fuel comsumpton 3l GU diesel patrol

Submitted: Friday, Aug 30, 2002 at 00:00
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I've had a 3l diesel intercooled turbo auto since they entered the Ausie market in July 2000. Its now got 33K on the clock.

It terms of consumption I'm gettine 6-6.5 kilometres per litre ( 15.5 to 16.5 litres per 100 kilometres) around town and about 7 litre per km (14.2 litrer per100 km) on a long run.

The figures being bandied around on this forum for the 3l seem fanciful (at the least) compared to what I'm getting - and I don't even tow anything!

Is anyone out there getting my sort of figures? Is there any thing I can do to improve them? I've tried the usual - new air filter & very light use of the accelerator but to no avail. Are there any other options to lower consumption? Is it possible that I have a fuel management problem? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

It seems that the 4.2 is even more economic that my breast.

Apart from the fuel issue the vehicl's magic!
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Reply By: Richard - Friday, Aug 30, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Aug 30, 2002 at 00:00
G'day Justin, you've definitly got a problem somewhere. I've had a 3L patrol since June 2001, first fuel consumption test on very first tanks I got 1020kms from both, not driving hard due to 'running in'. Have now done 51000k's, did a test a few weeks ago and got slightly more distance but it's being driven a lot harder now than when I did the first test. Both test figures were around town driving. Take it back to Nissans and get them to look into it, but don't let them try to tell you it's normal cause it aint. I agree with your last comment, they are a magic vehicle.
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Reply By: Eric - Friday, Aug 30, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Aug 30, 2002 at 00:00
On a very recent trip to the Kimberly 3l auto got 11.2 l/100k.
The type of oil is important, very good oils can be worth 20%improvement in efficieny.
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Reply By: brian - Saturday, Aug 31, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Aug 31, 2002 at 00:00
Hello Justin, i am on my second 3l patrol manual both do 1000/1100k on both tanks as per earlier response,mine has winch b/bar water tank roof rack etc, weighs just on 3 ton.
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Reply By: Lex Franks - Sunday, Sep 01, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 01, 2002 at 00:00
Justin my 3.0 ltr.auto uses 12.5-16 ltrs/100ks depending on the conditions. I must say that i can't duplicate the exceptional figures quoted by other owners either.Perhaps the Nissan dealer might be able to 'tweak' something at my next service.But after owning a petrol/auto 100 series for 4 years the Nissan's fuel consumption is fantastic.

Kind Regards
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Reply By: Cashy - Sunday, Sep 01, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 01, 2002 at 00:00

Reading your fuel figures you are either runnig the Pateol with fully loaded roof rack or it is in need of a good service. The biggest thing that kills fuel consumption in a diesel or petrol is lack of regular servicing. Given that you have only done on average 16,500Km per year then you either only use it on trips or do a lot of short trips to work and back. Short trips where the engine is hardly warmed up is not good for a diesel, also long periods of being parked isn't really good for any engine.
A lot depends on your style of driving and what acessories you have fitted, and the weight of the car when loaded.

I would recommend taking the car to either a 4wd specialist service center or a diesel specialist.


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Reply By: scott - Sunday, Sep 29, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 29, 2002 at 00:00
Just reading back through some old posts and this one interested me. I took delivery of new 3.0l Patrol last month The car had 20ks when driven off the showroom floor. First tank including Aux I got 997 km when the low fuel light came on 2nd tank did a little better 1021 when low fuel light came on. Both those tanks were mainly city driving around Melb. Third tank returned 1131km which included a drive down the Great Ocean Rd. Have not worked out the actual mileage yet but more than happy with touring range so far. I will be towing a camper trailer so will be interesting to see how it goes towing and also offroad. To soon to tell yet though
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Reply By: Brett - Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00
I've also had 2 of these of these models. I always fill up to the maximum and even around town (Gold Coast) rarely ever get under 1000 kms and have had over 1100 kms.
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Follow Up By: Just - Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00
thanks Brett,
Were any of your vehicle auto's? Mine is.
The best I've ever got was 7.3km per Litre which would give me 912 km for 125 litre.
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