yep its a manual...I spose the fuel usage is not too drastic, but just wanted to be sure it sounded OK.
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Reply By: colin watson - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 00:00
Graham, just for comparison i have a 92 patrol 4.2 non turbo diesel with extractors 2,5 exhaust and finer filters and get just under 12l/100km. Col
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Follow Up By: Mike Barden - Monday, Jun 03, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jun 03, 2002 at 00:00
Colin, mine is a 92 mav non turbo diesel with genie extractors but still with stock pipe and muffler/res in place. I would like to fit 2.5 pipe and more efficient muffler but haven't found anyone with experience to recommend suitable brand with acceptable note etc. , diesel compatible. Big noise doesn't turn me on ! Could you please details of your system ?
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Reply By: Craig - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 00:00
Graham , it sound prity good to me , I have the same but Auto we run about 18lt per 100km on petrol and about 20lt per 100k on LPG
But be perpared when you go of road these stat`s really blow out.
Regards
Craig.
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Reply By: KB - Thursday, May 09, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, May 09, 2002 at 00:00
Graham
I have a 1993 4.2l EFI Petrol 4sp auto wagon Stock standard all over. Around town figures vary between 23 and 17.5l/100km. On the freeway, I can achieve 14/100k. Fantastic hey?? Not...
I will add extractors and bigger tubes eventually. Have you tried a "Hi Clone" device? 1 is supposed to be good, 2 is even better. Don't know anyone that has actually had one fitted though.
I am thinking that saving a bit and trading in for a 4.2 TD GU might be a better option, but have to wait for a 2nd hand below $45k.
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