GU Fuel economy please

Submitted: Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 18:18
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I have done a search for this with not much luck...

Could some GU owners of 2003 or 2004
3 litre manual or 4.2 litre manual turbo intercooled 4x4's give me some feedback on litres per 100 - MPG - KPL either way you have worked it out...
Not towing and without roofracks.....

Regards Grant....
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Reply By: Member - TonyG (Qld) - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 18:27

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 18:27
Hi Voxson,

I have a 3.0ltr 2004 GU Patrol.

Fuel economy varies greatly depending on usage

On open freeway with no load, and doing 100km/hr - can expect 10.5 to 11km per 100km

Open freeway with loaded vehicle doing same speed - 12litre per 100 km

City driving - can use up to 17 litres per 100km

Overall, budget on using 13 litres per 100km, and you will be ok.

Overall, I think the fuel used for a vehicle this big is pretty ecenomical

Hope this helps

TonyG
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Follow Up By: Member - TonyG (Qld) - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 18:30

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 18:30
I forgot to add,

freeway driving towing a camper trailer (900kg) and fuel drops to 15 litres per 100km
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 18:34

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 18:34
Does this mean we can expect to see some GQ spares up for sale soon?? :))
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Follow Up By: Patrolee - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 18:53

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 18:53
Until someone offers you some figures for a 2004 model, I can give you the figures I get for my 2000 GU 4.2 lt TD. Has bull bar, incase that increases drag factor.

"unloaded' on open road - mostly 100kms = 10.8 lts per 100kms (I do have a cruise control fitted)

'unloaded' driving to work and back, mostly 60 - 80 kms/hr, on semi-rural fringe south of Bris 14.5 litres/100km

That may provide you with some comparison for a bigger engine. I was surprised when I did the figures - I expected I would pay a bigger price for having a good and gutsy tow vehicle.
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 19:02

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 19:02
goodday voxson
4.2tdi 2003 model this week 6.5kpl filled up today but thats towing a work trailer nearly all the time a bit over 7kpl without tralier

steve
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Reply By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 19:15

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 19:15
4.2 TDI with powerup etc.

Towing Aussie Swag 6.8 K's per litre

Half round town half highway 7.9 k/l

Cheers.
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Reply By: angler - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 20:08

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 20:08
2003 series three, 3 litre auto. about 11L/100 on highway and around 16L/100 towing the 2200 Kg van 12.5 to 13 round town. Dtronic chip fitted.

www.bycompass.com

Regards Pooley...,.
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Reply By: Gryphon - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 17:23

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 17:23
4.2 TDI ute (more drag): 13L/100km highway unladen. Up to 20L/100km towing.
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