GQ Patrol economy

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 21:36
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Hi all I am trading my v6 pajero for a gq diesel non turbo to hopefully to get more econmoy than I am now.. at present I get around 450km for 85l of premium ulp. This is very careful driving and 40psi tyres.

What sort of econmoy could I expect from the gq in similar driving conditions and on the highway?

I would be looking are running 31' tyres

all help is appreciated

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Reply By: Member -Hank (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 21:56

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 21:56
around town I get 11.5 to 12l/100k in 91 GQ TD42
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Reply By: lazylcd - Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 23:25

Saturday, Jun 11, 2005 at 23:25
consistantly 12l/100 k's 89 td42, 31' tyres also, little bit higher off road
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Reply By: Whitbred - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 21:32

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 21:32
Greg, I commend you on discarding the Pajero. I have previously owned a GQ Patrol with the TD42 engine , naturally aspirated to start and then turbo'd, and now drive the GU turbo 4.2 intercooled model. You can expect to get around 650 to 700 Kms out of 85 ltrs with careful driving from a naturally aspirated engine in good nic. I have the same TD42 in my GU (the GU has a few extra fuel saving goodies on it) as the GQ, and I am getting around 900 kms out of the onboard fuel which is around 110 usable ltrs. (Brisbane to Newcastle without refueling, and that's not going easy on the right pedal). I would strongly suggest a turbo madel since you are used to a petrol car. You will find the power of a naturally aspirated diesel a bit on the low side. They have heaps of torque, which you may not have experienced in the pajero, but off the line, the power is ordinary. The Safari turbo kit is worth its weight in gold for power and if you maintain your present careful driving, ie right foot control, you will have even better fuel economy. Good luck with your new purchace.
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Reply By: Flash - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 23:00

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 23:00
GQ TD42 with aftermarket turbo.

I have always averaged comfortably 10.5l/100klms on reasonable urban/country driving.
Last year I fitted a turbo and large exhaust, which has improved even those figures. In April holidays I did over 3,500 klms- approx 2/3rds towing a pop top van, the overall average was 12.9l/100klms.
No I don't drive the van at 100- probably 90 average (95 indicated-90 by my GPS)
Happy? You bet.
Couldn't be happier with the car and consumption.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 23:02

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 23:02
Gee, I'd do anything on earth to get 11/100!! I'm usually round 14/17-100 depending on how heavy my left foot is...

10/100??? How?
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