fuel economy

Submitted: Monday, Oct 14, 2002 at 00:00
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want to check my fuel economy against other 2.8 lt td gq patrols..
currently getting 11-12 l per 100km...driving in the adealide hills...what are other gq,s getting....has anyone fitted an intercooler? thinking of a used jap import...
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Reply By: nismo - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002 at 00:00
gq2.8td
That is what I get in normal driving, combination suburb and highway, worst I have seen is 13.5l per 100km beach driving
regards nismo
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Reply By: Andrew - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002 at 00:00
gq2.8td, I also get those figures, so long as you don't drive 110 -120 k.p.h, then it goes it bit quicker. I've also thoght about I/C but found the cost a bit much, i'd like to know how cheap it could be done. The 2 1/2" exhaust goes well...
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Follow Up By: Gq 2.8td - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002 at 00:00
i have been told the nissan skyline gtr intercooler is more than suitable and you can get one for about $450 second hand plus pipe work of course...
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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, Oct 17, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 17, 2002 at 00:00
Andrew, I have the same motor and am interested in the 2 1/2 or 3 inch exhaust. What difference did it make, what mufflers do you have, how much?? I get about the same consumption in mine, about 23-25 mpg around town but drops on sustained highway driving (With ARB rack and normally loaded) Ta Steve
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Reply By: ptk - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002 at 00:00
I have a 3ltr intercooled turbo diesel and use 9.3 ltrs / 100 klms at 112 klms/hr. its a toyota surf 96 ssrg.
I know this is not the same car, but gives you an idea of how other cars compare. hope this helps.

Cheers Peter K
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Reply By: Truckster - Wednesday, Oct 16, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2002 at 00:00
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Patrol4WD/
500 patrol owner, from G60's to Gu's and all motors there!

Some good info to be had too. Good archive that you can search too.
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Reply By: James T - Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00
I had one of these a couple of years ago.

I fitted a 2.5in sports exhaust and an Airtec snorkel.

Economy was up a tad and I found that the turbo also came in a little earlier around the 1600RPM mark instead of the standard 2000RPM rush.

Would average around 10.5lts per hundred around town but on the highway got as high as 15lt per hundred over the 110km mark (120-140).

Sold it before I got the chance to test the exhaust and snorkel on the highway but I know it would have been a great deal more economical if I had of stuck around the 100km mark.

Cheers

James T
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