Navara ZD30 fuel consumption

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 17:46
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Hi all, can anyone provide me with details of normal fuel consumption on this vehicle? It is a 4wd dual cab.
Owner tells me it gave him 11 litres/100 k's when new and now is almost up to 13 L / 100 k's.
If anyone has had this situation remedied, are you able to tell me what was done to remedy the fault? Please?
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Reply By: hl - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 17:48

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 17:48
Hi,
The fix involved surgical removal of large lump of lead from right foot.
Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Athol (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 18:23

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 18:23
Hamsy,
I usually get 9s and 10s around town if I put the camper on and sit on 100ks it drops to 13s or 14s. I guess it depends on the right foot, as mentioned.

Athol
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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 18:33

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 18:33
Past posts here indicate increased fuel consumption could be caused by failing Mass Air Sensor. Story has it they are only good for 100K and don't like anything but OEM filters. Maybe worth getting it checked out.
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Reply By: Member - TonyG (Qld) - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 20:56

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 20:56
Hi,

When i have the vehicle empty, i can do as low as 9 litres per 100k's

When fully loaded, or pulling a heavy load, can increase to 13 litres per 100k's

For normal driving, allow 10 litres per 100k's and you should be covered

Thanks

tony
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Follow Up By: Member - Bill S (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 21:22

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 21:22
ONE thing I DO know,your fuel econamy will improve by at least a litre per 100klms driven,if you fit whats advertised on this forum R/H side.
And for all the ****** 94 petrol cruiser tested at the RTAs emission test site at BOTANY test n/o9177B indicated vehicle was using 20.4 litres p100 whist after fitting it imediatly moved to 19.1 p100testID9180B test conducted with NRMA rep present IAME rep present and MITSUBISHI AUST rep present. So just hang in and wait for press release on subject.

BILLS
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Reply By: MATT.D(WA) - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 21:52

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 21:52
Hamsy,

I just got back from Christmas holidays in Broome and was going to post myself about the fuel consumption. Around town I get 9-10l/100km and found that on the open road it was the same if speed was around or below 105km/hr. When I sat on between 115-120 the fuel consumption increased to around 12L/100km.

Can't help with your situation but as has been said above it costs less if you slow down.

Cheers
Matt
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Reply By: snow - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 13:27

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 13:27
10.5 km per litre at last refill covering 1000 odd kays of suburban and highway
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Reply By: ats11279 - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 20:12

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 20:12
Just on 10l/100km on trip home after christmas fully laden with wifes shopping.
Anthony.
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Reply By: bucky - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 08:23

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 08:23
Hamsy
I have an 03 Navara, and it was terrible at first ,, heavy on fuel 14 / 100 , had " turbo lag ", ( which I never believed in, till I had it ) ,,
In frustration with my Nissan Dealer, I took it into an Independant Garage, and got them to put it on their " Dyno " ,,,

Its been brilliant for the last 18 months ( 48,000 km ) Power , and econonomy ,,and no " lag "

About that right foot ,,, you need to control it a little, to get the best economy, as no amount of tuning can get you to just touch the accelerator lightly ,, only you can do that

Happy travelling

Bucky
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Reply By: bucky - Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 08:36

Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 08:36
Hamsy
I forgot to tell you my economy rates ,,

10-10.5 km /lt on a trip

11.5 km /lt around town

Towing 13-14 km /lt

She is starting to just loose a smidgeon on the economy stakes ,,

Could be time to put it back on the " Dyno "

and another thing to think about is the air cleaner,, gotta snif unrestricted air to get the K's out of the fuel

Try getting air filters from Burson's,, they are heaps cheaper, than original nissan , so you can replace them more frequent, and remember just because they may look clean they may not be clean

happy motoring ,

Bucky
ps , let me know how you went with the Dyno
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Reply By: Hamsy - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 09:00

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 09:00
Thanks for the response everyone! That's great info, Bucky says he had his car dyno'd and the economy improved, any ideas on what they did? From your replies, I am going to try a genuine air filter as it currently has had a Ryco fitted for the last 20,000 k's, after that I'll try another mass air sensor as they do play up a a lot in the Patrols ZD30's. I'm positive the engine and injection system is clean although I have used CEM chemicals before and know thay are fairly volatile towards achieving clean fuel and oil systems. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Many thanks again, Hamsy.
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