fuel consumption

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can anyone" from experience " give me the fuel usage figures of Brunswich diesels 6.5lt compared to the 4.2lt turbo diesel nissan patrol
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Reply By: Topcat (WA) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 01:33

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 01:33
Why don't you look in the fuel consumption sub-section of the 'Trip Planning' section on this site. I believe I'm the only one giving fuel consumption figures for the chevy 6.5ltr V8 diesel. The best consumption I have managed over 70,000 km is 7.4km/ltr & average around 6.5km/ltr on trips. I have high speed diffs fitted to my Troopy which keeps the cruising revs down to 2000rpm @ 100km/hr. Cheers.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 09:48

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 09:48
While I know it is a different vehicle I went from a 4.2 (1hz troopy) to the Humvee with a 6.2 V8 diesel, both weigh similar amounts and fuel consumption is about the same (never more than a litre or so per100k) on the highway.
Off road the Humvee will occasionally use a tad more especially if you sink the welly in sand and travel much faster than the troopy could ever go.
A friend with a 6.5 in an ex3F petrol 80 series uses anything up to half the fuel that it used with the petrol six.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 14:35

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 14:35
love that bar on the front - is that protection for your feet?

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Andrew who wonders how tall Peter is.
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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 17:35

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 17:35
Nah its mostly to protect the fibreglass/kevlar bonnet which tends to crack if nudged on a tree or something.
It worked well on the commodore that changed lanes on me, opened it up like a can opener from the B pillar through to the taillight.
5' 4"
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 20:05

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 20:05
not much room for error if you're in the lane next to a HMMMWV M1026.

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Andrew who prefers to keep his can opener in the back of the truck.
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Reply By: desert - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 21:05

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 21:05
If it's any help, I did a 6.2 litre swap into my 75 series tray, from a 6.6 litre petrol. The diesel was very consistant, around 14 to 14.5 litres per 100kms., whether loaded or not, if never varied by more than 1 litre per 100km. However, it blew up, I could get a replacement quickly enough, so I dropped in a 1HD-T, which was a far superior engine in almost all situations and it's consumption was 12 lts/100.
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