GQ Patrol economy

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 29, 2000 at 01:00
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at present my 1991 GQ LWB patrol ti model gets horrible fuel economy (about 4.5km per 1L) it is a duel fuel car (unleaded petrol and LPG) i have installed extractors, replaced all filters with uni filters and have had the vehicle retuned. my last trip i returned worsr figures than stated above. does anybody know how to get better economy out of these vehicles?
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Reply By: Tony - Monday, Dec 04, 2000 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 04, 2000 at 01:00
Scott, I have just read an article in this months edition of Overlander and one guy said he reduced his fuel consumption in his LandCruiser from 25L/100k to 19L/100k using only Shell Optimax. I too have tried Optimax with my vehicle and the difference is realistic. Even though you pay a little more for Optimax compared to standard unleaded fuel, but its better for your engine.
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Reply By: Dave - Sunday, Dec 10, 2000 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 10, 2000 at 01:00
Scott, I owned a petrol GQ for 11 years (sold it last month), I tried everything to make the fuel economy better, 4.5 kms per litre is all I was getting for 11 years, you either live with it or trade up as I did.
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Reply By: James T - Wednesday, Dec 13, 2000 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2000 at 01:00
The only way that I will see you getting better feul economy is to sell it and buy a diesel.

I get on average about 11.5lt/100km that just under 9km from a litre of deisel. My range with my standard tank is about 790 km compared to brother-in-laws petrol patrol 390-440km a tank. BUY A DEISEL!!!
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Reply By: Glenn - Thursday, Dec 14, 2000 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 14, 2000 at 01:00
Scott Ihave 92 Patrol and have just come back from a 4000km trip through QLD and averaged 13litres per 100km.The secret is to use Shell Optimax,tune the car to specs,keep tyre pressure at 38psi and use a good quality PAPER air filiment,
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