Fuel comparison

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 13:57
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Yesterday we went 4WDing in Bulburin state forest.
Nice part of the world(very dry though).
My brother drove his GQ patrol which is a 2.8 TD and I drove my 3.2 Jackaroo.
At the end of the day we both fuelled up so we could compare how much fuel we used.

Nissan Patrol GQ 2.8 TD.......... 13.9 litres per hundred kilometres Including some low range work.

Holden Jackaroo 3.2L V6.......... 14.1 litres per hundred kilometres including some low range work.

Now I dont know if this is going to set the cat amongst the pigeons but I am very happy with those figures.
I certainly am happy to have a petrol motor!

Trip distance was 320 kilometres and we both followed the same track so there is no difference to say the figures were Cheated!!!!!!!

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)

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Reply By: Jimbo - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 14:11

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 14:11
Sparkie,

They're pretty good numbers.

And you don't have to change oil and filter every 5000 km, that adds to your bank balance.

And you can overtake when you like.

And you can tow things up hill.

And your car was cheaper to buy than a diesel equivalent.

If you actually put all the figures on paper, a petrol is as cheap to run as a diesel. Purely assessing L/100 km does not represent actual cost to run a vehicle.

Yeah, I'm happy with petrol as well.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Member - Glen O (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 15:22

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 15:22
We keep on chugging along
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:18

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:18
Hi Sparkie, its good to see that other people enjoy petrol wagons,Ive got a 4.2 efi patrol,which can get up to 700ks per 95 lts.I enjoy the power when i need it ,it still has alot of low down power also.Im going to add a ax tank for long trips(700$).If it was desiel i would need to add a tubro,intercooler,(3000-4000$) to get anywhere.I find this forum a little bais when it comes to petrol
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: uppy - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 10:59

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 10:59
Hi also where im from desiel costs more than petrol by12 cents per ltr,and in a petrol you can do short trips around town without putting to much wear on the engine .Also they can drink alittle water without having to rebuild the motor
regards uppy
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Reply By: Member - Alan G (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:14

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:14
Sorry, no constructive comment other than give me a diesel anyday.
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:28

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:28
I'll second that motion. Turbo-Diesel all the way!

Nice photo by the way! Looks a bit like a Nissan with it's tongue hanging out.....panting after a long run!

Cheers
Muddy
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:36

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:36
Just an emotive thing is it and that's fair enough too.
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Follow Up By: Member - John C (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:59

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:59
turbo diesel but not 2.5 tdi :(
thinking about fitting dtronic
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