GU Fuel consumption

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 23:55
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Hi guys, recently baught a 99 GU patrol 4.5 petrol, just checking what I should expect from my tanks, at the moment I get about 18l/100km which seems a bit high for me. I know it's due for a service so maybe with the new air filter things might change a bit?? I also run 295/75 R16 tyres so maybe that could explain it I just don't know

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 00:07

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 00:07
Thats good.
Mate was gettin 22/100 average in his 98 model 4500 petrol auto runnin 285's I think. he sold it for $22k which most of them go for now .. good base car for an engine swap!
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 16:21

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 16:21
The petrol is false economy... a well tuned 4.2 tdi will keep up with the petrol GU's.... Michael
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Reply By: Troll83 - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 02:31

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 02:31
Sorry I lied I worked it out wrong I am getting around the 21/100km mark...it just sounds to much, it's manual as well and I really try hard not to flog it in town to see if I can keep it down....
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Reply By: DukeAtty - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 07:40

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 07:40
21litres is pretty good....
Just think... If you had have bought a 4.2 turbo diesel you would be saving about $8 each time you travel 100kms...
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Follow Up By: Swine Hunter - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:35

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 08:35
That may be true, but the saving would take a while to realise given the purchase cost of the T/D would almost certainly be a fair deal greater.
The diesel will also cost 10x more to repair should something go wrong with it..and service costs every 5000km with T/D really do erode the benefit of thew dielsel from an economic perspective, not to mention the higher fuel cost of diesel +10-16 cpl in Sydney over ULP.
Don't get me wrong diesels have their place, and they suit lots of people, but sometimes ULP is better for others.

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 16:19

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 16:19
My gU 4.2tdi gets 900ks out of both tanks,,, about 11 litres per 100ks, that s 120kph all freeway.. not bad for 2720kgs!!!!! Michael
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Follow Up By: flappa - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 16:28

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 16:28
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Just think... If you had have bought a 4.2 turbo diesel you would be saving about $8 each time you travel 100kms...

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Sure . . . you only have to do approx 150,000 k's to recoup the purchase price , then extra servicing etc.

Should only take you about 4 years . . . IF . . . nothing goes wrong.

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 15:03

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 15:03
Flappa, its not really that simple to dismiss, Try and sell a petrol in todays market with the price of fuel, even with diesel fuel being dearer, A 4.2 will sell for more than the extra cost of the diesel engine. Thats if you can find one, I wouldn't like to sell one in a big hurry, you would have to give it away, advertise a 4.2 and you will get calls all day long, Michael
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Reply By: flappa - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 09:01

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 09:01
Is that highway or City ?

I get around 20/100 City and towing my CT.

I have got around 16-17/100 Highway

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Reply By: porks - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 20:04

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 20:04
My 2000 GU 4.2TD does about 26/27 miles to gallon (10.5/11l per 100 km) and when I hitch up the 20' Jayco this drops to about 16mpg or 17/18l per 100km.
My old 4.2d GQ did very similar figures. I have a neighbour who has a petrol GU and he also talks in terms of 18l per 100km running around town.
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Reply By: Mikell - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 20:41

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 20:41
Not the same I know but I have a 4.8 patrol manual. No idea of fuel consumption around town ( not game to check) but last year we went from easterrn suburbs of melbourne to nelson bay (newcastle) and back towing a 22' caravan approx 2 tonnes and used just under 22l per 100kms. Sat on 100+ all the way except going thru Sydney - LOT of stop start driving there. Was reasonably happy with that.
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Reply By: Troll83 - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 22:35

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 22:35
Well I drive about 70kms a day that's to work and back about 50km of that is high way driving....well looks like most people get around what I get and I should not be worried and that's just the way it's going to be

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