Fuel Usage - Cruiser 4.5 Petrol

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 15:11
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Looking at buying a auto, 4.5 petrol cruiser 2000. I'm wondering are they as bad on fuel as I have heard? Any major problems with the motor. Any comments appreciated.
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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 16:49

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 16:49
Yep, but then again it depends on your point of view. Had a mate towed his van around with one and got 3.5 kilometres to the litre.

Probably depends on hour heavy your right boot is too a bit.

The Nissans are about the same too from what I hear.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 16:58

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 16:58

WE had a 4.8 petrol go across the Simpson Desert and it used twice the amount of fuel as the 4.2 diesel.

I know that the 4.5 and 4.8 are different but they both go through the petrol.
The 4.5 and the 4.7 Toyota are no any better.

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Reply By: Nick R - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 16:59

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 16:59
I know it was an earlier model, but my 80 (4.5 petrol) once did 14 l/100km on the way to melbourne, about 16 towing my current camper (tru blu) and 21 with my previous camper. nearer 30 chugging around Fraser island tracks. as said, depends on conditions and the right size 10...
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Reply By: Simon C - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 17:32

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 17:32
330 000 ks in my 80 series, and I average 650 km to 130 litres (give/take a bit). 80 % around Brisbane. Not a lead foot, but do not baby it either

PULP gives me another 50-75 km per fill, and the motors runs a lot better.

My experance any way.

Have not had one issue with the motor. (Same motor as the 100 series I believe...)

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Reply By: Patroleum - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 23:49

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 23:49

My result is same as Simon C gets however i had LPG fitted to mine last year. Best thing i ever did. Returns 400KM to 80-85L Highway 320-350KM to 80-85L City. probably costs 60% of running it on PULP. A side benifit is that the engines run better on Gas. The 80's are notorious for flat spot problems. These are eliminated on gas. Food for thought. Allow $2500.00 if you want gas fitted.
Engines are good. Generally tough as an OX.

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