nissan 4.2 usig a lot of diesel

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 07:21
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good mornig all
can anybody give me any ideas as to why the patrol has started using more juice. 6 weeks ago i had a snorkel fitted consumption dropped slightly but last 2 weeks its dropped even more down to around 6ks pl bad fuel ?using bp last 2 tanks blocked filter? where do i look?

steve
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 07:23

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 07:23
ps anybody recommend a decent diesel mechanic in se melb (dandenog)area

steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 20:59

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 20:59
Steve,

Atoc Autos in Sth Belgrave a Diesel 4by guru

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 00:02

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 00:02
BJ Diesel in Dandenong - see Clint :)
... Greens Road. I think they are part of DTS now.

or as browny says Aaron Carlton at Atoc is good.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 07:57

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 07:57
Steve,

We had hornets build a mud nest in upper part of snorkel, on 80 series. Really sluggish, and probably used more fuel too. Made a lot more induction noise though too.

Get about 7km/L out of tojo's up here.

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Reply By: johnsy1 - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 08:39

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 08:39
Steve check air cleaner as the snorkel will push a lot more rubbish down into the fins also new fuel filters and check the gause filter ib the pump 17mm ring spanner and check the water seperator before you start. You havent run it out of fuel by any chance ?
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 12:41

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 12:41
Steve

It seems to have folowed directly on from getting the snorkel fitted. Have you taken it back to the bloke who fitted it and asked him? I'd be wanting to ask him if he left a rag in the snorkel or something.
Max
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Reply By: fisho64 - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 18:22

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 18:22
take the handbrake off!
Wont be your fuel filter as a dirty FF will make it sluggish but only by starving it of fuel.
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Reply By: oscar - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 18:36

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 18:36
Hi Guys I am an earthmoving Fitter of 20 years .Fuel consumption excess of a sudden nature is usually blocked air induction restriction .Air cleaner should be replaced look in the line make sure nothing is blocking .The other guys have said the same .I agree Jeff
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 12:46

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 12:46
goodday people
thanks for the replys air filter not to bad but will change monday and will try the 2 diesel places and see how i go

steve
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 14:02

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 14:02
Steve you don't actually say what has been normal to you in your post. I accept that as part of the way I drive and the weight I carry or close to it. I have just put the figuers through the PDA and it is 16.5 or just under per 100 and I think you will find a few worse than that too, especially if they use petrol.

The other factor you may consider is that ther has been a change in the place you have bought it. I have found in the past ther are some places that seem to have smaller litres so you end up buying more of them. Sometimes there may be more air injected into the flow - or rather not excluded from the flow and is measured as diesel. I would still check the air filter though.
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Reply By: joc45 - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 15:12

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 15:12
Are you sure that when they fitted the snorkel, they actually cut a hole in the side of your fender? ;-)
Gerry
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Reply By: angler - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 10:09

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 10:09
Sometimes it may be due to where you get fuel. When travelling to Darwin we filled at Barkley homestead and the use worked out to be 5k/L. All other places it was 7K/L. same on the trip back.

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