new pajero diesel/towing

Submitted: Monday, May 24, 2004 at 09:54
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I am looking at the new pajero diesel. I have a duel wheel van/1700kg. Can anyone who has one comment on their capability and fuel consumption.b
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Reply By: lobinbundy - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 10:05

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 10:05
Single axle pop top 1500kg achieves 14l per 100 km consistantly with the cruise locked on 90kph.
Tandem axle full height van 1900kg first trip 15l per 100km at 90kph
Hope this helps

Brutus.
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 11:14

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 11:14
Single axel high liner Coromal Seka 505 Pioneer XC dirt road, van weighs about 1600 kg unlaiden (who knows what, after my wife loads it- haven't had it on the weigh bridge yet).
5 Speed Auto - 14 to 15 L/100 kms sitting around max torque (373 Nm @2000 rpm) as much as possible and using sports mode where appropriate.
10.8 L/100 kms around town without the van. As good as 8.9 L/100 kms country highway without the van -two people and little luggage, low speed because of the grass hoppers.
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Reply By: Rosscoe - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 11:38

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 11:38
DenisL,

I posted this follow up but didn't answer the second part of your question.

Rosscoe posted this followup

Single axel high liner Coromal Seka 505 Pioneer XC dirt road, van weighs about 1600 kg unlaiden (who knows what, after my wife loads it- haven't had it on the weigh bridge yet).
5 Speed Auto - 14 to 15 L/100 kms sitting around max torque (373 Nm @2000 rpm) as much as possible and using sports mode where appropriate.
10.8 L/100 kms around town without the van. As good as 8.9 L/100 kms country highway without the van -two people and little luggage, low speed because of the grass hoppers.

Regarding the 3.2 L DiD Pajero's capapability, I find it absolutely pefect for my intended uses - Formed tracks to medium level (not rock hopping), sand and mud (if I have too) and towing. The 5 speed auto/3.2L is a brilliant match and the sports mode great. MATT works for me, too.
Depending on your intensions the NP 3.2L DiD will benefit from a set of tyres more suited to "off-road" work and a suspension upgrade will allow about a 40 mm lift. For serious "Off-Road" work the Pajer could be said to suffer from lack of articulation but that depends on the driver and the terrain to some dgree.
The monocoque body and all round indepedant suspension, for me, gives a niice compromise of on-road manners, off-rod capability, towing ability and Y04 comfort
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Reply By: Rodney - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 17:26

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 17:26
I haven't done alot of towing, only once in my NP exceed DID. The trialer weighed in at 1.5t, and four adults in the car. The DID took charge and pulled like a dream. Started with a full tank 90L's and did 450 k's with just under half a tank left. Not too brillant at maths so i will leave that to you.
If you travel up the bells line rd then you will know the big mother of a hill just after lithgow heading back towards Sydney, with the trialer and 4 ppl in the car I still had the power to over take ppl and at one stage over a took a turbo diesel landcruiser with a trialer but nothing in it " oh what a feeling". Go the DID can't go wrong.
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