td28 vs td42 vs td28 fuel comsuption

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 11:46
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am lookind to buy a used 4x4 92 to 97 nissan. Whats the average fuel comsuption for this 3 types of engines?

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Reply By: andy2204 - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 11:48

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 11:48
sorry is td27 vs td28 vs td42
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 11:54

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 11:54
In what car?
The 2.7 only comes in the Terrano

the TD42 comes in GQ/GU

TD28? The GQ or GU 2.8 you talk in about?
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Follow Up By: andy2204 - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 11:57

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 11:57
td 42 in GQ
td 28 in GQ

how many HP have each one?
how many mpg have each one?

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 12:06

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 12:06
Search for the 2.8.. it probably has 1 fan in the country.. They are very gutless..

What do you want to do with the car? towing? Touring? Daily driver? ....
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 13:01

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 13:01
Hey Andy - we all know about Truckster's disdain for the 2.8 - I really can't remember why but he sure doesn't like them. I don't know if'n he's ever had one or not but..........to answer your question.

I have a 2.8 GU and while it is gutless low down it has been nothing but totally reliable for me and has taken me to all parts of the country. While I would prefer a bigger donk I don't know that I need it for my type of 4WDing as I'm not into the extreme boulder hopping thing.

My 2.8 - over the 120,000kms that I have owned it (it has 160,000kms on it now) has averaged 12.33 ltrs/100kms. Mechanically, it has cost me absolutely nothing for breakdowns and the only mods I have done is a bullbar, roofbars, custom-built storage, dual batteries, towbar, and an OME suspension. I have it routinely serviced at 10,000kms intervals and I change the oil and filter myself at 5,000kms intervals. So all in all it has been a very reliable truck that will do just about everything you ask of it - you just have to drive it a little differently to allow for the lack of grunt off the turbo. But then again most people with the 4.2 turbo also try and keep the turbo on line in the heavy stuff.

Bottom line - if you can get comparable vehicles in good nick I'd go for the 4.2 but then again you might find a 2.8 that meets your needs. One other thing if you are going to tow camper trailer etc - the 2.8 is not for you.

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Pete
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 14:18

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 14:18
He is talking about the 2.8 GQ not GU...
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Follow Up By: SteveL - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 16:58

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 16:58
I have a '96 GQ with a TD42 in it.On a recent trip of 929km about half of which was offroad (around Wonangatta) and loaded with a reasonable amount of gear I managed to use 115 litres (12L/100km). -Steve
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Reply By: James M - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 21:46

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 21:46
I have a 2.8td in a 95 GQ.
Truckster is right, go the 4.2 if possible. I don't tow anything so is ok for me. When their above 2000rpm their very good. But I run 33" and it struggles a little on high range hill starts.

As far as off road goes, once in low range theres plenty of power.

No point telling my ecomomy because it runs larger tyres and is raised.

All the best
James
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Reply By: Kumanara (SA) - Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 21:56

Thursday, Jan 27, 2005 at 21:56
I now own a 4.2 TD GU but previously had a 1997 2.8TD GQ.

I averaged 12.81litres/100 km and did 160,000 kms in the vehicle. Those kms included highway, town 4WD and towing a trailer/camper trailer.

I found that the 2.8 lts did everything I asked of it. Yes I had to work it in soft sand, etc. but it did it without any complaint or problem except one.

A word of warning. There is a bleed valve on the top hose. Whenever you top up the coolant/change coolant make sure you use the bleed valve. This is a problem as if not used there will be air in the cooling system. It will result in a hot spot and you will probably do a head gasket/head.

As I learn don't trust your mechanic from your local Nissan Dealer. Double check the coolant yourself. I didn't after the 160,000 km service and that is why I now have a GU.
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Reply By: lazylcd - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 01:48

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 01:48
td42 89 gq patrol consistantly getting 12L/100k freeway driving

Lazy

ps, even when i put on the full length steel roof rack
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