Patrol GU 4500 fuel economy

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00
ThreadID: 2078 Views:4780 Replies:4 FollowUps:7
This Thread has been Archived
I am considering purchasing a 1998 4.5lt petrol manual Patrol can anyone advise me of what fuel economy I can expect,both towing and non towing a trailer.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Grant - Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00
wow, i think there is only one worse petrol guzzler out there (petrol landcruiser). I can give you some non-towing figures. We go 100kms on 20litres of petrol in the city and 19 litres in the country and 29litres in sand. Our friends discovery turbo diesel 2 point something litre manages 10litres per 100km and does everything we can do and goes further. Well thats the figures he gives me anyway.
AnswerID: 7099

Follow Up By: Peter - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks Grant for the info on the patrol 4.5 lt,I think I will reconsider my options.
0
FollowupID: 3229

Reply By: Rick - Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2002 at 00:00
I have a 4500 1998 Petrol, and knew that consumption would be an issue when I purchased it.
Now "Shirl" has done 70,000 km, so it's "settled". Best advice: Speed = thirst. Don't drive over 110 kph unless you have shares in BP.
Last week did Adelaide -Googs Track-Gawler Ranges-Adelaide. 2000 km. Averaged 19 litres/100 km. Weight was 3.2 tonne at commencement of Googs track- full of water, fuel, supplies etc. On that section got about 21 L/100km.
On the black top highway at 105 kph (by the GPS), and using the cruise control, got 17 L/100Km.
"Shirl" has a roofrack with a canvas bag on top with swags etc inside. This gobbles fuel c.f. no roof rack.
Hope that helps.
Rick
AnswerID: 7100

Follow Up By: Rod - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00
Rick. The Gawler Ranges are they worth a visit. Info seems to be vary scarce on them. Thanks
0
FollowupID: 3226

Follow Up By: Peter - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks Rick for the info on the patrol4.5,I was thinking of a diesel maybe I better think a bit more about it.Peter.
0
FollowupID: 3230

Follow Up By: Rick - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00
Rod, you aked about info for the Gawler Ranges. A recent couple of editions of one of the 4wding mags(can't recall which one: maybe 4 x 4) had articles that were useful.
The RAA of South Aus has an excellent book by Stuart Nicol called "Outback" - this is the best reference I've seen.The Westprint Googs Track map is very informative. Try the National Parks & Wildlife at their Ceduna office - there is a new park around Paney in the southern part of that region.
I posted a trip report on the yahoo groups' 4wd _out_of_Adelaidelast week. Cheers. Rick.
0
FollowupID: 3235

Follow Up By: Gazza - Thursday, Oct 03, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 03, 2002 at 00:00
Unless you own a fuel company I'd suggest the 4.2l D is a much better option for both off road and economy.
0
FollowupID: 3242

Reply By: Fred - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00
Peter the above echo my info. A recent crossing of the Simpson Desert - Oodnadatta - Birdsville 700km, Petrol Patrol 180 litres, Petrol Prado 118litres, Diesel Cruiser and Disco both less than 100litres. All vehicles were similarly loaded and travelled at same speeds. In 3 words .... very, very thirsty!!
AnswerID: 7104

Follow Up By: Peter - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks Fred for the Info on the Patrol 4.5 lt,Going by the figures you supplied it's hard to go past a diesel.Thanks again Peter.
0
FollowupID: 3231

Reply By: Rick - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2002 at 00:00
Yes the 4500 is thirsty. But consider:lower purchase price; reduced costs with half the frequency of oil changes and filters, etc. It takes a loooong time to recoup those extra costs, as would for a gas conversion.
And the 4500 petrol is a torquey number - i.e. it is very easy to drive in most conditions. So I am very happy with it, and driven steadily it's OK on fuel. At the time of my purchase, the 3.0 L diesel was years away. The diesel option was the rubber band known as the 2.8 turbo. If I was buying today/this week I'd find it very hard to go past the 3.0L diesel. But I bought 4 years, ago and although it was my umpteenth 4wd, it was my first NEW 4wd. I still think it's a great unit. So i would not discount the notion of a petrol . They certainly are priced right to get into a top 2nd hand unit for $ 30 K. Cheers. Rick
AnswerID: 7120

Follow Up By: P.G. (tas) - Friday, Oct 04, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 04, 2002 at 00:00
Absolutely spot on! The only thing better than a petrol Patrol is a Petrol LandCruiser ;-) BTW, have you checked out rebuild prices on Diesels lately? CYAs
0
FollowupID: 3262

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)