3L petrol Nissan Patrol GQ information

Submitted: Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 09:58
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Could anyone who owns this type of veihicle tell me the average fuel consumption figures this car is likely to get, both highway and 4WDriving would be good. Or if you've read the stats elsewhere, can you pass the information on, thanks!
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 13:20

Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 13:20
our 3ltr gq uses about 17 ltrs per 100 around town
not much better on the highway.
and of road you can watch your needle move.
theese are a very thirsty 4by.we use lpg most of the time and get about 400-430 ks out of a 90 ltr tank.thats around town/towing/highway and of road.
dosnt seem to alter much.
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Reply By: Mike - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 19:21

Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 19:21
Hi Robster,
Mrs Diamond must be driving with the hand brake on, hehehe!
I have a mid 2003 model, auto, now 20,000 km on the clock, 10,000 on new motor - thats another story! I get from 10.5 to 12.5 l / 100 klm's. Towing a tandum trailer with a 1800 kilo boat - the 12.5 litre, stop start driving to the city every day from 10.5 to 12.5 - all depends on pedal position and how heavy a foot.
Hope this helps.
regards
Mike
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Follow Up By: Mike - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 19:24

Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 19:24
Sorry Robster,
initally read Patrol instead of petrol, my reply regards 3.0 lD turbo, my apology Mrs Diamond. Maybe you should both buy a diesel!
Mike
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Reply By: flashnick - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 21:32

Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 21:32
Robster

15mpg town and offroad -22mpg on a steady trip - best if you use its powerband.

(These motors are a high revving motor and will outperform a lot of 4bys if you push the revs - and it wont hurt them - up to 5,000rpm is ok and they do very little below 3,000 rpm)

However with well tuned extractors - like a genie and 3" exhaust system and some slightly higher octane fuel - a great performer - Just remember if you are pushing a headwind while towing drop back to 4th or even 3rd and will use no more fuel but will pull very well.

Do a forum search, - Ive seen numerous figures, also look at the fuel consumption pages (In the Trip Planning section) there are some RB30s in there - not many people seem to know what a fantastic resource this website is!!

Nick
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Reply By: The robster - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 17:49

Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 17:49
Thanks to everyone whose answered thus far, hope there are a few 3L petrol patrol GQ owners out there who can give me there stats on fuel consumption.
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Reply By: GQMAVERICK - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 20:49

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 20:49
Robster

I own a 3L petrol patrol and despite its knockers love the bugger to death ok its outright power figures dont rival a V8 supercar but find the ratios in the gear box are great for towing (not as quick of course) I consitently get 500-550ks from a standard tank (70 L) ok this might not be flash for some but given the size of the car thats not too bad. I believe the key to it is all maintenance. The only mods my engine has is a 2.5" genie extractor to standard exhaust (previous owners doing) As for off roading its consumption will vary depending on terrain the best way to find out is fill the bugger up reset the trip metre and run in 4wd for a quater tank or so and then return to the servo and fill her up and calculate kms per litre. All engines have different bits on em so you will only get a rough idea on mileage. However I am interested to hear how yours performs. Good luck and happy driving!!!!!!
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Reply By: Austravel - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:44

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:44
Hi,

Never been able to get over 17mpg and lately only get 15-16mpg. Thats on road adn off road except in sand. Very thirsty but the price is right.
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